Giant List of FREE Activities and Online Tools for School Closures

March 15, 2020 | Uncategorized

It’s a trying time as COVID-19 causes school and business closures and the cancellation of activities all over the world. We’ve compiled this ongoing (and continuously updated) list of activities, resources, and free offerings out there to take advantage of while your kids are home. (Here’s a link discussing how to talk to your kids about COVID-19, too.)

Be sure to check out for free online content! If you are affiliated with a NinjaZone gym already, you have free access to 100s of classes and skill videos in the area of ninja, gymnastics, dance, yoga, and MORE!! Contact your local gym to see how you can get access. 

Online Activities

  1. Move it Mornings – Ninja classes for kids ages 5+
  2. Baby Ninja Live! – Parent and tot class for kids under 3
  3. Quarentime with Science Mom and Math Dad – Engineering challenges and science lessons
  4. Art Breaks with Ms. G-H
  5. Home Safari Facebook Live with the Cincinnati Zoo – every day at 3:00
  6. Skype a Scientist – live science chats
  7. Learn Card Tricks
  8. Games and Activities About the Rainforest
  9. Play the drums – REALLY! I know!
  10. San Diego Zoo
  11. Artrageous with Nate – get creative with 100 different episodes
  12. Games, Quizzes, and Videos about the Environment
  13. Georgia Aquarium Live Cams
  14. Learn a Language
  15. Barred Owls – check back to see how the eggs are doing, due to hatch in April!
  16. Houston Zoo Live Cams
  17. Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams
  18. Read a comic book – Dr. McNinja
  19. Online coloring pages

Get Moving

  2. Cosmic Kids Yoga
  3. UNICEF Power Ups
  4. GoNoodle
  5. Spring Into Action With These Tips

Visit New Places

  1. Yellowstone Virtual Tour
  2. Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park Live Cams
  3. San Diego Zoo Live Cams
  4. EarthCam – live cams from all over the world!
  5. Venice, Italy Live Cam
  6. Banzai Pipeline – one of the most infamous surf breaks in the world
  7. – TONS of live cams of animals and locations all over the world
  8. Virtual Farm Tour
  9. Visit Mars!
  10. See art from the Louvre in Paris

TV and Streaming Services

  1. 150+ Educational Shows on Netflix
  2. Best 80’s Movies to Watch With Your Kids

Screen-Free Activities

  1. 20 Screen-Free Things to Do With Kids
  2. Make Your Own Home Cinema
  3. Have an Indoor Treasure Hunt
  4. 15 Fun Card Games for Kids
  5. Cook something yummy together
  6. Mess-Free Crafts
  7. Ninja Training and Obstacle Courses At Home

Databases of Resources

  1. Virtual Museum Resources
  2. Paris Museum’s Unrestricted Art Images
  3. Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
  4. Educational Websites for Kids
  5. Free Online Preschool Games
  6. Science Games for Kids
  7. Free Writing Games for Kids
  8. Online Free Spanish