Fun @ Home
This page offers links to online activities you can do while staying home and staying safe. We will routinely update with new links for you to try out.
This six-week series will encourage young readers through chapter book reading, discussion, and fun activities. Join 4-H youth from across Michigan to practice reading with others and individually. We will read Samantha Hatches the Chicken Egg by Daisy Griffin (geared toward readers ages 7 to 11). We will ask questions and have discussions sharing our thoughts about the book. We will review what we have learned using Kahoot! and participate in other engaging activities that will enhance this reading experience!
May the 4th be with you! – Patrons will be able to find a variety of eBooks, eAudiobooks and music titles on hoopla for all ages to enjoy. With hoopla’s simultaneous use there is never any waiting so it will allow everyone to instantly discover their inner Jedi.
Smithsonian Learning Lab Discover, Create, Share, and Learn
Listen to Dr. Seuss rhymes with Dr. Dre beats Filmmaker Wes Tank has taken some of Dr. Seuss’s most popular stories and rapped them over Dr. Dre beats in a mashup.
Sign up for PBS kids daily newsletters and find other PBS kids free resources.
Educational resources for School closures MSU Extension Family Resources
Keep learning on track at home – Microsoft Home and Family Resources Microsoft Family Learning Center
Learn Together – For ages 3 – 12 Microsoft Family Learning Center
Scavenger Hunts – Links to MeL eResources for online learning Using MeL’s eResources to Engage Online Students
Interested in birds? Watch nesting Peregrine falcons atop the Lansing Board of Water and Light
Calendar of Virtual Field Trips for Families – Calendar opens as a Google Doc in a new tab
Michigan eLibrary – Online Learning for Kids. Access to MeL catalogs, including descriptions and login information. Great for supplementing at home education.
Michigan History for Kids website – Username: MHK
NASA at Home — For Kids and Families – Great site for activities, podcasts, videos, and virtual tours brought to you by NASA’s Office of Stem Engagement
Adult/ Family Online Activities
With so many people staying connected through video chats, a few folks around the DNR put together MichiGame – a new videoconferencing trivia game that tests your knowledge of the Great Lakes State.
Field Trips That Make History Come Alive
9 Virtual Field Trips That Make History Come Alive
Don’t have time to travel to historic locations? Visit these fascinating sites from the comfort of your living room.
MSU Science Festival Digital Resources – Digital Presentations, STEAM activities, virtual tours, videos and Citizen Science!
Explore the history of the Straits of Mackinac and our historic sites with online exhibits, exciting videos, educational materials, and more!
150+ Educational Shows on Netflix @ Homeschoolhideout.com
Keep everyone learning! Free resources for parents and teachers! Khan Academy