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List of education companies offering free subscriptions

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions



Recommended sites/apps

Printable worksheets and coloring pages


Virtual Museum tours


Virtual field trips


Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari -  Facebook Live each weekday at 12 PST
https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/posts/10158043843010479


Story times
Little Round Schoolhouse 1pm PST
Storytime from Space

Yoga - Cosmic Kids

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Music and Dance - Noodle

https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames

50 ways to play in the rain

https://mothernatured.com/nature-play/50-ways-to-play-in-the-rain/


Instagram accounts
https://www.instagram.com/busytoddler

https://www.instagram.com/kristinatoddlerapproved⁣

https://www.instagram.com/happytoddlerplaytime⁣

https://www.instagram.com/myboredtoddler⁣

https://www.instagram.com/dayswithgrey

https://www.instagram.com/recycleandplay⁣

https://www.instagram.com/activelittles ⁣

https://www.instagram.com/friendsartlab⁣

https://www.instagram.com/teaching2and3yearolds⁣

https://www.instagram.com/fun.a.day⁣

https://www.instagram.com/perfectpreschoolplans⁣

https://www.instagram.com/littleproblemsolvers⁣

https://www.instagram.com/iheartcraftythings ⁣
https://www.instagram.com/bayareatoddlers
https://www.instagram.com/littleoneslearn





Play dough recipe:
1 cup of plain flour
1/4 cup of salt
1/2 cup hot water
2 tbsp cooking oil
Optional: Food coloring of your choice
Optional: a couple of drops of essential oil (I like to use lavender) 

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
Add food coloring to the hot wate
Carefully pour the water into the dry ingredients 
Knead- Knead-Knead: the longer you knead, the smoother the dough

San Mateo County resources

Shelter in Place order: 
This order is to ensure the maximum number of people self-isolate in their homes. Especially the most vulnerable population with underlying health conditions. Please only go out if performing essential duties. Please visit https://www.smcgov.org/shelter-place-faqs for more information.

Second Harvest Food Bank
 is working hard to provide the community with food. Please follow the link for more information:
https://www.shfb.org/get-food/ 

"Grab and Go" free school meals program:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S-55pwSKJyh4w-9zkbKMcEWFYmMujxLrwdKMGE7qlbg/edit?usp=sharing


California Employment Development Department information about filing for unemployment: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

SAMCEDA’s Business Resourcesduring the shelter in place order:
http://www.samceda.org/COVID-19-Resource-Links-Business






Video - why washing hands stops the spread of germs - try this at home!
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 playdough


Ideas and Activities

  • Create some art work, or practice writing a card and then send it to a nursing home where the residents can’t have visitors!Write diary entries documenting your days. 
  • Stay up late and look at the stars.
  • Plant a garden. Dig up worms. Draw the leaves and flowers and bugs you find.
  • Make stop motion videos.
  • Wash toys
  • Get binoculars and learn about the birds near your house, look them up on google and search for their birdcalls on YouTube
  • Watch all the hand washing videos & vote on your favorite. Discuss why each good, helpful, funny.
  • Team up and really clean and organize each kid's space, making a donation box for each.
  • Have a board game day.kids can also make their own games! Board games, card games, you name it!  
  • Write a story cooperatively. One person picks a character and the other picks a setting
  • Draw self portraits 
  • scavenger hunts, indoor treasure hunt - follow clues through the house to a "treasure" at the end (could be candy, a movie, whatever)
  • charades.
  • "kitchen chemistry" science experiments  making slime, baking soda and vinegar reaction, etc. 
  • glow stick party
  • Listen to kid podcasts
  • Learn the states song
  • Make sushi
  • Try new foods
Lots of great ideas on this Facebook post



 
Suggested schedules
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6:00am-6:30am - wake time, read

7:00am-8:00am breakfast & getting dressed parent: clean up dishes, get organized for the day, also get dressed

8:00am-8:15am discuss the day

8:15am-9:00am flexible subject 

9:00am-9:45am recess outside

9:45am-10:00am quiet time (read, draw, blocks) prepare snack

10:00am-10:30am snack (kids and parents) read to children

10:30-11:00am math

11:00am-11:30am art

11:30am-12:00 free choice

12:00am-12:45pm lunch (plus a little dancing/play)

12:45pm-1:00pm free choice (read art, worksheets) parent: clean up from lunch

1:00pm-1:30pm read (get younger children down for a nap)

1:30pm-2:30pm TV/computer games/apps parent: work, pay bills, take a breather, check the news

2:30pm-3:45pm outside play time (younger children as well, most likely awake from nap)

3:45pm-4:15pm spelling, writing

4:15pm-5:00/5:30pm play time (free choice, dancing games, building blocks, unstructured.) parent: prepare dinner

5:00pm/5:30pm dinner

5:30pm onward - family time, bath time, reading, games parent: take a walk around the block, exercise, household chores

7:30pm - bedtime


 
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