When Stuck at Home

Last updated April 24

A list of (mostly) free content available to everyone sequestered at home. So necessary for parents with young kids who need activity and engagement, so here’s to hoping you find this helpful. It appears my email form was not sending, so please share any resources not on this list by messaging me at dweade@gmail.com until I repair the system. Thanks. (Still compiling, so things may move about quite a bit)

I highly recommend Common Sense Media to help identify which films, shows, games, apps and books are age appropriate for your children.

Homeschooling is NOT the Same as Crisis Schooling: advice during coronavirus COVID -19 shut downs

Who Should Take Care of Kids When Parents Are Too Sick With Coronavirus?

Internet Safety Training for Children:
Be Internet Awesome (Google)
Garfield’s eLearning (Includes “Privacy, Online Friends Are Not the Same As Real Friends; Safe Posting, Pause Before You Post; Cyberbullying, Be Kind Online)

Resource Sites:

(Mega-list) Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings
We Are Teachers: 190+ (and growing) resource links
Amazing Educational Resources
Virtual Gifted and Talented Enrichment Support Materials (Kentucky Association for Gifted Education)
Resources That Support Distance Learning from the California Department of Education (massive list)
Tech for Learners Online learning products, resources, and services
Check with local libraries to read/watch/listen to media through Hoopla, Overdrive/Libby, RBDigital
Twinkl School Closure Hub Free Resources

While at Home clearinghouse for pandemic related tools, resources and support

For Toddlers and Kids

Free Kids E-books from Barnes and Noble

Other collections:
Steaming with Mrs Loving resource pages

Free Resources for Home Schooling

Teacher.org Lesson Plans


Seussville: Dr Seuss-related Reading and Games

Common Sense Media’s List of Virtual Field Trips

Fun Brain: Math and Reading

Free Children Stories (across all ages)

Wow in the World Podcast

KinderArt art activities

TinkerCad Training (3D Design)

This Illustrated Periodic Table Shows How We Regularly Interact With Each Element

American Museum of Natural History

From Henrico County Public Library


Get Moving Today Activity Calendar


Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

DIY Kids Cooking Camp

Time Magazine List of Activities

Harry Potter at Home

Kid Focused Apps

Free year of Vooks animated storybooks (identify as a homeschool educator during signup)

New Music Mixing Tool from Library of Congress


PBS Kids Online Videos

Hightlight Kids: Games, Recipes, Crafts, Activities

Astronauts Reading From Space

Actor Josh Gad Reads to Kids

Elmwood Park Zoo

Virtual Tour of Petra

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari Resources (includes live events)

Ripley Aquarium At Home

Field Trips

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum virtual tours

12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online

Car-themed Coloring Books

Amazon offers many free shows for various ages

For 13 and Up

New York Times has a list for middle school and up (toward the bottom of the page)

Audible Free Audiobooks

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Special Needs

Top 12 Websites For Children With Learning Disabilities

Can Do Kids

For the Rest of US

Mental Health and Wellness Tips During COVID-19

RVATogether: Ways to Help Those in Need during COVID-19


Resources for Artists in the COVID19 Crisis

Creative Person’s Guide to Feeling Healthy

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief


Check my exercise page for resources

Open Space Yoga Lessons

5 Minute Circuit Workout

21 Day Tabata Yoga Challenge ($15+)


Just Watch (where films and show can be viewed)

Sync Netflix viewing with friends

Upcoming Concert Streams

Free Broadway Shows (7 day trial)

New York Times Lesson of the Day

Google Virtual Museum Tours

Free Samurai Jack (entire series)

Free Music

Podcasts to Binge While We’re Cooped Up


Check my reading list page for stories to fit your mood.

Free eBooks: Project Gutenberg, LibreVox, Manybooks, DigiLibraries, Baen Free Library

Enchanted Living Free Magazines

Free Comics: DriveThruComics

Free games:
+ Itchi.io



Free Adventures

Computer gaming



I’ve added a new page with some of my favorite recipes and collected lists.


Resources for Making

Terrifying Tour of Paris Catacombs

450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

Stay Home and Skill Up (7000+ Tech Courses)

YouTube Learn@Home

Library Collections to Explore Online

3 Months Free Guitar/Ukelele Lessons from Fender

Free Nikon Photography Classes

Escape Room Style Activities

Puzzlecraft Printable Challenges

Free Star Wars Comic Books

Metropolitan Museum of Art Free Art Books