Stuck at Home?
Spending some quality time with your kids at home? Wonderful!
Stumped on what to do – we got you covered!
We are collecting a variety of things things that Kids, Teens, and Adults can do from home! This list is growing and changing as more museums, zoos, and businesses share more of their resources. Keep in mind – we are not checking your age, so please check outside the targeted audiences, there might be something right up your alley elsewhere!
The following is a link to fun things Miss Victoria has found online that you can do at home! Be sure to watch Miss Victoria on Facebook Live every weekday at 10:30 AM for an awesome Story Time!
Here are kid activities that we or others have found online that are free for the public to use. We are doing our best to keep it current. Some are learning games/printables, some are just boredom busters, and luckily -some are both too!
AWE Learning Printable: These FREE printable worksheets can help students continue learning while school is out. They are adding more worksheets as time goes on, so keep checking the page for updates.
Audible for Kids: While school is out Audible is letting kids listen to books for free. So if our Overdrive doesn’t have what you are looking for (Which you get access to for free ALL the time), check out Audible! These freebies are targeted for children 0 -13 years old.
Cincinnati Zoo Cams: Did you know that some zoos are doing FacebookLive safari tours – including Fiona the Hippo’s home at the Cincinnati Zoo! Under Adult activities, there is a link to other awesome online tours you and the kids may enjoy!
Wildearth South Africa – Live Stream Safari – Check out a live stream of animals in the wild! You can ask questions at times as well. What a wonderful way to see the Earth’s creatures!
Coloring Pages from Museums: Coloring pages from over 100 museums!
Sewing: Tips for beginners and sewing project ideas for kids!
Kate Messner Resources: Kate Messner is a children’s author, and during this quarantine time, she has collected all sorts of resources for children K-12. These include author read aloud (including the first chapter of chapter books, how to draw videos with illustrators, and mini-lessons on writing. There is a ton of fun stuff on here that will help kids of all ages tap into their creative sides.
Ellen’s Head-Up app: Currently free for digital download. The whole family can have fun! This opportunity won’t last long!
Les Mills Free Kid Exercise: Take advantage of these free online dance videos that are geared for children. Fun songs to get out all the wiggles! (Scroll down to view videos – you don’t have to subscribe.)
Dog Man Digital Escape Room: Play by yourself or with a friend, join an adventure with Dog Man and see if you can escape!
Learn to Code: This link will show you awesome resources so you can start learning to code!
The following are activities for teens. They include ACT test prep, job skills, and things to do for when you are bored.
ACT Test Prep: Prep for the ACT test through the Kansas State Library!
College Success Skills: Take the time to make sure you are ready for the next step in your educational career!
Career Prep: Know what you want to do? You are awesome! Learn more about your future career with career prep and
Internet Archive blog: Bust Boredom. Awesome list of games to play, concerts to watch, and places to get access to free content. Worth it to check out!
National Park Virtual Tours: Google has a collection of amazing national parks and wonders that you can explore. Works for VR and just your computer. But you better have a pen and paper handy – you will need to make a future travel list after looking at these beautiful sites!
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room: Join friends virtually for a fun escape room!
The Adult activities list is filled with things you can do from home. A few of these items you can also experience with a younger person in your household as well.
Free Magazines: Read free magazines through the library on RB Digital. Download the app and enjoy! (Video Tutorial coming soon!)
Ebooks & Audiobooks with Overdrive: Listen and Read on your computer or phone. Visit the site or download the app on your smart device and use your library card number to gain access to all our content on Overdrive. The link provided will get you to the overdrive online page, you can browse or login to read! (Video Tutorial coming soon!).
RB Digital E-Library: Through the Kansas State Library, Kansas residents can access their digital collection. You do need a Kansas State Library Card. If you do not have one- call the Mulvane Public Library between 10 am and noon OR email firstname.lastname@example.org OR private message us on Facebook, and we will get that set up for you as soon as we can. (Video Tutorial coming soon!)
Art Sherpa: Learn to paint with the Art Sherpa! Follow her step by step to paint amazing paintings. Watercolor available too!
YMCA 360: Get your blood pumping and exercise from your home! The Greater Wichita YMCA has launched its Y360 YouTube channel that is filled with great exercise programs you can do! You do not need to have a membership, this is free! All ages and abilities.
Mango Languages: Learn a new language with the help of the Kansas State Library!
Kansas State Library: Filled with all sorts of great online resources and classes for Kansas residents.
Computer Classes: Kansas State Library’s database, Learning Express, has basic computer classes so you can get to know your computer better.
Live Music Archive: Listen to live music right in your own living room. A wide collection – find something you know or something new to you!
Online Tours: Tour museums, zoo cams, and even the Buckingham palace right from your home! This link will take you to an article that has all the details. Who knew your couch could be so cultural!