Stay Home, Save Lives, Savannah: Savannah online sources for kids

social distancing sesame street kids is always telling you to get off the screens and get out there and do things with your kids in Savannah and the Lowcountry.

Except now during this COVID-19 pandemic, we’re not. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Social distancing is key , as in staying home as much as possible and avoiding crowds. That means avoiding playdates, sleepovers, bars, restaurants, parties, or houses of worship. Learn more here.

Georgia Department of Public Health provides a COVID-19 Daily Status report, listing all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia county by county, updated daily at noon. See it here. 

The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline. Georgians with questions or concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) may call this hotline. Hotline Number: 1-844-442-2681


Things to do at home for kids

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

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

Online live free DIY kids’ art workshops, 11AM Tues. March 24 & 11AM Thurs. March 26. Details & materials needed here. 

Online free children’s bookfest, 3-5PM Fri. March 27. Details here. 

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

E-books via Live Oak Public Libraries here. 

Travel & Leisure magazine lists 12 world-famous museums that offer virtual tours you can take from your couch. See them here. 

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

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. 

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 to provide fun and education to kids and parents stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

(We will be adding more online kids’ happenings to


Now that Savannah-Chatham public schools & local private schools are closed for March 2020, here’s a homeschool schedule from Kristen Howerton, author of Rage Against the Minivan

Homeschool schedule Savannah

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