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

Tips for parents and students needing help with remote learning.

Smithsonian Learning Lab
Resources and support to assist teachers, caregivers and students.

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

Activities, videos and family fun

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

Children’s Museum of NH
Go to Facebook or YouTube for videos, activities and more.

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

Mount Washington Observatory
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
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
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
Storytelling and virtual book readings for kids and adults.

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-Scouts. Find more activities on its Facebook page.

Moose on the Loose
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
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
Video demonstrations and activities.

Fish32Seacoast 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 Association
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
Enjoy nature at home with online learning experiences brought to you by the Science Center’s Naturalists.

 Strawbery Banke Museum
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
Sign up for a free 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.

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

Billings Farm & Museum
Billings Farm at Home brings farm animals, history, cooking, crafts and events home to families to experience every day.

Boston Bruins
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.

Family play and activities that kids can do on their own.

Family Tree Magazine
Genealogy activities and resources for kids including tips for interviewing a relative about family history and creating a time capsule. 

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

Projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing for all ages; additional resources for parents.

Science News for Students
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
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 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.

Online classes

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

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.


Khan Academy
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
STEM education tips, family STEM activities and daily live stream presentations. The Museum is also hosting webinars – check them out on Facebook.

National Geographic
Lesson plans, maps and reference resources. Learn-at-home activities broken down by grade.

News Literacy Project
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.

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.

Fun stuff for kids and teens related to art, history and culture.

Get fit

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. 

YMCA 360
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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