During these challenging times, Kids Up Front is committed to providing you resources to keep your children and family entertained. We have assembled a list of online activities, programs, and resources you can access for free. You’ll be inspired by these craft ideas, astounded by live performances, and entertained by amazing collections of ebooks and audiobooks.
Resources are divided into 4 categories; DIY Activities, Educational Tools, Music and Virtual Tours.
More Than A Ticket!
Stay occupied with these do-it-yourself home experiments, workouts and dance parties!
50 Free Activities
These 50 fun activity and craft ideas offer something for every age and every skill
level. See how many you can complete.
Follow Dan from Connect Youth as he posts daily live drawing tutorials around noon EST. Learn to draw people, animals, and much more under his expert guidance!
Crayola Create It Yourself
Creative and engaging craft ideas for all ages and skill levels.
Daily 10-Minute Dance Party
Get up and moving from 12:15 – 12:25 P.M. EDT. Join this fun virtual dance party!
Indoor Games and Activities
27 unique and entertaining indoor games and activities. Paper airplane target flying,
electric tape roads and more round out this creative list.
Printable Art Projects
Updated daily, check out these unique printable colouring sheets and craft projects.
The Dad Lab
Experiments of the day, live-streamed science lessons and other activity tutorials
round out this engaging social account.
Writing and Drawing Prompts
Complete the already started comic strips or create your own with these writing and drawing prompts!
Consult these online resources to keep the learning going while your students are out of class.
Art Lesson Videos
Uploaded daily, these art lessons touch on a variety of techniques to help your young artists learn and grow.
Audible Free Audiobooks
Free audiobooks to listen to!
Classroom Champions Resources
Access free lesson plans around social and emotional themes such as goal setting, focus, and finding your centre.
Coding Apps and Websites for Kids
Plenty of free sources to encourage kids to be computer literate while having fun and promoting creativity!
Crash Course Videos
Managed by John and Hank Green these animated videos offer 15 minute crash courses on subjects ranging from European History to Artificial Intelligence.
Educational Videos for Kids
Animated educational videos covering a range of subjects. Learn about everything from the sun, to The Mona Lisa, to leap years.
National Geographic for Kids
Have fun exploring the world with National Geographic’s weird, wild, and wacky videos. Explore cool science, awesome animals and more!
NASA: STEM At-Home Activities
Have fun exploring Space in an accessible way with NASA’s tailored Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics activities!
Scholastic Learn at Home
Daily projects to help keep your students reading, thinking, and growing. Activities for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6+.
Check out their vast collection of story books read by your favourite celebrities.
TED Educational Videos
Within this growing library of TED-Ed animations you will find curated educational videos – collaborations between talented educators and animators.
World eBook Collection
Access an extensive catalogue of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks.
Watch stunning live performances, or start to learn music yourself.
Enjoy free access to the digital concert hall, containing wonderful performances from the Berlin Philharmoniker Orchestra.
Metrapolitan Opera Streams
Join the Metropolitan Opera as they stream a different encore performance every night at 7:30 P.M. EST.
Music Lessons with Arkells
Join Canadian rockers Arkells for the Flatten the Curve Music School. Lessons are live at 1:00 P.M. EDT.
The Social Distancing Festival
Access to live-streamed performances from around the world. Opera, theatre, music, storytelling… if you can name it, it’s here!
Free Concerts to Watch at Home
Access to live-streamed performances from around the world AND locally in Vancouver!
Global Citizen: Together at Home Concerts
The biggest artists from around the world host live-stream performances !
Explore some of the world’s finest museums, attractions, and landmarks with these virtual tours.
12 Famous Museum Tours
Digitally explore some of the worlds most famous museums in Britain, Korea, Amsterdam and beyond.
Calgary Zoo Giant Panda Camera
See what Er Shun and Da Mao are up to with the Calgary Zoo’s Giant Panda camera. Available daily from 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. MDT.
Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari
Meet the animals of the Cincinnati zoo with these video safaris. Check back daily for newly uploaded tours and animals.
Disneyland Virtual Rides
From Disney World to Disneyland, you can experience the magic of mickey with these virtual rides. Take the boatride through Frozen’s Ever After in Epcot, ride along with Pirates of the Carribean in Disneyland, take the heart-pumping ride with Indiana Jones, or join Ariel on the Little Mermaid ride, all from your living room!
CN Tower Webcam
Take in the view from the top of Toronto’s CN Tower. Hint: Check out the West View for live footage of air traffic at Billy Bishop Airport.
Georgia Aquarium Webcams
Experience the wildlife on display at the Georgia Aquarium. There’s something for every animal lover with cameras dedicated to jellyfish, penguins, whales and more.
Ottawa Bytown Museum
Learn about the history of Ottawa with this digital tour of a local favourite museum.
Ripley’s Aquarium Shark Camera
Are you brave enough to swim with the sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium? Invite them into your living room with this live camera feed.
The Great Wall of China
Take a virtual walk along China’s most popular tourist attraction. Enjoy the views and learn about the history of this historical marvel.
Tour Planet Mars
An out of this world experience – literally. Take control of a Mars Rover and discover all we know about the planet.
Vancouver Aquarium Live Cams
Take some time and watch the Otters, check out the Jelly Cam, and walk with the Penguins at the Vancouver Aquarium!