Online Resources for Children and Teens

123 Homeschool 4 Me

A collection of free printable worksheets for all ages! Worksheets explore a variety of concepts and topics perfect for your use at home.

Art, Movement, and Reading Challenges for Kids 

Print these free challenge colouring sheets at home.

Audible: An Amazon Company

Offering free streaming of children’s stories on your desktop, laptop, or phone during Coronavirus 2020.

Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math is a national non-profit that ignites kids' curiosity and learning by unleashing the fun in math.

BrainPOP

BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.

Cursive Worksheets

Download and print free cursive letter worksheets.

Dav Pilkey at Home

Dav Pilkey, the children’s author and illustrator behind award-winning and worldwide bestselling book series including Dog Man and Captain Underpants, is collaborating with the Library of Congress to serve children and families online during the coronavirus pandemic. Dav Pilkey at Home will feature new video content created by Pilkey himself on Friday mornings at 8 a.m. ET on social media channels and the websites of the Library and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company. Beginning April 1, fun and free activities will be available online including how-to-draw demonstrations, engaging read-a-louds and inspiring resources from the Library’s collections.

DC Kids Camp

An At-Home Activity Program Curated by DC Middle Grade Authors and Artists. 

Draw Every Day with Jarrett J. Krosoczka 

Tune in daily to draw with author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka

edHelper.com

Enjoy free workbooks on coding, critical thinking and more for grades 1 - 6.

Educational Relief Packs (Preschool - Grade 5)

High-quality resources for teachers and homeschoolers including worksheets, activities and more!

FOLD Kids Academy

The Festival of Literary Diversity’s Kids Bookfest is holding weekly webinars on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Children can join authors and illustrators who are reading from and talking about their latest books as well as tackling a craft project. FOLD has made the experience, done through Zoom, very interactive. Upcoming April webinars feature authors Kyo Maclear and Matthew Forsythe.

Glenbow From Home

On Wednesdays at 10am enjoy content for school-aged kids (think a virtual tour through our rocks & minerals gallery with a member of our education team, our favourite art activities you can do at home, etc) facilitated by Glenbow Museum staff.

Goodnight with Dolly

Starting April 2, “Goodnight With Dolly” will feature Dolly Parton reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.

Harper At Home

A number of resources for families while they are at home, provided by HarperCollins Publishers.

Harry Potter at Home

Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!

Haunted Canada Road Trip

For 18 days, Ontario horror writer Joel A. Sutherland is sharing a daily scary ghost story set in Canadian locations from B.C. to Newfoundland – or, as he describes it, from coast to ghost.

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

You can complete this escape room as a group or as individual. You can compete against friends and try it multiple times.  Just make sure you have fun!

Kidlit TV

The virtual library includes tutorials, read-alouds, podcasts and other activities, including reading resources.

LEGO Challenge Cards

Do your kids love LEGO? Then they will love these LEGO challenge cards!

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Kids’ author Mo Willems is here to make your weekdays a little better for a while: He’ll release a new “Lunch Doodle” video each weekday at 1 PM.

Marvel's Avengers: Escape from the Hydra Base! Digital Escape Room

Created by Richmond Hill Public Library, try your hand at a Marvel Digital Escape Room! Can you use super strength? Do you know how to make a splint to help an injured comrade? Crack these puzzles and more!

National Geographic Kids

Explore the world of animals with this interactive website. Resources include games, videos, and more!

Online Oceans with the Vancouver Aquarium

The educators and animal experts at Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium have compiled these resources for kids to learn to care for the ocean – and the animals in it – from the comfort of your living room. So dive in. Content will be updated regularly. Check back often.

Pete the Cat

Explore the world of Pete the Cat with virtual stories, songs, and activities. Follow Pete on Instagram @petethecatofficial for daily live virtual storytimes with James Dean at 10AM on weekdays.

Scholastic Learning at Home

Daily projects to keep kids learning at home.

Science Experiments for Kids

These science experiments for kids are great for sparking your child’s imagination. Whichever science experiments you choose first, you’re sure to have a fabulous time and learn a few things along the way!

Sesame Street Coping with Traumatic Events Colouring Pages

Comfort and support your child during community stress with this informative booklet. Includes 4 activity pages for kids!

Simon and Schuster Reading Pantry

Literacy and teaching resources and activities.

Spark Science From Home

TELUS Spark presents: 

  • DIY experiments and citizen science
  • innovative online challenges
  • important science education content
  • Curated content from STEAM community leaders

Spark will also connect you virtually to remarkable creators, scientists, artists, educators and builders to bring the world to you.

Stimola

A website of live stream events for kids, tweens, and teens by professional authors and illustrators represented by Stimola Literary Studio.

Teen Resource Page

Created by Okotoks Public Library staff, this site is dedicated to compiling all the wonderful teen resources online together in one place! 

Young Writer’s Blueprint

A step-by-step writing course for kids.  It’s fun, thorough, and will empower your kiddos to create lots of great stories to keep everyone entertained. It’s specifically designed for children ages 6-10, but teens will love it too.