100+ Links to Website with Activities and Things to Do with Kids During Coronavirus

So many hours, but also so many things you can do. There were already a lot of free activities and online learning fun. But during this time even more attractions and companies are offering free courses, webcams, TV, and much more. Enjoy this list. It will be updated as I find more stuff.

Don’t worry about duplicates, on my “larger” list, I am working on adding categories to make it easier to find information.

Web Site Name/Link Description
New This Week
Animal Bytes Each byte is a one-page fact sheet specifically designed to help you quickly find information about some of the interesting creatures found in the animal kingdom. Most species files include scientific classification, basic physical traits, fun facts, and conservation/ecological value. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Animal Info Books Information about animal habitats, behavior and scientific classification. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Animal Sounds SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Sounds Library. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Creativebug Free 60 day trial of online art and craft classes. Unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft video classes. Downloadable patterns, templates and recipes.
Disney Online site of Disney at home activities, games, and printables.
Google Arts and Culture Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more
Google Arts and Culture Get lost online exploring museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more
Lego Online site for Lego at home activities, games, and printables. Sorted by Lego themes (Harry Potter, DC Super Heroes, Leo Movie, Lego City, etc.)
Make A Crossword Create and assign an online crossword or word search with just one click. Student puzzles are automatically organized and scored for easy review.
Make A Wordsearch Create and assign an online crossword or word search with just one click. Student puzzles are automatically organized and scored for easy review.
My WorkSheet Maker Make worksheets like Fill in the Blank, Handwriting Practice, Matching, Multiple Choice, Word Scrambles, and more. Basic worksheets are free to make and you can save them as a PDF or print at home.
RB Digital RBDigital is a digital service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow magazines.
SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Educational Resources Dive deeper into the animal kingdom with resources and activities. Learn about these incredible animals with videos, educational activities, coloring pages, and other free resources.
SJPL Telephone Tales Anyone can call our phone lines 24/7 to hear stories, songs, rhymes, and more in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese. The stories are selected and read by our amazing library staff.
Telephone Tales offers a great selection of stories for children birth through 5. You can listen as many times as you want!
Call back every Friday to hear a new story and bring that storytime experience home.
Storyline Online Storyline Online Listen to celebrities read wonderful books and find activities to support learning.
Tropical Pacific Coral Reef, Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via webcam.
Word Club Students can now play in-app spelling and vocabulary games with all 450 words from the 2020 School Spelling Bee Study List for free! This list includes words at all three difficulty levels, making it a perfect educational tool for students in first through eighth grade.
Map of locations for Kid’s Meal Distribution Listing of meals site for kids 0-18.

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ABC Mouse* ABCmouse.com is designed to help young children (ages 2 to 8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success with 9,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, & music.
African Penguin Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Amazon Prime Free children’s shows on Amazon.com, including some PBS shows. You must have an Amazon account (not Prime, just an Amazon account).
Animal Bytes Each byte is a one-page fact sheet specifically designed to help you quickly find information about some of the interesting creatures found in the animal kingdom. Most species files include scientific classification, basic physical traits, fun facts, and conservation/ecological value. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Animal Info Books Information about animal habitats, behavior and scientific classification. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Animal Sounds SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Sounds Library. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Ape Cam – San Diego Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Aviary Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Baboon Cam – San Diego Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Beluga Whale Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government* Designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government using learning adventures, glossary terms, and fun games.
Big Fish Games Free mobile games to play. No code needed.
Black Bears Cam – Oakland Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Braille Bug Explore kid-friendly lessons about braille, Secret Games and Messages, and learn about Louis Braille & Helen Keller.
BrainScape Brainscape helps students to make flash cards. But they also have a library of pre-made flash cards for use in several subjects. For high school, college and professionals.
California Sea Lion Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Cheapass Games Free board and card games. These games can be played anywhere using the instructions and materials printed from Cheapassgames.com. A repository of old free games, old PDF editions, and old rulebooks, complete with any broken rules and typos included in the original versions.
Chimp Window Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Condor Cam – San Diego Zoo Safari Park Visit the animals via web cam.
Coral Reef Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Cram CRAM helps students to make flash cards. But they also have a library of pre-made flash cards for use in several subjects.
Creativebug Free 60 day trial of online art and craft classes. Unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft video classes. Downloadable patterns, templates and recipes.
Dictionary.com Quizzes and Word Games
Dictionary.com Dictionary.com’s Learning Activities for Every Grade. Teacher-reviewed daily learning activities for every grade level to keep kids on track for academic success. Including “How to Write College Essays,” writing prompts and a Disney Movie Word Challenge. Sign up for their newsletter to get kids’ activities sent to your inbox.
Disney Online site of Disney at home activities, games, and printables.
Elephant Cam – National Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Elephant Cam – San Diego Zoo Safari Park Visit the animals via web cam.
Elephant Yard Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Elephants Cam – Oakland Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Farallon Islands Cam – Cal Academy of Sciences
Giant Panda Cam – National Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Giraffe Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Giraffe Cam – San Diego Zoo Safari Park Visit the animals via web cam.
Google Arts and Culture Get lost online exploring museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more.
Gorilla Habitat Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Great Wall Of China Virtual Tour
Hammermill Family Activities Coloring and easy DIY crafts activities.
Hoopla* Hoopla is a digital service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV.
Icivics Icivics is designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Learn about the branches of government, how to become a citizen, laws, and rights.
Jelly Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Kelp Forest Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Koala Cam – San Diego Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
LA Theater Works LATW offers free access to state-of-the-art recordings of both contemporary and classic plays, each performed by leading actors of stage and screen. This link will take you to LATW’s Relativity Series, over 30 science-themed plays. Click on the Listen Now link or support LATW by purchasing the digital recording. along with broadcasts from previous weeks.
LA Theater Works LATW’s Setting the Stage for Learning brings free audio recordings of important stage plays to middle and high schools around the world. Free educational resources for English, Social Studies, Science, Drama, and Elective classes. Kids and families listening to these plays and books will recognize the voices of today’s popular actors.
Leafcutter Ant Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Lego Online site for Lego at home activities, games, and printables. Sorted by Lego themes (Harry Potter, DC Super Heroes, Leo Movie, Lego City, etc.)
Lion Cam – – National Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Make A Crossword Create and assign an online crossword or word search with just one click. Student puzzles are automatically organized and scored for easy review.
Make A Wordsearch Create and assign an online crossword or word search with just one click. Student puzzles are automatically organized and scored for easy review.
Math Drills Math-Drills.com includes over 50 thousand free math worksheets that may be used to help students learn math. Best part, Math-Drills has both the worksheet and answer sheet.
Microsoft Family Learning Center Engage your family for an hour or more with these safe and simple, family-led learning experiences for ages 3 to 12. This collection of free activities, curated out of educational resources from around the world, encourages families to Learn, Do and Share. Microsoft Family Learning Center has links to 25+ other activity and lesson sites. Well worth the visit.
MINECRAFT: EDUCATION EDITION A game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. Educators in more than 115 countries are using Minecraft: Education Edition across the curriculum!
Moon Jelly Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
My WorkSheet Maker Make worksheets like Fill in the Blank, Handwriting Practice, Matching, Multiple Choice, Word Scrambles, and more. Basic worksheets are free to make and you can save them as a PDF or print at home.
Naked Mole-Rat Cam – National Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM activities, printable resources, inventor quizzes, and virtual field trips.
Ocean Voyager Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Open Sea Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Panda Cam – San Diego Zoo This is an archive of past video of the pandas at San Deigo Zoo.
PBS for Parents PBS parents’ portal contains activities, printables, and fun. Find stuff to do with your kids.
PBS Learning Portal PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers like you.
Penguin Cam – Cal Academy of Sciences
Penguin Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Penguin Cam – San Diego Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Philippine Coral Reef Cam – Cal Academy of Sciences
Piranha Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Pluralsight PluralSight is online learning platform. Get free access to 7,000+ expert-led video courses and more all month long.
Polar Bear Cam – San Diego Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Puffin Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Quizlet Quizlet helps students to make flash cards. But they also have a library of pre-made flash cards for use in several subjects.
Raddish Kids Raddish is a cooking club, culinary lesson, and mealtime solution. Suddenly Homeschooling contains recipes and cooking activities for kids of all ages.
RB Digital RBDigital is a digital service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow magazines.
Reef Lagoon Cam – Cal Academy of Sciences
Rhino Yard Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
San Jose Peregrine Falcons Congrats Grace and Hopper. Their first egg!!!
Map of locations for Kid’s Meal Distribution Listing of meals site for kids 0-18.
Santa Clara County Office of Education Information and resources for parents, teachers, and kids.
Sea Otter Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Educational Resources Dive deeper into the animal kingdom with resources and activities. Learn about these incredible animals with videos, educational activities, coloring pages, and other free resources.
Shark Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
SJPL Telephone Tales Anyone can call our phone lines 24/7 to hear stories, songs, rhymes, and more in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese. The stories are selected and read by our amazing library staff.
Telephone Tales offers a great selection of stories for children birth through 5. You can listen as many times as you want! Call back every Friday to hear a new story and bring that storytime experience home.
Storyline Online Storyline Online Listen to celebrities read wonderful books and find activities to support learning.
Sun Bears Cam – Oakland Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Tate Kids Play free games and quizzes, find art activities, explore homework help and share your art with Tate Kids.
Tiger Cam – San Diego Zoo Safari Park Visit the animals via web cam.
Tropical Pacific Coral Reef, Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Tumble Book Library* TumbleBookLibrary has a selection of children’s favorite storybooks.
Udemy Udemy Free Resource Center — a curated collection of more than 150 free Udemy courses to help students adapt to working from home, search for a job, maintain balance, and more. Udemy is an online learning portal. Subjects cover a wide range of subjects such as Coding for Kids, Web Development, Animation, and Leadership.
Word Club Students can now play in-app spelling and vocabulary games with all 450 words from the 2020 School Spelling Bee Study List for free! This list includes words at all three difficulty levels, making it a perfect educational tool for students in first through eighth grade.
Yosemite National Park Virtual Yosemite allows online visitors to experience over 200 different locations within Yosemite and its surrounding areas, in all seasons.
* requires a library card.

Family Fun in the Bay Area June 13-28, 2020

My list of featured family and kids friendly fun in the Bay area for June 13-28, 2020, plus:
Family Fun in the Bay Area – June 13-28, 2020

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 Helping Local Businesses: Hicklebee’s and Paradise Skate

Hicklebee’s Bookstore in Willow Glen is looking for help during this time.  Please consider donating to their GoFundme cause.

Hicklebee’s has been our go to store for books and suggestions for many years.  I will always remember the first time we met Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl.

Paradise Skate in Antioch is selling gift certificates for up to 40% off.  For more details and purchase, [LINK]
We only have 5-6 roller rinks in the entire Bay area, so please reach out if you can.

If you know of a local business or non-profit, that needs help during this time.  Use this link to share the information.

News Especially for Parents/Caregivers 6/12

Here are links to articles important to parents and caregivers. Updated each week.

CDC Outlines 3 rules of thumb for staying safer from coronavirus at the gym, library, and cookouts MEK: I know that I miss my library and gym. Source: Business Insider [LINK]

CDC Daily Life and Coping MEK:  Great resource for information on all different types of subjects.  For example: Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source: CDC [LINK]

If you have information that will help other parents/caregivers, send an email with the info.

Quaranteen Recipes Needed!

San Jose Public Library is putting together a collection of favorite recipes all submitted by teens.

It can be anything from a simple snack to a full on, complex, Master Chef-level submission.

Featured recipes will be published in a Quaranteen cookbook in
BiblioBoard and may be highlighted on TeenHQ’s social media. DTE: June 30, 2020.
The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot

 DIY Cards for Father’s Day
12 days until Father’s Day.  Here are 44 DIY card ideas.  My favorites are Surprize Cards (at 19 minutes) and I Love You (the first card in the video).
44 LOVELY DIY CARDS FOR ANY OCCASION
DIY Father’s Day Cards

44 LOVELY DIY CARDS FOR ANY OCCASION

Your Opinion!  The CF.us Community Wants To Know

Your knowledge is important to the group!  Responses will be shared in next week’s newsletter. Click on the link to respond.

What are you looking for when you buy masks for your kids?  [LINK]

Where are you buying masks for your family?  LINK]

What or where are you most looking forward to doing/going as the SIP lifts?  [LINK]

Sidewalk Chalk Contest – San Jose DTE 6/12

For San Jose residents in District 1.

Decorate your sidewalk or driveway and show-off your art! Take pictures of your artwork and email it to district1@sanjoseca.gov Final day to submit your artwork has been extended to June 12, 2020. Winners will be announced the following week, and have their work featured on the Vice Mayors’ Facebook Page.

Activity Pages Provided by Rockfod T. Honeypot
This week’s activity pages are provided by The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot. Click here or on the image to download the sheets.
Plot:  As a young chipmunk, shy, bookish Rockford T. Honeypot had dreams of thrilling adventures across the forest.
However, timid of danger and germs, his only adventures were found in books and his imagination. When his family abandons him after a mistake that destroys their hazelnut business, Rockford sets off on a legendary journey beyond his wildest dreams.

From exploring cuisines with a famous chef, training with ancient warrior monks, flying on giant hawks, finding true love, and much more, Rockford recounts his epic origin story of hardship, perseverance, and fortune.

The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot, coming out June 23rd. Age Range: 8 – 12 years, Grade Level: 3 – 6 . [Amazon Link]
The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot

RWC: Chalk Full of Fun Festival – Reserve Your Space
Redwood City is hosting a Chalk Full of Fun Chalk Festival on July 4th.
Register now in order to get your FREE chalk kit on June 27th.
Chalk kits will be given out at 3 locations, but you must choose the location and a time in order to get a free chalk kit.
RWC_ Chalk Full of Fun Festival - Reserve Your Space
This Week’s Featured Event section is sponsored by Artemis Fowl coming to Disney+ June 12th. The entire 8 book series is on sale for $7.92!   One of my kids favorite series. [LINK]

Featured Events June 13-28, 2020
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k=Ages 0-5 / K=Ages 6-12 / T=Teens /  E=All Ages
DATE/TIME ACTIVITY | LOCATION | CITY
COST AUD
6/13 ~ 11 a Sean’s Music Factory | SJPL | Online | SJ FBRR k/K
6/13 ~ 2 p Timothy James Magic Show | SJPL | Online | SJ FBRR K
6/13 ~ 3 p Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show | SJPL | Online | SJ FBRR E
6/13 ~ 7 p Family Dance Party | SJPL | Online | SJ Free k
6/14 ~ 11 a Family Sundays at Cantor Museum | Stanford | Online | Stanford FBRR E
6/14 ~ 1:30 p Get Up and Goh Dance: Free Children’s Livestream Ballet Class | FBRR k/K
6/14 ~ 3 p Get Up and Goh Dance: Free Children’s Livestream Ballet Class | FBRR k/K
6/15 ~ 9:30 a Beginning Cyber Camp and Coding Olympics 2020 | Online | FBRR T
6/15 ~ 10 a Beginners’ Fun With Computers And Coding | MS Store Stanford  FBRR K
6/15 ~ 3:30 p Hour Of Code Minecraft: Voyage Aquatic | MS Store Stanford FBRR K
6/16 ~ 7:30 a Jason Reynolds: Write. Right. Rite : Online | SJ Free K/T
6/16 ~ 10 a Beginners’ Fun With Computers And Coding | MS Store Stanford FBRR K
6/16 ~ 10 a Drawing Frogs | Open Space | Online | Free T
6/16 ~ 10:30 a Family Storytime | SJPL | Online | SJ FBRR k
6/16 ~ 11 a Snack & Read Live on Facebook | Simon Kids | Online | Free k
6/16 ~ 1 p Michaels Kids Club | Online | SJ FBRR E
6/16 ~ 3 p Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show | SJPL | Online | SJ FBRR E
6/16 ~ 3:30 p Hour Of Code Minecraft: Ai | MS Store Stanford | Online | FBRR K
6/16 ~ 4 p Math Club | SJPL | Online | SJ FBRR K
6/16 ~ 4 p Teens Write! | SJPL | Online | SJ FBRR T
6/16 ~ 7 p Discount Movie Night | West Wind SJ | San Jose & Concord Varies E
6/17 ~ 10 a Code Your Own Video Game | MS Store Stanford | Online | FBRR K/T
6/17 ~ 11 a Snack & Read Live on Facebook | Simon Kids | Online | Free k
6/17 ~ 12 p Game with a Librarian | ACL | Online | FBRR K/T
6/17 ~ 3:30 p Hour Of Code Minecraft: Voyage Aquatic | MS Store Stanford | FBRR K
6/17 ~ 4 p Intro to Principles of Business for Tweens/Teens | SJPL | Online  FBRR T
6/18 ~ 7:30 a Jason Reynolds: Write. Right. Rite : Online |  Free K/T
6/18 ~ 10 a Code Your Own Video Game  | MS Store Stanford | Online | FBRR K/T
6/18 ~ 10:30 a Preschool Storytime | SJPL | Online |  FBRR k
6/18 ~ 11 a Storytime (Bilingual Spanish/English) | SCCLD | Online | Free k
6/18 ~ 1 p Michaels Kids Club | Online |  FBRR E
6/19 ~ 10 a Hour Of Code Minecraft: Voyage Aquatic | MS Store Stanford  FBRR K
6/19 ~ 11 a Storytime (Bilingual Mandarin/English) | SCCLD | Online | FBRR k
6/19 ~ 11:30 a Baby Sign Language Storytime | SCCLD | Online | FBRR k
6/19 ~ 3 p Learn To Design And Code Apps | MS Store Stanford | Online | FBRR T
6/19 ~ 3 p Lego Club | SCCLD | Online | Free K/T
6/20 ~ 9:30 a Saturday Morning Code Writing |  FBRR K
6/20 ~ 11 a Happy Birds | SCCLD | Online | FBRR k/K
6/20 ~ 4 p Python + PyGame Workshop | SJPL | Online |  FBRR K/T
6/22 ~ 10:30 a Music and Movement | SJPL | Online |  FBRR k
6/23 ~ 7:30 a Jason Reynolds: Write. Right. Rite : Online |  Free K/T
6/23 ~ 11 a Snack & Read Live on Facebook | Simon Kids | Online | Free k
6/23 ~ 3 p Happy Birds | SJPL | Online |  FBRR E
6/24 ~ 10 a Hour Of Code Minecraft: Voyage Aquatic | MS Store Stanford | FBRR K
6/24 ~ 11 a Snack & Read Live on Facebook | Simon Kids | Online | Free k
6/24 ~ 3 p Pro Tips To Becoming A Mixer Streamer Wksp | MS Store Stanford FBRR T
6/24 ~ 4 p Intro to Principles of Business for Tweens/Teens | SJPL | Online  FBRR T
6/25 ~ 1 p Michaels Kids Club | Online FBRR E
6/27 ~ 9:30 a Saturday Morning Code Writing  FBRR K
See the Entire Calendar of Events at CelebrateFamily.us [LINK]

Highlighting The Exploratrium at Home

While the Exploratorium is closed, parents, caregivers, kids and educators can still enjoy the fun activities.
>>Learning Toolbox
>>Digital Teaching Box
>>Explore, Play, Discover
>>Science Snacks
Check out the listing on CelebrateFamily.us [LINK]

Coping With Covid-19 Anxiety
Covid-19 Dealing with AnxietyThis section will be in every newsletter for the next several weeks. Be well.

Below are some resources that provide free, confidential and immediate emotional support via phone, text or chat to anyone in emotional distress or a suicidal crisis – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call 9-1-1.
Crisis/Suicide Hotline & Text
1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) or (650) 579-0350
1 (888) 628-9454 Spanish speakers
1 (800) 273-8255 Veterans Crisis Line or chat online
1 (800) 985-5990 Disaster Distress Helpline or text TALKSWITHUS to 66746
Chat online 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
– more info on the above services or to access their the Lifeline Chat Crisis Text Line
– Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support. Text BAY to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor.
Learn how it works
Peer-Run Warm Line
– a 24/7 non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. Call 1 (855) 845-7415 or chat online
Domestic Violence Hotline – 1 (800) 799-7233 (SAFE) or chat, 24/7
CORA (Communities Overcoming Relationship Abuse) 24/7 – 1 (800) 300-1080
Kara 
– Grief support for children, teens, families and adults (650) 321-5272
Source: San Mateo County Newsletter

Where to Find Meals, Groceries, Diapers, Information
 I will keep this info in every newsletter as long as it is needed. Marian

Four things that you can find at the Silicon Valley Strong website:

1)  A meal distribution lookup tool in which residents can enter their address to find free food within 1-10 miles. The site includes meals for kids, groceries, and food for seniors.
2) A resources map, provided by First 5 Santa Clara County, for locating diapers, health center information and food assistance.
3) A Chat Bot to help visitors find what they’re looking for on the site.
4) “Get Internet” button to find low-cost internet and affordable computers in the area. The information includes Comcast’s Internet Essentials plus other special offerings.

SiliconValleyStrong.org is a hub for all types of information from mental health to information on rent, job resources and aid.  The information is available in 8 different languages.
 Santa Clara County Local Arts Grants Application

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Family Fun in the Bay Area June 6-20, 2020

My list of featured family and kids friendly fun in the Bay area for June 6-20, 2020, plus:

In This Issue
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Family Fun in the Bay Area May 8, 2020

My list of featured family and kids friendly fun in the Bay area for May 8, 2020, plus:

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100+ Links to Website with Activities and Things to Do with Kids During Coronavirus

So many hours, but also so many things you can do.  There were already a lot of free activities and online learning fun.  But during this time even more attractions and companies are offering free courses, webcams, TV, and much more.  Enjoy this list.  It will be updated as I find more stuff.

Don’t worry about duplicates, on my “larger” list, I am working on adding categories to make it easier to find information.

Web Site Name/Link Description
New This Week
Animal Bytes Each byte is a one-page fact sheet specifically designed to help you quickly find information about some of the interesting creatures found in the animal kingdom. Most species files include scientific classification, basic physical traits, fun facts, and conservation/ecological value. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Animal Info Books Information about animal habitats, behavior and scientific classification. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Animal Sounds SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Sounds Library. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Creativebug Free 60 day trial of online art and craft classes. Unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft video classes. Downloadable patterns, templates and recipes.
Disney Online site of Disney at home activities, games, and printables.
Google Arts and Culture Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more
Google Arts and Culture Get lost online exploring museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more
Lego Online site for Lego at home activities, games, and printables. Sorted by Lego themes (Harry Potter, DC Super Heroes, Leo Movie, Lego City, etc.)
Make A Crossword Create and assign an online crossword or word search with just one click. Student puzzles are automatically organized and scored for easy review.
Make A Wordsearch Create and assign an online crossword or word search with just one click. Student puzzles are automatically organized and scored for easy review.
My WorkSheet Maker Make worksheets like Fill in the Blank, Handwriting Practice, Matching, Multiple Choice, Word Scrambles, and more. Basic worksheets are free to make and you can save them as a PDF or print at home.
RB Digital RBDigital is a digital service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow magazines.
SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Educational Resources Dive deeper into the animal kingdom with resources and activities. Learn about these incredible animals with videos, educational activities, coloring pages, and other free resources.
SJPL Telephone Tales Anyone can call our phone lines 24/7 to hear stories, songs, rhymes, and more in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese. The stories are selected and read by our amazing library staff.
Telephone Tales offers a great selection of stories for children birth through 5. You can listen as many times as you want!
Call back every Friday to hear a new story and bring that storytime experience home.
Storyline Online Storyline Online Listen to celebrities read wonderful books and find activities to support learning.
Tropical Pacific Coral Reef, Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via webcam.
Word Club Students can now play in-app spelling and vocabulary games with all 450 words from the 2020 School Spelling Bee Study List for free! This list includes words at all three difficulty levels, making it a perfect educational tool for students in first through eighth grade.
Map of locations for Kid’s Meal Distribution Listing of meals site for kids 0-18.

Our Complete Listing
ABC Mouse* ABCmouse.com is designed to help young children (ages 2 to 8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success with 9,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, & music.
African Penguin Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Amazon Prime Free children’s shows on Amazon.com, including some PBS shows. You must have an Amazon account (not Prime, just an Amazon account).
Animal Bytes Each byte is a one-page fact sheet specifically designed to help you quickly find information about some of the interesting creatures found in the animal kingdom. Most species files include scientific classification, basic physical traits, fun facts, and conservation/ecological value. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Animal Info Books Information about animal habitats, behavior and scientific classification. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Animal Sounds SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Sounds Library. Developed by SeaWorld/Busch Gardens.
Ape Cam – San Diego Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Aviary Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Baboon Cam – San Diego Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Beluga Whale Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government* Designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government using learning adventures, glossary terms, and fun games.
Big Fish Games Free mobile games to play. No code needed.
Black Bears Cam – Oakland Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Braille Bug Explore kid-friendly lessons about braille, Secret Games and Messages, and learn about Louis Braille & Helen Keller.
BrainScape Brainscape helps students to make flash cards. But they also have a library of pre-made flash cards for use in several subjects. For high school, college and professionals.
California Sea Lion Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Cheapass Games Free board and card games. These games can be played anywhere using the instructions and materials printed from Cheapassgames.com. A repository of old free games, old PDF editions, and old rulebooks, complete with any broken rules and typos included in the original versions.
Chimp Window Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Condor Cam – San Diego Zoo Safari Park Visit the animals via web cam.
Coral Reef Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Cram CRAM helps students to make flash cards. But they also have a library of pre-made flash cards for use in several subjects.
Creativebug Free 60 day trial of online art and craft classes. Unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft video classes. Downloadable patterns, templates and recipes.
Dictionary.com Quizzes and Word Games
Dictionary.com Dictionary.com’s Learning Activities for Every Grade. Teacher-reviewed daily learning activities for every grade level to keep kids on track for academic success. Including “How to Write College Essays,” writing prompts and a Disney Movie Word Challenge. Sign up for their newsletter to get kids’ activities sent to your inbox.
Disney Online site of Disney at home activities, games, and printables.
Elephant Cam – National Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Elephant Cam – San Diego Zoo Safari Park Visit the animals via web cam.
Elephant Yard Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Elephants Cam – Oakland Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Farallon Islands Cam – Cal Academy of Sciences
Giant Panda Cam – National Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Giraffe Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Giraffe Cam – San Diego Zoo Safari Park Visit the animals via web cam.
Google Arts and Culture Get lost online exploring museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more.
Gorilla Habitat Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Great Wall Of China Virtual Tour
Hammermill Family Activities Coloring and easy DIY crafts activities.
Hoopla* Hoopla is a digital service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV.
Icivics Icivics is designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Learn about the branches of government, how to become a citizen, laws, and rights.
Jelly Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Kelp Forest Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Koala Cam – San Diego Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
LA Theater Works LATW offers free access to state-of-the-art recordings of both contemporary and classic plays, each performed by leading actors of stage and screen. This link will take you to LATW’s Relativity Series, over 30 science-themed plays. Click on the Listen Now link or support LATW by purchasing the digital recording. along with broadcasts from previous weeks.
LA Theater Works LATW’s Setting the Stage for Learning brings free audio recordings of important stage plays to middle and high schools around the world. Free educational resources for English, Social Studies, Science, Drama, and Elective classes. Kids and families listening to these plays and books will recognize the voices of today’s popular actors.
Leafcutter Ant Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Lego Online site for Lego at home activities, games, and printables. Sorted by Lego themes (Harry Potter, DC Super Heroes, Leo Movie, Lego City, etc.)
Lion Cam – – National Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Make A Crossword Create and assign an online crossword or word search with just one click. Student puzzles are automatically organized and scored for easy review.
Make A Wordsearch Create and assign an online crossword or word search with just one click. Student puzzles are automatically organized and scored for easy review.
Math Drills Math-Drills.com includes over 50 thousand free math worksheets that may be used to help students learn math. Best part, Math-Drills has both the worksheet and answer sheet.
Microsoft Family Learning Center Engage your family for an hour or more with these safe and simple, family-led learning experiences for ages 3 to 12. This collection of free activities, curated out of educational resources from around the world, encourages families to Learn, Do and Share. Microsoft Family Learning Center has links to 25+ other activity and lesson sites. Well worth the visit.
MINECRAFT: EDUCATION EDITION A game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. Educators in more than 115 countries are using Minecraft: Education Edition across the curriculum!
Moon Jelly Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
My WorkSheet Maker Make worksheets like Fill in the Blank, Handwriting Practice, Matching, Multiple Choice, Word Scrambles, and more. Basic worksheets are free to make and you can save them as a PDF or print at home.
Naked Mole-Rat Cam – National Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM activities, printable resources, inventor quizzes, and virtual field trips.
Ocean Voyager Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Open Sea Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Panda Cam – San Diego Zoo This is an archive of past video of the pandas at San Deigo Zoo.
PBS for Parents PBS parents’ portal contains activities, printables, and fun. Find stuff to do with your kids.
PBS Learning Portal PBS and your local station have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for teachers like you.
Penguin Cam – Cal Academy of Sciences
Penguin Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Penguin Cam – San Diego Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Philippine Coral Reef Cam – Cal Academy of Sciences
Piranha Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Pluralsight PluralSight is online learning platform. Get free access to 7,000+ expert-led video courses and more all month long.
Polar Bear Cam – San Diego Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Puffin Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Quizlet Quizlet helps students to make flash cards. But they also have a library of pre-made flash cards for use in several subjects.
Raddish Kids Raddish is a cooking club, culinary lesson, and mealtime solution. Suddenly Homeschooling contains recipes and cooking activities for kids of all ages.
RB Digital RBDigital is a digital service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow magazines.
Reef Lagoon Cam – Cal Academy of Sciences
Rhino Yard Cam – Houston Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
San Jose Peregrine Falcons Congrats Grace and Hopper. Their first egg!!! 3/17
Map of locations for Kid’s Meal Distribution Listing of meals site for kids 0-18.
Santa Clara County Office of Education Information and resources for parents, teachers, and kids.
Sea Otter Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Educational Resources Dive deeper into the animal kingdom with resources and activities. Learn about these incredible animals with videos, educational activities, coloring pages, and other free resources.
Shark Cam – Monterey Bay Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
SJPL Telephone Tales Anyone can call our phone lines 24/7 to hear stories, songs, rhymes, and more in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese. The stories are selected and read by our amazing library staff.
Telephone Tales offers a great selection of stories for children birth through 5. You can listen as many times as you want!  Call back every Friday to hear a new story and bring that storytime experience home.
Storyline Online Storyline Online Listen to celebrities read wonderful books and find activities to support learning.
Sun Bears Cam – Oakland Zoo Visit the animals via web cam.
Tate Kids Play free games and quizzes, find art activities, explore homework help and share your art with Tate Kids.
Tiger Cam – San Diego Zoo Safari Park Visit the animals via web cam.
Tropical Pacific Coral Reef, Cam – Georgia Aquarium Visit the animals via web cam.
Tumble Book Library* TumbleBookLibrary has a selection of children’s favorite storybooks.
Udemy Udemy Free Resource Center — a curated collection of more than 150 free Udemy courses to help students adapt to working from home, search for a job, maintain balance, and more. Udemy is an online learning portal. Subjects cover a wide range of subjects such as Coding for Kids, Web Development, Animation, and Leadership.
Word Club Students can now play in-app spelling and vocabulary games with all 450 words from the 2020 School Spelling Bee Study List for free! This list includes words at all three difficulty levels, making it a perfect educational tool for students in first through eighth grade.
Yosemite National Park Virtual Yosemite allows online visitors to experience over 200 different locations within Yosemite and its surrounding areas, in all seasons.
* requires a library card.