FREE Resources for Distance Learning

Helpful free resources to keep elementary kids learning while out of school due to the coronavirus, snow days, floods, or hurricanes.

How are you?

Phew!! What a whirlwind of a week it has been for everyone!  With schools and activities closed I know you are working hard to find ways to support your students, while also trying to figure out the new normal for your own family.  

It’s a lot and I want to HELP!

Today I’m happy to share a list of links to FREE resources that I hope will help you, your students and their families make at-home learning engaging, meaningful and a little less stressful for all! 

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Let’s take a look at what I’ve found….


5 Online Games for Sight Word Practice  This blog post recommends sight word games that can be accessed on a desktop or laptop computer, as well as hands-on activities for learning sight words.

5 Apps for Teaching Sight Words  This blog post 5 of the best sight word apps and resources for hands-on sight word practice.  

3 Brain Break Websites In this post you’ll find details about 3 different websites that each offer lots of videos to keep kids moving in fun and educational ways! 

Daily directed drawings LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!  Each day at noon, Mo Willems leads kids in easy directed drawings to create his most beloved characters- Pigeon, Piggy, Gerald and more!  Honestly, it’s so much fun for adults, too! 

30 Virtual Field Trips We may be stuck at home, but there are many places we can “visit” from the comfort of our couch!  This site lists all wonderful and amazing places that are offering virtual tours. Happy Travels! 

30 DAY FREE TRIALS ABCmouse offers more than 850 lessons in ten levels in all subject areas! 

RAZ-KIDS  Get FREE access to their digital library which includes hundreds of leveled books and corresponding quizzes offered at 29 levels of reading difficulty.

EPIC! Grab unlimited access to over 35,000 ebooks, videos, quizzes and more!  The titles they offer are AWESOME!

BrainPOP Brainpop offers over 1,000 different animated short videos on all different topics, educational games, and quizzes.  They also offer BrainPOP Jr. for k-3, as well as BrainPOP ELL. 

Vooks A kid-friendly, ad-free streaming library of animated storybooks. Think of it like Netflix for children’s books!


There are a TON of wonderful, free activities being offered on the Teachers Pay Teachers website.  These are just a few of my favorites…

Word List Activities (K-3) Grab 5 different spelling activity pages that can be used to practice any spelling or sight words.

Listen and Learn Activities At Home (K-2) Students listen, color, and write based on a variety of ELA and Math skills.  Each activity is approximately 18 to 19 minutes! Kristin has been so generous to add a second set for free: Listen and Learn at Home SET 2.

At Home Reading Challenge (K-2) A fun reading challenge that encourages students (of any age and any reading level) to read the materials that they have at home in a new and exciting way. 

At-Home Learning Menus (2nd-5th) These learning menus have fun activities for kids to do around the house. You can grab three menus that can be used over three weeks.

Mandalas Coloring Therapy (3rd grade+)  These coloring pages are a quiet, calming activity that is best for kids ages 9 and up.

3 Weeks of Maker Stations by Brooke Brown @Teach Outside the Box  Wow! This resource includes 15 engaging design challenges that elementary students can complete using materials they have at home.  

I hope the resources I’ve shared today will help you, your students and their families.  This is a stressful and uncertain time, but it has been amazing to see all the ways that teachers and schools have stepped up to the plate and gone the extra mile to make sure their students continue to learn.   

And finally, I want to remind you of one more thing: give yourself grace. We are all doing the best we can and we will get through this pandemic. Please be sure you schedule time to take care of yourself.❤ You are amazing!  

Wishing you some BLISS in your day!

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