Looking for fun and educational ways to keep your children engaged and entertained at home? The Y has got you covered! We have compiled some amazing resources for you to help keep your little ones active, stimulated and learning! From virtual museum tours to fun DIY STEM activities, we hope the following helps keep boredom at bay. We will continue to add to this list daily, so keep checking back for more fun ideas that the entire family can enjoy!
Y @ Home brings great virtual content to you and your family, all accessible within the comforts of your own home! Each week, our Y preschoolers join their teachers in a Zoom classroom for fun activities! We’ll capture each one so you can join the Y and follow along at home!
Here are some fun swim lesson activities for you and your children to participate in while at home – that’s right, you can still practice your swimming skills during our closure! These activities can be performed in a pool, bathtub or even on dry land! Click the link above to get started!
You are living through history right now. Take a moment with your family to fill out the COVID-19 Time Capsule PDF, for your future selves to look back on. Store the completed packet in a safe place and plan on re-opening it at some point in your child’s future – a major milestone like high school graduation, college graduation or a specific birthday! This may be a fun activity for you and your children to complete together, and will be a great memento for many years to come. Click on the link above to download the PDF!
Our friends at Springs Preserve has a ton of great, free family activities on their website! From CSI games, to live Toddler Time; from a virtual Nevada State Museum tour to delicious recipes…there is sure to be something for everyone! Click on the link above to start exploring!
Hello Bello was created because parenting is hard. And near impossible to do alone. They have singing, dancing, storytime, and everything else you’d get from counselors by a lake in the summer. Except it’s not summer. And we’re indoors. Okay, so this is a different kind of camp. Because the kids are at home, all day, and Camp Hello Bello is coming in to help fill the hours with some extra creativity. And it’s all free to the community. Clink on the link above to access unique activities from the hearts of Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard.
During the timeframe in which the schools in the Clark County School District (CCSD) are closed, student learning extension opportunities are provided for all students. These student learning extension opportunities provide activities for students to engage in learning at home. Directions for the student learning extension activities are provided in both English and Spanish. Click on the link above to get started!
Your local library has ALL of the fun and educational resources you could ever want – to be enjoyed from the comforts of your own home! Check out the link above to access free eResources for kids and teens, sign up for your digital eCard to gain access to the library online and more! WiFi capabilities have been extended into all library parking lots – click on the link above to learn more about what your library district is offering Las Vegas residents!
At Green Our Planet, they have taken their garden, nutrition and hydroponics lessons online to serve children in our community during this time of need. Students can learn from Green Our Planet’s farmers, chefs and hydroponics experts at home! Click on the link above to get started!
Our friends at United Way of Southern Nevada have shared some great FREE educational resources on their website! Click on the link above to get started!
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) can save the world, and help make our kids’ futures BRIGHT! STEM jobs are expected to grow by 16% in the US between 2014 and 2024. And right now, science & engineering careers earn more than double the income of the median job in the United States. So let’s get more science, technology, engineering, art, and math into our kids’ lives. Ready for the fun?! Click on the link above to get started!
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! Click on the link above to get started!
While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, they want to help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational. Join them for a Home Safari Facebook Live each weekday at 3pm EDT where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.
To watch the live videos just go to the Cincinnati Zoo Facebook page and scroll down. It will appear like the most recent post on their feed. You will not be able to see the videos from this event page. Once the live video has ended, the video will remain on their Facebook page so you can watch later if you can’t make it during the live session.
Stuck at home? Check out this list of 12 virtual museum tours that you can enjoy, and not even leave your couch! Click the link above to get started!
With many schools being closed and kids at home, BOKS will share as many games and activities as possible to keep kids active and happy during this difficult time. They know that anxiety is at an all-time high and one of the best ways to reduce stress in kids and adults is to get your daily dose of endorphins – so they want to provide you with as many free and accessible resources as possible. Click on the link above to get started!
Joe Wicks, famous as The Body Coach, has said he will become ‘the nation’s P.E. teacher’ by giving daily online P.E. classes for kids! Starting Monday, March 23rd, he will be holding new kids’ workout classes on his YouTube channel daily. The workouts are designed to be kid friendly, will last half an hour, and won’t need much space so they can be done indoors if you’re self-isolating. He also has tons of other kid-friendly workouts on his channel too! Click on the link above to get started!
You know the Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas loves a good science experiment! Here are a few that their team put together that are safe enough for you to try from the comfort of your own home, along with some other great activities. Click on the link above to get started!
Our Y preschool teachers are currently sharing this book with their students, which explains the Coronavirus to children, in a format they can understand. We hope this book is useful for you and your family, and will help ease some fears and stress surrounding COVID-19. Click on the link above to read the book!
Born to Move is LesMills fun…for kids! When it comes to learning a whole lot of cool moves from dance, martial arts and yoga this class is the way to go. Each 20 or 40-minute class is jam-packed with cool music and foundation fitness moves and fun games. This is sure to leave the kids (and parents) feeling great! Click on the link above to get started for free!