COVID-19 Resources: At-Home Tools

Balancing work-at-home, teaching and helping your children pass the time, and being a good neighbor is a lot to ask during a pandemic. These resources can help.

Learn-at-Home Sites and Links

Arsenal of Democracy Aim High! Challenge
A tool for educators that helps develop K-12 academic and non-academic skills. 

Take-Home Activities and Professional Development 
Here you can find printable lesson plans for children, advice on professional development, webinars and blog posts regarding learning during COVID-19. 

A Beautiful Day! Early Childhood Space 
A virtual spot to connect children and families across Nebraska and the world. 

How to Learn at Home During a Pandemic 
A list of resources for at-home learning for children of all ages. 

Fun and Educational Websites for Learning at Home 
Assembled by the University of Nebraska, a list of free fun and educational online resources. 

ACE COVID-19 Resources 
A tool to help to address coronavirus as a teaching moment – and how to use it for civic learning. 

Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak 
Assembled by the Lincoln Journal Star, a list of resources for educators. 

Discovery Education Virtual Learning 
K-12 learning videos, interactive activities, and ready-to-use lesson plans.

Free Online Learning Resources for Schools
Hundreds of free online learning resources in nearly every subject, regularly curated by tech and learning editors. 

Coursera Together: Free Online Learning During COVID-19 
Free online learning and community resources for older students. 

Scholastic Learn at Home 
Day-by-day projects for kids Pre-K to ninth grade to encourage continued reading, thinking, and growing. 

Reading Resources

Online Literary Resources 
A master list of online read-alouds, story times, sing-alongs and illustrating tutorials to do from home. 

Oxford Owl eBook Library 
A free eBook library chock-full of stories for children 3 to 11. 

TumbleBook Library 
Over 1,100 books for children grades K-6 to help develop reading, math, and literacy skills. 

Free Children’s Stories 
Free stories for children divided by age and style for easy browsing. 

Fun Stuff

Boredom Buster Challenge
Tune in weekly for a new challenge that kids can do at home. New twists and turns are regularly added, too.

100s of Activities and Resources for Families on Pause 
Working from home, virtual events, science experiments for the kids and more! 

Harry Potter at Home 
Magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles, and other Harry Potter themed at home activities. 

Lincoln Children’s Zoo Keeper Corner
Since we can’t visit the zoo, enjoy zoo keeper talks in the comfort of your own home and learn more about your favorite animals! 

Protect Your Mental Health

Emergencies and National Disasters: Helping Children Cope
Resources to help young children cope with the unique challenges that are related to coronavirus. 

Stress and Coping during a Pandemic 
Advice on different ways to cope with different impacts of the pandemic. 

If Coronavirus Scares you, Read This to Take Control Over Your Health Anxiety 
This article assures people who suffer from health anxiety on how to manage anxiety during this unprecedented time. 

Helping Children Handle the Stress 
Tips for parents on how to help children dealing with anxiety related to COVID-19. 

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