Activity & Educational Resources - Fostering Family Ministies

Learn & Play Resources

Daily Schedule:

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Free Wi Fi Hotspots in your Community/Facebook Pages:

Ashland:

Guy C Myers Bandshell in Brookside Park

Ashland Public Library Parking Lot

Brookside Park Softball Field

Ashland City Fairground Parking Lot

Corner Park (Main St. and Claremont Ave)

Administrative Building Parking Lot on Claremont Ave.

FaceBook Group: Learn Everywhere

Bible:

Bible story resources early childhood - 6th grade

The Greatest Journey Bible Game App

Answers in Genesis

Four Week Free Trial to Adventures in Odyssey Club

Education:

Free Online Educational Subscription

The educational company has launched a "Learn at Home” website that has daily courses for students from Pre-kindergarten to grades 6 and higher.

Artist at Heart. Online lessons  https://www.artistatheart.org/      https://www.facebook.com/ArtistAtHeartPaintParty/

Math & Coding (Reading Combos)

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry

Math Practice

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine

K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students

Elem Math through 6th grade

Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors

Geometry

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college

Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus

Higher level math series... online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems

K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun.

3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects

Algebra games for kids

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders

Coding with Star Wars

Learn to Code

Coding for ages 4-10

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning

Immerse yourself in cryptography

Fractions Practice

Math and Reading games

Math and language games

Math and reading games

Reading:

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish)

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text

Phonics skills

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss

Phonics worksheets for kids

Free stories online ages 3-12

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student's needs including creating flashcards for other subjects

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game.

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions

Phonics and learning to read

Fave kids books read by famous people

Games to get "into the book"

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice.

Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions

A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering -- free 24/7 access

USERNAME: read (case sensitive) PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)

Science:

80+ do at home science activities

Learn all about cells

Hands on Elem Science Videos

Biology

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life.

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.

Chemistry

K-5th Science Lessons

Space Science for Kiddos

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement.

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics.

Amphibian Unit Study

High School Chemistry Topics

Engineering challenges with things you have at home

This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids

Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways.

Science, Math, Social Studies

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access.

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials.

Learn all about earthquakes

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home

Learn all about the periodic table

Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.

Farmer's almanac for kids... Date, weather, moon phase, etc.

Guide to gardening for kids

Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems.

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather.

Foreign Languages:

Foreign Languages

Resources for Spanish Practice

Chinese Learning Activities

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.

Music Based Spanish Learning

22 languages to learn

History, Geography & Goverment 

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults

Digital Archive of History

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.

An interactive way to learn history

This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin.

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.

Geography & Animals

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time.

Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are.

Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.

Ashbrook Online Resources to Teach American History and Civics to Homebound Students

Music & Art

Music is for everyone

School house rocks on YouTube. Musically covers a variety of subject.

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.

Poetry and Music

A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises.

Music Practice Transformed

JazzKids for children of all ages to be introduced to jazz. Learn to appreciate something new!

Family friendly introduction of world music to young people with pdf instructions on how to make world music instruments along with cultural backgrounds.

Artist at Heart. Online lessons live daily on Facebook at noon. Artist at Heart Website Facebook Page

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.

Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free

Quaver Music is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home

Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos.

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history.

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design.

AP Students & ACT/SAT Prep:

Test prep for SAT, ACT ect.

Resources for AP Students

Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.

Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides!

Grammar, Spelling & Writing:

Grammar practice for middle grades

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure.

Online curriculum that builds better writers.

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts.

Work on the 8 parts of speech

Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90

Spelling 1-4 grade

Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters

Live Cam & Virtual Tours:

12 Famous Museum Tours

30 Virtual Field Trip Ideas

Live cam to explore the world

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!

Alaskan Wildlife cams

Tour Yellowstone National Park!

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen

 Games, Printable's, Educational Activities:

If you have Twitter, Josh Gad (voice of Olaf), is reading to kids at home during this whole virus ordeal. He's reading different children’s books each time! Two videos posted so far:

Video One

Video Two

100 things to do when kids are stuck at home

Build a geodesic dome (good afternoon project for middle school)

Toddler and Preschool Age Ideas

Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8

Free printables library with activities for children 0-6

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+

PreK - 5 games for all subjects

Online digital coloring pages

Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.

Interactive games based on the book series

100 free online educational program ideas

Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun

Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children

Educational Games K-12

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up

3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet.

Voice based learning... learn through Alexa

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8.

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn.

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens

Play games and learn all about animals

Play with fave show characters and learn too

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents.

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.

Answers in Genesis

25+ digital escape rooms

Physical Activity & Movement:

Indoor activities for busy toddlers

At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play.

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout.

At Home Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Comprehensive Curriculum Resources:

National School Choice Week: web resources by subject area

The educational company has launched a “Learn at Home” website that has daily courses for students from Pre-kindergarten to grades 6 and higher.

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.

Education for kids all topics

All sorts of learning here if you dig in

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool - 8

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning.

Digital learning content for preschool through high school

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students.

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses.

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas

Online education program for toddler through high school...

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.

A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn. Preschool through 8th grade.

Find and fix learning gaps

University Courses:

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies

 Classes for older teens or adults

450 Ivy League courses that you can take

2,500+ online courses from top institutions

Cooking, Typing, Personal Finance:

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.

Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance.

Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world.

Keyboarding practice website one

Keyboarding practice website two

Special Needs:

A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Special Needs