Over the next few weeks, many of us will be increasing our time spent at home. If you have young children it can be hard to find things to do all day, for potentially three weeks or more.De Legge Team member Kate Goodwin, mom to a 6 year-old, was inspired to write this post to share with our community the many great resources she's found as she embarks on homeschooling. Read on for a list of easy and free activities to keep the whole household occupied and sane!
1. Visit a Virtual Museum
This is a great time for our stay at home students to visit a virtual museum.
2. Read A Loud Book Videos.
Need a little break? The Indianapolis Public Library has compiled a list of over 100 free read a loud books.
4. Join a Digital Science Class
Mystery Science is offering free, easy science for remote learning with a starter list of K-5 science lessons that are easy to do at home parents can download short mini-lessons that are completely digital and full lessons that include an activity, no sign-up or log-in required.
5. Explore the Ocean with OPAK's Ocean Webinars
OPAK will be offering FREE ocean-themed webinars starting on Monday, March 23rd going through Thursday, March 26th. Each webinar will be accompanied by follow up lessons, activities, art projects, films, etc. that students can do at home.
Full descriptions and registration information for these webinars can be found on their website.
6. Take an "Art Walk" around your neighborhood.
Have your child take photos of:
- Geometric patterns on the street
- Curvy lines and plants
- Pointy shapes
- Radial compositions
- Diagonal broken lines in nature
- Letters that you can see in objects, on the street, in the tree, etc.
7. Keeping on Track with a Daily Schedule
Here’s a schedule that might help the parents at home to keep the kids on task while the schools are closed.
8. And finally, don't forget to clean out those lunch bags!
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