As most organizations, cities, and states continue to prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19), Americans are being forced into remote work environments, working from home, oftentimes, alongside their family. Without much preparation, many people are abruptly having to adjust to new ways of operating, managing and planning for life.  Also, for working parents, there is the added pressure of school and daycare closures. We are all asking ourselves, “now what are we supposed to do every day?”. 

Are you worried about how you can keep your children occupied while also maintaining a productive work from home schedule? Check out our list of 15 ways to create productive play every day! Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from having fun and learning!

Fun at Home Guide: Sign up for a FREE Family Fun At Home Guide with Macaroni Kid. This guide includes educational resources, recipes, science experiments, themed movie nights and more!

Free Educational Subscriptions: Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings.

Audiobooks for Kids: 8 Great Audiobook Suggestions for Kids.

Virtual Field Trips: Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links.

Skype A Scientist LIVE: Interested in science, animals, fossils, or biology – find a live stream with a scientist.

Actors read to Children: FREE children’s literacy resource featuring the world’s best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.

50 States Tour for Kids: Two Minute YouTube Videos Touring our 50 States.

Earth Day Activities: Resources going into Spring for Earth Day – activities you can do at home using recycled materials. Homeschool activities or things to do on Spring Break or if you find yourself stuck at home with your kiddos a little longer than you want to be!

50 Educational Preschool Shows on HULU: 50 of the best educational preschool shows on Hulu for you.

150+ Educational Shows on Netflix: Create a separate profile on Netflix. Name it “School” and add ONLY educational materials to this profile. A great starting point is to add our “100 best Educational Shows to Stream on Netflix” list.

Miss Megan’s Camp Kindergarten: A former kindergarten teacher and current preschool assistant, Miss Megan’s Camp Kindergarten!  Starting Monday, March 16th, I will Facebook Live a “Morning Meeting” to get your 3-7 year old’s day started!  We will do calendar, counting, days of the week, months of the year, weather, morning message, letter(s) of the day, some guitar playing, and we will end with a book being read.

Scholastic Learn at Home: Keep the learning going for ALL AGE GROUPS. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own or with their families.

PBS Kids’ Newsletter: FREE sign up to receive a daily newsletter with new ideas to help kids learn at home.

Cosmic Kids: Amazon Prime Video kid yoga series “Cosmic Kids”.

25 Screen-Free Activities for Kids: Here are some Screen-Free Activities for Kids that will have kids learning, laughing and get a break from the stress.