Educators and Parents

Art & Drawing Resources

Learn more about art

Hello Artists

A guide to enjoying art at home with Love and Creativity from @MrsVelazquezArt 

Art Contests: Submit your art for cash prizes.
Museums: Take a virtual field trip to world museums and stream Operas.
Art Games: Compete against yourself and others.
Digital Art: Create art on your device.
Art Education: Learn about art.
Art at Home: Art tutorials for you to create where you are.

Study modern art

MoMA Learning

The Museum of Modern Art Learning offers audio clips by artists, curators, and staff about the Museum's collection. Engaging with modern and contemporary art and design in MoMA’s free courses on Coursera. MoMA brings together little-known audio, video, and other resources from the Museum’s founding in 1929 to the present day.

Coloring pages

New York Academy of Medicine

Coloring Out Collections is a huge collection of coloring pages from libraries, museums, and archives. Free to download.


Learn a new craft

Craft Projects

Museums around the world have created new ways to play from home. Links to craft projects suitable for children between five and 11 and only require basic crafting supplies, such as glue, paper, and scissors.

Learn to bake

Baking Bread

The New York Times has assembled information on baking bread: How to Make Bread at Any Skill Level. Find information on quick breads, sourdough, no-knead bread, and more.



Books, Reading & Math

Authors reading

New York Times

The New York Times prepared a list of authors for young readers who are reading their work online or offering drawing tutorials.

Read for free

Mother Nature Network

Here are ways you can read free even when you can't leave the house, including local libraries, online libraries for older books, National Emergency Library, Kindle, and Nook.

Improve your spelling

Vocabulary Spelling City

Practice your spelling here. Free access for the next three months to help students and teachers, with the code VSCFree90.

Many free resources

Mom's Choice

Mom's Choice has a consolidated a list of free resources provided by our amazing Honorees. Reading, Math, Activities, and more.

Study algebra and math

The Math Learning Center

Download free math and algebra lessons and publications for Pre-K through Grade 12.

Read about history

Historical Children's Books

Open Culture Digital Archives give you free access to thousands of historical children's books.

Read books online


All BookList and Book Links content on is now freely available until further notice. Free online access includes Print and audiobook reviews, features, interviews, spotlights, and classroom connections, BookList and Book Links replica digital editions, which can be read on desktop or mobile devices, Advanced search functionality, Readers’ advisory and collection development tools. Limited time.

Listen to books

Podcasts about Books

From BookRiot comes a list of links about bookish podcasts: short poem with an introduction every weekday, books were staples of many of our childhoods, analyze your favorite books, series of stories behind big books, classic literature, and kid stories.

Nature & Wildlife

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has a wide variety of teacher's resources and home or school resources available. Bring a new dimension to teaching with real animal furs; check out a complete teaching kit about Alaska mammal skulls or aquatic insects; find individual lesson plans or browse through the five volume curricula series about Alaska's wildlife and ecology (Alaska Wildlife Curriculum). Find resources about hunter education, firearms safety and the popular National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Take advantage of the multiple high quality, Alaska relevant resources that they offer. If you can't find something or have questions, use their education contact list to find a wildlife or aquatic educator, or hunter education specialist in your area.

Learn about the earth's weather

National Weather Service

Educational Resources from the National Weather Service include lessons, games, and videos to encourage engagement in science.

Resources for teachers

Cornell Lab

Cornell Lab has resources for educators and teachers. Are you a teacher prepping for a new kind of remote class? We’ll send you ideas. We can bring birds and bird song into your home—or let you explore the farthest reaches of the world in sounds and images.

What's climate?

Our Climate Our Future Zoom Webinar

Everything you need to know about teaching climate change. Introduction to Our Climate Our Future Zoom Webinar
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7pm ET // 4pm PT. Our Climate Our Future is your no-cost solution to bring climate science into your classroom.

Learn about wildlife

The Wildlife Trusts

Multiple Activity sheets to download for family activities. Many bird webcams.

Discover birds

Parks Blog

Discover birds with your kids. Fun ideas and questions to jump start your conversations.

Learn about sharks

Sharks 4 Kids

Sharks4Kids provides curriculum and support for teachers.

Learn about birds

Cornell Lab

Cornell Lab developed a series of weekly activities and quests for kids to participate in. Quests provide outdoor and indoor options to fit the needs of the current diverse climates and social protocols. Sign up for the weekly activity newsletter for our weekly activity newsletter, view the first week of activities.


Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids, Healthy Future

Children's activities to keep them moving throughout the day. Links to many resources for parents and educators.

Youth Fitnes

Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Resources to help ensure the fitness education and assessment process is a positive and beneficial experience for students and teachers.

University of Georgia

University of Georgia

Extension specialist offers ideas to maintain health, well-being while following social distancing guidelines put in place due to COVID-19.


Resources for Educators and Parents

Care for Life Project

The Care for Life Project began on Earth Day 2020 in an effort to showcase and encourage personal and meaningful connections with nature. Through sharing photos and stories of living things that we love, we can be inspired to preserve and protect our natural world. Share your story Send us a picture and a story here - it can be an individual living thing, a species or a 'living place' - but it has to be personal!

Carmen Sandiego™ Educational Resources

From posters to card games to episode guides and more organized by grade, resource type, and subject. Reading, writing, history, languages, art and more.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Free Resources

Free learning activities, lessons, downloadables, and videos for kids in Grades K–12. Reading, math, science, news: organized by grade level.

Time for Kids Digital Library

New TIME for Kids digital library will be available for free for the remainder of the school year. Made possible by Google, AT&T, HP and PwC Charitable Foundation. Limited Time.

We Are Teachers

Find fun websites, games, apps, and hands-on activities to assist and extend the distance learning for students in K-5.

Google Teach from Home

A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Kids activities

Kids Activities

Huge list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings. Hundreds of companies with offerings for babies through middle school.

Inspired Classroom

Many articles to give you tips and tricks for teaching remotely.

District Administration

District Administration

82 free K-12 resources during coronavirus pandemic. Check them all out including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Each e-book in this free three-book series contains 12 age-appropriate stories for K-12 students. The Chicken Soup for the Soul website includes supplemental photos and videos and worksheets. Download the free eBooks at

Platform for debates

Kialo for Critical Thinking

Kialo is a public discussion platform designed to facilitate reasoned debates about complex topics online. Since we first launched in the fall of 2017, we’ve grown into a community with thousands of debates and millions of contributions.

Current Events

News and Events

The Real Time Curriculum Project is comprised of a series of "minute projects," each focused on a relevant current event. Minute Project #1 is focused on the COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic. Check in daily and follow along @LearnMinute as we connect you to content to engage & empower educators AND students.

New York Times

New York Times

How to Home School during Coronavirus offers sample lesson plans and schedules.

Skype a Scientist

Skype a Scientist

Skype a Scientist sessions are held once weekly. All sessions are available on the Skype a Scientist YouTube channel.

Be safe online

Be Safe Online

Teaching Your Kids to Be Safe Online: A Hasty Primer from The New York Times.

Wonders from Home

Wonders from Home

Atlas Obscura is assembling a series of links to help you find people, places, and projects out there that inspire and help us all hold on to our spirit of discovery and sense of community.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Thomas Cole National Historic Site, New York

Teachers resources for the study of the Industrial Revolution, empire, or the environment with these educator packets featuring lesson plans and activity ideas.

Smart School House

Smart School House

Smart School House offers creative DIY ideas for kids. Things you can do at home with supplies you have on hand.



VirtualiTeach provides a list and description of Virtual Museum Tours. Some museums opt for virtual tours in the form of interactive online maps. Others choose to share image galleries or banks of 3D scans of their artefacts.

Learn in Color

Learn in Color

Learn in Color provides a list of Educational Museums with Free Virtual Tours.

Learn about cowboys

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Educational on line study units written for middle school students and teachers by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

BBC Teacher Support

BBC Teacher Support

A new support and wellbeing space to help teachers through the stress and pressures of the school year available from the BBC.



For ongoing updates of museums offering online tours, follow #MuseumFromHome on Twitter.

Hosting virtual events

Hosting virtual events on YouTube

A downloadable guide to making videos and hosting events on YouTube, complete with links to many more resources and video tutorials.

Hosting virtual events

Hosting virtual events

"A home school plan that’s realistic, not sadistic," an article by Ned Johnson with tips for home schooling.

Social Emotional Learning

Free Social Emotional Learning Resource Online

The Character Tree is an educational video subscription series for K - 2 students that includes 32 character education videos, 32 sets of supplemental resources, and 32 teacher's guides. Free through June 30th, 2020

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Free resources to keep everyone learning. Guides for parents and teachers.

Open Culture

Open Culture Educational Resources

A collection of free educational resources for K-12 students and their parents and teachers featuring free video lessons/tutorialsfree mobile appsfree audiobooks, ebooks and textbooksquality YouTube channelsfree foreign language lessonstest prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. Also 1,500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities and 200 Free Textbooks. Discover Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from great universities. Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More.

Health and Coronavirus Resources

CreativeLive 24/7 Wellness

CreativeLive 24/7 Wellness

CreativeLive offers free streaming of health and wellness classes 24/7.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC provides Caring for Children Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out. Advice to keep kids health and learning.

Health Webinars

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

COVID-19 Public Health Webinar Series: Join them for a four-part webinar series, as they review what is currently know, on disability inclusion as it relates to this emerging issue. Each session will be 75-minutes.

Science of Well Being

The Science of Well Being

Yale University offers "The Science of Well Being" free via Coursera.

Face Mask

New York Times: Face Mask

Two methods to make face masks: follow a pattern and sew or use scissors and an old t-shirt. Another tutorial on how to make your own fabric face mask is here. Stanford Medicine report on homemade masks is here.

TED Connects

TED Connects

Hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, TED Connects: Community and Hope is a free, live, daily conversation series featuring experts whose ideas can help us reflect and work.

Coronavirus Explanation Cards

Coronavirus Explanation Cards

A series of screens explaining the virus and the sickness scientists call COVID-19. What is it, where did it come from, what might it mean for you?



Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life by Maria Popova.

Sesame Street

Sesame Street

Seasame Street offers information to support you and your family during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Epidemics in Western Society

Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600

This course consists of an international analysis of the impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent experience of SARS and swine flu. Frank Snowden is Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of History at Yale University.

Explaining Coronavirus

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

Resources for explaining Coronavirus to children of all ages. Tips for talking to kids, how to manage and cope.

Food Safety

Hygiene & Food Safety

U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

U.S Food & Drug: Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019

U.S Department of Agriculture: Coronavirus Disease.

U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.