Free Online Educational Resources For Kids

 

Free Online Educational Resources For Kids

Entertain the kids and keep them learning all at the same time with this handy list of free online educational resources.

Free Online Educational Resources For Kids

All-rounder sites

The Victorian Government has excellent maths and English resources online.

education.qld.gov.au

Scholastic has a great free resource center for families with day-to-day projects to keep kids of all ages busy and learning. 

classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

KiwiCo, who we have bought science kits from in the past, have a lot of at-home activities for kids of all ages on their website, plus helpful articles on things like teaching kids to wash their hands properly and how to schedule the day for kids if you’re schooling from home.

kiwico.com

Funbrain is a great collection of math and reading games that are so fun kids won’t even realise they’re educational.

funbrain.com

Khan Academy has an entire homeschooling program free online for kids of all ages.

Khan Academy Online

Usbourne has a Play and Learn section on their website filled with free activities grouped by age: babies & toddler, preschool & early learning, 5-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, and virtual days out. The activities cover a range of subjects including art, literacy and science.

usborne.com/play-and-learn-at-home/

Literacy

Penguin Books has free activities for kids and suggestions on how to encourage reluctant readers.

penguin.com.au

We particularly loved the create your own graphic novel with Super Sidekicks activity.

penguin.com.au/activities/2598-at-home-lesson-how-to-create-a-graphic-novel-with-super-sidekicks

Redgum Book Club has launched a free book reading reading video streaming platform with content from Australian authors and publishers

redgumbookclub/the-launch-of-a-free-book-reading-video-streaming-platform-with-content-from-australian-authors-and-publishers

Author David Williams has released 30 free audio books for kids. 

secretldn.com/david-walliams-audio-stories/

NASA has introduced Story Time From Space where astronauts ready bedtime books to kids.

facebook.com/storytimefromspace

Story Online features well-known actors read children’s books. 

storylineonline.net

Audible has released hundreds of free audio books.

stories.audible.com

Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

https://www.facebook.com/CarleMuseum

Josh Gad (AKA Olaf) reads bedtime stories over video.

Josh Gad Twitter Broadcast 1

Josh Gad Twitter Broadcast 2

Walker Books has lots of activities for kids of all ages that relate to some of their best-selling kids’ books, including Where’s Wally.

Walker Books

Maths

Mathletics has free downloadable activity sheets.

mathletics.com

Science

Fizzics Education has 150 science experiments to try at home.

fizzicseducation.com.au.

Coding and Typing

Typing Club is an easy way for anyone, including kids, to learn to touch type. 

typingclub.com

Minecraft Education Edition is game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.

education.minecraft.net

Code Club is a place for kids to learn to code through fun projects and step-by-step guides that will have them creating animations, games, websites and much more.

codeclubau.org

Languages

Duolingo Kids is an app that teaches kids to speak French or Spanish. It’s fun and easy to use.

Download it from the iTunes Store.

Animals

WIRES have released free colouring sheets, fact sheets and activities for school kids to learn about Australian animals. 

http://www.wires.org.au/kids-pages

San Diego Zoo has plenty of information and games to learn about animals and conservation. 

kids.sandiegozoo.org

Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo have set up cameras so you can watch live streams of the animals from home. Baby snow leopards, penguins, giraffes, lions and more!

zoo.org.au/animal-house

Monterey Bay Aquarium have ten live webcams featuring animals from sea otters to jellyfish.

montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Atlanta Zoo have a Panda Cam.

zooatlanta.org/panda-cam

The Cincinnati Zoo is streaming animal safaris on their Facebook page, website and YouTube channel.

cincinnatizoo.org

Live stream more animal cams from around the world.

Art & Crafts

Ken Done has a series of educational downloads on his website for years 3 – 11 that help kids enjoy and appreciate art.

kendone.com.au

Mo Willems, author and illustrator of the Elephant and Piggy books is conducting free doodling lessons online.

kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems

ABC Kids has downloadable Bluey craft activities. 

abc.net.au/abckids

The official Bluey website has lots of Bluey craft ideas.

bluey.tv

Penguin Books has uploaded Bluey colouring in sheets.

penguin.com.au/activities/2594-bluey-colouring-in-activities-for-the-whole-family

Matt Cosgrove has offered free Macca the Alpaca printouts online.

mattcosgrovebooks.com

The National Gallery of Victoria is offering free virtual tours of their blockbuster exhibitions as well as free activity downloads for kids.

ngv.vic.gov.au/channel/ and ngv.vic.gov.au/kids

Ballet Papier has some lovely free ballet-themed printouts to download.

balletpapier.com

MetKids helps kids learn about 5,000 years of art.

metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

The Louvre in Paris can be toured virtually.

louvre.fr

Picasso Museum, Barcelona, has a virtual tour.

courtyard.museupicassobcn.org/virtual-tour

The Salvador Dali Museum in Florida has a virtual tour of the whole museum.  

thedali.org/virtual-tour/

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre has prepared a range of activity sheets and accompanying videos to entertain kids at home.

casulapowerhouse.com/visit/cpac-digital-program/art-activities

Agriculture

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW has plenty of great, free resources to download on topics such as where our food comes from and how farms work.

rasnsw.com.au

History, Geography and Social Sciences

The Australian National Maritime Museum have loaded lots of activity sheets to their website.

sea.museum/kids-activity-sheets

Sydney Living Museums has uploaded a range of craft activities and recipes related to Sydney’s historic houses and exhibitions to enjoy at home.

sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/children-and-family

The State Library of NSW have a large selection of history, geography and English activities and programs for primary school and high school-aged kids.

sl.nsw.gov.au/learning/learning-home

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has an incredible virtual tour of all of its exhibits online. 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Museums Victoria have gone online. Visit Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Immigration Museum all from home.

museumsvictoria.com.au

The British Museum has an interactive timeline where users can scroll through time and explore artefacts from all over the world.

britishmuseum.withgoogle.com

Google Earth lets you fly around the world in seconds and see famous cities up close.

earth.google.com/web

The American Museum of Natural History has lots of fun science-related activities on the site such as quizzes, games, stories, videos as well as a hands-on section with experiments, colouring books, model-making and more. 

amnh.org/explore/ology

Discovery Education runs virtual field trips. Journey to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for the annual polar bear migration.

discoveryeducation.com/learn/tundra-connections/

The Great Wall of China can also be toured virtually.

thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

National Geographic Kids is filled with games, and articles around the topics of geography, history, art and culture, plus a fun Kids Club section.

natgeokids.com

Yellowstone National Park has nine webcams to watch nature going about its daily business.

nps.gov

Space

Access Mars with Google lets kids explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

accessmars.withgoogle.com

Music

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is now streaming upcoming performances online.

youtube.com

The Metropolitan Opera, NYC, is streaming their performances live every night, with recordings available for 20 hours after each show. 

metopera.org

Fitness / Health

Yoga is great for health and stress release. Try one of these free videos for kids.

Free online yoga videos for kids

Cosmic Kids Yoga is our fave online yoga resource.

youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Resources That Charge A Fee

ReadingEggs is perfect for literacy activities. They have hundreds of structured lessons, fun online reading games, and over 2500 e-books for children aged 2–13.

readingeggs.com.au.

More ideas for things to do with kids at home

Travel the world with kids without leaving your house.

Free online educational resources for kids.

Live stream animal cams from around the world.

Enjoy the perfect virtual day at Disneyland.

Help little ones stay zen with these free online yoga videos for kids

Free Online Educational Resources For Kids Free Online Educational Resources For Kids