For the Kids

For the Kids – fun and educational things to do when you have to stay home

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Check out the links below for a variety of activities for kids to enjoy ranging from books read in space to trying new crafts.  This list has been pulled from a variety of posts on social media into a convenient list for you and your family.

Remember to check out Read-Along Picture Books, Middle School titles, and YA titles on Overdrive!

Picture books are a great way to connect technology with quality family story time.

All eBooks and audio books are free with your library card and pin!  New items are being added regularly. 

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Fun to Read

Storytime Anytime

Storytime Read Aloud brought to you by Harper Collins

Brightly Storytime

MacMillan MacKids virtual storytime

Tumble Books – free access until Aug. 31

Sandra Magsamen’s Hello You! videos

Reading Rainbow

Between the Lions from NYPL

Miss Sofie’s Story Time

Storytime with Will Hillenbrand

KidLit TV

Storyline Online 

Storytime from Space – picture books read from the International Space Station

Harper Kids Storytime

Fun to Do

Online jigsaw puzzles

Jan Brett’s website

Breaking Cat News – webcomic

Farm Tours

DaybyDayNY – Stories, activities, & songs in English and Spanish

Digital Escape Rooms – Try to escape the adventure using the clues and your quick thinking

How do I make a comic?

How to make mini-comics

100 Indoor activities for kids 

Easy crafts for kids

Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams 

Draw everyday with JJK, author of Lunch Lady

Finish the Comic Strip Activity- From Illustrator Jarrett Lerner

Starfall Education – kids games & books for pre-K to 3rd gr

Sagan Planet Walk – a virtual trip through the solar system

Mars Rover tour

Online author events to attend

The 100+ Best Virtual Tours and Field Trips for Kids and Students 

Fun to Learn

MacMillan MacKids fun learning

Embodied Learning at Home – fun physical activities

Bad Kitty! Wash Your Paws – story to color

Playful learning ideas for school at home from Melissa & Doug

Free ebooks for kids on COVID 19

School House Rock

Bedtime Math

Be Internet Awesome – Interland game

Virtual Coding Club – kids 11 and up – Tues. 3pm

Science Never Stops from the Space and Rocket Center

Kahn Academy Kids


STEM Activities to do at home

Shelter in Space from the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell

PBS Learning Media – short videos for all ages and subjects

Scholastic Learn at Home

Citizens Science Month

Earth Day 2020

Wide Open School from Commonsense Media

ABDO Free Distance Learning for kids

Tech-Talk Free Learning – register for free access

Coronavirus kids’ video – explains it all

Coronavirus comic book for kids to make

Gale COVID-19 Resource Center