Leisure

Please click on the links below for online resources and at-home Leisure activities.


New Jersey State Museum Links

Learn Resources

Paleontology FAQ’s Videos.

Small Explorers Videos

Small Explorer episodes for preschool-1st grade.

Maker Space Videos

Maker Space Videos on a variety of topics in natural history, design engineering and art techniques. Suitable for all ages depending on the project. 


PBS Kids Games For All Topics

Fun, educational games for your kids to play. PBS Kids Games has over 100 free learning games that encourage learning science, math, reading, creativity and more.


PBS Learning Media

NJTV and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.


National Geographic Kids

National Geographic’s magazine for the younger set: an appealing mix of articles on wildlife, entertainment, science, technology, extreme sports, adventures, amazing kids, and world wonders.


Highlights Kids

To help children become confident, caring, curious and creative individuals, for children are the world’s most important people.


ABCya

ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Our activities are designed by parents and educators, who understand that children learn better if they are having fun.


Storyline Online

Storyline Online is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19.


ABCMouse

Full online curriculum for children ages 2-8. 10 levels, over 850 lessons, more than 9,000 individual learning activities.


Wonderopolis

A place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.


Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z is an education technology company dedicated to expanding literacy through thoughtfully designed resources.


Vooks

Storybooks brought to life. A kid-safe, ad-free streaming library of read-aloud animated storybooks.


Dreamscape

Combining strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game!


Phonics Hero

Phonics Hero has over 850 fun, varied and motivating games which take your child step-by-step through 3 years of content, moving from sounding out their first word to independent reading.


Switcheroo Zoo

Switch Zoo features animal games, music created from animal voices, a reference section about all the animals in Switch Zoo, lesson plans, and poetry, stories and artwork created by students and other visitors.


Boom Learning 

Boom Cards are interactive lessons created by teachers. We cater to K-12 and new lessons are added every week.


Kids Discover

The premier cross-curricular online platform for elementary and middle school learners.


Time For Kids

TIME for Kids digital library is free for the rest of the school year. As the world asks more of families and teachers, TIME for Kids salutes you, and we’re here to support you.


All Kids Network

Resources for parents, teachers and anyone who works with children. We’ve got thousands of fun kids activities like kids crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.


Education.com

Get the help you need for at-home learning. We are offering our registered Basic members free access to some of our best Premium resources to help support you during school closures.


Noggin

Explore Noggin the learning app from the experts at Nick Jr. Noggin is the only subscription service where learning is led by the trusted characters your kids know and love – brought to you by the experts with over 30 years of preschool edutainment experience.


Learning Games for Kids

Educational games are a great tool for building foundation math and language skills that today’s elementary school curriculum requires. These online learning games and songs for kids are fun, teach important skills for preschool and elementary school kids and they’re free.


Funbrain

Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.


Scholastic

Scholastic has curated a free digital learning hub designed to support virtual learning plans: Scholastic Learn At Home allows open access to daily learning journeys divided into four grade spans, covering ELA, STEM, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning.


Turtle Diary

Introduce kids to new, exciting ways of learning with the help of fun online games, videos, experiments, puzzles, coloring sheets, and more! Turtle Diary activities pair with the appropriate grade level to enhance retention of material and increase success in the classroom.


Coolmath Games

This is our brain-training site, for everyone, where logic & thinking meet fun & games. These games have no violence, no empty action, just a lot of challenges that will make you forget you’re getting a mental workout!


5 Daily Activities

Bubble Art: Get a container of bubbles – split the solution up into different cups and add food coloring (about 5 drops for each color) stir bubbles. Grab paper and have the child blow the bubbles at the paper to make cool designs. (You can make your own bubble solution with dish soap if needed.)

Make Your Own Play Dough: Combine 1 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl add food coloring to 1/2 cup of hot water. Carefully add the food colored water into dry ingredients. Add 2  tbsp of cooking oil and mix. Once it’s cool enough use your hands and turn out onto a cool dry surface and begin to knead. The longer you knead the smoother the play dough becomes.

Paint the Snow: Place cotton balls ripped up in a container) put water and food coloring in small cups and let the kids paint the snow.

Separate Cereal by Color or Shapes: Get cereal and separate by color or shapes into different bowls and Zip Lock bags. Fruity Pebbles, Fruit Loops, or Lucky Charm marshmallows. Have a cereal snack after!

Lego I Spy Game: Place small toys or Lego pieces in a sandwich bag of rice so they are buried and have your child play I spy trying to find all the items in the bag.