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Remote Recess Resources

virtual field trips:

List of all the VR field trips around the worldVisit another part of the world or even venture into outer space! Once you've stared your trip, use your touch screen, arrow keys, or touch pad to start exploring around you.
33 National Park ToursTour the National Parks in your pajamas!
Discovery Virtual Field TripsEach trip comes with a companion guide packed with standards-aligned, hands-on learning activities.

Semi-Academic Activities:

TIME for KidsJournalism and non-fiction subscription for kids with articles and lesson plans broken up by grade-level.
Genius STEM Activities for KidsOver 50 different STEM experiments (with lesson plans, difficulty level, and target age groups) to keep little ones engaged and learning.
Engineering Activities for KidsThis slideshow features a variety of engineering activities for kids across all age groups and comes with thought-provoking conversation questions!
The Kids Should See ThisCollection of over $4,500 kid-friendly videos curated for teachers and parents that want their kids to engage with smarter, meaningful media.

Hands on Projects & screen break ideas:

50 Fun DIY ProjectsFeatures do-it-yourself activities for kids elementary through early middle school including thumbprint family trees and tissue box monsters!
100 Hands-On Activities for Middle and High SchoolThis extensive list of hands-on projects for older age groups includes lessons in art history, chemistry experiments, unique history activities and much more.
5 Minute CraftsThis YouTube page can be used to source tons of quick and easy craft ideas.
20 Screen-Free Things To Do With Your Kids Indoors When School Is ClosedIndoor off-screen crafts and activities for kids of all ages.
25 Screen Free Activities for KidsList of activities geared towards younger children (pre-K through elementary).
Why students need to take screen breaksEspecially significant for teens that are now spending both school and downtime on screens. Additional resources: learn to identify the signs of digital eye strain and check out these 8 ways to cure your teen's screen addiction.