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- Arts & Crafts
- Brain Games
- Books & Storytime
- Discover Blaine
- Health & Fitness
- Learn at Home
- Safety Tips
- Virtual Tours
- Virtual Zoo
Arts & Crafts
- Artistry - Art in Place. Offering art challenges and tutorials through their facebook and new blog pages. Students are encouraged to share whatever they are working on at home, by emailing Erin Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fun with Chalk Presented by Rec at Home
- Earth Day Coloring Activity (PDF)
- Lunch Doodles - Learn to draw with nMo Wiliems, author of Pigeon children books, hosts a daily lunch doodle on YouTube.
- Make a Plastic Cup Phone - Visit PBS Kids
- Make a Pine Cone Bird Feed - Visit National Geographic
- Minnesota Twins Coloring Pages - Ages 5 and under | Ages 6 to 8 | Ages 9 to 12
- Visit the World in 30 Days - Visit Kids World Citizen
- Wild Free and Crafty - Free Art Lessons for Kids and Adults
- Google Arts & Culture Platform - A list of over 1,200 museums and archives that show exhibits online and offer free virtual tours.
- The Louvre
- Minneapolis Museum of Art
- The Uffizi
- Vatican Museums
- Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall - Free for everyone with registration.
- Billboard List of Musical Artists Performing Live Streams
- New York Met Opera - Free encore performances live streamed each night.
- Anoka County eLibrary
- Apple Books - Free stay at home collection of books (requires Apple Books app).
- eBooks Minnesota
- EBSCO eBooks
- Gale eBooks
- Many Books - Free online ebook collection.
- Open Library - Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
- Project Gutenberg
- Raz Kids - Hundreds of interactive, leveled eBooks spanning 29 levels.
- Tumble Book Library
Rec at Home Presents Storytime with the Blaine Police Department coming soon
Blaine Wetland Sanctuary Programs
Growing Green Hearts at the BWS: Welcome Hike and Belly Biology
Growing Green Hearts at the BWS: Superheroes and Systems
Growing Green Hearts at the BWS: Springs Alive
Mary Ann Young Center Tour
Kane Meadows Park Tour
Lochness Park Tour
- Make a Chicken Pot-Popover – visit the Food Network
- Make Cheesy Eggs in a Hole – visit the Food Network
- Make Frozen Orange Pops – visit the Food Network
- Make Pizza Pockets – visit the Food Network
- Make Oatmeal Chocolate Bars – visit the Food Network
- Daylio - Free online private diary.
- Moodpath - Free personalized mental health companion app.
- Motivation (Daily Quotes) - Free motivation app with positive daily reminders.
- Youper - Free emotional health assistant app.
- BodyFit By Amy
- Fitness Blender Kids Workouts
- Go4Life - From the National Institute on Aging at NIH, offers exercises, motivational tips and free resources to help you get ready, start exercising and keep going.
- GoNoodle - Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
- National Alliance for Youth Sports - Fun family fitness activities.
- Nike Training Club
- Silver Sneakers - Members can access on-demand classes, health tips, and workout videos. Everyone can exercise to their weekly Facebook live sessions or choose from variety of YouTube videos.
- Skyhawks Virtual Basketball, Soccer, and Agility/Speed/Quickness - Programs designed for ages 4 to 11, beginning May 5.
- Super Stretch Yoga - Free yoga app to use and teach the fun of physical activity and breathing to children.
- Wilky Workouts - Baseball coach helps kids stay fit during pandemic.
- Breath, Think, Do Sesame - Free app for parents and caregivers to use with young children (ages 2 - 5) to help teach skills problem-solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence.
- Calm - Free medication app for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
- DreamyKid - Free mediation app offering guided visualization and affirmations for children and teens.
- Emotionary - Free app that guides users through five primary emotions to find the right category of feeling.
- Headspace - Free guided meditation and mindfulness app to improve focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety, and reduce stress.
- Relax Melodies - Free app mixing and listening to over 52 different relaxing sounds with background sound support.
- Stop, Breathe, and Think Kids - Free app to encourage peaceful moments by focusing.
- Smiling Mind - Free app designed to help people pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life.
Learn at Home
- ABCya - Educational games for children.
- Hippo Campus - Explore over 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas.
- Khan Academy - Free online learning platform including a daily schedule for pre-12th grade.
- Outschool - Free live online classes for public school students.
- Mystery Science - Free science lessons for students in kindergarten to 5th grade.
- PBS Kids - Activities and tips to help kids learn at home.
- Scholastic Learn at Home - An activity portal of free daily courses for kids.
- Test the Sense of Taste – visit the Exploratorium
- Have Fun with Butter in a Jar – visit Science Buddies
- Elephant Toothpaste
- Lego Excavation
- Ice Volcanoes
- Rainbow Jar
- Rain in a Jar
- Coloring Wild Carrot (Flowers)
- Exploring Effects of Hot and Cold Air
- Cellular Soap Opera
- Straw Oboe
- Marshmallow Puff Tube
Virtual Field Trips
- Boston Children’s Museum
- Crater Lake National Park
- Discover Education
Polar Bears and the Tundra | Social Emotional Skills | STEM | Manufacturing
- Farm Tour
- Freedom Home Schooling Virtual Field Trips
- Getty Museum
- The Great Wall of China
- The Louvre in Paris
- National Parks
- San Diego Zoo
- U.S. Space and Rocket Museum
- Virgin Islands National Park
- Yellowstone National Park
- Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam
- Georgia Aquarium Live Cams
Beluga Cam | California Sea Lion Cam | Gator Crossing Cam | Indo-Pacific Barrier Reef Cam | Jelly Cam | Ocean Voyager Cam | Piranha Cam | Southern Sea Otter Cam | Underwater Puffin Cam
- Houston Zoo Live Cams
Chimp Window Cam | Elephant Yard Cam | Flamingo Cam | Giraffe Feeding Cam | Gorilla Habitat Cam | Leafcutter Ant Cam | Rhino Yard Cam
- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Eagle Cam
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams
Coral Reef Cam | Jelly Cam | Kelp Forest Cam | Monterey Bay Cam | Moon Jelly Cam | Open Sea Cam | Penguin Cam | Sea Otter Cam | Shark Cam
- San Diego Zoo Live Cams
Ape Cam | Baboon Cams | Burrowing Owl Cams | Condor Cam | Elephant Cam | Giraffe Cam | Koala Cam | Panda Cams | Penguin Cams | Polar Cam | Tiger Cam