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.
Youth Online Activities
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 – COVID-19 Learning from home. 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.
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!
Here is a link from the MSU libraries site. They are organizing the local maker community to help build PPE equipment for healthcare workers and first responders.
150+ Educational Shows on Netflix @ Homeschoolhideout.com
Parents! Get help schooling your child at home! Great website for COVID-19 homeschoolers as well as career homeschoolers. Khan Academy