Cabin Fever from COVID-19? We Have You Covered

If you are like the millions of American parents that are nervous now that your kids will be home more than normal (much more than normal), fear not. At Twin Cities Kids Club, we have some ideas to keep the kids, and you, entertained.

Social distancing and self-quarantine are relatively new things to most of us. Thanks to COVID-19, they are becoming all-too-familiar. Whether or not you think everyone is overreacting or you are scared to leave your home, the point is we are all stuck at home.

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How to Keep the Kids Busy

Virtual Tours and Field Trips

If your kids are home all day and not going to school, chances are you will hear, “I’m bored!” more than you ever thought possible. 

To help you out, we have collected a long list of things to keep your kids entertained. Bonus points, entertained kids equals peaceful parents.

  • PBS Learning MediaOpens in a new tab.:  Has a ton of virtual tours. Whatever your kids interest, you will find something useful.
  • YellowstoneOpens in a new tab.. You don’t have to wait for your trip out here. You can start exploring now by virtually touring some of the main attractions around the park. Included with each tour is additional information about visiting in person.  
  • MarsOpens in a new tab.: The real surface of Mars.  Recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover. Take a look at the 360 mode.
  • U.S. Space and Rocket MuseumOpens in a new tab., Huntsville, AL: See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.
  • Boston Children’s MuseumOpens in a new tab.: Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps! This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun. 
  • The Great Wall of ChinaOpens in a new tab.: This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China makes history come to life. 
  • Tour of the LouvreOpens in a new tab.: on a cultural tour of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, nineteenth-century Romanticism paintings, and other breathtaking exhibits. 
  • “The Secrets of Easter Island” TourOpens in a new tab.: Let your kids learn about this unique and mystery-filled place.
  • Discovery Education Field TripsOpens in a new tab.: Discovery Education offers a variety of free, interactive tours designed for elementary school students.

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Sudden Homeschooling Help

Math 

  • Max’s Fantastic Zoo: A virtual field trip that teaches K-2 students about animal shapes.
  • Lure of the Labyrinth: Pre-algebra students can improve their math skills by solving math puzzles in this virtual tour.
  • Math Virtual Field TripOpens in a new tab.: Grade 10 math students will get a better understanding of bridges and geometry through this virtual field trip.
  • Pythagorean Theorem InvestigationOpens in a new tab.: Virtual investigation of the Pythagorean Theorem for middle school students.

Science 

  • Aquifer Virtual Field Trip: Grade 5-8 students can learn about aquifer in this virtual field trip.
  • Endangered SpeciesOpens in a new tab.: A virtual field trip that provides grade 5-8 students an interesting insight into endangered species.
  • Virtual FarmOpens in a new tab.: This virtual farm can give grade K-6 students a complete experience of farm life.
  • Human Body Virtual TripOpens in a new tab.: Students of all ages can learn about the various parts of the human body and their functions by taking this virtual trip.
  • Introduction to CavesOpens in a new tab.: Find out more about caves by going on this virtual tour.
  • PlanetariumOpens in a new tab.: Grade 5-12 students can observe the night sky in this website.
  • Fly Me to the MoonOpens in a new tab.: An exciting virtual field trip to the moon for students in grades 4-12.
  • Visit a VolcanoOpens in a new tab.: Take virtual trips to various volcanoes in the United States.
  • Tundra Connections: Experience Polar BearsOpens in a new tab.: Check out the frozen tundra from your home.

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English Language Arts 

Social Studies 

  • Virtual Tour of White House: A virtual White House tour for grade 4-12 students.
  • US Capitol Virtual TourOpens in a new tab.: Students in grades 4-12 can tour the US Capitol in this website.
  • Civil War Virtual TourOpens in a new tab.: Virtual tour for grades 6-12 students to learn about the Civil War.
  • Rome Virtual TourOpens in a new tab.: Discover the historic city of Rome by taking this virtual tour.
  • Salem Witch TrialsOpens in a new tab.: A National Geographic virtual tour for grade 5-12 students that reveal interesting information about the Salem Witch Trials.
  • South Pole Virtual TripOpens in a new tab.: An excellent virtual trip to the South Pole for students in grades 4-12.
  • Tour of the Forbidden CityOpens in a new tab.: Virtual trip that enables grades 4-12 students to explore the Forbidden City.
  • World War I Virtual TripOpens in a new tab.: Grade 6-12 students can find out what happened during World War I on this site.
  • PyramidsOpens in a new tab.: An online adventure that provides an interesting insight into the construction of the Pyramids.

Art 

 Music 

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: An online field trip to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
  • National Music Museum: Virtual tours that enable students to explore the collections of the National Music Museum.
  • Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures: Listening adventures for K-6 children at the Carnegie Hall website.
  • British Music Experience Tour: Learn more about the British Music Experience through this online interactive tour.
  • Georgia Music Hall of FameOpens in a new tab.: Take a virtual tour of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

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 Health and Physical Education 

Foreign Language 

Zoos

  • National ZooOpens in a new tab.: A behind-the-scenes look at the animals, plants, people, and programs of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.  You’ll find a wide variety of informational articles, audio lectures, educational games, downloadable movies, and photos.
  • Knoxville ZooOpens in a new tab.: Check out their webcam that focuses on different animals.
  • Houston ZooOpens in a new tab.. Another incredible zoo opening up their webcams so kids can learn about animals.
  • San Diego ZooOpens in a new tab.: The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games The San Diego Zoo Kids site features video lessons hosted by zookeepers packed with information and interesting facts about popular animals.
  • Monterey Bay AquariumOpens in a new tab.: This virtual tour allows students to go on a deep-sea adventure through exhibit webcams that allow students to watch sea creatures in real time. They also have this classroom resource pageOpens in a new tab. with activities, fact sheets, and games to play with your students/children.

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Well, this should keep your kids entertained for the next 17.3 minutes. Remember, you are not alone. Parents across America and the world are in this together. Your kids will survive, and you will too.

Just do your best, and remember, your kids are resilient. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Join Twin Cities Kids ClubOpens in a new tab. for more tips, tricks, and discounts.

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