Best Learning & Activity Sites for Kids
How are you handling schoolwork with your kids? Our school is sending some assignments and information home, but I am always on the lookout for new sites for my kids to learn on for a change of pace. I asked all of my followers on Instagram for their recommendations for the best learning and activity sites for kids and boy did they deliver! The list of recommendations was so long, it took me a while to sort through it all and get the links to everything. But, here it is, your guide to the best learning and activity sites for kids. Some sites are free and some are running free trial period deals while schools are out of session. I’ve tried to note which sites are free to help you out.
Educational Learning Sites for Kids
There are so many educational and learning sites for kids! I had no idea how many there are out there to choose from. I’m sure there are more that I missed, but this is a great place to start. Some of these are more suited to younger children, and some are for older teens/adults.
Starfall.com At Starfall, children have fun while they learn. K-3rd some parts free, membership required for more access.
Gonoodle Gonoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Free.
Sesame Street all of the characters you loved from childhood. Our mission is to help kids everywhere grow stronger, smarter, and kinder.
Scholastic.com This link will take you to the free resources they are offering during this crazy quarantine time. There are 20 days worth of active learning journeys.
Mathplayground.com grades 1-6, explore hundreds of math games. all games are free
Mystery Doug 5 minute video breaks for your classroom. Also, a starter list of k-5 science lessons that are easy to do at home for free.
Getepic.com Epic! is the leading digital library for kids 12 & under. Free remote student access.
Prodigygame.com the engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform loved by over 50 million students, teachers, and admins. No cost, ever. 1st-8th grade.
Cool math Love math? Hate math? Need Homework Help? This site’s for you! Geared toward older kids/middle school/high school.
Vooks a kid safe, ad free streaming library of read aloud animated storybooks. $5 a month, with the first month free.
Mathseeds discover the fun way to grow your child’s math skills. For kids aged 3-9. Free trial- one month free.
Reflex Math reflex helps all students succeed. For grades 2-6 Full of games that students love. 60 day free trial during quarantine. Older and younger grades also included in free trial.
Funbrain.com games, reading, videos, playground, math zone pre-k-8th grade.
Code.org learn computer science, change the world. Over 74 million code.org projects created.
Abc mouse full online curriculum for children 2-8yrs old. Free 30 day trial.
Easypeasy Easy Peasy all in one homeschool, complete, free online christian homeschool curriculum for your family and mine.
Khan Academy for every student, every classroom. A nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Ages 2-18.
Twinkl Unlimited resources and lesson plans for just $5/mo. New resources added daily. Early childhood-5th grade
Lexia empowering literacy educators through adaptive assessment and personalized instruction. Serving pre-k-12.
Teach your monster to read the groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun. Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
Typing club touch typing lessons from beginner to advanced.
Mystery Science has a starter list of k-5 science lessons that are easy to do at home.
Zearn.org math distance learning resources for free.
Dreambox k-8 math program, parents can get a free 90 day trial. Sign up by april 30th
Other Goose online homeschool curriculum. Get 3 wks free.
Habitat school house preschool/kinder homeschool curriculum resource. Freebies available during quarantine
Wonderopolis simple questions and answers with activities about assorted topics for children.
BrainPop animated educational resource. Free resources during school closure.
The teacher next door curriculum help and printables, some free. Upper grade school levels.
Coursera build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. High school/adults.
Udemy adult/high school courses.
Kahoot! Kahoot! delivers engaging learning to billions. Parents, businesses, teachers, students all use Kahoot! for group learning.
Lexia empowering literacy educators through adaptive assessment and personalized instruction.
Freckle k-12 designed for teachers. Sign up for a free teacher account for your child
Quizlet master any subject, one success at a time.
Waterford Upstart kindergarten readiness for 4 year olds.
Newsela prepare for distance learning with Newsela. Free access to Newsela’s entire product suite for the rest of the school year.
Crafts and Activities for Kids
These craft and activities sites for kids look like so much fun! I can’t wait to check them out with my kids soon. There’s no reason why anyone’s kids should be saying that they’re bored with all of these activities and crafts that can be done!
Cosmic Kids Yoga the no.1 kids yoga app and brilliant kids yoga teacher training for grown ups! Making yoga and mindfulness fun for kids since 2012. free
Trisha Zemp stop motion course for kids The perfect introduction to the art of stop motion! Whether you are 7 or 107, this class is sure to be a blast! Check her Instagram feed for a code to get it for free.
Art hub for kids Here you’ll find all kinds of art lessons for kids including how to draw for kids, even painting and origami for kids.
National Park Sites has Jr ranger printables search here for a national park near you, or find one that you’ve always wanted to learn about. Each park has a Junior Ranger program with printables.
Busy Toddler Making it to naps, one activity at a time.
PBS kids videos, games. Get daily activities and tips to help kids play and learn at home by signing up on the site.
Reading eggs reading eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. 30 days free access right now with school shutdowns.
Incredibox a music app that lets you create your own music with the help of a merry crew of beatboxers.
San Diego Zoo.com live webcams for some of the animals.
Scratch.com learn to dj and produce music. Over 500,000 students have learned.
How it’s made tv show about how things are made around the world.
Cozy Red Cottage preschool themes and activities.
BreakoutEDU the immersive learning games platform that brings the challenges of an escape room to the classroom.
Did I miss any learning & activity sites for kids?
What sites did I miss? Be sure to tell me in the comments so I can check them out! I’m so excited to add the best learning and activity sites from this post to my weekly email summary for Abby’s Survival Series. Are you signed up yet? There’s still time! Click the button below to add your email address to the list!