Educational Activities for Kids At Home

Parenting Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Written by

Closed school buildings might mean your child has some time to explore their own interests. We’ve pulled together a list of local at-home learning opportunities. We also asked a seasoned home school teacher for her favorite resources.


Duolingo, popular app for learning a new language launched an app that helps teach kids how to read called Duolingo ABC. It uses the same engaging style as the language games, but without ads and it’s free. Available on iOS.

ReadWorks delivers reading comprehension instruction and vocabulary by grade level. It has lots of different topics to choose from to keep kids engaged and learning.


Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions are made cool with CoolMath4Kids and CoolMathGames.

Local Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has learning resources.

Local Museums and Theater

5th Avenue Theater gives aspiring thespians a peek behind the curtain on Fridays.

Pacific Science Center is adding science, technology, engineering and math activities to their Curiosity At Home section.

Museum of History and Industry has launched a History at Home section with resources for the whole family.

Museum of Flight has tours, STEM activities and more, so the family can take flight safely from home.


The USDA Choose My Plate has nutrition activities, videos, and other resources for kids.

Creative Time

When it’s time for some creativity, kids can use the Art for Kids Hub to learn to draw popular cartoon characters. It’s fun and still teaches techniques.


Sure, their thumbs work great, but if your child needs to learn typing foundations, check out for beginner, intermediate, and advanced typing lessons with fun activities.

Engaging High School Lessons

Fast-paced courses keep up with your teen’s attention span. Crash Course offerings include the sciences, economics, government, psychology, and history.

Virtual Field Trips

No permission slip required! Visit the San Diego Zoo, Great Wall of China, Mars, and more virtual field trips.

Databases of Activities

These resources have so many lessons and activities, we can’t write about all of them. Surely, you’ll fill some hours with what you find.

Scholastic is offering virtual resources for early childhood through 9th-grade.

PBS has a huge library of age-appropriate lessons on various topics.

National Geographic launched NatGeo@Home. Find fun activities.

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