The impact of a First Responder’s job affects their entire family. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic can introduce additional stress, health risks and increase already long hours spent away from home. We have compiled a growing list of resources we hope will be of help to our First Responder Families during current school closures. (Updated 5-27-2020)
!zzitEntertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects.
123 Homeschool 4 Me300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens.
A Better Way to HomeschoolPreschool through 8th grade.
A+ ClickMath and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult.
ABCyaMath and reading games.
Access MarsExplore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
ACS – Chemistry for LifeHigh school chemistry topics.
Action for Health KidsCOVID-19 and at-home resources.
Administration for Children & FamiliesCOVID-19 related resources for our programs that help our nation’s children, families, and communities during this challenging time.
AlcumusProvides high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities.
All in one High SchoolEvery course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school.
All in One HomeschoolEvery course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool – 8.
All Kids NetworkCrafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.
Amazing Educational ResourcesVariety of resources with descriptions and links.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryCoronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Library
American Psychological AssocationAPA COVID-19 Information and Resources updated by APA for psychologists, health-care workers and the public
Amphibian ArkCurriculum Materials, Toolkit and Resources for learning about the Amphibian species.
Anxiety and Depression Association of AmericaThe Pandemic Parenting Guide: How to Improve Your Child/Teen’s (and Your Own) Emotional Well-Being in Times of COVID-19
ArcAdemicsFree multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more!
Art for Kids HubNew art lessons are uploaded M-F, every week.
ArtsologyPlay games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.
Ask Dr. UniverseAsk Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University.
Autism SpeaksResources for people with autism and their families that may be seeing disruptions in services and coping with the uncertainty of what comes next.
Backpack SciencesHands on science videos for elementary kids.
Bamboo LearningVoice based learning with Alexa.
Banzai!Exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them smart money management.
BBCA variety of learning resources for children of all ages.
BBC History for KidsGames, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time.
Bedtime MathMath as a fun part of your daily family routine.
Bens GuideLearn about the U.S. government thru a series of learning adventures with none Benjamin Franklin.
Big History Project13.8 Billion Years of History. Free. Online.
BiodigitalA human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways.
Biology SimulationsBiology Simulations helps students to learn about biology and practice data analysis skills.
BlocklyLearn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Boddle LearningMath for elementary kids through 6th grade.
BrainBoxMagic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure.
BrainscapeFlashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.
Breakout EDUEducational games K-12.
Bright HorizonsTalking to Children about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
British CouncilResources for English language learning across all ages.
British MuseumVirtual tour of the Great Court, discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.
BunkDigital archive of history.
Busy ToddlerIndoor Activities for busy toddlers.
BWS Education ConsultingTest Prep for SAT, ACT, etc.
Campus DifusionPlatform for learning and practicing the Spanish language.
CanFigureIt GeometryEasy-to-use workspace created by teachers, where students can practice proofs and deductive reasoning.
Cardinal At WorkFree Online Workshops and Virtual Learning Resources for Children and Families.
Carmen San DiegoCarmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas.
Cbeebies RadioAnimation and activities for younger children.
Cells AliveLearn all about cells.
Chalk AcademyChinese learning activities.
ChemicoolLearn all about the periodic table.
Child Mind InstituteSupporting Families During COVID-19.
Child TrendsResources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Children’s InstituteResources for how to share pandemic information with young children
Chrome Music LabMusic is for everyone.
Cincinnati Children’sResources to help parents and families respond to the disruptions of school, work, travel, and every other aspect of life caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
CIRCLE Family Activity Collection A variety of hands-on activities that families can do at home.
CK-12Interactive learning activities and practice that adapts to individual student performance.
Classroom CerealGrammar practice for middle school grades.
ClickSchoolingDaily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help kids learn.
Climate KidsProduced by the Earth Science Communications Team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Club SciKidzDaily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.
Coalition for Responsible Home EducationHomeschooling Through COVID-19
Code AcademyLearn to code.
Code.orgK-12 computer science – coding with Star Wars (offline version available).
Common LitReading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions.
Common Sense MediaNavigate social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities for your kids.
Concord ConsortiumFree K-12 interactive STEM – scientifically accurate models and activities.
ConjuguemosLearn verb conjugations in Spanish, French (+ 7 other languages) with drill practices and multi-player games.
Cool Kid FactsEducational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics.
Country Reports35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.
CourseraFree courses from leading universities and companies.
Crash CourseA variety of courses across a variety of topics for all ages.
Crash Course KidsYouTube series for grade school science.
Crazy GamesTons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun.
Crest AwardsScience awards you can complete from home.
Crypto ClubImmerse yourself in cryptography.
Curriculum AssociatesFree printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish).
CurrikiDigital learning content for preschool through high school.
Dealhackcompilation of websites, educational institutions, and other businesses that offer free services and programs not just for home-based learning but also for your general well-being
Delta MathA wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus.
Discovery K12Free Student account for online homeschool platform & curriculum; Pre-K to 12th grade.
District AdministrationUpdated: 304 free K-12 resources during coronavirus pandemic
Dog On A Log BooksPrintable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading.
Dr. Roger’s Math NeighborhoodHigher level math online video series with detailed solutions.
Dr. SeussRead, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss.
DragonBoxAlgebra games for kids.
DreamboxK-8 online math program analyzes data points to provide the right next lesson at the right time.
DreamscapeEngaging reading game for Grades 2-8, and all for FREE!
DuckstersEducation for kids all topics.
DuolingoLearn languages for free. Web or app.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance CenterResources for Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
EdSourceParenting during a pandemic: A family journal
Education ReimaginedDistance Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Distance Learning Resource Center
Education WeekThis Is What Students Want Us to Know About Pandemic Learning
edX2,500+ online courses from top institutions.
Elemental Science80+ at home science activities.
Everyday EarthInteractive video earth science based curriculum supplement.
Facts 4 MeAge appropriate research site for elementary-level readers (UserName: read / Password: read).
Family Caregiver AllianceCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers.
Farm Food 360Explore Canadian food & farming with 360º Virtual Tours – farm animals, foods, production and processing.
Farmer’s AlmanacFarmer’s almanac for kids… Date, weather, moon phase, etc.
First 5 Association of CaliforniaResources to help families, children and communities in California cope with and understand the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
FiveableResources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides!
Fluency and FitnessOver 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy; Ages 4-8.
Free Children StoriesFree stories for children ages 3-12.
Free Code Camp450 Ivy League courses that you can take for free.
Fun FonixPhonics worksheets for kids.
FunBrainMath and Reading games.
FunologyCrafts, projects, science, recipes for young children.
Future LearnFree to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade.
Geography GamesGames for learning world geography.
GeoGuessrUse Google’s Street View and real maps from Mapillary to learn/test geography skills.
GoNoodleMovement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
Good and BeautifulFree, academically sound, full-year language arts courses downloads.
Google Doc Collection of Website ResourcesVariety of resources with descriptions and links.
Google EarthDiscover cities around the world, using the world’s most detailed digital globe.
GrammaropolisWork on the 8 parts of speech.
Grid ClubMath games galore.
HealthLineHow Parents Can Help Themselves and Their Children with COVID-19 Stress
HealthyChildren.OrgParenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home
HighlightsFun games, recipes, crafts, activities.
HippoCampus7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas.
iDEA AwardsDigital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
InnerbodyInteractive models help kids learn more about the internal mechanics of the human body.
Instructables3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects.
Into the BookGames to get “into the book”.
Iowa Department of EducationAccess to educational enrichment options for students, parents and educators during the temporary disruption of classroom learning due to COVID-19
Jigsaw ExplorerOnline photograph jigsaw puzzles, from 6 to 1000+ pieces.
Judge Baker Children’s CenterResources for Families During the COVID-19 Outbreak
KC Chamber (Missouri)RESOURCES FOR PARENTS, CHILDREN, AND CAREGIVERS DURING COVID-19
Khan AcademyFree schedules, online courses, Lessons & Practice materials.
Kids Think DesignKids can explore design careers in fashion, graphics, interior, film, architecture and more.
Kiwi CoQuick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up.
KodableCoding for ages 4-10.
LifespanCoronavirus, Kids and Signs of Stress
Little Spark CompanyFree printables library with activities for children 0-6.
Little Twisters YogaFree at-home kids yoga lesson plans.
Magic Tree HouseInteractive games based on the book series.
Maker Stations3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home.
Manga HighPlay basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others.
Marco LearningResources for AP students.
Math CelebrityStep-by-step work and answers for math problems. 2nd grade through college.
Math ChimpFree online math games, videos, and worksheets – organized by common core standards (1st-8th grades).
Math PlaygroundEducational resources including math games, logic puzzles and brain builders.
Math ScoreMath practice from counting to algebra and geometry.
Math@WorkMath Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors.
Medium – Kids Listen19 Great Science Podcasts You Can Listen To With Kids.
Memrise22 languages to learn.
MET MuseumA wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.
Mission USAn interactive way to learn history.
MobyMaxFind and fix learning gaps.
MusicTheoryIntroductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.
My First GardenFun and clever gardening – An Urban Programs Resource Network by the University of Illinois Extension.
Mystery ScienceK-5th Science lessons.
NASASpace science for kiddos.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)Online resources to provide information from NAEYC and a few national health and educational organizations.
National Association of School PsychologistsHelping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19.
National Autism AssociationTeaching Tools for Individuals with Autism and Tips for Caregivers and Individuals.
National Gallery of ArtNGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history.
National Geographic KidsActivities and quizzes for younger kids.
National Geographic Young ExplorersMmagazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students.
National Museum of Natural HistoryThis educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life.
New York Public LibraryDownload over 300,000 books from the NYPL for free.
Next Gen Personal FinanceFree resources, games and lesson plans for teaching personal finance.
NitrotypeImprove typing skills while competing in races with up to 5 typers from around the world.
No Red InkOnline curriculum that builds better writers.
Nomster ChefIllustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups.
North Carolina State University – Institute for Emerging IssuesResources for Parents and Caregivers with Children at Home.
Novel EffectRead out loud from ebooks with music, sound effects, and character voices responding to your voice.
NumberphileShort videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun.
OpenLearnPrimarily for high school or advanced students.
Oregon Department of EducationHealth, Safety & Wellness – Resources and information about student well-being
Overcoming ObstaclesLife skills including social and emotional skills for students in grades K-12.
Oxford Owl for HomeFree resources for grade school children.
Paragraph PunchTeaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial.
Parents Helping ParentsResources covering Education, Public Health & Policy, Home-Based Learning, Activities & Recreation, Podcasts, Self-Care and Family Health & Wellness.
Paw Print BadgesFree challenge packs with activities and other downloads.
PBS KidsPlay with fave show characters and learn too.
PBS LearningPreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials.
Pebble GoCurricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students.
PhET Project – University of ColoradoPhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations.
Playmada GamesGame-based learning experiences for high school science students.
Positive PhysicsAn online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics.
Pre-School ExpressPreschool age crafts and activities.
Pre-School InspirationsToddler and preschool age ideas.
Prodigies MusicMusic curriculum for kids ages 1-12.
ProdigyList of Resources for Families and Educators During COVID-19.
Prodigy MathsMath platform for 1st-8th graders.
Project ExplorerFree videos from around the world from grade 3-12.
Psychology TodayHow Parents Can Help Their Children During the Pandemic
PTA.orgResources, tools and information to support our families and teachers who are navigating working, teaching and learning at home.
Quaver MusicGeneral music education for grades Pre-K to 8.
QuizletFor students to practice and master whatever they are learning.
Reading EggsPhonics and learning to read.
ReadWorksOnline resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.
Red Ted ArtEasy arts and crafts for little ones.
RedT Kids MarketplaceCritical Thinking resources for K-6 students.
Renaissance Magnet School of Expeditionary Learning Blog Archive of Author ‘Read-Alouds’ (2011-2020).
Robert Munsch The Official Robert Munsch Site – Books, Poems, Stories and other fun kid’s stuff.
RockAlinguaMusic Based Spanish Learning.
Rose & Rexa list of resources to help keep children engaged, calm and happy despite school closures and social distancing.
San Diego ZooAmazing videos, activities, and games – just for kids!
ScholasticDay-by-day projects for grade school children (PreK to 6th Grade+).
Science SpotScience projects that can be completed with or without Internet access.
ScootpadAdaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8.
ScratchLearn to program your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
SenecaLarge amount of free content for all grades.
SEPUP, UC BerkleySimulations, scientist profiles and resources for middle school science and high school biology.
Shurley EnglishClear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts for grades K-8.
Sight Reading FactorySight reading and sight singing practice exercises.
Smart MusicMusic practice transformed.
SmithsonianFree stuff for Kids from the Smithsonian.
Songs for TeachingLarge selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students.
Spelling CityVocabulary Words and Reading Comprehension for grades K-12; Free with code VSCFree90.
Spelling TrainingEasy Online Spelling Practice and Games for grades 1-4.
STAND for ChildrenA list of no-cost resources that we hope can be helpful to your family during this challenging time.
STAND for Children – LouisianaFinancial & Family Resources During COVID-19
StarFallReading, language arts and mathematics for Pre-School through 3rd Grade.
State of AlaskaAlaskan Wildlife cams.
Steve Spangler ScienceScience experiments that you can do at home.
StorylineFavorite children’s books, read by famous people.
Super SimpleResource include free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets and more for children ages 2 to 13.
Supercharged SchoolDaily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own.
Switch ZooPlay games and learn all about animals.
Sworkit Youth InitiativeKid-friendly workouts include Strength, Agility, Flexibility and Balance.
Teachers Pay TeachersFree Printables for PreK-2nd Grade.
Ted EdAll sorts of engaging educational videos.
The Artful ParentFree art activities.
The China GuideThis Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.
The ColorOnline digital coloring pages.
The Great Course PlusFree trial of classes for older teens or adults
The Happy ScientistMaterials, videos and resources across a variety of science topics for all ages.
The Homeschool ScientistEngineering challenges with things you have at home.
The Imagination TreeCreative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
The JournalFree Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak.
The Kennedy Center – Live with Mo WillemsLive Doodle Classes or streamed on YouTube.
The Kids Should See ThisWide range of educational videos.
The LouvreTravel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
The National Child Traumatic Stress NetworkParent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The National Child Traumatic Stress NetworkPANDEMIC FLU FACT SHEET: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Families Cope with a Pandemic Flu
The New York TimesHow to Keep Children’s Stress From Turning Into Trauma
The OT ToolboxResources, tools, ideas, and activities geared toward motor function and development.
The Story StarterRandomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters.
The United States MintPlay games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.
The WellProgram combines mindfulness prompts and classical music.
Theta Music TrainerA complete system of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.
TinkercadFree, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding for all ages.
TodayHow to homeschool during the coronavirus crisis with free resources.
Toy TheaterEducational online games.
Turle DiaryOnline games, videos, experiments, puzzles, coloring sheets, and more for Pre-K thru 5th Grade.
Turnaround For ChildrenCoronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources
Turnaround For Children[PODCAST] Coronavirus: Keeping Our Children And Ourselves Safe, With Pamela Cantor, M.D.
Typing ClubLearn touch typing for free!
Typing.comLearn Keyboarding, Digital Literacy, & Coding.
Tyto OnlineMiddle schoolers can observe, experiment and collect evidence to observe phenomena.
United Family NetworkMembership is 100% free for qualifying families who are struggling and/or experiencing hardship.
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusResources for Parents to Help Children Cope.
USGS – Earthquake Hazards ProgramLearn all about earthquakes.
Virtual Field TripsOver 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links.
Virtual Musical InstrumentsLearn and create music by playing instruments online using a computer keyboard and mouse.
Virtual School ActivitiesCollection of sites to live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun educational sites.
Weather Wiz KidsResources, activities and information on Meterology and all things weather – including weather safety.
What Was ThereTie historical photos to Google Maps and tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past.
WonderopolisLearners of all ages can ask questions and use their curiosity and imagination to explore and discover.
World Health OrganizationHelping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak
XtraMathHelp kids master basic math facts – online or via mobile app.
Yellowstone National ParkTour Yellowstone National Park!
YoungzineNews and more for kids.
Youth.govResources on topics affecting youth and how supportive adults can help.
Zearn LearningK-5th grade math learning and content, including paper-based materials that can be used without a device.
Zero to ThreeTips for families including age-appropriate responses to common questions, a guide to self-care, and activities for young children experiencing social distancing.