Virtual tours online

Field Trips: bit.ly/3b4XuS5 (San Diego Zoo; Yellowstone National Park; explore the surface of Mars and the Curiosity Rover; Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams; Virtual Farm Tour: FarmFood 360; panda cam at Zoo Atlanta; animal cams at Houston Zoo; and, Georgia Aquarium) TheChinaGuide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china: The Great Wall of China Louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne: Visit the museum’s … [Read more...]

Music lessons online

HowToPlayPiano.ca: Free lessons on learning music theory and piano JustinGuitar.com: Join for free, for lessons and songs … [Read more...]

For Mind and Body websites

Emotional ABCs: bit.ly/39TYhFf (social-emotional learning resources and programs) Emotional Health Activities: bit.ly/3a1EfZE (30 activities to download and use, for parents and students) GoNoodle.com: Movement and mindfulness videos Mindfulness and relaxation apps for kids with anxiety: bit.ly/3a1DSOK (15 apps for overcoming stress and anxiety) Mindfulness Resources for Teens: … [Read more...]

Educational materials online

Chatterpack.net: Online resources for arts and culture, learning, well-being, music, literature, prayer and more DuoLingo.com: Learn a language, for free EtymOnline.com: Etymology explains the history of what words mean and how they sound, whether 600 or 2,000 years ago, through a dictionary and stories Free art lessons: bit.ly/2IQtInY (has a link to lesson plans and supply … [Read more...]

Documentaries online

TopDocumentaryFilms.com: Thousands of documentaries on topics that include biographies, crime, economics, environment, history, mystery, nature, philosophy, society, sports, and more DocumentaryHeaven.com: Offers archaeology, business, celebrity, countries, evolution, human rights, lifestyle, music, space, spiritual, and more … [Read more...]

DIY (Do It Yourself) websites

HowCast.com: Covers dance and entertainment, food and drink, love and relationships, arts and crafts, and more HowStuffWorks.com: Topics include science, tech, money, adventure, animals and more Instructables.com: For anyone who likes to make things – electronics, crafts, cooking and more WikiHow.com: How-to instructions in 19 subjects, including cars, family life, home and garden, … [Read more...]

Books online

Gutenberg.org: Choose from free ePub and Kindle eBooks for download or reading online LibriVox.org: Free audiobooks to listen to on computers, iPods or other mobile devices PoemHunter.com: Includes poems, poets, quotations and poetry eBooks   … [Read more...]

Drive-thru prayers

Want to get out for a drive? Help show the hospitals, hospital staff, patients and their families that the community cares and appreciates them. "Flash our Love" will take place from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on these upcoming dates: • March 31:  Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54 in New Port Richey • April 1: AdventHealth Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road • April 2: Morton Plant … [Read more...]

Screen-free things to do

Create a scavenger/treasure hunt. Make up your own or use ideas listed below: Indoor scavenger hunt. Make a list of what your kids can search for throughout the house, such as: A toy with wheels, a book with the first letter of your name in the title; a pair of matching socks; four things that are green; something very soft; a toy smaller than your hand; something round; a book with numbers in … [Read more...]

Free online activities

ABCya.com: Practice math and reading skills while playing fun games. AYearOfManyFirsts.blogspot.com: Get educational ideas. EntertainKidsOnADime.com: Sign up to read the blog for a list of 100 activities to do at home with kids. FromABCsToACTs.com: Offers links to educational websites for kids, including Make Me Genius, The Magic School Bus, Cool Math, The KIDZ Page, NGAkids Art Zone, BBC … [Read more...]