Right At School At Home

Fun and easy activities to keep kids thinking, learning, and smiling at home!

From hands-on projects to kid-driven podcasts, we’ve found the best activities to keep your children learning, no matter where they are. Take the stress and guesswork out of planning your child’s day and skip to the educational fun.

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Right At School Activity of the Week:

Everyone needs a bit of a getaway from time to time. Now is a great opportunity to embrace our inner engineer by building a mini-mansion of our own!

Times sure are weird right now, aren’t they? I know I’ve been feeling a lot of uncertainty and anxiety. But then I’ll see someone walking their dog, and just that makes the world feel a little more normal.

I’m a working parent with two girls (ages 10 and 7) who are Right At School kids, just like yours. Like so many of us parents, I’m trying to find a balance of working from home and homeschooling my kids.

Choose Your Adventure:

Discover fun Right At School activities to do at home – and also some pretty neat activities we’re finding every day around the web from some great blogs and educational sites!

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  • Everyone needs a bit of a getaway from time to time. Now is a great opportunity to embrace our inner engineer by building a mini-mansion of our own!
    Forts
    Right At School
  • Join the family-run Art For Kids Hub and learn to draw a variety of fun and silly things! From popsicles to whales, these videos are great for all ages and use everyday materials.
    "How to draw ______" Videos
    Art for Kids Hub
  • In this Mystery Science activity, students examine how large structures like houses are built from smaller pieces. They even design their own structures using an unconventional building material: paper!
    Could you build a house out of paper?
    Mystery Science
  • Great list of science experiments tha tuse everyday kitchen ingredients for maximum fun.
    Cool Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids
    Left Brain Craft Brain
  • Get moving with this fun and active yoga routine designed just for kids!
    30 Indoor and Outdoor Physical Activities for Kids
    FirstCry Parenting
  • Some great "quick burst" 20 minute workout videos on You Tube.
    20 Online
    YouTube: 20 Online
  • Have active screen time using these fun, kid-friendly physical activity videos compiled by Active Schools.
    Active videos from Active Schools
    Active Schools
  • Classic fairytales told with a unique twist.
    Grim, Grimmer, -retelling of Fairy Tales
    Pinna
  • A History Podcast for Kids, that proves history can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone.
    The Past The Curious
    Mick Sullivan
  • But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.
    But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
    Vermont Public Radio
  • A debate show for kids and families, where every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best.
    Smash Boom Best
    American Public Media
  • A podcast that guides curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them.
    Wow in the World
    NPR
  • This song is a fun take on tennis, great way to get moving to a beat.
    Hit the Ball
    GoNoodle
  • Interactive dance videos to get you moving, organized by age groups. Pre-K to High School.
    Move to Learn-Learn Dance Moves
    MovetoLearnMS
  • Are your kids at home with not much to do? Are you tired of them watching TV and playing video games? Knuckleball Comedy is here to help. We have made a series of improv video tutorials you can play at home even if you are only with a few people!
    Knuckleball Comedy
    Knuckleball Comedy
  • We are Amazing Minds! A hands on, educational enrichment program running after school / summer enrichment classes in schools, park districts and camps since 2001. During these very trying and difficult times, we want to continue to encourage the intellectual growth of each child and continue our mission at making learning FUN! Even though our classes are temporarily on hold, we want to help YOU and your child engage in our fun, hands on, creative, topic based activities. We have adapted and created some activities for home!
    Amazing Minds
    Amazing Minds
  • The Kids Table will be live-streaming on Facebook at the scheduled time - so we’ll be able to answer your questions as we go (be sure to follow us on Facebook to get our live-stream notifications). You can look at the recipe ahead of time so you can make sure you have all the ingredients on hand and ready to go! We’ll save all the videos and recipes after the class in case you miss them or want to watch them again.
    The Kids Table
    The Kids Table
  • Super Soccer Stars is committed to providing Right At School families with access to resources during this time so kids can stay active, engaged, and most importantly, have fun. Our Live Stream channel takes place through a private Facebook Group. We have allowed access for all Right at School families (not just the schools we service, but any!) so that they can gain free access to our Live Stream group and the archived content available. Just search for Super Soccer Stars Distance Learning on Facebook. Request to Join Group, and answer Question prompts. For question 3, please include school name and zip code. As a partner, Right At School families will automatically be approved to join regardless of enrollment status.
    Super Soccer Stars
    Super Soccer Stars
  • In this era of uncertainty, Design Dance is continuing our mission to provide vital social-emotional learning opportunities to young people through dance and arts education. Introducing The Groove by Design Dance -- a Virtual Dance Studio that offers "pay-what-you-can" lessons, streamed live by Design Dance educators for kids ages 2-14. We know a lack of activity can be one of the more challenging side effects of being cooped up at home. So each week, we'll be sharing a schedule of 30-minute classes in Hip Hop, Ballet, Storytime Dance, Creative Movement, Yoga and more. After each class concludes, you'll receive a follow-up email with printable activities and resources for your kiddos to keep on groovin' at home.
    Design Dance
    Design Dance
  • The Laboratory Collective is having FREE Facebook LIVE Science of Magical Potions wizarding classes online. It's taught by a PhD scientist and a Reading Specialist and it lets kids experience science in a fun way.Kids can have fun playing along at home and interacting with friends by watching the videos.To join in: 1) "Like" The Laboratory Collective Facebook page.Tune in Monday-Thursday at 10:30am CST to watch and interact live.
    The Laboratory Collective
    The Laboratory Collective
  • Bollywood Groove is offering Story & Dance time with Bestselling author, Ajanta Chakraborty! Listen to fun stories and dance to some fun Bollywood tunes! Perfect for ages 2 to 8 years.
    Bollywood Groove
    Bollywood Groove
  • Join BitSpace on YouTube live as we explore and showcase our making skills! Our expert Guides will present a new project each day to show kids the possibilities of various technologies and tools.
    BitSpace
    BitSpace
  • List of Authors doing live readings, ongoing author project/presentations, and literacy resources.
    Let's Keep Reading
    Let's Keep Reading
  • How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus
    Child Mind Institute – Talking to Kids about Coronavirus
    Child Mind Institute
  • Services for children with disabilities during COVID-19 Outbreak
    Services for Children with Disabilities
    US Dept of Education
  • How to cope with an anxious child
    What to Do (and Not to Do) When Children are Anxious
    Child Mind Institute
  • Understanding the Coronavirus in Pictures
    Understanding the Coronavirus in Pictures
    MindHeart
  • 10 therapist and child approved activities to support kids with anxiety
    Activities to support Kids with Anxiety
    Family Therapy Basics

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Right At School At Home sources a ton of activities and media from kid-friendly content creators around the web. We want to wish a big THANK YOU to every publisher, parent blogger, podcaster, etc. working to make parenting at home a little less stressful and a lot more fun.

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