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Lots of excellent lists are circulating on the internet, but I’ll see if I can put together a few more unique suggestions that might be new and fresh ideas for you!

Most importantly, relax, take a deep breath, enjoy your time together as a family, stay safe, and BE WELL!

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The SPGFAN Gang!

PS… The Monterey Bay Aquarium and the National Geographic for Kids stuff is AWESOME! Check them out below!

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Nature Journaling Through Writing, Drawing, Painting, or Photography!

Coloring Pages

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Gorgeous Animal Coloring Pages!

University of Georgia Coloring Pages – Color beloved mascot Uga, Quarterback Jake Fromm, and more!


2020 Marine Endangered Species Art Contest (Digital Entries Only)

Stellwagen Bank Marine Art Contest for Grades K-12

Browse the NOAA Art Gallery for Marinelife Creations

MOSAic Arctic Art Gallery and Submissions


Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Streaming: Log on to the Digital Concert Hall ticket page with the code BERLINPHIL. The Digital Concert Hall is free of charge for 30 days.

Met Opera Streaming: Free streaming of the Metropolitan Opera. One performance is streamed a week. 

Fitness and Physical Activity

LIVE Fitness for Kids: Fitness activities for kids; accessible from home every day from 10:30-11:15am. 

Brownstone Yoga: Free yoga podcast run by Meg Brownstone, a yoga instructor at Rubber Soul Yoga in Athens.

Dancing Alone Together has a collection of Online Dance Classes across different Social Media Live Formats.

Basic Skills and General Learning

IXL – Online Activities featuring content that covers over 8,000 K – 12 Skills

123 Homeschool 4 Me – Over 1,000,000 Printable Worksheets


Monterey Bay Aquarium Virtual Tour

National Geographic for Kids

NOAA – National Marine Sanctuary Virtual Dives (Can be viewed on PC, Mobile, or VR Devices!)

BioSITE Nature Journal Pages
BioSITE Tips for Designing Your Own Nature Journal Pages

At Home Learning with the USGS – United States Geological Survey

Lawrence Hall of Science AfterSchool KidzScience™ Videos

Follow Amazeum YOUniverse on Facebook @Amazeum, Instagram @amazeum, and Twitter @Amazeum for Daily Live Learning Activities.

Participate in the Baldwin & Shell and Museum of Discovery Cardboard Construction Contest

Download the Kepler Exoplanet Transit Hunt – Kepler Exoplanet Transit Hunt lets you discover a planet by the “transit method” like what the NASA Kepler Mission used: watching a star and hunting for the tiny drops in brightness that happen when the planet passes (transits) in front it! How many properties of the planet do you think you can know just from a few minuscule dips in brightness?

Download Star Wheels for Your Area so you can identify constellations in the night sky! Also available for purchase here.

Kidspace-At-Home: Virtual Learning & Play Resources

OBIS – Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies – pdf versions of over 100 Different Hands-On Activities for Exploring Living Things!

Wunderground Weather History – Enter a Date to Explore the Weather on that Day!

USGS – Latest Earthquakes Map Teaching Resources

National Weather Service Content for Kids and Teens

Cornell Lab of Ornithology also has a ton of Bird Activities!

Lawrence Hall of Science – Science Apps & Activities

NOAA and the Octonauts

SEA – Sea Earth Atmosphere

Estuary Education

Ocean Exploration Videos and Educational Materials

Teacher at Sea

National Marine Sanctuaries Games and Fun

Beetles Science Instruction – Multiple pdf Lesson Plans for a Variety of Activities

The National Center for Quality Afterschool Programs

How To Smile Database of FREE 3500 Science and Math Activities

Missouri Botanical Gardens

Chabot Space & Science Center – Meteorology Lesson Kit

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

The New Children’s Museum Lesson Plans

Advanced High School and College Level
Science Materials

MOSAiC: Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate – Remote, Online, and At-Home Polar Climate Learning Resources

Global Systems Science – A Changing Cosmos HOU Astronomy Curriculum

Coursera Class by University of Colorado Boulder – Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic

Social Studies

National Geographic Interactive Mapmaker

COVID-19 Educational Resources

For kids taking an interest in epidemiology – CDC’s Solve the Outbreak Game! – Based on real historic cases, predates the current pandemic.

UC Berkeley – The Science of Covid Educational Resources

Activities That Might Require Purchasing Supplies or Subscriptions

Purchase Sunprint Kits and check out these Super Cool Science and Art Ideas from the Lawrence Hall of Science!

Subscribe to National Geographic Online Magazine for Exclusive Digital Content

National Geographic TV Streaming – May Require Cable Subscription or Disney+ Subscription

National Geographic for Kids Magazine Subscriptions

Scholastic Home Base – Activities with Characters from Popular Fiction Books!

Wings of Fire Activities
(Kindle Editions $3.99 – $10.99)
(Paperbacks $5.99 and Up)
(Audiobooks FREE with Audible Trial – Restrictions Apply. See Amazon for details.) – $20 annual subscription to access over 35,000 pages of printable worksheets. They are currently offering FREE access for teachers whose schools are closed. Click Here for more information on eligibility.

United States Study Unit K -2 $5.00

Explore Your Backyard or the Neighborhood with These Nature Journaling Supplies! Or, Get Creative, and Make Your Own!

You can also check out John Muir Laws to download

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