[Updated April 27, 2020]
It can be challenging to keep children active and engaged when we’re all cooped up indoors.
To support Musqueam families during these difficult times, we’ve compiled a list of both educational and just-for-fun online resources.
While we have sourced these sites from credible sources and have viewed them, we recommend that adults screen these sites before showing to children.
Be well, and take care of each other.
- Yoga with Adriene (all ages)
- Art & Play Activity Guide for Kids
- A Mighty Girl: 50 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged at Home During COVID-19
- Cosmic Kids Yoga
- Go Noodle
Virtual Field Trips and Online Learning
- Musqueam / MOA Teaching Kit
- UBC Museum of Anthropology: Stay Connected Online
- UBC Recreation Play & Learn at Home – FREE live streamed and recorded activity sessions for children, on a variety of topics.
- MCN’s Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
- Google Arts & Culture
- Museums and Art Galleries – online exhibits
- Nature Works Everywhere – field trip videos
- Scholastic’s free online courses
- Think Indigenous: Online Indigenous Education K-8
- Walk on Mars
- Yellowstone National Park – virtual tours
UBC Museum of Anthropology
- Fun for all ages! Get creative with colouring cards drawn from the stunning textiles in the MOA Collection. Textile Colouring Cards From the MOA Collections
- Learn more about the artistic practices of Indigenous artists from around the world, whose works are featured at the museum. MOA Shop Artists
- Make a ceramic vase… with paper?! Brendan Tang, featured artist in MOA’s Playing with Fire exhibition, has a fun craft for the whole family. Get crafting!
- Beaty Biodiversity Museum: Musqueam Teachings
- PBS Kids: SciGirls
- Science World
- Amazing Space
- NASA Kids Club
- How Stuff Works
- STEM Like A Girl: Online Resources
- Exploratorium: Learning Toolbox
- Musqueam Place Names Map
- Crash Course
- Crash Course Kids
- Nat Geo Kids
- Nat Geo Kids Youtube
- Smithsonian for Kids
- My Quarantine List – a grassroots website with free entertainment links, educational and stress-relieving resources
- Audible – offering free collection of audiobooks for kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
- TED Talks (all ages)
- Brain Pop
- Code Academy
- Hello Kids (drawing)
- Dave the Dog is Worried About Coronavirus – a book for kids
Movies and Television
- Curio.ca is a subscription-based educational streaming platform targeting educational institutions from primary through to post-secondary levels across Canada. Currently offering free access to thousands of programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada.
- National Film Board of Canada
- Hoopla – offered in partnership with local public libraries. You can borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, TV, tablet, or phone. Titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets. Website offers “Kids Mode,” where only children-friendly selections are displayed.
- Kanopy – partners with public libraries to offer digital content (including films, children’s series and documentaries) for library card holders.
- Crave – offers 30-day free-trial
- Tubi – ad-supported streaming service – an ad-supported streaming service with a broad catalogue of titles and shows