At-home resources: Ages 8-12

So much going on in this collection of online programming! We’re updating the list regularly – check back often!

Get Active! | Virtual Activities | Learn Something New! | Music Session Resources | Fun and Games | Relax and Recharge

Get Active!

Adapted and Non Adapted Physical Literacy Games for KidsComputer or LaptopActive for Life
Chair YogaComputer or Laptop PureWow
Kids FitnessComputer or Laptop Family Cardio Workout
Live Bollywood Dance Class on Sunday Mornings. 

Level: Kids/beginner class, 10:00am, up to age 14
Computer or Laptop & Facebook/InstagramMadhuban Performing Arts on Facebook 

Or search for @madhubanperformingarts on Instagram
Movement Break VideosComputer or Laptop Brain Breaks
Themed Yoga
Ex: Star Wars Yoga
Frozen Yoga
Pokemon Yoga

Computer or Laptop Cosmic Kids Yoga
Top Exercises for People Living with a DisabilityComputer or Laptop Activbody
Daily Kids WorkoutComputer or Laptop Playpennies Daily Kids Workout
YMCA Free workout classesComputer or Laptop On-Demand Workouts
Scavenger Hunt – Communication BoardsComputer or Laptop Scavenger Hunts – Communication Boards
Virtual Scuba DivingAny deviceVirtual Dive – National Marine Sanctuaries

Virtual Activities

San Diego Zoo Live CamComputer or LaptopSan Diego Zoo Kids: Home
Monterey Bay Aquarium Live CamComputer or Laptop Monterey Bay Aquarium Live cams
Atlanta Zoo Panda CamComputer or Laptop Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam
Houston Zoo Live CamComputer or Laptop Houston Zoo Live Cam
Georgia Aquarium Beluga CamComputer or Laptop Georgia Aquarium Beluga Webcam
Vancouver Aquarium Live CamsComputer or LaptopVancouver Aquarium Cams
Kitten Rescue Live CamComputer or Laptop Live Kitten Cam
Boston Children’s MuseumComputer or Laptop Boston Children’s Museum Virtual Tour
Cincinnati Zoo Live CamComputer or Laptop Cincinnati Zoo
The Great Wall of ChinaComputer or Laptop Great Wall of China Virtual Guide
The LouvreComputer or Laptop The Louvre
Disney World Frozen RideComputer or Laptop Disney World Frozen Ride
Disney – CarsComputer or LaptopCars Rollercoaster
Disney – a Bug’s lifeComputer or Laptop A Bugs Life Rollercoaster
Disney – Winnie the PoohComputer or Laptop Winnie the Pooh Rollercoaster
Disney – Monsters Inc Computer or Laptop Monsters Inc Rollercoaster
Disney Dumbo RollercoasterComputer or LaptopDumbo
Disney – Big Thunder MountainComputer or LaptopBig Thunder Mountain Rollercoaster
Virtual Farm ToursComputer or Laptop FarmFood 360
Virtual Tour of Mars!Computer or Laptop Access Mars: A WebVR Experiment
Yellowstone National Park Virtual OutingComputer or Laptop Yellowstone National Park
Canada’s Wonderland – Ghoster CoasterComputer or LaptopGhoster Coaster
Canada’s Wonderland – Silver StreakComputer or LaptopSilver Streak
Gecko explains rollercoastersComputer or Laptop How Rollercoasters Work
Wild DolphinsComputer or Laptop Wild Dolphins
3D Animals – complete a Google search of animals on this list, then select “view animals in 3D”Smart Phone3D animals
Virtual Field Trips: List of Virtual Field Trips organized on one siteComputer/ Laptop, TabletRoad Trip from Home: Virtual Field Trips

Learn Something new!

The Corona Virus/COVID Story – for kids (simple explanation that’s not scary)Computer or Laptop COVID Story explained to kids
75 Mixed indoor activitiesComputer or LaptopIndoor Educational Activities
Scholastic Home Learning ModulesComputer or LaptopScholastics
Autism School Closure ToolkitComputer or LaptopIllinois Autism Partnership Toolkit
Autism – How to Manage the Daily RoutineComputer or Laptop Autism – Daily Routine
Autism iHelp – Vocabulary teaching – free appSmart Phone Autism iHelp
Stories read by astronautsComputer or Laptop Storytime From Space
ASL Storybook ReadingsComputer or Laptop ASL Stories
Doodles – Check each day for a new lessonComputer or Laptop Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!
STEM ActivitiesComputer or Laptop STEM Activities
Science Websites Computer or Laptop40 Science Websites
Idea Lab (Science Experiments)Computer or Laptop Idea Lab Facebook
Spark Science from HomeComputer or Laptop Spark Science from Home
Khan Academy – Learning Resources – age 2-18Computer or Laptop Khan Academy
National Geographic for KidsComputer or Laptop Nat Geo for Kids
Dr. Suess – reading and gamesComputer or Laptop Suessville
First Aid for Feelings – workbookComputer or Laptop First Aid for Feelings
RecRespite – Free Virtual groups from April 20 – 30 (then fee based)Computer or Laptop RecRespite
How to make your own shadow puppetCraft materials Dinosaur Shadow Puppet
Stuck at home scienceAny device California ScienCenter
OLogy!Any device American Museum of Natural History
Kids Activities: Free Educational ActivitiesAny device Free Education Subscriptions
COVID19 Time CapsulePrinter COVID19 Time Capsule
Accessible Chef is a collection of free visual recipes and other resources to help teach cooking skills to individuals with disabilities.Computer, Recipe ingredients, cooking equipment Accessible Chef
How to Wear a Mask: Social StoryAny device
Wearing a Mask Story

Music Session Resources

Popsicle Stick Harmonica2 popsicle sticks, 2 elastic bands, paper, 2 toothpicks Popsicle Stick Harmonica
Bongo Drums/Rice ShakerTin cans, balloons, elastic bands, chopsticks/sticks, rice/lentils Bongo Drums/ Rice Shaker
Egg Carton MaracasEgg cartons, scissors, paint, sticks, glue,glitter/ribbon Egg Carton Maracas
Singing Straws6-8 straws, tape, scissors Singing Straws
Homemade CastanetsPaper plate/cardboard, scissors, glue, buttons/coins/bottlecaps, hole punch, elastic band/ribbon Castanets
Mini Lid BanjosJumbo craft/popsicle stick, rubber/loom bands, tape, glue, sequins Mini Lid Banjos
Sound JarsJars with lids, buttons, beads, coins Sound Jars
Household Percussion JamPots, pans, cookie sheet, wooden/plastic spoon, zipper/backpack Household Percussion
Melody Play AlongAny device Melody Play Along
Interactive Music Session (Water)Pot, bowl, water, spoon, wrapping paper roll, any sound maker Water Theme Interactive Music Session
Interactive Music Session (Rainforest)A soundmaker/jar, a long scarf, colored, cardboard tube, tin foil Rainforest Theme Interactive Music Session
Online Music Therapy (1:1 live sessions)Computer or Laptop
Fee required
JB Music Therapy
Sing Along With Emily
LIVE – Monday-Friday 11:00am
Computer or Laptop Sing Along With Emily

Fun & Games

Alexa GamesAmazon Alexa
Alexa Skills & Games
Google Home Features for KidsGoogle HomeGoogle Home Kids
MagiCOOL (Live Magic Show – Tricky Tuesdays at 11 am)Computer or Laptop
Christopher Cool Magic on Facebook
Play Free Board Games Online (i.e. Yahtzee, Monopoly)Computer or Laptop POGO Board Games
Joy for All: Calgary, youth-run volunteer initiative – pre-recorded jokes, positive stories, kind messagesJoy for All

Relax & Recharge

5 finger breathingComputer5 Finger Breathing 
54321 Grounding exercise – Coping Skills for KidsComputer or Laptop/(Printer)

List 5 things you can see
4 things you can feel
3 things you can hear
2 things you can smell
1 thing you can taste
Coping Skills for Kids
Audio BooksComputer
*free 30 day trial
Audible – Audio Books
Guided Meditation for Anxiety and WorryComputerGuided Meditation for Children
Mind Jars/Sensory JarsSmall Jars or Plastic Water Bottles
Glitter Glue
Food Coloring
Hot Water
Glitter and/or sequins (optional)
Sensory Bottles
150 Sensory Learning IdeasComputer or Laptop 150 Sensory Learning Ideas
Online Colour by NumbersComputer/Download App for TabletColor by Numbers
Online PuzzlesComputerOnline Puzzles
Starry Night Sensory BagGallon storage bags
Clear hair gel (16 oz)
Star-shaped confetti
Black poster board
Sensory Bag
Online PuzzlesComputer or Laptop Online Puzzles
StoryLine Online – Bedtime stories read by some of your favorite famous actors!Computer or Laptop Storyline Online