Keeping kids entertained during pandemic with fun online activities

With schools closed, social activities cancelled and social distancing highly recommended in light of the coronavirus pandemic, families across the country are currently tasked with not only educating their children at home, but also entertaining their children from home.

Thankfully, the modern age of technology that we all live in provides for fun activities for all ages and interests.

For kids ages 8-18 who are interested in digital coding and programming, is offering reduced price classes for students whose school is closed currently. and are two free sites catered to preschool and elementary age learning, and if your child watched PBS shows they’ll love seeing some of their favorite characters featured in the games. brain-boosting features include science experiments and quizzes, while features online books, quizzes and videos for students from preschool all the way to eight grade. offers tons of free literacy-based learning and fun, as well as a section to for kids to make their own comic book.

Two additional fun, and free, sites full of games and learning opportunities are and

Opportunities for some free movement are available at -online, which will begin offering free dance classes, as well as, which offers kid’s yoga videos on their website as well as on their YouTube channel.

With travel also on hold for the unforeseeable future, virtual field trips are a great way to expose children to new and exciting places all from the safety of their home. Thankfully, in the modern age of technology, numerous museums, zoos and aquariums have set up virtual tours and webcams of their facilities.

Art-related field trips can be found at following sites:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy

Zoo field trips from home can include:

San Diego Zoo

Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Ouwehand Park Polar Bear Cubs Rhenen, Netherland

Online aquarium visits can take place at:

Monterey Bay Aquarium

National Aquarium Virtual Tour


About Monique Roth 73 Articles
Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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