Now that kids are spending most of their time at home and not leaving to attend school or participating in organized sports, classes, and activities, parents are struggling to make their kid's extra free time fun and productive. Fortunately, a wide array of activities and content are being offered by theme parks, sports teams, authors, and TV shows.
Kids can watch virtual theme park rides and parade, solve puzzles and word searches, learn about animal and sea life, exercise with the Padres, make tasty treats, try science experiments, and so much more! Check out all of these great activities!
Disneyland Resort - The Happiest Place on Earth is helping you bring Disney magic into your home!
- Virtual Disney Rides - enjoy your favorite Disney rides from the comfort of your own home!
- Virtual Parade - to bring a little joy, a little fun and, yes, a little magic into our lives right now, Disney invites you to watch the Disneyland Park parade, Magic Happens.
- Disney How To Draw Series - learn to draw your favorite Disney characters.
- Favorite Recipes - over the last month, Disney has released recipes for some of its favorite food items, including churros, and it's famous Dole Whip.
Fleet Science Center's website features a DIY Exploration with examples of fun experiments and activities offered with video and printable instructions. Get your curiosity going with hands-on activities that you can do from the comfort of your home. Check out STEM activities and resources created for all ages that will excite you about the power and possibilities of science. Have fun and share your successes and failures with us on Facebook or Instagram @fleetscience
San Diego Zoo - the Zoo's website offers a variety of online games and activities for kids.
Great news for Harry Potter fans!
Author J.K. Rowling had made the series' first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone available for free on Amazon's audiobook platform, Audible. To access the free copy, you'll need to visit stories.audible.com. The eBook will also be available on the OverDrive platform - you will need to be a member of a library that uses OverDrive, which many public and school libraries are.
J.K. Rowling, Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, have introduced "Harry Potter At Home" to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic into your daily lives. There are many magical tricks and treats for kids to explore in the wizarding world that will keep them occupied, including fun articles, quizzes, puzzles, and drawing lessons.
iHeartRadio Family App - the app is free, easy-to-use and features music from today's most popular acts like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. You'll also enjoy Radio Disney and listen to songs performed by popular characters like Dora the Explorer, Austin & Ally and Elmo! Download the iHeartRadio Family App today.
iHeartRadio also offering kid and family-friendly playlists for every situation - from cooking dinner to homework inspiration!
San Diego Padres Compadres Kids online portal offers tons of downloadable worksheets, puzzles, crosswords, mazes, matching games, coloring sheets, and physical activity videos to keep kid's minds and bodies active.
Sesame Street's YouTube Channel is posting a Cookie Monster Snack Chat every Tuesday!
Sidewalks of Hope! If you've got sidewalk chalk, draw an inspiring message on your driveway or sidewalk for your neighbors to see when they walk by.
SeaWorld San Diego has fun animal videos, virtual ride videos, animal rescue updates and a comprehensive online educational resource program.
- Classroom Activities for educators and students, grades K-12.
- Teacher's Guides provide an active, hands-on approach to teaching about the environment by integrating strive to integrate science, mathematics, geography, art, and language.
- The "Saving a Species" video series brings students face-to-face with the wonders of wildlife.
- Animal Bytes are one-page fact sheets on the most interesting creatures in the animal kingdom, including: scientific classification, basic physical traits, fun facts, and conservation/ecological value.
Virtual Ride Videos
- Electric Eel POV (4K)
- Manta Overview (4K)
- Manta POV (4K)
- Electric Eel 1
- Electric Eel 2
- Electric Eel 3
- Electric Eel 4
- Journey to Atlantis and Electric Eel
- Bayside Skyride POV
Smile! Tess the sloth is here to remind you that slowing down is not a bad way of life!