Caring for young ones?
Keep them entertained and engaged with these free resources. 🌟
In celebration of our 200th Issue of the Girls’ Night In newsletter, we’re sharing GNI Spreadsheets — a project with resources created by our team to help you take care and have a little fun as we’re all spending more time at home these days. Want more ideas for taking care? Make sure you’re subscribed to the Girls’ Night In newsletter here for more tips and recommendations for taking care, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

The below doc is created by the GNI Team & community. For more helpful and care-oriented Google docs, take a look at our GNI Spreadsheets page (only newsletter subscribers will get access to the password. 😉)
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ActivityAge RangeHow it worksWhere to find it Notes
Creating standing meetings for our kidsallFollowing Emily Schuman's lead (from her IG post) and setting up a time for our kids to hang over videochatThis IG postZoom and Google Hangout are great free resources to set up a meeting on
Hand Lettering Class for KidsallCheck out Andrea Pippins' IG for detailsHer profile here
Lunchtime Doodling ClassesallDraw along with this Youtube seriesEpisode 1 in this Youtube series
PBS Teaching TipsallFind tips for educating kids at any age using mediaThis website
At-Home LearningPre-K through 12th gradeTune into the free PBS broadcastingCheck it out here.
Temporary HomeschoolersallJoin the Facebook group for access to their communityJoin hereAimed to help parents tackling homeschooling
Camp QuarantineallStealing this hack from Kristen Bell's IG postSee it here
The San Diego ZooallExplore the zoo from the comfort of your homeSee it hereFull of amazing videos, activities, and games
Tour Yellowstone National Park!allChoose your virtual tour and get adventuringTour here
Explore Mars on the Curiosity RoverallCheck out the surface of Mars from your desktop! Blast off! Being updated but you can still explore the 360 degree view!
Indoor Activities for ToddlersToddlers40+ ideas to keep your toddler busyFind them here
Switch ZooallPlay games and learn about animalsPlay here
PBS KidsallPlay with your favorite TV show characters while learning Play here
Virtual tour of The LouvreOlder agesExplore the Louvres exhibitsTour here
Fun Games (Math and Reading)K-8thPlay fun games while learning new skillsPlay here
Dr. Suess's Word ChallengeallLearn new words with your favorite Dr. Suess charactersPlay here
Homeschooling WorksheetsK-TeensThousands of printable educational worksheets for all agesDownload here
Scholastic's Learning At HomeallDay-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Their website
Free Coloring Pages by Elise GravelallDownload these printable coloring pagesDownload here
Coding platform for creating animationsallCreate stories, games, and animations through codingPlay here
Prodigy1st-8th gradeThe engaging, curriculum-aligned math platformPlay here
Educational Games for KidsPreK-5thWorksheets, online games, and lesson plans Play here
ABC Yak-6thMore educational games! Play here
OriginatorallFree educational apps for downloadFind the apps here
Little Khan Academy2-7 years oldEducational program to promote discovery and learningFind it here There are also helpful tips to get started on their Twitter
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New CoronavirusallRead through this comic on COVID-19 then have your kids create their ownRead it here
ACT, SAT prepHigh SchoolFree worksheets to hone SAT/ACT skillsPractice Here
Breakout EduK-12Educational Games Play here
Biology SimulationsHigh SchoolBiology Simulations helps students to learn about biology and practice data analysis skills.Enter the lab here
Big History ProjectTeen-post graduateBHP delivers a big picture look at the world, and helps students develop a framework to organize what they’re learning both in and out of schoolExplore here
Highlights KidsallRecipes, crafts, and activitiesPlay here
Chemistry PracticeHigh SchoolArticles explaining Chemistry conceptsRead here
All Kids Networkallfun kids activities like kids crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and moreExplore here
Backpack ScienceElementaryhands-on elementary scienceExperiment here
Country ReportsallOnline content about the cultures and countries of the worldExplore here
ConjuegamosallVocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and LatinLearn here
Live online Spanish classesallTune into spanish classes for kids Head to this Instagram
Free Student Homeschooling allOnline homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum coursesLearn here
AP Test ResourcesHigh SchoolResources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides! Learn here
Fluency and Fitness4-8 years oldEducational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Play here
eSpark LearningK-5eSpark helps kids learn math and reading skills independently at their own level and have fun while doing it!Learn mroe here
National Wildlife Federation's Ranger Rick program 4-7Crafts, activities, and games from the National Wildlife Federation's Ranger Rick program
Writing notes to residents in nursing homes. Interviewing grandparents on FaceTime then writing them letters.Any!Just draw or write something to brighten someones dayLook up some nursing homes in your area!
Lovevery Activity Central0-36 monthsIdeas for Montessori-inspired and purposeful playtime.Find it here
Learning EverywhereK-12 An online community, “Learn Everywhere,” where parents can ask questions, crowdsource solutions, find educational resources and lean on the network to help navigate these uncharted waters. Find it hereThey’ve also created a new website, that provides parents and teachers with educational materials for at-home learning based on grade and subject – along with the ability to upload their own content and solutions to help more children continue learning.
FREE printable coloring pages for kids3-8Parents can print out the 10-page PDF for kids to color at home.Print herePrintable coloring pages were custom illustrated by a mama of two little ones — they're a fun activity for entertaining kids during creative time at home.
Glennon Doyle Story Timeyoung-big kidsgreat story time, lesson and virtual helloThis IGawesome person, former teacher giving you a break and your children a meaningful story time
Outschool3-18Live, online classes for ages 3-18 on a variety of topics. Classes take place on Zoom. There are low-cost options, and also a $50 per family allotment for anyone in need affected by school closures.Their WebsiteThere are thousands of classes on Outschool and topics range from academic (math, science, English, etc.) to activity-based (cooking, art classes, fitness, etc.).
Audible Stories0-18Audible is offering free stories for all students for as long as the schools are closed.Listen here
Playworks Play at Home4-11 years old (grades K-5 generally)Links to games that can be played with smalls numbers and Facebook Live streaming short activities 3x/day during all weekdays Play hereAlso a non-profit looking for support :)
CharadesMaybe 10 and up?You play charadesDon't have one; it's charades
Khan Academy3-18+Practice and lessons covering math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. Their websiteCreating even more resources for parents (including daily schedules for parents to plan out their days so their kids keep learning) -->
Girl Scout Badge Workshops (you don't need to be a Girl Scout to enjoy!)5-18Go to the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Facebook Page at 10 am and 2 pm every day (7 days a week!) The topic schedule is updated weekly in the Events List on the Facebook page.Their FB channelYou don't need to be a Girl Scout to learn new things, but if you ARE a Girl Scout, you don't have to be located in western Ohio. It's open to everyone!
Free printable activity pages from Adam JK6+This site
Online Art ClassesElementary - Middle SchoolFree online resourcesTune in here
Weekday story time with Rachel CargleYoung kidsThis IG
St. Louis Aquarium at Union StationAllLive streams of the habitats MWF from 10AM-11AM daily. Stay tuned for special surprises on Tuesdays and Thursdays such as breakfast with otters, sloths, and other animals while learning more about them via live stream on their Facebook page. the live streams on Tuesdays and Thursdays, they have had activities to do for kids that correspond with the animal that was talked about.
Legends of LearningGrades 3-8Online science and math games backed by Vanderbilt University and already used in
Free Education Resources for Teachers and KidsK-6Time for Kids has made its digital editions free for the rest of the school year. Go to the link to create your library and you are all set. Get access to the TFK print magazine in digital form + teaching materialsWebsite
DIY tutorials!Any ageLots of written & video tutorialscraftic.comPlease use the tag #craftwithyourstash if you make a Craftic project!
Learn math on ALEKSAges 8 to collegeOnline math program if you're looking for online learning resources
Encyclopedia Womannica PodcastAllListen to a podcast all about women from history. Each episode is just 5 minutes and profiles a woman you may or may not know about but definitely should. It's a great resourced to keep kids engaged, entertained and off screens!'s free and open to everyone!
50 environmental activities kids and parents can do, from an enviro advocacy group Environment Americaall agesClick on any of the activities to learn more and do them (make a solar oven with a pizza box, calculate your family's carbon footprint, make a reusable bag from an old tshirt, etc))
25 public interest activities kids and parents can do at homeall agesClick on any of the activities to learn more and do it with your family (make cards for your neighbors, write a letter to the editor to your local newspaper, learn about what you can recycle in your neighborhood, do a neighborhood litter clean-up on a morning family walk, etc)
Be Internet Awesome's Interland Interactive Game7-12Kids can play their way to being Internet Awesome with Interland, an online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into hands-on practice with four challenging games. of Interland, there is a full suite of free resources to help parents have the important conversations with their kids around digital safety.
Theatre-related games, crafts, contests, lessons, and full shows!Pre K-12You can watch the videos at the different buttons on the page
Madeleine Editions FREE multilingual, multimedia ebooks and printable
3-6Madeleine Editions presents beautiful, immersive story experiences for
modern families. Their mission is to help children ages 3~8 cultivate an
ear for languages and a taste for the creative arts can also sign up for the free newsletter for more information
Dolly Parton's Imaginary LibraryallRead a story with Dolly Parton
SmartSessions - 45 minute virtual homework help or personalized interactive entertainmentPreK to Grade 12For $36.50, families can schedule a 45 minute virtual session with a SmartSitter who can provide remote homework support or personalized interactive entertainment based on your child’s interests. can also provide subject-matter experts and tutors if that's of interest to parents
Learn@Home with YouTubeAll agesA resource for families with children of different ages & areas of interest out learning channels, playlists by subjects and virtual field trips!
EVERFI Kindergarten through 12th gradeVisit our Remote Learning Hub to learn more and get access to our full curriculum. Families can learn more and access these digital resources at: your student logs in to their account, all lessons for their grade band (elementary, middle or high) will automatically be added to their student dashboard. Everything that is typically available to your student's school is what they will see on their accounts at home. Click this link to download a two week remote learning plan:
Originally published in Stay Home, Take Care - a social distancing care package