online activity links

 

AQUARIUMS & ZOOS

 

Adventures in Familyhood: Roundup of family friendly virtual field trips, museums, zoos, aquariums & beyond
Cincinnati Zoo: Virtual Safaris (Weekdays at 3:00 p.m. ET)
Live African Penguin Cam
Live Moon Jelly Cam
Live Shark Cam
Monteray Bay Aquarium: 24/7 livestreams of various exhibits (Live Jelly Cam)

 

ART & MUSEUMS

 

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland Museum of Art

Toledo Museum of Art

National Gallery

Paris Musees: Online collection of artwork from 14 museums in Paris

Rock&Roll Hall of Fame

 

CRAFTS & DRAWING

 

Draw Everyday with JJK: Virtual Drawing Tutorials with author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Weekdays at 2:00 p.m. ET on YouTube)

 

HOMEWORK HELPERS

Amazing Education Resources: Crowd-sourced list
Big Timber Media Distance Learning Bundles (K-12)
Giant List of Ideas for Being Home with Kids (Crowd-sourced list)
The Learning Network: Teaching & Learning with the New York Times
Mindful Kids Online via Mindful Kids: Virtual Mindfulness Exercises for K-12

MUSIC & CONCERTS

 

Cleveland Orchestra

Berliner Philharmoniker:Virtual Concert Hall
Metropolitan Opera: Met Opera Livestreams (Daily at 7:30 ET)
NPR: Virtual Concerts (List updated frequently)

 

PRINTABLE RESOURCES

 

Color Your Flowers: Printable Coloring Book from Alpena natives with Elissa Sweet
Keating Creature School via Jess Keating: Printable creature activity from zoologist and author Jess Keating 
LEGO via Brightly: Printable activities
Santat Survival School via Dan Santat: Printable activities (lesson plans) from author-illustrator Dan Santat 
Talking is Teaching: Printable Family Staycation Kit

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

 

NASA: Online Media Library
Science + Language Mini-Lessons via Melissa Stewart: Virtual Mini-Lessons + Printables from author Melissa Stewart

 

STORYTIMES & WORKSHOPS

 

At Home With Emily Arrow: Virtual Storytimes, Sing-a-longs, & Lessons
Harperkids via HarperCollins Publishing: Virtual Storytimes Readalouds (Daily at 12:00 p.m. ET via Facebook)
Live Event Roundup via LivBits: Virtual Storytimes, Readings & Workshops (List updated frequently)
Read Wonder & Learn via Kate Messner: Virtual Readings & Videos from Authors (List updated frequently)
Stimola Live via Stimola Literary Studio: Virtual Readings & Workshops from various author & illustrators 
The Spanish Experiment: Virtual Spanish-language Story Readings + Videos