Making the Best of being Homebound

I  don’t even know what to say about this crazy time we are going through right now. I’m so grateful to have my family under our roof right now and trying my best to keep our germs at bay! If you want to know more about keeping germs at bay read this post. As crazy as it might seem to abruptly have school called off for the next couple weeks it is for the best of everyone! We need this time to simmer down, be grateful for our loved ones, and make the most out of this time.

I  has many of you ask for ideas of things to do with the kids and things at home. Right now we are going to start a little “homeschool” nothing super formal but a decent schedule and playtime. I’m listing a bunch of ideas below for things to do with our sweet little ones. Remember this time is a gift. Our kids will remember this in history – it’s up to us to keep it bright + light!

I  saw this schedule floating around and thought it was great to share.

Here are some Instagram’s I  LOVE to follow for little kids. Great ideas that you can make your own.

BusyToddler

HappyToddlerPlaytime

Montessori_Activities 

Here is a list of Educational TV Shows my Kids LOVE on NetFlix:

Magic School Bus
Magic School Bus Rides Again (They have an episode about germs my kids love)
StoryBots – My kids LOVE this one. It’s funny and really great for kids to learn about normal questions they have.
The Blue Planet – Mason loves this. Talks about the Earth a ton and amazing pictures!
The Brain Child – Great to answer kids questions. Very interesting.
Emotion – Talks about kids emotion and understand others
Dream Big – Mason LOVES this! Shows how things work + building!

You could easily do a fun lesson around one of these shows and then show it after the lesson. My kids LOVE that!

List of items to get from Amazon to help with kids:

Here are some games + fun activities we have around our house that we love and go to over and over again.  Our absolute favorite has been Perfection + SpotIt.

Things my kids love to do:

Make Playdoh

Scavenger Hunt

Trace + Shade Leafs

Finger Paint

Paint Rocks

Play Store

Play Bank

Go on Walks

Have a Tea Party

Movie Night w/Fort

Make Chocolate Chip Cookies (my famous recipe is here)

Make up a dance routine

Make up a handshake (they love this right now)

Play Library

Play Keepy Uppy with Balloons

Have a spa party

Exercise together

 

This is googledoc has a list of Virtual Field Trips:

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Museum Tours

This website has a list of 12 Famous Museums that offer Virtual Tours you can enjoy with your family.

HERE

Also I ‘m Listing a ton of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions for Kids Learning:

2Simple

AdmitHub

ABCMouse/Adventure Academy

ALBERT

Alchemie

American Chemistry Society

Backpack Sciences

Boardmaker

BookCreator App

BrainPop

Breakout Edu

Buncee

Century

CheckMath

CircleTime Fun

CiscoWebex

CK-12 Foundation

ClassDojo

Classroom Secrets

ClassHook

Classtime

CMU CS Academy

CommonLit

Conjugemos

Coursera for Campus

Curriki

Deck. Toys

DeltaMath

Discovery Ed

Dyslexia Academy 

Ecoballot

EdConnect

Edmodo

EdPuzzle

Education Perfect

Eduflow

Edulastic

Edu-Together

Elementari

Emile

Epraise

Epic!

EverFi

Explain Everything

Fiveable

Flipgrid

Fluency Matters

Freckle

Free Math

Gamilab

Genially

GoGuardian

Good2Learn

Google For Edu

Gynzy

Hapara

Hawkes Learning

HippoCampus

Ideas Roadshow

IDEA

InThinking

i-Ready

Izzit.org

Kahoot

Kami

KET’s PBS Learning Media

Khan Academy

Kids Discover Online

Kognity

LabsLand

Learning Apps

Libby App

ListenWise

Manga High

Microsoft Education

MobyMax

Mozi

MusicFirst

Mystery Science

NearPod

Newsela

Nimbus Capture

Outschool

Otus

Packback

Parlay

Pear Deck

PebbleGo By Capstone

Peergrade

PenPal

Prodigy

Pronto

Rockalingua

Salesforce

ScienceWerkz

Schoology

ScreenCastify

Seesaw

Seneca

Seterra Geography

Scholastic

Shmoop

Sight Reading Suite

SmartMusic

Stemscopes

StoryBoard

Tailor-ED

TechSmith

Tes Blendspace

Twinkl

Typing Club

Vidcode

ViewSonic

Voces Digital

Vroom App

Wakelete

We Video

Zearn

Zoom

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