Is your school closed because of Coronavirus? Are your kids now learning at home during coronavirus school closures?
Yeah, mine too. The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting many areas of life, but as parents and teachers supporting parents, we can do a lot to keep things as normal and calm for our students and children as possible. I have gathered a long list of activities that you can do at home during the Coronavirus outbreak during school closures that don’t require too many classroom supplies. Parents can print things out and play. These are not work-sheets they are hands-on activities with STEP by STEP instructions to help parents feel like they can do this, because they can!
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Also, if you need guidance about how to talk to your child about COVID-19 this article from Seattle Children’s Hospital is excellent.
This post is not meant to be a substitution for school work; it is a resource. As your teachers may ask you to work on specific skills, I have tried to organize this list to match up with some of those skills like “sight words,” “rhyming,” or “shapes.” Each activity has an age range next to it. This is just a general range. I a not adding in too many photos because this is a long list, and I want you to get the info you need, without too much fuss. Oh, and everything listed is FREE.
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Printable Rhyming Board Game Prek- Grade 2
Rhyming Tag Preschool-Grade 2
Spelling & Name Recognition
Name Recognition Activities Preschool-Kindergarten
Spelling Games These are for kindergarten – Grade 2
Alphabet and Letter Recognition Activities
Missing Letter Game – Preschool-Kindergarten
Alphabet Activities – Preschool-Kindergarten
Letter Sound Activities
Giant Letter Sounds Puzzle ( using what you have at home) – Preschool-Grade 2
Hands-on Letter Sounds
These activities are perfect to use with whatever sight word list you might be sent home with.
Printable Puzzles for Visual Discrimination
Brown Bear Brown Bear Printable Puzzles – Toddlers – Preschool
Visual Discrimination Puzzles – Toddlers – Preschool
Storytelling & Writing
Telling Stories with Family Photos Toddlers – Grade 3
Sentance Scavenger Hunt Kindergarten-Grade 2
Family Origami House – Preschool-Grade 3
Writing Activities – preschool – Grade 3
Subitizing, Addition, and Subtraction
Roll & Cover Game – all free printables. Preschool-Grade 1
Tally Mark Dominoes – PreKindergarten – Grade 2
Pop The Pig with Subtraction Kindergarten-Grade 2
Number Recognition and Counting
Walk & Count – counting in nature Toddler – Kindergarten
Dinosaur sequence puzzle – free printable. Preschool-Kindergarten
Counting Around The House – perfect when you are stuck at home. Preschool-Kindergarten
Roll a Shape Game – Free printable for Preschool – Kindergarten
Shape Hunt – with free printable Preschool-grade 1
Fractions & Money
Fractions with Connect 4 Grade 2-4
Money Math – Grade 1 – 4
Constellation Cookies – Toddler – Grade 4
Cloud in A Jar – Preschool-Grade 4
Butterfly Lifecycle ( this requires buying the kit, but it’s worth it especially if schools are closed for long) Toddlers – Grade 4
Germs Around The House ( also needs a kit but this would be amazing!) Prek – Grade 4
Which food will rot first? Preschool-Grade 4
Arts & Crafts
I have so many more ideas for all sorts of things to do while you are stuck at home because of coronavirus – use the search on the left and see! How are you learning at home during coronavirus school closures? Let us know in the comments!