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A collection of activities just for kids!

Be sure to check back daily as new content and activities will continue to be added!

ARTS

Art For Kids Hub - Learn how to do hundreds of art projects with the Art for Kids family!

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!

NEW! Drawing with Lauren - Learn how to draw a cat, dog, turtle and bunny with our Community Services Coordinator Lauren Morales.  

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!

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!

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.

 

EDUCATION

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.

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!

Child Reading English AlphabetKids 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.

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!

Smithsonian Zoo - Educational Activities for kids

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! 

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!

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 pagethe 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.

Sworkit - In addition to adult workouts, Sworkit provides free workouts for kids.

 

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