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25 Free Things to Do With Kids During the Coronavirus

Coronavirus is still a thing. And if your kids are anything like mine, they need to be entertained 24/7. So, let’s talk about some free things to do with kids!

Kids Under 5

1. Make this simple DIY ball ramp game.

2. Play free games featuring Elmo, Daniel Tiger and more at pbskids.org.

3. ABCmouse.com offers a 30-day free trial of their interactive lessons and games.

4. Try out Post-It Match—a DIY name recognition activity. 

5. Watch astronauts read children’s books from space.

6. Right now, Other Goose is offering their charter school-approved curriculum for free.

7. Sign up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and your kids five and under will receive free books in the mailbox each month.

Kindergarten to Middle School

8. Create new animals, build a habitat for them and so much more with Switch Zoo Animal Games.

9. A whole website of Dr. Seuss games? Adorable.

10. Find DIY experiments, craft projects, stories and more here. They even have videos that explain the coronavirus pandemic to your kids.

11. Create your own spelling tests or choose from dozens at Spelling Training.

12. Help your kids plant their first garden! This site has everything you need.

Middle School, High School and Beyond

13. Learn a new language!

Money

Start budgeting with EveryDollar today!

14. Use code-breaking and geography skills in these awesome Carmen Sandiego worksheets.

15. Check out free cooking and science experiments every day.

16. Try a free trial of online courses for teens and adults.

17. AP students can prep for their courses using live trivia and study guides.

18. Brush up on your writing skills with this writing course free trial.

19. Don’t forget, you can watch every episode of The Rachel Cruze Show for free!

All Ages

20. Watch live video feeds of giraffes, baboons, polar bears and more from the San Diego Zoo.

21. This app adds music, sound effects and character voices to children’s books to create a totally new story time experience!

22. Print out these at-home activity packs for math and reading at every grade level, and check out hundreds of thousands MORE worksheets here.

23. Watch these livestreams of real wildlife from Alaska.

24. Play educational games personalized to your child’s learning level at DreamBox.

25. Teach your kids responsibility and the value of money with our fun activities in our SmartKids Launchpad.

Money-Saving Tips for Moms

Being a mom is hard, especially during a pandemic! So while the kids are entertained, let us make your money easier for you. In just three minutes, this assessment will show you where you are with your money and how to get where you want to be. And the best part is, it’s free!

Rachel Cruze

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Rachel Cruze

Rachel Cruze is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, financial expert, and host of The Rachel Cruze Show. Rachel writes and speaks on personal finances, budgeting, investing and money trends. As a co-host of The Ramsey Show, America’s second-largest talk radio show, Rachel reaches 18 million weekly listeners with her personal finance advice. She has appeared on Good Morning America and Fox News and has been featured in publications such as Time, Real Simple and Women’s Health magazines. Through her shows, books, syndicated columns and speaking events, Rachel shares fun, practical ways to take control of your money and create a life you love. Learn More.

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