Guide to online learning resources and activities
Have you run out of things to do? Looking for something new? Here's some of our picks for learning fun from NH organizations and beyond
Is there a great resource that you don’t see listed here? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be continuing to update this information. All activities are free unless otherwise noted.
Remote learning support
NH Department of Education
New Hampshire Learning Initiative/Motivis
Remote learning resource list, best practices for teachers, and support forum
Tips for parents and students needing help with the transition to remote learning.
Smithsonian Learning Lab
Resources and support to assist teachers, caregivers and students as they face new learning challenges.
The Upper Room
Support and resources for families, children and teens.
Activities, videos and family fun
Find on Facebook
Storytime every day at 9 a.m. on Facebook Live.
Currier Museum of Art
Engage with the museum from home through various art activities and videos for all ages.
NAMI New Hampshire
Storytime for kids updated weekly.
NH Theatre Project
The whole family can join in this imaginative storytelling session. Through creative play and word games, each family member can participate as together they build a bedtime story that reflects their own family history and traditions. Suitable for families with children of any age. 45 minutes. $10 per session. Mondays at 7 p.m. through May 25.
NH Fisher Cats
Fun activities, at-home resources, community outreach and more. Be sure to check out the Lesson of the Day as part of the Virtual S.T.E.M. Day Series presented by SNHU.
Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids
Free stories and cool activities to explore.
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
Virtual programs for both Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts. Find more activities on its Facebook page.
SEE Science Center
Video demonstrations and activities.
Seacoast Science Center
New lessons, activities, and resources each week to support at-home learning, empower children to investigate nature, and help families find respite from today’s challenges.
Squam Lakes Assocation
Share Learn Adventure is a collection of videos, photos, activities, games, and prompts that inspire people to engage with, learn about, and explore a variety of nature topics. New activities on the website every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Enjoy nature at home with online learning experiences brought to you by the Science Center’s Naturalists.
Steve Blunt Singer/Storyteller
Find on Facebook
Activities and singalongs with the popular children’s entertainer Steve Blunt.
Sign up for a free SylvanNation.com account, and you’ll find a bunch of new learning activities for your family like printable worksheets for elementary-school kids and writing resources for teens.
America’s Test Kitchen
Your budding chef will find food and cooking-related activities, trivia, quizzes and kid-friendly recipes.
Free stories in six different languages available to stream for a limited time.
Barnes & Noble
Virtual story times are available through Barnes & Noble YouTube channel. Go to the site for schedule and activity sheets.
Billings Farm & Museum
Billings Farm at Home brings farm animals, history, cooking, crafts and events home to families to experience every day. The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution.
The Bruins Academy Home-Ice Activities kit is packed full of stay-home, kid-friendly activities to keep our younger fans active.
Boston Red Sox
Activities and worksheets, videos. Comic books starring Wally and Tessie – updated each week
DC Kids Camp
Sign up for a newsletter that is sent every Monday and Friday that includes how-to videos , draw-alongs, tutorials and other activities starring your kids favorite superheroes.
Family play and activities that kids can do on their own.
Fun recipes for kids; go to Delish’s Instagram page for information on its weekly Kids + Parents Cooking Class.
Family Tree Magazine
Genealogy activities and resources for kids including tips for interviewing a relative about family history and creating a time capsule.
Available for iOS or Android, and more
A free app designed to get kids learning and moving.
New England Aquarium
On Fridays at 11 a.m. New England Aquarium Explorer-in-Residence and National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry present a series of Facebook Live “mini-lectures” with Q&A. You’ll also find previous presentations, at-home projects and activities on the site.
noggin by Nick Jr.
Learning games, videos and books designed by education experts (60-day free trial available).
Day-today projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing for all ages; additional resources for parents.
Sesame Street has launched its Caring for Each Other initiative. Its goal is to support families and kids with brand new content and activities featuring your favorite Sesame Street characters. Go to www.sesamestreetincommunities.org for even more videos and learn-at-home resources.
UNICEF Kid Power
UNICEF Kid Power is a dance, yoga and activity video platform that helps students feel energized and empowered.
A new learn-at-home resource is available. Each episode related to civics is paired with a lesson. Kids can then quiz themselves on what they learned.
Videos, activities, remote learning resources for teachers and caregivers updated daily.
Storm Watch 9
Virtual weather lessons from the WMUR-9 team for all age groups.
You’ll find virtual tours, and a virtual classroom features fun at-home educational activities.
Free lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. Daily livestreams at 3 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube to support parents and students.
Lesson plans, maps and reference resources. Learn-at-home activities broken down by grades.
News Literacy Project
Checkology offers a news literacy curriculum that includes 13 interactive lessons, one of which is also available in Spanish. Lessons and exercises are organized into four news literacy topics and skill sets—filtering news and information, exercising civic freedoms, navigating the information landscape and learning how to know what to believe. Premium edition currently free.
Free access to thousands of lesson plans, videos, interactives and other tools related to history, the Constitution, media, voting and politics.
National Museum of American History
Resources for teachers, online exhibitions and activities for kids.
SmartMusic is a web-based suite of music education tools that support efficient practice, helping musicians to develop and grow. Free access through June 30.
Fun stuff for kids and teens related to art, history and culture.
Executive Health and Sports Center
Check out the Center’s free virtual group exercise and extreme videos posted on its site.
Fortitude Health and Training
Free 20-minute virtual fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. as part of the Fit Kidz NH program. Find it on their Instagram Live page.
Greater Nashua YMCA
A wide range of virtual options to keep people of all ages healthy and connected. Connect with them on Facebook to check out their Facebook Live Fitness and Wellness classes.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Living Well at Home with Virtual Classes: Whether you are looking to shake it up, stretch it out, or get centered, we’ve got you covered with Zumba®, Yoga, Guided Mindfulness, and Wellness sessions, which are now available to everyone. Easy to access all classes via Zoom.
Ys have collaborated to create an on-demand healthy living network called YMCA 360 with programming for kids and families. Free for a limited time.