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Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the closure of schools for an indefinite period of time. Children have loads of free time on their hands. I've rounded up a list of some of the activities for kids to do right from the comfort of home and at the same time keep kids boredom at bay.


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https://www.abcmouse.com/abt/homepage?

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GoNoodle: Free access to videos that challenge kids' bodies and mind with fun games and activities
https://www.gonoodle.com/

Google Arts & Culture: Explore tons of features on historic sights across the globe
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https://kidlit.tv/

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Newsela: Free access to entire product suite for the rest of the year
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Outschool: $100,000 worth of classes available for free
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PBS Kids : Free daily activities and games
https://shop.pbskids.org/pbs-home-page

Prodigy Game: Free access to full math curriculums. For children grades 1st to 8th
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Scratch: Create stories games & more with people across the globe
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Story Time From Space: Watch astronauts reads children's books from outer space
https://storytimefromspace.com/

Time for Kids: Free access to digital library for remainder of the school year
https://time.com/tfk-free/

Virtual Museum/Park Tours: Museums and parks from around the world are now offering virtual tours, including Yellowstone, the Louvre and the Great Wall of China
Yellowstone - https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/ph...ltours.htm
Louvre
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
Great Wall of China
https://www.thechinaguide.com/des...l-of-china
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ABC Mouse is owned by one of the largest Scientology donors; in case you are wondering where your money goes...
Here's a single link from one-tab of an updating list of things to do for all ages that I've gathered, in no particular order, but mostly free stuff. At the moment, the list is 91 things.

https://www.one-tab.com/page/T8jg...yGPVSLkTaQ
Hammermill papers has a bunch of fun activities and printable resources for kids too

https://www.hammermill.com/fun-family-activities

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I just give them a whole pizza and put them in front of the TV with CNBC on


virtual tour of the Louvre? now you can see the Mona Lisa up close instead of standing behind 1000 people taking a picture of it.
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I just give them a whole pizza and put them in front of the TV with CNBC on
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Hammermill papers has a bunch of fun activities and printable resources for kids too

https://www.hammermill.com/fun-family-activities
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Hammermill papers has a bunch of fun activities and printable resources for kids too

https://www.hammermill.com/fun-family-activities
Thank you 👍
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ABC Mouse is owned by one of the largest Scientology donors; in case you are wondering where your money goes...
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ABC Mouse is owned by one of the largest Scientology donors; in case you are wondering where your money goes...
Thanks for the info, appreciate it 👌
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This helped us a lot. We downloaded it and slightly modified a few sections to meet our needs. The kids love it!

https://mommyhood101.com/daily-schedule-for-kids
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Kennedy Center Lunch with Mo Willems (don't let the pigeon drive the bus author https://www.kennedy-center.org/ed...o-willems/
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This helped us a lot. We downloaded it and slightly modified a few sections to meet our needs. The kids love it!

https://mommyhood101.com/daily-schedule-for-kids
Thank you, this will help other parent(s) 🙌
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Kennedy Center Lunch with Mo Willems (don't let the pigeon drive the bus author https://www.kennedy-center.org/ed...o-willems/ [kennedy-center.org]
Thank you, this will help other parent(s) 🙌
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