With the kids being out of school for the next two weeks with the possibility of it being more due to the Coronavirus, parents are scratching their heads as to what to do with their kids. If there’s a possible Coronavirus quarantine, that means that schools will be closed indefinitely until further notice. While there are many ways to keep your kids and the entire family entertained, what about educational ways? Ways that will stimulate their brains and keep them prepared for when school officially reopens.
I’ve put together a list of more than 30 FREE educational websites that will stimulate your kids’ brains, maybe help with math, or even just have a little bit of downtime while having fun. You can use this list to help supplement your current curriculum for those who are on a Coronavirus schedule.
From math games to creative writing prompts, you’ll find just every subject covered in our list of over 30+ free educational websites for kids! Don’t forget to download our FREE daily schedule to aid in structure while homeschooling.
- 123 Homeschool 4 Me – Arranged by grade or subject, this contains free printable worksheets and educational activities to help make learning fun.
- BBC History For Kids – Kids can learn fascinating facts of ancient people and places through a variety of games and activities.
- Cool Math 4 Kids – Math lessons and games for kids ages 3 through 12.
- Dreamscape – Reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game.
- E-Learning for Kids – Free, curriculum-based learning for elementary school kids in Math, Science, Environmental skills, Computer skills, Health, Language, and Life skills.
- Fuel the Brain – Educational games, guides, and printables for elementary school students focusing on common core standards for math, science, and more!
- Fun Fonix – Offers printable phonic worksheets, online phonic games, and hundreds of phonic resources.
- K-5 Math – K-5 Math offers free printable resources sorted by grades that you can download and print. All activities focus on hands-on learning and are very engaging
- Khan Academy Kids – Free mobile education app for children ages 2-7, engages kids in age-appropriate core subjects such as reading, writing, language, and math while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills.
- PBS Kids – Educational games and videos with your favorite PBS characters.
- Preschool Express – Filled with curriculum ideas for pre-schoolers including language, arts, crafts, and printables.
- Starfall – Provides provides of educational content from reading to math for preschool through the third grade by using animation and sound to keep kids engaged.
- Storyline Online – Free children’s literacy website which provides free storytelling videos and resources to foster a love of reading in children.
- The Kidz Page – Hundreds of free educational and fun games, puzzles, activities, coloring pages and more.
- Turtle Diary – Educational games, puzzles, printable worksheets and more for grades K-5.
Junior High & High School
- American Chemistry Society – Targeted for high schoolers this features chemistry-related articles with the relevant discussion you can have with your kids.
- Collisions Chemistry – If you’re looking for something a bit more hands-on, Collisions offer digital games, grounded in the rules of chemistry, that can be used to introduce, teach, and review key concepts in chemistry.
- Biology Simulations – Featuring simulations and virtual labs for biology topics including evolution, ecology, and cellular energetics.
- Can Figure It Geometry – Here students can practice proofs while exercising their reasoning skills in an easy to use interactive workspace.
- Classroom Cereal – Kids can practice their grammar with these free short stories that are printable.
- Club OASIS – Free online STEM club for kids that offers not just classes, projects, but also teaching resources for families.
- Cool Math – Free online math lessons and games to make math fun, including pre-algebra, algebra, and calculus along with fun math activities.
- Dr. Roger’s Math Neighborhood – Free online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems.
- Izzit – While there are few courses for elementary-aged children, most of the materials are geared towards your middle school and high schoolers. Featuring free high-quality educational materials in many subject areas.
- Smithsonian Education – Features several useful resources covering topics such as art, science, history, culture, nature, people and places.
For K Thru 12
- BioDigital – Explore the anatomy of the human body in virtual 3D.
- Classics for Kids – Introduce your kids to classical music by famous composers through games.
- Dad’s Worksheets – Offering a growing collection of over 9,000 printable worksheets, online Math games, puzzles, and tools such as calculators, converters, and timers. All of these are completely FREE.
- Duolingo – Learn a foreign language. While the content is always free, there are also paid options.
- The Concord Consortium – Offers hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and weeklong sequences of curriculum materials.
- Google Experiments – Kids can create and recreate unique simulations and games online.
- iCivics – offers free lessons and engaging games for students to play while they learn about civics.
- Make Me Genius – Science lessons for grades K – 7 in animated cartoon videos. Kids get to learn cool facts and take quizzes.
- Math is Fun – Math puzzles, games, worksheets and an illustrated dictionary for grades K-12, also includes a progress-tracking feature so you can monitor a child’s progress.
- National Geographic Kids – Learn amazing facts about animals, science, history, and geography. Play fun games and more.
- Phet – Offers engaging science and math simulations to help kids with physics, chemistry, biology, and math.
- Science Bob – A great way to get kids interested in science with easy science experiments, videos, Q&A and everything science.
- Science Made Simple – Easy science experiments for kids. It also helps prepare for science fairs by giving them science experiment ideas.
- Study Jams – Interactive Math and science topics with step by step tutorials and other activities.