A collection of activities just for kids!
Be sure to check back daily as new content and activities will continue to be added!
3 fun and simple science experiments - Young learners of any age will enjoy these simple, at home science activities that use common items to create impressive results.
5 Social/Emotional learning games - These are skills building activities to play with child and help improve the way they communicate and manage their feelings and goals.
NEW! 11 Kids projects - These 11 unique ideas for kids' art projects can be all done safely done at home.
25 Summer Creative Summer Crafts - These summer crafts are easy enough for toddlers and kids to make, but still pretty enough for adults to leave on display all season long.
Art For Kids Hub - Learn how to do hundreds of art projects with the Art for Kids family!
NEW! Cartoon Network- There are hundreds of free games for kids, so they can catch up with their favorite Cartoon Network characters anytime of the day! Adventure games, puzzle games, action, activity and sports games are all right here for them to discover and enjoy.
Crafty Rec Leaders, Videos - Our recreation leaders show you how do to wonderful crafts at home! Follow the links for tutorials for Bunny Baskets and Bunny Crayon Holders! Be sure to download and print our Bunny Basket Template and Bunny Crayon Holder Template to complete the craft!
Crafty Rec Leaders, Activities - Our recreation leaders have created this fun activity packet for kids to use at home!
Crayola, Free Coloring Pages - Enjoy hundreds of free coloring sheets!
CReATE Happenings - CReATE STUDIO is a wonderfully unique “do-it-your way” art studio that offers an artistic mash-up between recycling and art to bring hands-on creativity to all ages through the reuse of everyday things. They have weekly art projects and a YouTube channel free to view!
Crayola, Events - Mark your calendars! Crayola is hosting live events on their Facebook page with fun activities for the little ones!
Drawing Coach - Learn to draw various cartoons with simple and visual instructions.
Drawing with Lauren - Learn how to draw a cat, dog, turtle and bunny with our Community Services Coordinator, Lauren Morales.
Disney Blog - Free online tutorials to draw Mickey Mouse and other all-time favorite characters. Great for all ages.
Disney Nature - Learn about all the wonderful things nature has to offer with Disney Nature!
Educational Math Games - Online Math Games and other resources for kids.
Easy Craft Ideas for Kids - From Parents.com come these easy to do crafts with supplies for around your home!
Free Kids Crafts- Printable crafts to color and create no sew creations!
Kids Love Music - Parents with babies 4 -14 months old! Here you can sing songs and do activities designed for interaction with your baby! So get comfortable, grab a scarf and some shakers and join us! If your baby is already walking independently, please see the Kids Love Music video offering. Be sure to check their Facebook page for Live Events!
Marble Run - Use cardboard, crafts sticks, and hot glue to create an epic marble run! Fun for all ages.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Met Kids - Met Kids has been inspired, tested, and approved by real kids ages 7–12.
Mo Willems Lunch Doodles - Best selling children’s author draws and writes. New episodes weekly.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: Dance At Home - Explore movement and dance using a beloved children’s story! Join us for “Dance the Story,” an up-on-your-feet story time that introduces kids to basic ballet steps and movement concepts. Caregivers are welcome to dance along with them and learn to bring books to life with movement. Starting the week of June 9, their summer series will begin. Programs will be held only Tuesdays over the summer.
The Spruce Crafts for Preschoolers and Toddlers - The Spruce Crafts is a DIY craft and hobby site covering helpful tips and step-by-step tutorials from passionate makers.
Be Internet Awesome - This website teaches kids about digital literacy and online safety. The program offers free resources for educators and families to learn about these topics with a family guide and pledge, an online coloring book, and simple online tips. The program features an interactive game, Interland, that reinforces internet safety concepts for kids in a fun and engaging way. Its available globally in over 28 countries and 15 languages.
Aquarium of the Pacific, Aquarium Academy - Come learn about ocean life from the Aquarium of the Pacific
August House/Story Cove - August House celebrates folktales and the oral tradition of storytelling.
Buena Park Library District Reading Program - The Buena Park Library’s Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults will begin on Monday, June 15th and continue until Saturday, August 1st. This year the Summer Reading Program will be offered completely online. Although the format of our Summer Reading Program has changed, the goal remains the same – offer a free program designed to encourage and facilitate interactive and engaging opportunities for our community members and support literacy through the summer.
Bedtime Math - Making math fun through interactive games and activities
Education Activity Sheets - Enjoy these free educational and fun worksheets for the little ones.
Gorilla Webcam - Watch GRACE Gorillas in their natural habitats from the Forest Corridor Live Cam powered by Explore.org.
Harry Potter At Home - The Wizarding World presents Harry Potter At Home! This online portal features puzzles, video content, articles, and includes free access to the audio book of the first installment in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Highlights Games - Enjoy some fun, free games to help learn from Highlights!
Kids Fun with Miss Karen - Our very own Miss Karen, Play School Instructor, is bringing cheer to your kid’s day! Miss Karen will be hosting Zoom activities for kids generally pre-school age, but all are welcome! For Zoom meeting information, please email Miss Karen at Karenh92801@yahoo.com.
Magic Tree House Adventures - Join Jack and Annie on exciting adventures—come face to face with animals in strange lands, do battle with warriors across time, get swept up by nature’s force, and win big alongside famous sports heroes—all from the comfort of your home!
Mrs. Milch's READ WITH ME! - Join Mrs. Leslee Milch as she reads some picture book favorites! Leslee Milch, M.S., is a National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood Generalist and is a Reading Specialist for the Buena Park School District and on the Board of Directors for the BPSD Education Foundation.
Orange County Fire Authority "Summer Story Time" - Starting Thursday June 4th, Orange County Fire Authority is launching a four-week "Summer Story Time" on our Facebook page. These videos will be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m., to give your family time together with our Public Information Officers and Community Education Specialists. Geared towards preschool and elementary aged students, our team will be reading fire safety and drowning prevention books, not only for entertainment but to help you and your children learn how to be safe.
Pixar Instagram - Join the voice of Officer Giggle McDimples, Ally Maki, for a live storytime of selections from the "Toy Story: Storybook Collection."
Play Well - Play Well is live on Facebook every Tuesday and Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. PST, featuring different STEM lessons.
ReadWorks - ReadWorks is a non-profit dedicated to providing tools and resources to help both teachers and students improve reading comprehension. They are currently providing some important online resources to help families transition into remote learning.
San Diego Zoo, Education Activities - Fun, educational activities for kids to learn about their favorite animals!
San Diego Zoo, Animal Stories - Stories about all the wonderful animals!
Teacher Created Materials - A site offering free teacher-approved resources for at-home learning.
Teachers Pay Teachers - An online marketplace featuring free and paid educational resources, curated for different grade levels and subjects.
Teach Your Monsters to Read - Teach Your Monster to Read is the BAFTA-nominated series of games that helps millions of kids learn to read around the world. Here’s a little more about who funds the game, and the team behind it.
Time for Kids - For 23 years, TIME for Kids has published a weekly magazine for elementary school students. This website features age-appropriate stories kids are excited about, information just for kids that explains the world around them, and instructional materials that are aligned to Common Core and state standards
HEALTH & FITNESS
America on Track: Virtual Nutrition Education Classes - Join America on Track in these Virtual Nutrition Education classes hosted every Tuesday in June! Learn about how eat smart to play hard!
America's Test Kitchen - Every week America's Test Kitchen posts new kid-tested and kid-approved recipes!
DIY Backyard Obstacle Ideas- Although some playgrounds are still off-limits, why not try building a backyard obstacle where everyone can safely play. These videos tutorials on YouTube has great ideas that parents can help quickly assemble using items from home or Dollar Tree store.
Let's Play at Home! - Our very own Community Service Leader and Coach Jacqueline shows you how to do some easy, fun exercises at home!
Buena Park School District Meal Distribution - The Buena Park School District is providing breakfast and lunch meals through their "Grab and Go" program. The program has been extended through May 28. Follow the link for more information!
Cooking with Kids – A non-profit, focusing on educating and empowering children and families to make healthy food choices through hands-on learning with fresh and affordable foods.
Cosmic Kids – Cosmic Kids YouTube offers free kid-friendly yoga videos!
Dance Parent 101 - Dance Parent 101 provides fun, free dance routines for kids to do at home!
Energy Busting Indoor Activities for Kids - Keep kids healthy and active with these exercises!
Food Network.com - Preparing a meal with your kids is a smart way to teach them about nutrition and how to follow step by step instructions. The Food Network has an entire section on its site dedicated to recipes the whole family can make together.
Kidz Love Soccer - Kidz Love Soccer creates a lively, positive and safe environment for kids to learn how to play soccer and develop a lifelong love for soccer and sports. Kidz Love Soccer have adapted their classes into an online platform that you and parents can access for FREE! Each week we will publish a KLS online activity families can play at home. Be sure to check out their online page, the Kidz Love Soccer YouTube, and the first lesson on dribbling!
Make Your Own Snack Mix - This guide suggest some tasty treats for you to make!
Nomster Chef – Get your kids excited about cooking with this free library of kid-friendly recipes.
Stages of learning - FREE Autism resources and downloads for children, including a COVID-19 emergency resource kit that includes free lessons, behavior management tools and basic overview of how to use the Language Builder ARIS curriculum system at home. Also available is the Autism Learning Line, a community forum created to facilitate discussions and provide more resources.
Staying Active with Skyhawks - Skyhawks Sports Academy is committed to providing resources to keep kids active during the COVID-19 pandemic, including our new online series, Staying Active with Skyhawks!
Sworkit - In addition to adult workouts, Sworkit provides free workouts for kids.
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