Home-based Learning Resources

General Resources/Activities

Teacher Recommendations

  1. Time To Come In Bear (a children’s story about social distancing)

  2. COVID 19 Time Capsule art project

  3. Read with your kiddo for a minimum of 30 minutes a day. It is important that the reading happens TOGETHER (Adult + Kid)

  4. Most schools have A-Z online subscriptions that have leveled books. Ask your teacher for information on logging in so you can read skill-appropriate books with your kid at home.

  5. Check out Amazing Educational Resources Facebook Group for great resources

  6. Madison Wisconsin Midvale Elementary Library Media Center is home to some awesome activities and resources

  7. Have Fun Teaching is offering free “relief packs” of educational resources for a variety of age levels.

  8. The Digital Public Library of America offers incredible primary source information from America’s museums, archives, and libraries for FREE. Check out the primary source sets for primary sources, lesson plans, and discussion questions.

  9. Think Indigenous Education K-8 educators across Turtle Island have come together to provide online learning opportunities for children K-8.



Kid Podcasts/Online Read Alouds

  • Wow in the World (some seriously awesome science)

  • Brains On (focuses on science and history)

  • Noodle Loaf (music-themed)

  • Story Pirates (imaginative kid-written adult-performed stories)

  • Circle Round (adapts folktales from around the world)

  • KidNuz (daily; 5-minutes of today’s top stories. Fun, fresh, nonpartisan and age-appropriate)

  • But Why (Vermont Public Radio show that answers kids questions — most recent explains coronavirus in kid-friendly language)

  • Molly of Denali (eight-episode serialized narrative, based on the PBS Kids series)

  • Smash Boom Best (his debate show pits two awesome things against each other, encouraging listeners to choose their own winner)

  • Animal Sound Safari (This Australian podcast travels in a Magic School Bus-style “safari mobile” to discover animals around the world.

  • Girls Tales (Feminist fairy tales written and performed by playwrights and actors)

  • Bedtime Explorers (Settle down for the night with stories of magical expeditions.)

  • Soundwalks (Each short episode is a guided meditation through beautiful soundscapes)

  • The Music Box (Each episode is a lesson about a musical concept featuring interactive activities

  • Audible Stories (free Audible access so kids can listen to stories in 6 languages)



  • GoPeer – Approved college students give 10,000 free hours of tutoring (two hours per family so many students can benefit) to K-12 students. To access your free two hours of tutoring, enter FREE120 (*use all capital letters) when creating your free parent or student account. Or you can enter it within your account dashboard.

  • Out School (Live online classes for a variety of ages.)


Interactive websites


Apps for Phone


Homeschool Curriculum/Online Classes


Get the kids moving! (Physical Activities)


Field Trips, Travel Adventures, and Concerts

Museum Virtual Tours


Virtual Field Trips


Virtual Theater Productions and Concerts

Subject Specific Resources

Virtual Art/Music Activities


Reading/Writing Resources

Math Resources


Science Resources


History/Social Studies


Typing Exercises


Caregiver resources









Lesson Plans

(topics selected by my 3 and 6 yr olds)


1 – All About Brains


2 – Visiting China


3 – Wacky Weather (Rainbows, Lightening, and Thunder)


4 – How Is It Made?



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