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Easter Activities For Kids

Easter Activities For Kids

Easter Activities For Kids

Get creative at home with these easy Easter activities for kids. Bake, craft and play with these Easter-themed ideas.

Easter egg hunt

#Easter At The Grounds of Alexandria #eastereggs #Easteregghunt via christineknight.me

A simple Easter egg hunt can be done in a small courtyard, backyard and even inside an apartment. Use real chocolate eggs or plastic ones filled with stickers, jelly beans or other small items. The plastic eggs are great for hot weather and we collect ours to reuse them time and time again. Get ideas on how to reuse plastic Easter eggs here.

Easter hat parade

Put on your own Easter hat parade in your living room. Take an existing hat and use craft materials like pom poms, glitter, pipe cleaners to make a magical Easter creation. 

Dye your own Easter eggs

Easter Egg Dying

Hard boil eggs and use food colouring to dye eggs. You can follow the recipe below. We did this with two years olds so it’s something that’s really for kids of most ages.

epicurious.com

Sensory play ideas

Perfect for babies and toddlers, sensory play stimulates children’s senses of sight, smell, sound, touch and taste. Here is a list of great ideas for how to engage littlies in sensory play:

findingmyselfyoung.com

Bake Easter cookies

Make and decorate your own Easter cookies with this simple recipe that the kids can help with (or make themselves if they’re a bit older):

kidspot.com.au

DIY bunny bags

An alternative to Easter Eggs, these bunny bags can be filled with food or fun treats, and kids can make them for each other, relatives or friends.

mumlyfe.com.au

Create your own marbled Easter eggs

This is a fun STEM activity for students and children at home, courtesy of Penguin Books. Designed for kids in grade 3–5, this ‘eggs-periment’ activity combines science and art. 

penguin.com.au

Easter cupcakes

#Easter Sunday & Easter Egg Hunt #easteregghunt via christineknight.me

These are so easy to make. Make a basic cupcake base and basic buttercream frosting, then tint the frosting green with a few drops of food colouring. Kids can decorate the cupcakes with the frosting, desiccated coconut or chocolate shavings and mini Easter eggs.

This is my favourite cupcake recipe and favourite vanilla buttercream frosting recipe.

Easter Rocky Road

This Easter loaded rocky road is a delicious mixture of white chocolate, jelly beans, lollies, chocolate eggs and marshmallows.

stuffmumslike.com

Upcycled Easter cards

Create your own melted upcycled Easter crayon shapes and colour in Easter cards with this simple Easter craft.

simplifycreateinspire.com

Easter activity sheets

Download these educational and fun free Easter-themed activity sheets that include telling the time, find-a-words and colouring in.

Download the activity sheets here

Macca the Alpaca Easter printouts

Author and illustrator Matt Cosgrove has created Easter-themed printouts based on ‘Celeste the Giraffe Loves To Laugh’ written by Celeste Barber and his book, Macca the Alpaca.

mattcosgrovebooks.com

Easter activities for kids with special needs

My dear friend Julie has written up some excellent ideas for how to celebrate Easter at home with kids who have additional needs.

havewheelchairwilltravel.net

More things to do 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

Try an online ballet class, perfect for adults and kids.

Easter Activities For Kids

Free Disney Activities For Kids and Adults

Disney Activities For Kids and Adults

Free Disney Activities For Kids and Adults

Entertain yourself at home with these free Disney activities for kids and adults. Get fit, creative or zen, the choice is magically yours.

Disney Zumba Videos

Get fit with this round up of free Disney-themed zumba videos that includes music from Moana, Zootopia and Aladdin at elitedaily.com

Disney Paper Dolls

Print these Disney characters, including princesses and Star Wars heroes, then colour them in, cut and assemble to create your own paper doll set.

Des Personnages Disney à imprimer, à dessiner et à assembler ! ✨

Posted by Disneyland Paris bons plans on Thursday, April 2, 2020

 

Anna and Elsa hairdo tutorials

Get busy trying these Anna and Elsa hairdos from Frozen 2.

These Anna & Elsa-inspired hair tutorials are worth melting for 🍂❄️ Recreate these looks and catch Frozen 2 now streaming on Disney+!

Posted by Disney Family on Thursday, April 2, 2020

 

Disney family moving with Moana

Get active with a Moana-themed exercise video. 

Set sail and see how far you'll go! It's time to get moving with Moana ⛵️

Posted by Disney Family on Saturday, March 28, 2020

 

Imagineering in a Box

Disneyland Resort California
Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

The Disney Imagineers have put together Imagineering in a Box, a free online program created in partnership with the Khan Academy and Pixar. The program is a series of interactive lessons in theme park design and engineering, designed to give a behind-the-scenes peek into Imagineering’s development process. With 32 videos including actual Imagineers, case studies, and activities, the program is a fun way to dream up your own theme park. 

khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box

Disney mandalas

Print and colour in these free Disney mandalas.

Découvrez des mandala Disney à imprimer et à dessiner ! 🎨

Posted by Disneyland Paris bons plans on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Draw Disney characters

The Disney Family YouTube Channel has a series of videos where the Disney animators give lessons on how to draw some favourite Disney characters including Ariel from The Little mermaid.

Make drawing Ariel part of your world! 🐚✏️ Learn how to draw this Disney Princess from Mark Henn, Directing Animator on The Little Mermaid. #DrawWithDisneyAnimation (🎥: Walt Disney Animation Studios)

Posted by Disney Family on Saturday, April 4, 2020

More things to do 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

Try an online ballet class, perfect for adults and kids.

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Online ballet classes for kids and adults

Online ballet classes for kids and adults

Online ballet classes for kids and adults

Ready to try your first ballet class? Or are you and the kids stuck at home and looking for online training? These amazing (and mostly free!) online ballet classes for kids and adults, taught by some of the world’s top professional dancers, will have you and the little ones dancing the day away.

The American Ballet Theatre

One of America’s premiere ballet companies, the ABT has uploaded a series of virtual ballet classes for kids from tiny tots up.

YouTube Channel

The Wiggles

Join Emma’s Bowtiful Ballet Studio on the Wiggle’s YouTube channel for plenty of toddler-friendly ballet classes.

YouTube Channel

The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet is teaching ballet basics through live streamed videos on their Facebook page that can be joined or watched later.

Facebook Page

Dancing with David #1: How to do a plié

Our dancers are doing morning class via live stream and getting creative with body conditioning at home. Now you can too … Our Artistic Director David McAllister is here to teach you five simple but effective ballet exercises that you can do at home! First up is the plié, which begins every ballet class.

Posted by The Australian Ballet on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

 

The Nationale Opera & Ballet

The Dutch national ballet company is live-streaming free basic ballet classes to their YouTube channel. You can tune in live or watch them in your own time.

YouTube Channel

Francisco Gella Dance Works

The founder and artistic director of contemporary dance company Nuevo Dance has published a series of instructional dance videos on YouTube.

YouTube Channel

Kathryn Morgan

The former New York City Ballet soloist has created over 300 videos that cover everything from ballet technique to full barre classes and variations. Her videos are suitable for intermediate to advanced students.

Youtube Channel

Lazy Dancer Tips

Presented by Alessia Lugoboni, these 10-15 minute ballet workouts are suitable for all ages and beginners to intermediate level dancers. 

Youtube Channel

Website

 

The Ballet Coach

An English National Ballet School-rained dancer, Sarah De-Feu has a range of ballet videos to suit preschoolers to even grandparents who want some exercise. While she has previously uploaded most of her free coaching videos to Facebook, she has recently started uploading her videos to YouTube where they are now live-streamed and available to watch later at any time.

YouTube Channel

Ready Set Dance

The preschool set will adore these fun, energetic dance classes that are the perfect entry into the world of dance.

YouTube Channel

Tiler Peck

The star of the New York City Ballet, Tiler Peck, is live-streaming classes on her Instagram account.

Instagram page

Ashley Bouder

A principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, Ashley Bouder is live-streaming classes and saving them on her YouTube channel. 

YouTube Channel

Dancewear Royale

Thanks to Leotard brand Dancewear Royale, you can watch a series of dance classes on their Instagram account. The classes are a range of styles from ballet to pilates and core workouts to contemporary. Even beginners can have a go.

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Soloist dancer with @balletvlaanderen @shelbygrooves and creator of @biscuitballerina teaches a really nice contemporary ballet class for the living room or small spaces (part II). Enjoy! About the artist: Shelby received her professional training on scholarship at the Washington School of Ballet and the Houston Ballet Academy. Shelby began her career with Houston Ballet 2 and as a apprentice with Dresden Semperoper Ballett (Germany). She was a soloist with both BallettMainz and the Hessisches Staatsballett in Germany before joining the Royal Ballet of Flanders in 2016 under the direction of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui where she is currently a soloist. She has danced leading roles in works by Crystal Pite, Pina Bausch, William Forsythe, Akram Khan, Hofesh Schechter, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham amongst others. In Dance Europe Magazine Critic's Choice (October 2017), she was nominated in the category "Outstanding Performance of a Female Dancer" for her performances in "Approximate Sonata 2016" by William Forsythe and "Café Müller"by Pina Bausch. In 2017, Shelby created the viral social media personality Biscuit Ballerina® as a way to encourage a sense of humor around ballet and promote mental health awareness. Shelby leads mental health workshops for dancers around the USA and UK and also publishes interviews and articles on the subject of dancer mental health on her website. Biscuit Ballerina® has been featured in The New York Times, Dance Magazine, and Pointe Magazine. The creation of Biscuit Ballerina® was nominated in the category of "Best News" in Dance Europe Magazine Critic's Choice (October 2018). . . #dancewearroyale #bestrong #coronavirus #ballet #balletto #calisthenics #pilates #yoga #physicaltherapy #danceclasses #stayingsafe #workouts #principaldancer #onlineballetclass #ballerinalife #stayingstrong #stayinginshape #activewear #customdancewear #balletlifestyle #modernballet #contemporaryballet #balletdancer #royalequeen #ballerinalove #balletlovers #dancelovers #activewear #activelifestyle

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Mary Carpenter

Ballet teacher Mary Carpenter is now filming full-length “kitchen ballet classes” and uploading them to her YouTube channel. 

YouTube Channel

Facebook page

Dancewithmarynyc live!

Ballet class Let's get moving.

Posted by Dancewithmary NYC on Friday, March 20, 2020

Tanya Pearson Academy

One of Sydney’s leading ballet schools, TPA has been live streaming their ballet conditioning classed and uploading them to their YouTub channel for everyone to enjoy.

YouTube Channel

Claudia Dean Coaching

The Aussie ballet star is a former dancer with The Royal Ballet who now runs a private coaching business. She has over 70 videos available to browse and try. 

Youtube Channel

Bloch

Bloch is streaming live ballet classes on their Instagram Stories.

Instagram account

Dance Domain

This dance studio located in Sydney’s Inner West is moving to online classes. Check their Facebook page for details, or enjoy their live-streamed classes that are already running. 

facebook.com/DanceDomain

Conditioning live stream to get us through this Monday 👊

Posted by Dance Domain on Sunday, March 22, 2020

Tutu Studios

A tiny dance in the house? The beautiful Tutu Studios, where we used to take classes in Sydney, is moving to online classes. Check the website for details on how to enrol.

tutustudios.com.au

Tutu Studios

 

More things to do 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

Online ballet classes for kids and adults Online ballet classes for kids and adults

Free Online Yoga Videos For Kids

Free Online Yoga Videos For Kids

Free Online Yoga Videos For Kids

Help kids stay calm, keep active and learn mindfulness with these free online yoga videos for kids. Namasté!

I will stay but saying that I am a yoga devotee, and have been for years. Yoga has been part of my weekly, often daily, fitness routine for years, and recently I’ve bene involving my daughter in the practice. 

Yoga is an excellent activity for both kids and adults. For kids, yoga has many benefits. It helps them to slow down, relax and unwind. It encourages body awareness and enhances flexibility, strength and co ordination. Yoga can also help kids with their concentration and to feel calm. While doing yoga, kids can connect with their inner self and begin to practice mindfulness, which helps reduce stress and mental health in general, plus helps improve sleep!

We practice yoga together in many ways. Sometimes we do yoga poses together based on these kids Yoga Pretzel cards, and sometimes we do videos – either those aimed at kids or suitable for all ages.

Yoga Pretzels
Yoga Pretzel Cards

Whichever way you practice, you can enjoy the benefits listed above, as well as connecting with your kids by spending quality time together. 

Here are four free online yoga videos for kids to try this week.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Our number one favourite online yoga videos for kids is Cosmic Kids Yoga. These videos are super fun and creative, often themed to pop culture like the popular Trolls movie. Cosmic Kids Yoga helps kids enjoy yoga through stories with videos designed for kids ages 3+.

youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

The Karma Class

This brand new online platform is suitable for kids ages 1.5 and up, all the way to teens. Classes are free and include breathing exercises, mindfulness activities and yoga classes designed to help families remain calm, healthy and strong. 

online.thekarmaclass.com

Online Yoga Classes

Flying Yogis

This Sydney-based practice is posting yoga videos for kid on their Facebook page. We have attended their yoga and acrobatics classes in person in the past and loved them.

facebook.com/FlyingYogisAustralia

Hey kids. Join this page to attend daily yoga classes and enjoy some of our guided mindfulness meditations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyMgsm2iTu4

Posted by Flying Yogis Australia on Friday, March 27, 2020

 

Yoga with Adriene

Adriene has a cult following on YouTube, where her library of videos includes over 500 yoga tutorials, including plenty that are aimed at beginners and kids.
 
 

 
We Heart Yoga

This is a great children’s yoga video to try with yogi Join Jessica and Ava – designed especially for kids! This is a short yoga sequence perfect for littles using animal-inspired poses to build strength and balance.

Alo Yoga

This is a great 15-minute yoga class for kids with teacher Alissa Kepas. Alissa is passionate about yoga and does lots of classes for all ages, from preschool / elementary to upper grades and teens.

Alissa’s free nature yoga video for kids

More of Alissa’s online yoga videos for kids.

StoryHive

Enjoy this colourful family-friendly yoga class with Sophia Khan. The video is aimed at total beginners so is a good introduction to yoga with a warm up, breathing practice and poses, and cool down. 

More things to do 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 Yoga Videos For Kids

Photo by Jyotirmoy Gupta on Unsplash

 

Live-stream animal cams from around the world

Live stream animal cams from around the world

Live-stream animal cams from around the world

Is there anything more relaxing than watching cute animals? From the comfort of your living room, you can live-stream incredible animals from zoos, aquariums and national parks across the globe.

Tips for visiting San Diego Zoo

Taronga Zoo in Sydney has launched Taronga TV. Tune in daily for a packed schedule of fascinating keepers talks and shows, 24/7 live animal streams, amusing animal antics and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at what the animals (and the keepers) actually get up to when the zoo is closed. 

taronga.org.au/taronga-tv

San Diego Zoo has baboons, African penguins, apes, polar bears, koalas, elephants, tigers and more, all streaming live.

zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Wildlife Sydney Zoo is live streaming their animal feedings and keeper talks on their Facebook page.

facebook.com/wildlifesydney

SEALIFE Sydney Aquarium is live-streaming their animals, including their gorgeous penguins on their Facebook page.

facebook.com/sydneyaquarium

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary have put webcams up to share their gorgeous koalas.

koala.net/webcams

Shenshuping Gengda Panda Center in China’s Wolong Valley Nature Reserve has cameras in 11 panda yards so you can observe these gentle giants napping, eating bamboo and napping some more. 

explore.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

Katmai National Park in Alaska is the place to see brown bears trying to catch salmon and also bear cubs!

explore.org/livecams/brown-bears/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls

More things to do 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.

Live stream animal cams from around the world Live stream animal cams from around the world Live stream animal cams from around the world

Know of any other places you can live stream animals?

 

Free Online Educational Resources For Kids

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

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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

How to travel the world with kids – without leaving your home

How to travel the world with kids without leaving your house

How to travel the world with kids – without leaving your house

Homebound with itchy feet? Yep, us too. The world and its treasures are still there to be discovered, however, all with a few clicks of the mouse. Take kids around the world and beyond all from the comfort of your living room.

Roar into the zoo

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo has an excellent website for kids to learn all about animals from the comfort of home. There are plenty of videos to watch, animal-related art and craft activities to make at home, colouring sheets to download, games to play and stories to read. There is a dedicated section to animal conservation to give kids tips on how they can do their part to help save animals from going extinct as well.

kids.sandiegozoo.org

Visit an art gallery or museum

MetKids

Thanks to the internet, kids can still experience the beauty of art collections around the globe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of our fave galleries in New York, has the excellent online MetKids program so kids jump into a time machine and explore over 5,000 years of art from around the world, discovering fun facts, project ideas and behind-the-scenes videos made by kids along the way.

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

Want to see even more art around the world?

This article rounds up the best virtual art gallery tours around the world.

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

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

thedali.org/virtual-tour/

The Louvre in Paris can be toured virtually.

louvre.fr

Picasso Museum, Barcelona, has a virtual tour.

courtyard.museupicassobcn.org/virtual-tour

The Guggenheim Museum, NYC, offers a free virtual tour of their contemporary art collection.

artsandculture.google.com

Explore the natural history of the world

AMNH OLogy

Another of our fave museums of all time, the American Museum of Natural History, has a fantastic science website for kids called OLogy. There are 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

Want to see more?

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

museumsvictoria.com.au

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

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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

britishmuseum.withgoogle.com

The Vatican now has virtual tours including the Sistine Chapel.

museivaticani.va

Dance your way to the ballet

Australian Ballet

Thanks to YouTube, plenty of the major dance companies around the world have their own YouTube channels packed with videos of their incredible works. You might not be able to see them live for the time being, but get an up close look at dancers in training and performance through these insightful and inspiring videos.

youtube.com/user/TheAustralianBallet

The Royal Ballet is uploading their new season to their YouTube channel to watch for free.

youtube.com/royaloperahouse

youtube.com/user/ABTBalletTheatre

youtube.com/user/newyorkcityballet

Fly around the world

Google Earth

Thanks to Google Earth, you can fly to anywhere you like in seconds. The new Voyager section has games and travel ideas. Stem that wanderlust by visiting the far corners of polar bear central in Manitoba or the Eiffel Tour in Paris.

earth.google.com

Visit Disneyland

A guide to celebrating Halloween at Disneyland California

Take a virtual stroll through Disneyland and Walt Disney World thanks to Google Street View. 

disneyparks.disney.go.com

You can also virtually experience Disney’s incredicoaster, Frozen Ever After and the new Rise of the Resistance rides.

Get a full guide to virtually visiting Disneyland.

Get close to nature

Alaska

If you can’t venture out into nature, let it come to you.

Watch brown bears trying to catch salmon in Alaska.

explore.org/livecams/brown-bears/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls

Yellowstone National Park has nine webcams of the park to see the current conditions and hopefully some wildlife going about their business.

Live stream animal cams from around the world.

nps.gov

Dive into the Great Barrier Reef

Frankland Islands Cairns Australia

Let Sir David Attenborough take you on an adventure into the Great Barrier Reef.

attenboroughsreef.com

Blast off into space

NASA

Why stop at the world when you can explore the galaxy? Log onto the NASA Kids’ Club page and enjoy educational space-themed games and activities. Learn about NASA and its missions through STEM games and browse their image gallery featuring some of NASA’s coolest space pics. Take a look at what life is like in space with the Now in Space slideshow, which introduces young explorers to the crew currently orbiting Earth on the International Space Station, and download activity sheets to do offline.

nasa.gov/kidsclub

More things to do at home with kids

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

How to travel the world with kids without leaving your house