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Activities for Learning at Home

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Parents should look to school district and school websites as well as their child's teacher for academic resources for distance learning.

The following are activities, games, simple science experiments, and online learning resources shared with Solano County Office of Education by local educators, community groups and parents. To submit your ideas, email or comment in our Parent Post on Facebook.

Bilingual Storytime with Superintendent Estralla-Henderson

nature activities to help get your family through the pandemic

by Richard Louv | Mar 16, 2020 | The New Nature Movement

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If the coronavirus spreads at the rate that experts believe it will, schools, workplaces and businesses will continue to close. Here’s a thread of silver lining: we’ll have more time for each other and nature. And, at least so far, nature’s always open. Getting outside — but at a safe distance from other people — can be one way to boost your family’s resilience. Read more at Solano Resource Conservation District

Apps to Explore the Outdoors


Get outside with kids of all ages, explore, and learn about the nature all around you! The Seek app by iNaturalist is an easy way to engage students in observing and learning about the outdoors.

Seek by iNaturalist from iNaturalist on Vimeo.


All Trails App preview

Fun Ideas, Activities, Experiments and Resources for Families

Arts & Crafts

50 Quick & Easy Kids Crafts that Anyone Can Make

Art: Online Drawing Lessons Videos Every Day

Engaging and Doable Art Projects for Kids

YouTube: 11 Unique Ideas for Easy Art Projects for Kids


40 Screen-Free Activities for Kids from a Teacher

65 Life Skills to Teach Kids at Home

5 Simple But Cool Slime Recipes for Make with Kids

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Exploration

Science Experiments for Kids: How to Make Invisible Ink

Science Experiment: Diet Coke and Mentos Explosion

STEM Activities for Kids at Home

How To Create a Worm Farm with Kids

NASA: Make an Astronaut Lander for Marshmallows

NASA: STEM at Home for Students Grades 5-8

NASA: Moon Phases in Oreos

NASA: Engineering: Building with Spaghetti

CODING: Introduction to Coding with MIT's SCRATCH

Solano County: Planting Native and Sustainable Habitat Gardens

Easy Home Science Experiments for Kids

Learning at Home with Bugs- Entomological Society of America

Water Resource Lessons: What is a Watershed? Solano Resource Conservation District

Reading, Virtual Activities, & Other Learning Resources

Solano County Library

Story Time from Space children's books read by astronauts in space

Storyline Online: Children's books read on video

Virtual Tours of Famous Museums, Zoos and Theme Parks

Museum Tours for Kids

Read-Along with PBS Kids

Solano County Library- Student Resources

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Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids

25 Exercise Games and Indoor Activities to Get Kids Moving

87 Energy-Busting Indoor Games & Activities for Kids

Websites for Kids

National Geographic Kids

PBS Kids

YouTube: Science Max Channel- Science for Kids

Online Learning Subscriptions

Reading Eggs

Mystery Science- Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science