Activities & Resources
This page provides fun, educational, and enriching online resources for families looking for supplemental activities to do with their kids while at home. We will update this page regularly to ensure you have plenty of options from valued partners and our education department. We would love to see your activities in action. If you would like to share photos and video, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feeling crafty? Luci Creative shares ways to creatively curate your own museum collection utilizing items found at home. Create an Art Museum, Build an Artifact Display Case, Curate a Collection, Make a Natural History Exhibit or Turn Your Home Into a Science Museum.
Learn “five super fun at-home make-a-museum activities for young children.”
Our friends at WFSU offer a wealth of information for parents, teachers and students. Their “How to Explore Outdoors” program provides an opportunity to “get outside in the garden, farm, park or playground is good for the whole family — they offer spaces suited for simply letting go. Planning what to do and where outdoors can be intimidating for parents, but going outside is an opportunity for little ones to take the lead and assert their curiosity.”
Learn and color different rattlesnakes found in Florida. The Rattlesnake Conservancy provides a series of facts paired with creative directions on coloring the multiple snake species.
Create a bird feeder from the comfort of your own home! Using recycled materials around the house, you can craft a reusable bird house that can attract beautiful birds to your home.
A new guide to bird drawing inspires a deeper connection with nature.
Teaching doesn’t just have to take place indoors! Moving your kiddos outdoors is not only a great way to break routine but can be a fun way to reinforce math, literacy, and science skills by moving their bodies.
Keep occupied with National Geographic Kids! Kids and families can choose from a large database of cool science lab activities for home. Get science experiments, videos, articles and more.
Families can help real-life scientists by observing, photographing, and recording the nature around you.
Take a unique approach to scavenger hunts! Families can scavenge around and explore using FYCCN scavenger hunt.
Our Journey into Midnight Science Team is in the Gulf of Mexico trying to answer, what lives in the midnight zone and does it glow? Learn and color the different species found in this region.
In this video excerpt from NOVA: “Earth From Space,” learn how the Amazon rain-forest impacts the chemical composition of Earth’s atmosphere throughout the day.