Libraries are a great resource for accessing ebooks, audiobooks and a variety of online resources including genealogy research, streaming movies, DIY projects, historic newspapers and much more. The Southwest Public Libraries, the Columbus Metropolitan Library and other local systems partner to allow card holders from any system to access materials from the others.
Many zoos and aquariums feature live streams of animals including the Columbus Zoo, Zoo Atlanta, Monterey Bay Aquarium and the San Diego Zoo.
Museums offer opportunities to enjoy their collections from your home including the Columbus Museum of Art, the British Museum, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Guggenheim Museum, National Gallery of Art and The Louvre.
NASA offers online resources and STEM experiences that can be sorted by age group and interest.
COSI has launched COSI Connects for fun, at-home learning with daily experiments for families.
Making and fixing things is satisfying for children and teaches important lessons in creativity and self-reliance. For hands-on activities in woodworking, construction play, and computer building and other STEM activities, check out the junior handyman’s page at Dragonfire Tools. (Be sure to properly supervise or assist children when using tools.)
Scholastic Learn at Home offers projects to keep kids reading and thinking.
The Institute of Education Sciences offers a list of educational games for preschool through adult on a variety of topics.
A variety of learn-at-home resources for all ages are available at WOSU‘s online classroom.
Use the metal cans left after your home cooking to make crafts. Visit Fabulessly Frugal for ideas.
Come up with your own family challenge or try one of our suggestions.