Attractions

12 Virtual Museum Tours

Link to website:

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_campaign=0300b5e6e1f0&utm_medium=page 

87 Free or Cheap Ways to Stay Calm and Decompress

Link to website:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NjBLsQIbjyCr6nmm0ZWSY4nz5wMuXEuYzKhbzMHUWZU/mobilebasic?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_campaign=0300b5e6e1f0&utm_medium=page

Animal and Nature Live Cam

Link to website:

https://explore.org/livecams/ 

Art Gallery of Ontario

Link to website:

https://ago.ca/collection/browse 

Bata Shoe Museum

Link to website:

http://www.allaboutshoes.ca/en/ 

Calgary Zoo Panda Cam

Link to website:

https://www.calgaryzoo.com/visit/animals/giant-pandas#species-tabs 

Canada's Wonderland Virtual Rides

Link to website:

https://www.canadaswonderland.com/blog/2020/march-2020/heres-how-to-take-a-virtual-ride-on-all-the-rides-at-canadas-wonderland-in-your-own-home 

Canadian War Museum

Link to website:

https://www.warmuseum.ca/exhibitions/online-exhibitions/ 

Children's Museum of Manhattan

Link to website:

https://cmom.org/learn/cmom-at-home/ 

Hamilton Civic Museum

Link to website:

https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/hamilton-civic-museums/hamilton-civic-museums-virtual-tours 

Hockey Hall of Fame

Link to website:

http://www.hockeyhalloffame.com/htmlExhibits/vrtour.shtml 

Kenai Fjords National Park Virtual Guided Tour

Link to website:

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/kenai-fjords/exit-glacier-tour 

Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Link to website:

https://www.ola.org/en/virtual-tour 

Ripley's Aquarium Shark Camera

Link to website:

https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/shark-camera/ 

Royal Ontario Museum

Link to website:

https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/royal-ontario-museum/QQEzrRxuTdjUcA?sv_lng=-79.39438554759032&sv_lat=43.66788043801905&sv_h=300.08282519831397&sv_p=-0.0666768892086651&sv_pid=o8xdoRc8lbmy5juTKyMwPA&sv_z=1.4323298757753413 

Stratford Festival On Demand

Link to website:

https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/WatchandExplore/OnDemand 

Stream a Concert Online

Link to website:

https://www.cbc.ca/music/music-in-the-time-of-covid-19-live-performances-you-can-stream-from-home-1.5500113?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_campaign=0300b5e6e1f0&utm_medium=page 

Take a Free Dance Class Online

Link to website:

https://dancesyndrome.co.uk/online-dance-sessions/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_campaign=0300b5e6e1f0&utm_medium=page 

The Louvre

Link to website:

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne 

The Metropolitan Opera Free Live Audio Streams

Link to website:

https://www.metopera.org/season/radio/free-live-audio-streams/ 

Toronto Public Library Exhibits

Link to website:

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ve/ 

Vancouver Aquarium

Link to website:

https://www.vanaqua.org/ 

Virtual Museum of Canada

Link to website:

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/virtual-exhibits/type/virtual-exhibits/ 

Watch Netflix with Your Friends with Google Chrome

Link to website:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/unsupported/oocalimimngaihdkbihfgmpkcpnmlaoa?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_campaign=0300b5e6e1f0&utm_medium=page&hl=en 

Education

ABC Mouse

Helping children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-k, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.

Link to website:

https://www.abcmouse.com/ 

ABCya

ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6.

Link to website:

https://www.abcya.com/ 

Academic Earth

Academic Earth believes that everyone has the right to a world-class education. Recognizing the existing barriers in academia, we continue our efforts to curate an unparalleled collection of free online courses from the world's top universities.

Link to website:

https://academicearth.org/ 

Alison

Free online courses from the world’s leading experts.

Link to website:

https://alison.com/ 

Audible

Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

Link to website:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen 

BrainPop

BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.

Link to website:

https://www.brainpop.com/ 

Code

Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.

Link to website:

https://code.org/learn 

Code Academy

Join the millions learning to code with Code Academy.

Link to website:

https://www.codecademy.com/ 

Coursera

Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies.

Link to website:

https://www.coursera.org/ 

The DadLab 

50 awesome science projects for parents and kids.

Link to website:

https://thedadlab.com/book50/ 

Dreamscape

The most engaging reading game for Grades 2-8, and all for FREE!

Link to website:

https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape 

edX

Access 2500+ online courses from 140 top institutions. 

Link to website:

https://www.edx.org/ 

Funbrain

Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain.com has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997.

Link to website:

https://www.funbrain.com/ 

GoNoodle

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

Link to website:

https://www.gonoodle.com/ 

Highlights Kids

We help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning.

Link to website:

https://www.highlightskids.com/ 

Khan Academy

We’re a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Link to website:

https://www.khanacademy.org/ 

National Geographic Kids

Link to website:

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ 

PBS Learning Media

Inspire your students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards. 

Link to website:

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/ 

Phonics Hero

Give your child the phonics advantage.

Link to website:

https://www.phonicshero.com/ 

Scholastic

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

Link to website:

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html 

Starfall

Where children have fun learning to read.

Link to website:

https://www.starfall.com/h/ 

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.

Link to website:

https://www.storylineonline.net/ 

Switch Zoo

Today, Switch Zoo has 142 species, and the website features additional animal games, music created from animal voices, a reference section about all the animals in Switch Zoo, lesson plans, and poetry, stories and artwork created by students and other visitors.

Link to website:

https://switchzoo.com/ 

Time for Kids

For 23 years, TIME for Kids has published a weekly magazine for elementary school students. With exclusive access to TIME’s award-winning content, TIME for Kids is uniquely positioned to teach kids to recognize and value authentic and trustworthy journalism.

Link to website:

https://www.timeforkids.com/ 

Udemy

The leading global marketplace for learning and instruction. By connecting students all over the world to the best instructors, Udemy is helping individuals reach their goals and pursue their dreams.

Link to website:

https://www.udemy.com/ 

Wonderopolis

Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways.

Link to website:

https://www.wonderopolis.org/ 

Art

Art City

If you're looking for some fun crafts to do at home, Art City has got you covered! Art City will be posting weekly craft videos and activities on their social media, and wants you to join in! These crafts are intended for children ages 6-12, and are designed to use materials that can be found around the house (paper, pencils, scissors, etc.). Interested? Follow Art City on social media via the links below and look out for their weekly updates.

Links to resources:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtCityToronto/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artcitytoronto/ 

Challenges

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton

This programming includes daily challenges geared towards youth aged 13+Youth can participate in these challenges by following @bgchteens on Instagram and tagging them in their photos. 

Link to website:

https://www.kboysandgirlsclub.com/index.html 

Boys and Girls Club Virtual Programs

Link to resources:

https://www.kboysandgirlsclub.com/bgch--home.html 

Do the 30 Day Lego Challenge

Link to resources:

https://twitter.com/DrJacieMaslyk/status/1239173501233266688?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_campaign=0300b5e6e1f0&utm_medium=page 

Cooking

Cooking with Kids Up Front

Cook along with celebrity chefs Matt Basile and Romain Avril as they create recipes your whole family will enjoy!

Link to resources:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbfP0pWiPxgAQyS4bbicZSrHVDU1R3rzh 

Drama

CIBC Theatre for All

CIBC Theatre for All enables Kids Up Front to give deserving kids the gift of experiencing a live arts production - theatre, dance, opera or symphony. 

Link to resources:

http://kidsupfront.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CIBC-Theatre-For-All-at-home.pdf 

Young People's Theatre - Inside With Imagination

Fun drama games for the whole family. They'll be posting YouTube videos twice weekly, so stay tuned!

Link to resources:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/YoungPeoplesTheatre 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ypttoronto 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ypttoronto/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YoungPeoplesTheatre 

Entertainment

Arts Etobicoke

Arts In Isolation is our new initiative to deliver free online art classes and cultural experiences that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Link to website:

https://www.artsetobicoke.com/projects/arts-in-isolation/ 

Hallmark Movie Now

Link to website:

https://www.hmnow.com/ 

Scribd

One month of free audio books.

Link to wrbsite:

https://www.scribd.com/?lohp=2 

Fitness

At-Home Workout

The daily 20 program.

Link to website:

https://fast.wistia.net/embed/channel/5jehdru8mr 

The Unstoppable Kids Daily Challenges - Jays Care Foundation

These challenges are designed for kids ages 4 - 18 who live in Canada.

Every time a kid completes a challenge, they can take a photo of the completed challenge and log it in the Challenge Log Book (which can be found at the end of each challenge package attached). When they've filled a log page, please have them submit it (along with their photos) to Jays Care at: UnstoppableKids@bluejays.com

Link to website:

https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/community/jays-care/unstoppable-kids/challenges 

Activities you can do without a computer:

• Bingo

• Treasure hunts

• Drawing

• Watching TV

• Call a friend

• Arts & crafts

• Read a book

• Yoga

• Tai-Chi

• Walking up stairs

• Walking or jogging

• Doing house work

• Dancing

• Skipping rope

• Jumping jacks, push-ups and sit-ups

Hockey

Hockey Fans in the Stands

Hockey Fans in the Stands is Kids Up Front’s program that enables all children to be close to their heroes while also being engaged and educated in hockey by giving them a seat in the action through the distribution of tickets and the creation of special VIP events.

Link to resources:

http://kidsupfront.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hockey-Fans-In-The-Stands-at-home.pdf 

MLSE LaunchPad

Follow them on social media @mslelaunchpad to get access to the fun content they're offering daily!

Music

Arkells Free Music Classes

Arkells fight COVID-19 social distancing isolation with online music classes. 

Link to resources:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/arkells-music-classes-1.5500324 

Live From Home

Link to website:

https://www.livenation.com/livefromhome 

Noteworthy At-Home Activities

Enjoy music-related activities, lessons, and videos!

Link to resources:

http://kidsupfront.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Noteworthy-at-Home.pdf 

Virtual Music Circles

Link to resources:

https://twitter.com/LotusCentreMus1/status/1240767838010433537?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_campaign=0300b5e6e1f0&utm_medium=page