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18 At-Home Ideas To Keep Kids Busy And Entertained During The Coronavirus Outbreak

As more schools close, here are useful resources for parents, kids, and teachers.

With the coronavirus closing down school districts across the country, we wanted to share useful resources to help keep kids busy, entertained, and learning at home. Find them below — and leave any favorites we missed in the comments! 📚

1. Listen to storytime from celebs at Storyline Online.

2. Or listen to astronauts at Story Time From Space.

3. Browse useful Learn at Home guides — for grades pre-K through 12 — at Scholastic.

4. Watch the Healthy Habits video series from Sesame Street — then print the free activity book that goes along with it.

5. Do a daily lunch doodle with children's book author and illustrator Mo Willems.

6. Or stream a kids' drawing class from illustrator Wendy MacNaughton.

7. Burn off extra energy with kids' dance routines from GoNoodle.

8. Or try a yoga session from Cosmic Kids Yoga.

9. Make use of thousands of free K–12 worksheets and printables.

10. Add some kid-friendly educational shows to your Netflix queue.

11. Take a virtual field trip to a museum or theater.

12. Or keep watch on a zoo or aquarium.

13. Make something delicious in the kitchen that your kids can help with.

14. Take fun personality quizzes at National Geographic Kids.

15. If you need quiet time to get work done, plug kids (headphones and all!) into these virtual musical instruments.

16. Play a ton of interactive games and puzzles at Highlights Kids.

17. Bookmark this list of low-cost (and no-cost) indoor activities to keep little kids entertained.

18. If your kids are older, try one of these sample daily educational breakdowns from Khan Academy.