Home learning resources, from reading to cooking to crafts



Clark County Museum. Find videos and weekly livestreams by celeb guide Mark Hall-Patton on the museum’s Facebook page. facebook.com/ClarkCountyMuseum.

Get Outdoors Nevada. The nature-focused nonprofit provides educational livestreams and virtual programming. getoutdoorsnevada.org.

Green Our Planet Virtual Academy. The Vegas nonprofit offers lessons suitable for all grade levels on how to grow plants both indoors and outdoors and create garden-fresh dishes with vegetables harvested at home. greenourplanet.org/virtualacademy.

Imagine Communications. The Henderson-based communications company has a trove of at-home resources. weareimagine.com/imagine-resources.

Lion Habitat Ranch. The Henderson wildlife sanctuary is producing a weekly live “#safaristreaming” on its Facebook page. lionhabitatranch.org.

Vegas Kids Zone. A useful resource for parents, written by a longtime Vegas resident and homeschool mom. vegaskidszone.com.

Vegas PBS. The local public television station offers free curriculum-based programming for K-12 students, along with a phone app. vegaspbs.org.


America’s Test Kitchen. With more than 150 kid-tested recipes, kitchen classroom plans and more. americastestkitchen.com/kids/home.

Art Classes for Kids. Vegas-based art teacher Kim Bavington and her 11-year-old daughter Lily give free YouTube tutorials with a side of contemporary art history. artclassesforkids.com.

Crayola. The beloved art supply brand has tons of resources for budding creatives. crayola.com/lesson-plans.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Distance music learning, from video instruction to instrument-making lessons. mydso.com/dso-kids.

Dav Pilkey at Home. The Captain Underpants author/illustrator offers activities, art lessons and videos. kids.scholastic.com/kids/books/dav-pilkey-at-home.

Smithsonian Institution. The world’s largest museum has a website for kids and teens with a plethora of fun educational activities. si.edu/kids.


ABDO Books. Access free distance-learning resources through June from this educational book publisher. abdobooks.com/covid-19-resources.

Capstone. The children’s book publisher provides free educational resources for kids. capstonepub.com/consumer.

Scholastic Learn at Home. A wealth of reading resources for children and young adults. classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html.


Amazon Future Engineer Program. Students can learn computer science for free during the pandemic. amazonfutureengineer.com.

NASA Kids’ Club. Raise a young astronaut, or at least a lover of science. nasa.gov/kidsclub.

National Geographic Kids. Find games, videos, crafts and more. kids.nationalgeographic.com.

Scratch. This free program helps kids learn programming. scratch.mit.edu.

Treehouse. Learn coding and web design, free with a library card. teamtreehouse.com.


Disney Magic Moments. Experience a little magic at home, with virtual roller coaster rides, drawing lessons, park restaurant recipes and more. this Disney site will let you. disney.com/magicmoments.

Cards Against Humanity (family edition). Download and print this family-friendly version of the popular party game for free. cardsagainsthumanityfamilyedition.com.

Harry Potter at Home. Send your young wizard to Hogwarts with these magical resources. wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home.

Adult learning tools

Just because you’re not officially a student doesn’t mean you can’t continue learning. The internet offers tons of educational options, whether you’re looking to try out a new hobby or gain a marketable skill. Bonus: Many of these websites can be accessed for free with a library card.

Lynda Also, called LinkedIn Learning, this website is a go-to spot for career improvement, with classes in software, web development, business, design, marketing and more. lynda.com.

The Great Courses From dog training and cooking to philosophy and physics, there’s a class for you, taught by a college professor. thegreatcourses.com.

MasterClass Learn from the greats—Gordon Ramsay, Martin Scorsese, Penn & Teller—with these online classes. Because you’ve always dreamed of learning to DJ from Armin van Buuren. masterclass.com.

Bluprint This crafty instructional website normally sends you actual supplies with which to make DIY creations. The warehouse is temporarily closed, but DIY enthusiasts can still learn from the online classes. mybluprint.com.

Skillshare A fun and more casual way to learn or improve a creative skill. If you have a skill, you can also teach on the platform. skillshare.com.

Coursera From free classes to professional certificates to online degrees, Coursera offers more than 4,200 courses and 430 specializations. coursera.org.

Seamwork Learn to sew with patterns, classes and an online community. seamwork.com.

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