COVID 19 is affecting all of us to varying degrees. For most homeschoolers, schooling is going on as normal but many extra activities are canceled, travel plans postponed, and we are home a little bit more. For those that utilize other schooling methods, there may be even bigger changes of having children unexpectedly home all day for several weeks or months. No matter your situation, I have rounded up some fun freebies and discounts for activities that can be done at home to keep your children occupied and learning. Most of these aren’t ‘school’ activities but rather fun educational ideas that will hopefully help keep the boredom at bay and their minds engaged.
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Raddish Kids(They are offering this free kit with only a $4 shipping fee. This is a great way to get cooking in the kitchen with your children.)
Musik at Home you can click on their family music for all ages and access for FREE until April 3rd. We love these classes and have an annual subscription to the program. This is a great way to try it and see if it is a good fit for your child.
Evan-Moor (If you want to keep those math and reading skills fresh the kids are at home, their skill sharpeners and summer bridge workbooks are a great option and can be shipped right to your door or downloaded and printed out. )
Metropolitan Opera (Check is one for suitability for your child but the Metropolitan Opera is live streaming Operas each day FREE!)
Adventure Academy from ABC Mouse First Month Free (This is a fun online program for keeping those skills sharp.)
Practice Monkeys is a wonderful violin and piano program. We use it all the time and the teacher is fantastic. If your child isn’t going to be able to make it to their normal lessons because of restrictions this could be a great way for them to keep working or get started on a new hobby.
SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a great option if you are looking for academic content for your children or some fun electives that they can work through including photography, music, art, and more. If you have young children we loved the Sensory Science class. Membership is for the whole family and gets you access to over 400 courses. You can try it for $5 for the first month or they have a great special right now for $24.97 for 3 months with code: finishwell You can also check out how we use this program: SchoolhouseTeachers.com (Review)
You Are An Artist has some wonderful art lessons for preschoolers through adults. We have an annual membership and love it, but she also have a variety of free lessons that you can try. All you need are paper and chalk pastels or acrylic pants and brushes.
Hands on As We Grow has some great easy to implement activity ideas for young children, babies through preschool and early elementary ages.
Fit2B is my go to for fitness and with many gyms closing it is a great option for at home fitness for both mom and children. She has a variety of workouts designed for adults as well as some specifically for children. She even has workouts that are safe for moms to do with babies.
Kindle Unlimited (You can try it out for free for a month. There are books for every age and interest.)
Audible: Audiobooks are a great way to keep engaged and learning without feeling like it is ‘school time’. You can get your first one for free and if you need ideas for titles, just let me know the ages and interests.
MOMS: If you are looking for something to help you during this time, if you need help creating routines and ditching the overwhelm? You can get a free ticket to the online Purpose Driven Mom Summit 2020.
Hooked On Phonics is offering your first month for only $1 if you have any beginning readers that need to keep practicing so they don’t lose ground.
Scholastic Learn From Home Website
IEW has graciously offered some of their language arts lessons for FREE during this time.
Share the deals and ideas that you have seen in the comments and I will continue to add to this list as I see ideas and deals. I pray that you and your family stay safe and comfortable through this time. If I can be of any help, please reach out.
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Deals and Freebies
Little Women is only .99 on kindle right now! (Amazon prices subject to change always check before purchasing.)
FREE Baby Yoda Art Lesson from Nana!
All About Learning has released the best deal of the day: A FREE Snowman Pack with reading and spelling activities for a variety of ages.
Free Makeover Your Morning 5 Day Challenge! This is a great way to help re-focus and get your day off on the right foot.
Harry The Happy Mouse (Free on Kindle)
Illustrated Would You Rather Book (Free on Kindle)