Free kids activities for nature lovers: National Geographic Kids
The National Geographic Society, through its magazines, TV channel, and online presence has been “using the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.” It has been around for over 100 years and has been partnering with educators around the world to get kids interested in and learn about nature for a long time. The National Geographic Kids site has a treasure trove of free kids activities to enjoy and learn from while staying at home. There are videos to be seen, games to be played, and activities to be downloaded and done without a screen in sight.
Free kids activities for a cause: PBS for Parents – Thank you, Neighbors!
PBS Kids is another great resource for parents, whether stuck at home or not. While many of us have grown with their many wonderful TV shows, they now have an awesome website with numerous ways to engage, educate, and entertain kids of all ages. Specifically for the month of May, PBS Kids is rallying children and families around the nation to give thanks to essential workers in their neighborhoods through a digital-led campaign. They are launching a campaign to help children understand the importance of community, and provide them with resources to say “Thank you Neighbor” to the helpers – from teachers and healthcare professionals to grocery store clerks and delivery personnel.
Thank the Neighbors campaign highlights and resources include:
- Fill-in-the-blank digital cards for families to complete and share with the hashtag #ThankYouNeighbors
- Printable coloring sheets with thank you prompts that can be emailed to community helpers, or posted for them to see
- A virtual game which allows kids to create essential worker heroes like postal carriers, utilities workers, first responders, doctors and more
- Videos that help children explore the neighbors and helpers that make up a community
- Resources for parents to help with conversations about essential workers
Free kids activities for those with a sweet tooth: Welch’s Fruit Snacks Printable Games
If you have young kids then you are sure to have come across Welch’s Fruit Snacks, the yummy squishy nuggets of fruity goodness that are irresistible got adults and kids equally. They claim to be America’s favorite fruit snacks and they might very well be. They do realize that at this time, it can be challenging for most parents adjusting to the new normal, balancing working from home and homeschooling the kids. To help keep the family a bit more entertained, Welch’s Fruit Snacks has released a number of printable games as a resource for kids and parents to enjoy during this time. From fruit snack themed bingo to crossword puzzles and word searches, there should be a little something for everyone. To sweeten the pot, so to speak, they are also offering a big box of Welch’s Fruit Snacks as a giveaway for one of our lucky readers. Enter below: