Things for Savannah-area kids to do at home (mostly free)

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Online things for kids to do at home 

Live streaming events

FREE virtual kids’ programs with UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Is., Savannah. Details & registration link here. 

Virtual Art Start for preK kids & their parents hosted by Telfair Museums in Savannah, Thurs. May 21. Details here. 

PBS Kids Read-Along with Michelle Obama, noon on Mondays. Online. Details here. 

Daily online lessons from Georgia Sea Turtle Center, 1PM. Details here.

Live penguin, barrier reef, sea lion, piranha, beluga whale, puffins & jellies webcams @ Georgia Aquarium. Details here.

Online distance learning program with Zion National Park. Details here.

20 Best Live Nature Webcams here. 

Online National Geographic Explorer free classroom offered weekdays for kids. Details here.

Online kids’ free program hosted by Friends of Oatland, FOOVENTURES @ 11AM weekdays. Connect online w/ the animals of Oatland Island Wildlife Center while the wildlife center is closed during COVID-19 pandemic. Details here. 

Online free workshops, museum tours, puppet shows @ Center for Puppetry Arts. Details here.

Online live free zoo learning kids’ program hosted by Riverbanks Zoo, 10AM weekdays. Details here. 

Online live free learning kids’ program hosted by Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 11AM weekdays. Details here. 

Online Kindermusik Savannah classes here. 

Online live video of wild osprey pair via The Landings bird cam  here.

Online live video of butterfly garden via San Diego Zoo buttefly cam here. 

Online free Lunch Doodles with author & artist Mo Willems, 1PM weekdays. Details here. 

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Virtual Field Trips

Live Virtual Field Trip Friday with Georgia Aquarium. Details here.

Virtual visits to several National Parks (including watching Yellowstone’s Old Faithful erupt) here. 

Online virtual field trips to important Georgia events & locations here. 

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company Education Department is making their 2019-2020 touring available FOR FREE online through May 22. Details here. 

Online virtual tour of Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah here. 

Online tours of 12 world-famous museums. See them here. 

Online virtual tour with GPB Education of Georgia Tech’s Flowers Invention Studio to get an inside look at the world’s largest student-run makerspace here 

Online programs at Fernbank Museum in Atlanta here.

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Educational

Hamilton launches free online EduHam for kids. Details here. 

Georgia Historical Society Resources to Support At-Home Learning. Details here. 

Georgia Aquarium’s new At-Home Learning Page. Details here.

Online classes & activities for kids & teens @ Museum of Design in Atlanta here. 

Online Wide Open School hosted by Common Sense, a new, free online resource to support families & educators transitioning to remote learning. Details here. 

Online daily recorded lessons by Horizons Savannah teachers for all Savannah-Chatham County students (K-Middle School) here. 

Online National Park Junior Ranger programs on special interests like caves, night skies, fishing, dinosaurs & more. Details here. 

Ocean School: Three weeks of daily online educational videos followed by a student activity to capture learning for each weekday. Details here.

New online site – Telfair Today –  kids’ home learning educational activities. Details here. 

Online Educational Resources from Common Sense Media here. 

Amazing Educational Resources is a big spreadsheet of tools/programs/services that usually cost money but are being offered for free (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) with info on subject and grade level. Find it here. 

Stream or download eLibrary digital resources for free with your Live Oak Public library card. E-bookse-audiobookse-magazinesnewspapersmovies, and TV are available anytime from any device at liveoakpl.org/elibrary.

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Art

Online classes & activities for kids & teens @ Museum of Design in Atlanta here. 

Musical Explorers at Home hosted by Savannah Music Festival offers a multi-pronged approach to working with students & families during school closure. Details here. 

Online Savannah Music Festival SMF at Noon30, 12:30PM. At-home & in-studio video performances by 2020 festival artists on the SMF YouTube channel here.

Telfair Museums in Savannah #MuseumFromHome activities. First project: Kids can create their very own Impressionist Pop-up Book. Details here.

Telfair Museums’ tips on sketchbooking for kids. Details here. 

Ben Clanton, author/illustrator of the Narwhal and Jelly book series is offering online art classes every Monday on Instagram.

Jarrett Krosoczka, an author/illustrator, is presenting the YouTube video series Draw Every Day with JJK, which can also be found on his website.

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company Education Department is making their 2019-2020 touring available FOR FREE online through May 22. Details here. 

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Get moving

Virtual Group Bike Rides with Bike Walk Savannah. Details here.

Word Workout with YMCA of Coastal Georgia. Details here. 

Teddy bear hunt on Islands. Find locations on FB group page here. 

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Virtual Storytimes 

J.K. Rowling releases first non-Harry Potter children’s book in free, online installments. Details here. 

Watch Daniel Radcliffe read 1st chapter of Harry Potter series. Details here.

PBS Kids Read-Along with Michelle Obama, noon on Mondays. Online. Details here. 

Harry Potter at Home, Wizarding World, created by JK Rowling. Details here. 

Online free Dolly Parton storytime: Goodnight With Dolly 7PM Thursdays (starting April 2) with new episodes being broadcast weekly for 10 weeks. On YouTube here.

Online free storytime with Oliver Jeffers,  illustrator of many books including The Day the Crayons Quit, on Instagram Live at 1PM @oliverjeffers

Online free storytimes with Olaf, aka Josh Gad on Twitter and Instagram Live @joshgad 

Online free storytimes with children’s book author Dan Santat  “Santat survival school for the pandemic” on Instagram @dsantat 

In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, Save with Stories – featuring celebrities reading children’s books – is offered on Instagram and Facebook.

(We will be adding more online kids’ happenings to SouthernMamas.com)

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