HEALTHY BODIES AND HEALTHY MINDS: FREE ACTIVITIES ONLINE FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES!
SCHEDULING activities into your kids daily routines at home during these uncertain times can help provide them with some predictability, keep them occupied, having fun, and provide for a much needed rhythm to their days. Draw up a schedule with them, empower them by providing options to a level they can manage (maybe 2 or 3), then support them to place them into a concrete schedule. Consider some of the areas that they struggle with like maybe science or math and provide them with an fun alternative to learn! Try to include at least one physical activity that can be done in the home like “PE with Joe” or Kids Yoga or Free Dance Classes, and include this in the daily schedule. Physical activity will keep them grounded, in the present, and CALM!
A great big THANK YOU to all the parents, friends and colleagues who have provided me with these invaluable resources and a big THANK YOU to all those who are providing FREE access to all these opportunities. There are some fantastic video sessions here ranging from minutes to hours, with many streaming live daily! Resources are accessible to all developmental ages. Some examples of what is available that you can schedule into your kids daily activities include: art, science, and physical education classes, virtual tours, inspiring stories from Athletes, NASA library, and so many other FUN LEARNING opportunities. ALL FREE!
You can start with Meaghan’s Facebook thread, a Parent who gathered up too many FREE resources for me to pass on. Follow this Facebook link full of great resources. THANKS MEAGHAN! https://www.facebook.com/503756913/posts/10157074283476914/?d=n
This is a mom of an ASD child with Hypernumeracy. She has a bunch of resources to support Autistic and Neurodivergent kids. Too many to choose from so I just included the link: https://www.andnextcomesl.com/p/resources.html
PE with Joe – Daily live workout streamed on YouTube for kids, teenagers, and adults. Joe is a Physical Education Teacher and Trainer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8
Kids Yoga Stories - Free printable Yoga cards and Games.
Hip Hop Classes and lots more on YouTube – follow this link on YouTube for lots to choose from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o77r2CT8EBY
Draw Everyday with JJK – Author and Illustrator https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCObbZ-lkhRQ203mtX9ZmgtA
Daily art projects for kids https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC58Lu9VRCRATKy1tB_ZGBQ
Art Lessons – Archived https://zealousart.teachable.com/courses
Fast Company – Drawing Classes From Famous Art Illustrators https://www.fastcompany.com/90478307/stuck-at-home-take-free-drawing-classes-from-famous-illustrators
Science Class – with Mark Rober on YouTube
Livestream Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 1pm https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1kMZp36IQSyNx_9h4mpCg
Mini Science Lessons https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning
Author Lauren Tarshis reads “I survived the Sinking of The Titanic, 1912” https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS1PO-R7wxmaHjw0RzP7ofvVguHzlfU4h
Breakout Education https://platform.breakoutedu.com/query?cat_id=&type_id=1&grade_id=&q=free
Classroom Champions - Classroom Champions connects top performing athletes with students in high-need schools. We use video lessons and live video chat to motivate students to recognize their potential, set goals and dream big, while educating them in the practical use of communications technology. https://www.youtube.com/user/ClassroomChampions
Virtual Tours of Museums https://www.parents.com/syndication/museums-with-virtual-tours/
Museums, Zoos and Theme Parks – Tours https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/
National Geographic – Explorer Classroom in the Field https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwDYgc65Zhn532jDO3rFcyaHOq3nyppmk
Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease https://wonderopolis.org/
NASA Library – Media Library accessable and free https://www.diyphotography.net/nasa-makes-entire-media-library-publicly-accessible-copyright-free/
Sensory Processing Disorder – Parenting Tips and resources – Excellent Resource! https://www.andnextcomesl.com/p/sensory-resources.html
- For the Proprioceptive kids, check this link out around “heavy work activities” kids can do at home https://www.andnextcomesl.com/2017/04/heavy-work-activities-for-home.html
Big Life Journal – Free Weekly Printable and lots of other FREEBIES – You’ll find Indoor Games and Activities a useful download https://biglifejournal.com/pages/freebies
WISHING YOU ALL HEALTHY BODIES AND MINDS!
COME BACK IN A COUPLE OF DAYS FOR SOME INFORMATION ON HOW TO ENGAGE IN YOUR OWN SELF-CARE