Fun kid-friendly activities and websites from across the Internet!
KIDS NOWSPACE KITS
Try out a fun craft in the NOWSpace with these kits for kids! Check out the kit at the Youth Reference Desk, create something new in the NOWSpace, then clean up the supplies and return the box to the Youth Reference Desk. Make the same craft each time or sample each of the kits!
- Pompom Crafts
- Friendship Bracelets
- Shrinky Dinks
- Glue Crafts
- Popscicle Stick Crafts
- 3D Crafts
- Ellison Die Cutter (paper not provided)
VIRTUAL STORY TIME KITS
Now you can have Story Times at home! Each Virtual Story Time kit includes links to readalongs, music, movies, and crafts or coloring pages themed around specific holidays or seasons.
- Winter Story Time Kit
- Spring Story Time Kit
- Mother's Day Story Time Kit
- Summer Story Time Kit
- Autumn Story Time Kit
- Thanksgiving Story Time Kit
- Fairy Tales Story Time Kit
- The Library offers games and puzzles for a 3 week checkout.
- This is for SGPL cardholders only with a suggested limit of 2 per card.
- You can place a hold and pick it up! View full collection now.
- Do you have a game you would like to donate? Shop our wishlist here or email us.
Fun Activities for Kids from Sources Around the World!
Click the text below to follow the links to each resource.
Geography Games and Virtual Travel Through the USA
Virtual Tours: Famous Landmarks and National Parks of Wyoming
PLAYGROUNDS AT HOME: VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS TO BEACHES, PARKS, AND MORE!
Public aquariums and underwater zoos around the world
Traveling Around the World: Virtual Tours and Field Trips
Author/Fan Face-off - Who Knows The Book Better?
Animal Conservation & the San Diego Zoo
100+ Best Virtual Tours and Field Trips for Kids and Students 
SourceBooks Activities for kids at home: Activity kits and author story times
"How To Catch..." Scavenger hunt printables
S.T.E.A.M. ahead at home
Create your own paper city
Little House On the prairie crafts, recipes, paper dolls, and more
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities
Fermilab's Lederman Science Center: Science for Kids and Educators - Virtual Tours and Printable Activities
Virtual Farm Tours
Online Museum Collections
Digital Escape Rooms
Live animal cams at san diego zoo
Wildlife animal cams from U.s. National Park Service
Rain Cloud In a Jar
Fireworks in a jar
Walking water experiment
Dan Gutman - My Weird Read-A-Louds
PBS KIDS Celebrity Read-Alongs
Our reference librarians have collected this homeschooling information for you. We hope it helps during this upcoming school year!
Illinois Homeschooling laws
HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association)
Helpful Homeschooling and E-Learning Sites
Home Schooling Adventure has been set up to provide all your homeschooling needs at one place.
Power Homeschool is a program intended to aid parents in homeschooling their student. Students are able to learn at their own pace under the supervision and assistance of their parent.
Learn in Freedom provides free information about learning in freedom, and taking responsibility for your own learning.
National Home Education Research Institute-NHERI focuses on homeschooling research, homeschool facts, homeschool fast facts, and in-depth scholarly articles.
Consumer Affairs review of best online schools.
Discovery K12 offers a traditional, non-Common Core, secular, homeschool curriculum.
This site provides access to ABRACADABRA and READS, two web-based sites that are highly effective, fun, and interactive early literacy tools.
Feed The Monster teaches your child the fundamentals of reading. Collect monster eggs and feed them letters so they can grow into new friends!
Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
Global Digital Library that provides books at different reading levels and languages.
StoryWeaver is a digital repository of multilingual stories for children from Pratham Books. Now every child can have access to an endless stream of storybooks in her mother tongue to read and enjoy.
Tumblebooks: Animated books for kids
You have access to an entire library of animated books and games from children with your Sugar Grove Public Library card. Tumblebooks is a great computer program you can access from home 24-7 or within the library. The website has a wide variety of picture books, as well as easy reader and chapter books that your child can listen to and follow along with.
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