Cabin Fever from COVID-19? We Have You Covered

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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 Media:  Has a ton of virtual tours. Whatever your kids interest, you will find something useful.
  • Yellowstone. 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.  
  • Mars: The real surface of Mars.  Recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover. Take a look at the 360 mode.
  • U.S. Space and Rocket Museum, Huntsville, AL: See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.
  • Boston Children’s Museum: 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 China: This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China makes history come to life. 
  • Tour of the Louvre: on a cultural tour of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, nineteenth-century Romanticism paintings, and other breathtaking exhibits. 
  • “The Secrets of Easter Island” Tour: Let your kids learn about this unique and mystery-filled place.
  • Discovery Education Field Trips: Discovery Education offers a variety of free, interactive tours designed for elementary school students.

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Sudden Homeschooling Help

Math 

Science 

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English Language Arts 

Social Studies 

Art 

 Music 

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 Health and Physical Education 

Foreign Language 

Zoos

  • National Zoo: 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 Zoo: Check out their webcam that focuses on different animals.
  • Houston Zoo. Another incredible zoo opening up their webcams so kids can learn about animals.
  • San Diego Zoo: 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 Aquarium: 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 page 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 Club for more tips, tricks, and discounts.

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