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

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All activities are free unless otherwise noted. (Listing updated Oct. 21, 2020)

Remote learning support

NH Department of Education
www.education.nh.gov

VLACS
https://vlacs.org/parents/
Tips for parents and students needing help with remote learning.

Smithsonian Learning Lab
www.learninglab.si.edu/distancelearning
Resources and support to assist teachers, caregivers and students.

The Upper Room
www.urteachers.org
Support and resources for families, children and teens. 

Activities, videos and family fun

Belknap Mill
www.belknapmill.org
Fun virtual activities involving history lessons, theater and more.

Children’s Museum of NH
www.childrens-museum.org
Go to Facebook or YouTube for videos, activities and more.

Currier Museum of Art
www.currier.org/currier-from-home
Engage with the museum from home through various art activities and videos for all ages.

Mount Washington Observatory
www.mountwashington.org
Science in the Mountains is a free year-round, virtual lecture program. Join Mount Washington Observatory staff each month as they bring experts from across the fields of weather, climate and beyond to your home screen.

New Hampshire Audubon
www.nhaudubon.org
Visit the Audubon’s Facebook page at 10 a.m. on Thursdays to see a weekly live-streaming event where Becky answers  questions about what you are seeing in nature right now and what’s going on in the birding world around you. Other virtual education events also offered.

New Hampshire State Parks
https://blog.nhstateparks.org
Nature-based lesson plans created by the Student Conservation Association NH Corps. Lessons include worksheets, videos and crafts that focus on nature, stewardship, environment and more.

NH Theatre Project
www.nhtheatreproject.org
Storytelling and virtual book readings for kids and adults.

NH Fisher Cats
https://www.milb.com/new-hampshire/community/community-corner
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
https://www.almanac.com/kids
Free stories and cool activities to explore.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
https://www.girlscoutsgwm.org
Virtual programs for both Girl Scouts and non-Scouts. Find more activities on its Facebook page.

Moose on the Loose
https://moose.nhhistory.org
Moose on the Loose is an upper elementary social studies curriculum. Created by the New Hampshire Historical Society, it explores the Granite State’s history, economics, geography, and civic life, introducing elementary students to the state’s rich cultural heritage. 

Remick Museum & Farm
www.remickmuseum.org
Virtual classroom videos: Even when you cannot  travel to Remick, there are many ways t you can connect to Earth’s systems and our farms and food—right from your own home.

SEE Science Center
www.see-sciencecenter.org
Video demonstrations and activities.

Fish32Seacoast Science Center
www.seacoastsciencecenter.org
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 Association
www.squamlakes.org
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.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
www.nhnature.org/resources
Enjoy nature at home with online learning experiences brought to you by the Science Center’s Naturalists.

 Strawbery Banke Museum
strawberybankemuseum.wordpress.com/
This family-favorite living history museum is now offering virtual classroom activities and virtual tours.

Steve Blunt Singer/Storyteller
Find on Facebook
Activities and singalongs with the popular children’s entertainer Steve Blunt.

Sylvan Learning
www.sylvannation.com
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.

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America’s Test Kitchen
www.americaastestkitchen
Your budding chef will find food and cooking-related activities, trivia, quizzes and kid-friendly recipes.

Barnes & Noble
www.barnesandnoble.com
Virtual story times are available through Barnes & Noble YouTube channel.

Billings Farm & Museum
www.billingsfarm.org/billings-farm-at-home/
Billings Farm at Home brings farm animals, history, cooking, crafts and events home to families to experience every day.

Boston Bruins
www.nhl.com/bruins/academy/home-ice-activities
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
www.redsox.com/homefun
Activities and worksheets, videos. Comic books starring Wally and Tessie.

Dadventures
www.hellodadventures.com
Family play and activities that kids can do on their own.

Family Tree Magazine
www.familytreemagazine.com/kids-genealogy
Genealogy activities and resources for kids including tips for interviewing a relative about family history and creating a time capsule. 

HITN Learning
https://hitnlearning.org
HITN Learning is the resource department of the nonprofit Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network. HITN Learning makes entertaining and educational media that helps  Hispanic children learn in two languages – English and Spanish.

New England Aquarium
www.neaq.org
While streaming live from the New England Aquarium,  aquarists and trainers will share fascinating facts about their animals and answer any questions.

Scholastic
https://learnathome.scholastic.com
Projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing for all ages; additional resources for parents.

Science News for Students
www.sciencenewsforstudents.org
Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents and educators.

Sesame Street
www.sesamestreet.org/caring
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
www.unicefkidpower.org
UNICEF Kid Power is a dance, yoga and activity video platform that helps students feel energized and empowered.

Online classes

NHPR
www.civics101podcast.org
Audio, activities, resources, and lessons to help kids stay engaged (or reengage) with civics.

NH PBS
www.nhpbs.org/education
New Hampshire PBS Educational Services provides outstanding media-rich programs, services, and resources to enhance learning outcomes for students, educators, and learners of all ages.

Also:

Khan Academy
www.khanacademy.org
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.

Museum of Science
www.mos.org/MOSatHome
STEM education tips, family STEM activities and daily live stream presentations. The Museum is also hosting webinars – check them out on Facebook.

National Geographic
www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroom-resources
Lesson plans, maps and reference resources. Learn-at-home activities broken down by grade.

News Literacy Project
www.newslit.org
The News Literacy Project offers several resources and services for educators, including an online learning platform, a free weekly newsletter, professional development opportunities, a variety of classroom materials and more.

NewseumED
www.newseumed.org
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
www.americanhistory.si.edu
Resources for teachers, online exhibitions and activities for kids.

Smithsonian
www.si.edu/kids
Fun stuff for kids and teens related to art, history and culture.

Get fit

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
www.harvardpilgrim.org
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. 

YMCA 360
www.ymca360.org
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.

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