The world is in a bit of a crazy place right now with the Corona Virus pandemic and while we try and keep some normalcy for our kids we do need to plan ahead. The upcoming Easter break and school holidays will not be the same. So many events are being cancelled or postponed left, right and centre. Easter break is Good Friday the 10th of April through to Easter Monday on 13th April. School holidays begin 14th April until Sunday 19th April. Students will resume on Monday 20th April (at this stage providing schools remain open. Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school).
To help parents entertain their kids at home during this time we have prepared a great list of online educational resources available.
Online Educational Resources
We have rounded up some fantastic websites and resources for your family to enjoy at home. Don’t forget to check out our top educational apps blog for lots app suggestions to keep the kids learning and busy as well. Also check out our top 20 easy home activities to entertain the kids blog for some more ideas for days at home.
Want to travel the world without leaving your home? See these amazing Virtual field trip tours to 30 different places! Including San Diego Zoo, Mars, The Louvre, animal encounters and much more! Check them all out here
Switch Zoo – is a website to play and learn about animals
Learn about geography and animals at the National Graphic kids website
Scholastic – day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Reading, writing and drawing activities from preschool up and above year 6.
Reading Eggs always have a free trial, which ranges from 7-30 days. Hot tip: If you have already use a free trial, you could maybe use a grandparents email address to sign up for a new trial. Find out more about Reading Eggs here.
There are 12 Famous Museums that offer virtual tours you can take from the comfort of your own home. From Washington DC, Paris, Berlin and Seoul to name a few. Check out the virtual tours here
Another great list of Museums you can visit their collections online here
History for Kids the free online history network. The website is packed with articles, worksheets and even a quiz on each section. You will find cool games, videos, worksheets on many historical events. Check out History for kids here
FREE art mandalas colouring pages available on this website.
Poetry and music https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments
Starfall is a great website for young ones covering the areas of Art, language and Music.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)
STEM simple activities for families to do at home. Find them here
Funbrain – a website with Maths and reading games
SplashLearn – Free Maths games for kids k-5. Their cool math games ensure that math is fun – always and for everyone. Set in fascinating themes and packed with ample positive reinforcement, our interactive, educational math games offer a unique blend of learning and gameplay for kids.
Want daily free science or cooking experiments to do at home head here for your daily dose.
Check out this website for interactive video earth science based curriculum activities.
City of Darwin has some great things to borrow from the library, not just hard copy books these days! Check out the Edison Robots and Makey Makey that are available for borrowing. Also available is access thousands of ebooks and eaudiobooks online with your Library card.
City of Palmerston Library also offers eBooks, eAudio books, magazines, eMagazines, DVDs, graphic novels, spoken word, anime and manga. Find out more here
Online educational resources across various subjects
Learning games for kids covers all areas including health, art, music, maths, spelling, social studies, brain games and much more!
Hellokids has drawing for kids, online colouring, art and craft activities, reading and learning, online games and more.
FREE Daily workbooks available here. This covers grades 1-6. Covers areas like Maths, Reading comprehension, coding, creative writing, amusing activities and more. Check them out here
NickJr. has games that allow your children to explore their creativity, play dress-up, learn new music, put together puzzles and work on numbers and shape recognition.
Breakout EDU uses online games to bring the fun of escape rooms to learning across the primary curriculum.
123 Homeschool has 300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens. Playdough mats, solar systems, alphabet, countries plus much more!
Want to get your kids into cooking at home? Check out Nomster Chef for illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups and get excited about cooking. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.
Sometimes you just need a quick activity you can print out to get the kids moving, learning, and having fun, and scavenger hunts are always a great idea! Check out here for 30+ scavenger hunt lists. Or why don’t you get the kids involved and create your own.
We hope this list of online educational resources helps you and your children find some fun online learning activities. If you know of any other fantastic free resources you recommend, please get in touch so we can share with everyone!