PDSC Learn at Home Library


Here are a few of our favorite boredom-busting resources for kids of all ages. 

Crafts Supplies

Virtual Museum Experiences

Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources -extensive list of resources

Children’s Museum Virtual Activities -extensive list of resources

Ology: a Science Website for Kids -American Museum of Natural History

Virtual Field Trips - Thanks for the suggestion, Sophie & Ethan! 


Citizen Science

Giant Hornet -WSU

Nasa at Home – Be a Scientist

Weather -weather.gov

Galaxy Zoo – Help classify galaxies by shape, Zooniverse.org


Activities & Experiments

Play Pictionary with a robot -Google

Google’s 3D Animals

Dress up a T.Rex -American Museum of Natural History

Birds and the Sounds they make, interactive chart

Wonder of the Day –daily question, discussion and exploration

30 Days of Families Learning Together –daily activity prompt for the whole family

Mystery Science -Fun lessons to do at home

SciShow Kids -youtube channel for early learners

FAB Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey –STEAM videos for children

Periodic Table of Elements in Pictures and Words -interactive chart

Science Sparks posts  fresh, fun and budget friendly activities daily. This is a great one to follow on social media.

The Action Labyoutube science videos posted regularly


Animal Webcams

Aquarium of the Pacific -Webcams on Magellanic penguins and tropical reefs.

Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa –Live Webcam of watering hole. Keep your volume up for a symphonic treat.

bald eagles’ nest

Gray wolves at the International Wolf Center

Eastern lowland gorillas at the GRACE Center

Birds, Wildlife Trust


Earth & Space Science

The Hidden World of National Parks: 360 Degree Tours -Google

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) -lots of activities!

Birthday Hubble Photo -NASA

Nasa Videos

Space Calendar 2020 -Space.com

Natural Geographic Kids


Health & Fitness

Talking about Health Emergencies -Sesame Street in Communities (Resources for parents of preschoolers)

Talking about coronavirus and social distancing with Rayshell the Crab and Earl the Squirrel, Tiny Trees Preschool (for early learners)

Kicking Boredom -Videos from a local martial arts instructor

Games, Stretches and Interactive Activities -Playworks

Get the Kids Outside -Another great one to follow on social media. 


Language & Literacy

Spanish Children’s Stories

Story Time with Mayor Johnson

Latah County Library Digital Events


Art & Culture

Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams

You can Draw with Jarrett Lerner

Google Arts & Culture museum tours

Arts & Crafts - Thank you for the suggestion, Erin & Trey! :) 

Crochet, Knitting and Fashion Activities -Thank you for the suggestion Michelle! 


Computer Science

Hour of Code, code.org

Code Monster


Swift Playgrounds

App Development, Games & Resources -Thank you Verizon Education Outreach!



Khan Academy

Bedtime Math, lots of great screen-free ideas

Toy Theatre, interactive educational games

Long Live Math at Home, Carnegie Learning Library (middle and high school)


More classes & activities

Best Science sites for middle and high school students -Weareteachers.com

Virtual booth: NOAA Education

TEDEd: Subscribe for daily lessons by age-group (all subjects)

450 Ivy League Courses you can take for FREE -Codecamp.org

Board games to play online with friends

Download free museum coloring book pages -Openculture.com

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