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Stuck at Home? 20 Learning Activities to Keep Kids Busy

By Julie Rawe on

With schools closed because of the coronavirus, your child may be stuck at home for weeks or longer. You may be worried not just about keeping your child occupied, but also about missing work.

Scrambling to arrange childcare or trying to work from home can add to the stress. In other words, school closures can be challenging for everyone.

To help keep the peace, here are some learning activities that are simple and fun for your child to try. These activities are free, except for the board games and some of the apps, and may even help keep skills up while your child’s school is closed.

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  1. Download Reading Rockets’ five-day space adventure toolkit.

  2. Build emotional smarts with GreatSchools’ feeling words game.

  3. Download Common Sense Media’s apps to inspire outdoor play.

  4. Watch famous actors read kids’ books out loud.

  5. Use baking to help young kids work on math skills.

  6. Play animated math games for grades 4–8.

  7. Explore a world of wonders, like why don’t cats like water.

  8. Play a sci-fi game to develop ethical decision-making skills.

  9. Find science projects based on your child’s age and interests.

  10. Use “how to” videos to make things like time capsules, shadow puppets, and chocolate pizza.

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