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30-Day Lego Challenge
White Settlement ISD

Follow the instructions for each day. The only rule is to have fun and use your imagination!

ABC Mouse

ABC Mouse's goal is to help children build a strong foundation for future academic success via an online curriculum.

ABCYa!

Online learning games based on common core standards.

Avokiddo Emotions

This apps allows children to practice identifying emotions from facial expressions.

Bedtime Math

Choose Food, Animals and Vehicles, or explore other math problems on all kinds of kid-friendly topics (App).

Centervention: Social & Emotional Learning
Centervention

Free Social Emotional Learning programming.

Charity Miles

This is a free mileage tracker app that donates money to charities based on the number of miles you walk, run, or bike.

Civilisations AR
BBC

Civilisations AR is a BBC app allows users to virtually explore art through the ages.

Cool School Program
The Social Express

Free Social Emotional Learning online interactive curriculum, available through June 2020.

Design Squad
PBS

Design Squad features hands-on activities and videos for kids to watch, design, and play.

Do It Yourself

Visit for a huge library of hands-on projects, how-to videos, and an awesome kid community.

Dora the Explorer
Nick Jr.

Links to Dora the Explorer videos, games, and activities in English and Spanish.

DoSomething

DoSomething members join volunteer, social change, and civic action campaigns to make real-world impact on causes they care about.

Duolingo ABC — Learn to Read
Duolingo

App that uses simple drills to introduce young kids to letters, letter sounds, phonics, and other foundational early reading concepts.

Funbrain Jr.

Funbrain Jr. helps preschoolers and kindergartners jumpstart their journey of learning.

GoNoodle

GoNoodle gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games including dance parties, yoga sessions, mindfulness activities and more.

Gryphon House

Gryphon House provides a database of ideas for activities and learning.

Healthcare Themed Coloring Pages
UT Health Austin

Kid tested and kid approved. UT Health Austin themed coloring pages are great for an afternoon of crafts for kids!

Highlights for Kids

This site has links to articles for parents of kids ages 0-12, links to Youtube channels, games, and other free resources.

How to Keep Kids Connected with Friends During COVID-19
National PTA

As parents, it’s more important than ever to keep our kids connected to their friends, so they don’t become isolated.

JumpStart Academy

JumpStart Academy is a learning platform for early learners at home and at school.

Kanopy Kids
Kanopy

A free entertainment and educational video app that users access through their public library or school.

Khan Academy Kids
Khan Academy

A database of activities that address learning themes from Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and Common Core standards.

Kids Think Design

Links kids to the vast world of design to explore fashion, environmental, architectural, book, and other forms of design.

Kinder Art

Kinder Art provides free art lesson plans that parents and teachers can use in their home and school classrooms.

Magic School Bus
Scholastic

Check out science videos, games, and online activities.

Meet Me at Midnight
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Meet Me at Midnight, an interactive art mystery website for kids.

Middle School Confidential

A collection of digitally rendered graphic novels designed for children aged 8-14.

Mindblown
Discovery Channel

This app allows kids to pick an area of interest and then engage in fun games and activities.

National Geographic Kids
National Geographic

Kids can enjoy science games, videos, and activities.

Pathways

Pathways provides free, trusted resources so that every parent is fully empowered to support their child’s development at any age.

PBS

PBS is a free resource for children and parents that has online videos and learning.

PBS Kids: At-Home Learning Supplements
PBS

Caregivers can download a weekly schedule to assist in the creation of an at-home curriculum.

PBS Kids: Spanish Games
PBS

PBS is a free resource for children and parents that has online videos and learning.

PBS Learning Media
PBS

Austin PBS and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactive lesson plans, and more.

Peek-a-Zoo
Duck Duck Moose

This apps allows children to practice recognizing emotions, actions, sounds, etc.

Play and Learn Science
PBS

A free, PBS Kids-created app with games and tips that help kids and parents explore basic earth science, physical science, and life science.

Positive Penguins

This app uses four positive penguins to help children understand that their feelings are very much influenced by their thoughts.

Quick, Draw!
Google

This is a game built with machine learning. You draw, and a neural network tries to guess what you’re drawing.

Rockalingua

Rockalingua has a selection of original, interactive games that are designed to assist parents and teachers with kids learning Spanish.

Science Kids: The Human Body

Our human body for kids information includes an awesome range of free games, fun experiments, science fair projects, etc.

Sensory Switch and Touchscreen Games for Special Needs Education
Specialbites

Sensory games for kids are suitable for individuals who are developing cause and effect switch skills in a Sensory Environment.

Smiling Mind

A mobile app that aims to teach “mindfulness” to people of all ages through sessions of guided meditation of varying length.

Smithsonian Institute: Kids
Smithsonian Institute

Enjoy online games, educational resources, and activities.

Sporcle Quizzes for Kids

Sporcle is the world's largest trivia quiz website with over one million user-generated quizzes on every topic imaginable.

Starfall

Starfall promotes learning in an environment of collaboration, wonderment, and play.

Stop, Breathe, & Think

This app allows you to check in with how you’re feeling, and try short activities tuned to your emotions.

Tackle the Stress Monster
National PTA

Kids experience stress in lots of different ways. Encourage your child to get to know their stress with this Stress Monster activity.

Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest
Texas System of Care & Texas HHSC

Create original artwork, photography, or writing that expresses why mental health matters to you for the 2021 contest!

TheColor.com

Free interactive online coloring pages. Color-in pages online and send them to friends or save them in your picture gallery.

Virtual Field Trips and Activities
We Are the Mighty

This article shares several free virtual field trips and activities.

Virtual Museum and Monument Tours
BBC's History Extra

BBC History Revealed shares just a few of the museums, artifacts and historical spaces that you can explore virtually.

Vroom

App that provides science-based tips and tools to inspire families to turn shared, everyday moments into "Brain Building Moments."

Wide Open School
Common Sense Media

A free collection of the best online learning experiences and activities for kids to help families and educators adapt to online learning.

Wonderopolis
National Center for Families Learning

Submit questions and read about "wonders."