Things To Do From Home

Activities and resources to help keep you busy and entertained without leaving home.

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Children & Families
 

Online Children's Digital Library
Online digital library of multicultural books (picture and chapter books)

Free Kids Books Online
A website of small press multicultural books.

Storyline Online
Videos of famous people reading some of their favorite books. 

Science Fun
Online resource for at-home science experiments.

Red Tricycle
This is a great resource for activities to do at home as well as articles about current parenting issues.  

Harry Potter At Home
JK Rowling's new site that brings the wonder of Hogwarts to your home.  

KidsActivities
Website with various resources to help you while being at home.  Inlcudes links to parenting resources, activities, and more.

NASA Space Place
NASA's website filled with information and activities for children.

Scholastic
Scholastic website where youth can explore their favorite books, watch vidoes, and play games.  

KinderArt
A wonderful site full of different art projects for all interests and ages.  

Sploder
Featured as one of our STREAM Challenges, this website allows youth to create their own video games through simple coding.  

Library Online Activities
Join Ms. Heather on Facebook Live!

 

Teens 
 

Goodreads
Discover books, follow authors, and connect with friends!

Epic Reads
Like BuzzFeed for YA books! Quizzes, lists, pop culture books, and more!

Netflix Party
Watch Netflix at the same time as your friends!

Writing Prompts
Get creative and start writing!  

Teen Ink
This national magazine is written by teens for teens. Submit writing, art, photo, or participate in forums.

Online Board Games
This resources tells you how to play your favorite board games online.

Coding Resources
Learn how to code!

Audible Stories
Free audiobooks for teens (and all ages). 

SparkNotes on Instagram and Twitter- Follow for hilarious memes about classic literature! 

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Adults
 

Audiobook Cloud
An all-ages audiobook database. No library card required. Unlimited access to read as many books as you want, when you want, on any device.

Book Clubs--Join our Goodreads groups!

Creativebug
Unlimited access to thousands of art and craft classes for all ability levels. Watch anytime, anywhere on any device. Topics include art/design, food & home, sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, paper arts, jewelry, holiday, and kids. Get inspired and start making!

Knitty
The longest running free knitting magazine on the web, with an archive of free patterns.

Madison.com Games
A selection of free games, including crossword puzzles, number games, and more.

Ravelry
A knit and crochet community. Join groups, organize your projects and yarn stash, and search databases of patterns and yarns.

Romance Book Cloud
A collection of steamy romance novels for the older crowd! No library card required. Unlimited access to read as many books as you want, when you want, on any device.

Badger Talks Live
UW-Madison hosts Facebook Live events with professors and staff experts on a variety of topics, with Q&As after the events.

Very Pink Knits
A YouTube channel featuring knitting tutorials, including slow-motion demonstrations of techniques.

Yoga with Adriene
Free yoga videos on YouTube, from under 10 minutes to hour-long sessions.