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Virtual Family Fun

Looking to keep your "quaran-team" busy? Need a (virtual) escape from home? Check out a variety of family activities from fellow FAIS families! Thank you to everyone who submitted ideas and links. Please continue to send any additional resources to info@faispdx.org

 

Audible

Free audiobooks for little ones to teens in English, French, Spanish, and German

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Bedtime storytime with Josh Gad

Bedtime story with actor Josh Gad

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Booster

At home fun fitness videos and character video library
Access Code: AtHome

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CAPE Art Resources

Resources for creating and teaching art at home from CAPE (Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education)

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Common Sense Media Online Events

A list of online events and activities for kids at home

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Discovery Education

Virtual field trips from Discovery Education

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Duolingo ABC (TPS-K)

A new app released by Duolingo to teach children ages 3-6 reading skills. iOS app available to download for free.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Homework resources, lesson plans, and project ideas to learn about our environment

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Hoyt Arboretum Classes and Activities

They are offering virtual events on Earth Day and after including youth workshops, nature journaling, and Q&A sessions for older audiences.

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Il était une histoire (TPS-1st)

Fairy tales, stories, and songs in French and English

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Khan Academy

STEM and humanities concepts explained through video; Khan Academy also offers remote learning resources for parents.

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Louvre

Virtual tours of the Louvre

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Marco Polo

A free app to connect with small groups of friends or family. Members can post videos for the other families to view.

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NASA

Online NASA programming on groundbreaking science and technology, live views from space, interviews with scientists and astronauts.

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OverDrive

Borrow free ebooks, audiobooks, and more through your local library.

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Penelope Book Series

Author Marla Koch wrote this lovely book series to children everywhere to bring a sense of normalcy during these challenging times of physical distancing. Let's face it, it isn't just Penelope's parents who are acting weird right now. 

Penelope Plays at Home

Penelope Misses her Granny

Penelope's Parents Are Acting Weird

These little books are currently downloadable from the Crisis Management Institute, but will be available for purchase in the near future.

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Portland Art Museum: Volcano Exhibit

Virtual walk-through of the Volcano exhibit

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Preschool Tree Walks

Hoyt Arboretum will host virtual tree walks for preschoolers with themes like Animal Friends and Tree Friends!

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San Diego Zoo KIDS

Videos, stories, games from the San Diego Zoo (especially for kids)

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San Diego Zoo Webcams

Live webcams from the San Diego Zoo

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Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic offers live video events with children's authors and project ideas to promote creativity.

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Smithsonian Exhibitions

Online exhibits and tours from Smithsonian

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History virtual tours

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The Art of Education

Art project ideas to try at home

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The Kennedy Center: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Daily lunchtime doodline with Mo Willems

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Top 10 Virtual Museum Tours

A compilation of museum tours including the MoMA, the Guggenheim, and the British Museum

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Wide Open School

A curated list by Common Sense Media of educational activities and experiences for children based on grade.

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