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Coronavirus Break Resources

Whether you are newly homeschooling due to the coronavirus pandemic or are a seasoned homeschooler who needs something new to throw into the mix while you're self-isolating, here's a collection of resources that we've collected...

Think we missed a great resource in our list? Let us know! We've created a Google form just for your suggestions!

Arts


Art for Kids Hub

FREE or $

Online drawing lessons with a dad and his kids. Drawings are in cartoon style and feature popular characters as well as everyday people and things.


Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

FREE

Daily doodling time with author Mo Willems. He draws and shows kids around his studio, as well as answering some fan mail.


Met Opera Nightly Streams

FREE

Nightly streaming of full performances from the Met Opera. Starts at 7:30pm and is available for 20 hours after that.


Online Ballet Lessons w/ Ballet Nova

FREE

Online ballet lessons for all skill levels offered on various days and times during the coronavirus pandemic.


Belltower Coffeehouse & Studio

Memphis Only

$$

A Memphis studio offering home pottery kits for families and students. These kits can be picked up or delivered locally and once your project is completed, simply return it to the studio and they'll take care of the firing!








Broadway Babysitters Playhouse

$$

Storytimes, dance parties, and workshops led by Broadway performers. The Playhouse asks for donations in suggested amounts for each event.

Bible


LifeWay Digital Sunday School

FREE

A virtual Sunday school program put out by LifeWay during the coronavirus pandemic.


28 Day Free Access to Adventures in Odyssey Club

FREE

Focus on the Family is offering their Adventures in Odyssey Club membership free to every family for 4 weeks. Includes access to the entire Adventures in Odyssey library and daily devotions to do with your kids!



Calvary Curriculum

FREE

Free Bible curriculum with printable downloads for different ages.


Books & Stories


Sally Lloyd Jones Storytime

FREE

Author Sally Lloyd Jones will read from her books live on instagram.


Storyline Online

FREE

An extensive online collection of storybooks read by actors.


On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

FREE

Live readings with author Andrew Peterson, beginning Friday, March 20th.


Spanish Children's Stories by The Spanish Experiment

FREE

This website provides several well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Read along in Spanish or English!


Audible Stories

FREE

While schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Audible is offering a full collection of audiobooks to listen to for free!

Core Curriculum


Khan Academy

FREE

Khan Academy offers free video lessons organized by grade. Heavy on math and science.








Scholastic Online

FREE

Scholastic is offering 20 days of free exercises, organized by grade, during the school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Ted-Ed

FREE

Ted-Ed offers a wonderful, eclectic set of video lessons for free, anytime! 


CrashCourse

FREE

Tons of awesome free courses in one place! Anatomy, ecology, computer science, U.S. History and more!!


Outschool

$ , $$

Over 10,000 small group video chat classes broken down by age group and subject. Classes start at $5.


From ABC's to ACT's

$

Downloadable worksheets are available for purchase for all grades and subjects.


My Father's World

FREE

Offering two free activity packs, one for preschool-kindergarten and one for 1st-8th graders. 

Helping Children During A Crisis


Sally Lloyd Jones on "Helping Children with Scary News"

FREE

A practical article about how to help children process scary events from a biblical perspective.


Focus on the Family on "Talking With Kids About The Coronavirus"

FREE

An article from Focus' Director of Parenting and Youth about how to handle conversations with your kids about coronavirus. Practical advice from a Christian perspective.

Math


Teaching Textbooks

Teaching Textbooks is offering a free trial of their Version 3.0 program. This trial includes the first 15 lessons and never expires!

Physical Education (P.E.)


YMCA 360 Virtual Classes

FREE

The YMCA 360 website offers virtual fitness classes, including youth soccer and youth sports performance, available 24/7!


Science

Brainchild Curriculum and Netflix Show

FREE

Each episode of Brainchild (on Netflix) tackles a topic that's important to kids with comedy, experiments, and interactive games. The curriculum available on their website is for two age groups (elementary and middle school). 

Virtual Field Trips


Google Arts & Culture

FREE

This impressive collection features virtual museum tours, video exploration of cultural and historic sites, and lot and lots of art!


Virtual Farm Tours

FREE

These virtual farms tours were originally recorded for students in a classroom to watch, but are now available on YouTube! Three different tours are listed for different age groups.


Memphis Zoo

FREE

The Memphis Zoo is reaching out via their social media platforms during the coronavirus pandemic. They have a schedule of programming designed to connect the animals and zookeepers to zoo fans!


National Park Tours Online by Google Earth

FREE

This article provides direct links to 33 National Parks that you can tour virtually through Google Earth. 


Home Safaris with the Cincinatti Zoo

FREE

The Cincinnati Zoo is providing Home Safari videos and activities during the coronavirus pandemic.


Memphis Escape Rooms

$$

Memphis Escape Rooms' new Print & Play games let you bring the mystery, adventure, and fun of an escape room into your own home! 

Writing


Free Language Arts Lessons from the Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW)

FREE

This is a free, completely digital, three-week program of English language arts instruction provided by IEW for students removed from school by the coronavirus pandemic. 


90 Days of Free Access to Learning Without Tears

FREE

The creators of Handwriting Without Tears are offering free access to their distance learning resources during the coronavirus pandemic. Separated by age group and subject.

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