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Activities for Everyone

How to Make a Sensory Bottle

Children will enhance their ability to create their own unique design with their choice of items for their sensory bottle. (Designed by Cal Poly Student).

DIY Succulent Terrarium

Love the look of succulent terrariums? Learn how to make your own with a few simple steps!

Easiest Paper Plane

Making paper planes never gets old. This video is an easy plane. It’s fun to level up and make gliders and other varieties.

Easy Origami Dog Tutorial

Make an origami dog with a square sheet of any paper! However, origami paper is relatively inexpensive in large quantities and makes some folds easier.

Draw Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Watch and follow along with author Jeff Kinney as you learn how to draw the protagonist from the book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Online Read-Alouds and Activities by Children's Book Authors

Many favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. Here are over 50 virtual author activities!

Let's Make A Family Tree

Children will learn about their families, family history, and how to make their own family tree.

Virtual Tours

Spring on the Farm - AGRIscapes

Description: Check out CPP AGRIscapes' virtual farm field trips for fun educational activities on plants, insects, nutrition, and more!

Live Cams - San Diego Zoo

Description: Watch the resident's of the San Diego Zoon go about their day!

Live Cams - Monterey Bay Aquarium

Description: Be delighted by the antics of our sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

Virtual Tours - National Museum of Natural History

Description: The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device.

Virtual Art Museum Tour

Description: Visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre... Come along on a virtual tour and enjoy the view, thanks to the sponsorship of Shiseido.

Access Mars

Description: Access Mars lets you explore a 3D replica of the Martian surface, exactly as it was recorded by the Curiosity rover.

Virtual Observatory

Description: Stellarium is a planetarium software that shows exactly what you see when you look up at the stars. It's easy to use, and free.


Family Resource of the Week: Unite for Literacy

Free books for children to read.

Brain Pop Junior Free Access

Brain Pop Junior is offering FREE access to online animated curriculum-based content that is aligned to state education standards. Sign up today!

EPIC! Free 30 day acess to digital books

EPIC! is offering chidren 12 & under free instant acess to 40,000 digital textbooks. Sign up today!


Digital Library with over 7,000 books for children ages 2-12.

GoNoodle! Free Online Active Videos

Good Energy at Home is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning!

Khan Academy

Struggling to understand schoolwork? Khan Academy is a great resource for learning and studying concepts. It works hard to ensure students of all ages are continuing to learn and comprehend during school closures. Plus it provides tips on managing learning and schooling (Spanish guide included). Just sign up for free and check off the classes you want to study!


Galileo Camps are an innovative approach to educational development. Camp Galileo Anywhere offers virtual camps, and Galileo At Home offers small group camps you can host at home!

Activities for Children with Special Needs

STEM for Students with Special Needs

These 2 fun STEM exercises are great for IEP students. Just tailor it to meet your child's needs. Build a waterproof critter house and a straw rocket for an engaging look at science while making a fun mess at the same time!

17 Activities to Support Kids with Dyslexia

This resource is a one-stop shop for caring for an at-risk or diagnosed child with dyslexia. It has a large table of contents to direct you to the information you need to support a child with dyslexia or at risk for dyslexia. Browse the various links it provides to different activities on different websites.

10 Easy Crafts for Kids with Motor Disabilities

Crafts for kids with motor disabilities can help them express themselves creatively, build confidence, and aid in strengthening fine and gross motor skills. Check out these fun activities to support a child in need's motor skill development.

Games and Activities for Children with Special Needs and Autism

This comprehensive resource guides caretakers through activities to help IEP learners with various skills.

Teaching your Child about Peers with Disabilites

An informative aricle about children with disabilties along with 25 disability awareness activies for children of all ages.