If your kids are home from school, they’re probably losing their minds from boredom by now. Here’s some ideas of keeping them occupied and learning:

2 tips we heard on the TODAY SHOW:

1. Give kids checklists for the day.

2. Set a schedule for your kids for meal times, learning times, and play times.

While your kids might be resistant at first, setting expectations is good so they don’t expect to just bother you all day.

Other Resources:

Your Family Members

If you have any family members without kids, ask them to Facetime/Skype with your children for 30 minutes. The video call can be an oppurtunity for storytelling, cooking (if your family member can lead your kids through recipes), or Charades.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Every day at 1pm, Kennedy Center artist-in-residence Mo Willems livestreams drawing lessons for kids to follow along with him. Those lessons might be the quietest part of your day!

Lakeshore Learning

Lakeshore Learning is offering printable coloring page, lesson plans, etc for young kids!

Storyline Online

Storyline Online records famous voices reading favorite children’s books. Need to distract your kids for awhile? Find one of their videos and press play.

Scholastic Learn at Home

The kids’ magazine has committed to sharing new learning activities everyday for students up to grade 9.

Your Local Library

Many libraries around the country have online collections of books and movies available for download, to share with your kids while physical libraries remain closed.