Distance Learning Activities

Ideas for home learning during a school closing

Activity Ideas

Here are some ideas for children of all ages. Engagement is key to reinforcement of thinking skills and strategies. Fighting boredom is crucial as well!

Pre-Kindergarten- 12 Online Learning Links that are free!

Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 2 Learning Activities

  • Matching
  • Counting
  • Prepositions
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • patterning
  • Letters
  • Numbers
  • Describing: "I Spy"
  • Ordering objects by size
  • Rhyming

Pre-Kindergarten-12 Movement Ideas

  • Dance Party
  • Movement Songs (online)
  • Create an Obstacle Course
  • Exercises
  • Any backyard or driveway athletic sports (i.e. soccer, hockey, baseball, softball, basketball, football etc...)
  • Practice Yoga Poses
  • Take a nature hike
  • Walk, hop, skip, jump rope

Pre-Kindergarten -12 Craft Ideas

  • Make a collage with magazine cut-outs, paper scraps and shapes
  • Painting
  • Sketching
  • Clay Art
  • Sticker Art
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Cardboard Box Creations
  • Scrapbooking
  • Sewing
  • Beading

Free Play Ideas for Younger Children

  • Legos
  • Blocks
  • Fort Building
  • Puppet shows (use a sock as a puppet)
  • Doll House
  • Imaginary Play
  • Playdough

Story Time

  • Story Telling online
  • Books on tape
  • Picture Walks
  • Felt Board Activities
  • Story Retelling
  • Create your own story

Cooking with Supervision as Needed

  • Homemade Pizza
  • Bake a cake
  • Popsicle Making
  • Make Cereal Bars
  • Stovetop Popcorn Popping
  • Make Salt Dough Playdough (not for eating)
  • Make Slime (not for eating)
  • Make Homemade Applesauce
  • Make Jello
  • Make Pudding
  • Prepare a Fruit Salad
  • Prepare a Green Salad


  • Puzzle Races
  • Playing Cards
  • Hide and Seek
  • Board Games
  • Charades
  • Follow the Leader
  • Simon Says
  • Action Imitation
  • I Spy

Outdoor Activities

  • Bike Riding (wear your helmet)
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Chalking
  • Hopscotch
  • Bubbles
  • Jump Rope
  • Sports/Races
  • Tag

Non Screen Activities

  • How many words can you make from the letters: LEARNING IS FUN
  • Write a letter to a community helper thanking them
  • Create your own secret code using shapes and symbols
  • Start a nature diary
  • Create a photo journal
  • Do something kind for someone else
  • Build a reading den
  • Design a puppet with an old sock
  • Make a list of:things that make you happy, things you are grateful for, things you are good at
  • Create a story bag using objects you find around the house
  • Write a play script
  • Keep moving
  • Read out loud to someone
  • Ask someone to read out loud to you
  • Write a song
  • Sketch your view outside
  • Draw a map of your house, your street, your neighborhood
  • send your teacher a letter or email