Roundup Of Free Resources For Kids At Home And More

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Update: With many camps now over and school not starting for a couple weeks I am bumping this post to share resources to keep your kids busy at home. Post any new resources in the comments below.

New Resources added on 5/26:

New Resources added on 4/12:

  • Many Auto Insurance companies are automatically crediting accounts with a 15%-25% discount, be sure to call yours if you don’t receive a discount on your bill.

  • Many Car Leases, mortgage lenders, credit card lenders and more are offering payment deferrals when you call them.

  • Many cell phone carriers are offering free calls to countries affected by Coronavirus. Verizon has a list of free eligible countries here, Sprint offers free calls to all CDC level 3 countries, and T-mobile has a list here under “Are you offering anything for customers who need to call families overseas?”

  • has a large resource of material available with a free account.

  • Hammermill has many coloring pages, activity books, and more that you can print at home.

  • Newsela offers high quality classes and lessons and classes and is now free for Educators/Parents.

  • offers lesson plans, games, riddles, and more for parents and teachers.

  • KidLit.TV offers videos to encourage and teach reading.

  • ProdigyGame is used by over 50 million students in grades 1st-8th and is free.

  • OutSchool is offering $50 of free classes per family. You will be charged $1 to sign up, but it will be refunded once your account is opened.

  • SCRIBD offers a free 30 day trial of unlimited audio books.

  • Twitch is free for Prime Members and is offering free games.

New Resources added on 3/22:

  • Many states including New York are offering 3 months or more of no Mortgage Payments due to hardship, call your mortgage provider to find out if you qualify.

  • Not a free deal, but you can browse Private Islands for sale here in case you really want to escape all the madness, plus it’s a great way to meet a credit card sign up bonus spending threshold! 😉

New Resources added on 3/18:

  • offers video clips explaining the complexity of the universe

The following is a list of suggested telephone hotlines which your children may enjoy:

  • Mishnah Rishonah: 929-299-6700 (Mishnayos taught by Rabbi Fishel Schachter). This is an outstanding way for children to learn mishnayos, they can set goals and even take tests on what they learn.
  • WonderWords: 212-444-1119
  • Pirchei Hotline: 718-663-0212
  • Kol Halashon 718-906-6400
  • Circle Hotline: 347-996-5437
  • Mordechai Hatzadik 646-726-9977
  • Kol Yaldei Yisroel: 718)-682-2632
  • Jewish Bedtime Stories 718-682-2777

  • has a fun resource for kids to learn about Pesach.

  • Chitrik Academy offers YouTube videos for learning mishnayos, gemara, and more

  • AMEX, Chase, and other banks will offer 60 days of no late fees or interest for those impacted by COVID-19, call your bank to find out if you are eligible and what terms will apply.

  • Many retail chains are closing their stores, if you have to return an item to these stores, many of them will waive the return fees normally associated with mail returns.

New Resources added on 3/16:

Tour these Museums online for free:

  • Apple Card is waiving interest fees and late fees for skipping your March payment, you must contact Apple Card to get this assistance applied to your card.

  • Uber Eats will be offering free local delivery (service fees still apply.)

  • AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Mint Mobile are offering unlimited Data for users.

  • AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon are waiving late fees for then the next 60 days.

  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

  • Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit

  • Airbnb is offering free cancellations.

New Resources added on 3/17:

  • Staples is offering free shipping with no minimum.

Daily Schedule:

*9:00 – 10:30 am*
Pre-1A – 1st grade
Boys & Girls
Includes davening.

*10:45 am – 12:15 pm*
Grade 2-4 boys
Grade 2-4 girls

*12:30 pm – 2:00 pm*
Grade 5-8 boys
Grade 5-8 girls

  • This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.

  • ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn.

  • Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.

  • 3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet.

  • Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade.  All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses.

  • Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects.

  • K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them.

  • A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering — free 24/7 access
    Username: read
    Password: read

  • Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8.

  • Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance

  • Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world.

  • Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice.

  • Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free

  • ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.

  • Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology

  • The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts.

  • Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout.

  • A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials.

  • Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.

  • Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems.

  • Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions.

  • K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students

  • A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn.

Preschool through 8th grade

  • Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are.

  • Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.

  • Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.

  • Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents.

  • No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen

  • Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.

  • This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin.

  • This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.

  • Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.

  • From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather.

  • Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design.

  • This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life.

  • Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.

  • Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.

  • Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.

Post more resources and free offers in the comments below and we will add them to this post!

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Why can’t verizon give unlimited?


Kol Hakavod Dan!


Thanks JJ

Dr. S

Many return fees are being waived as even stores who deduct shipping fees will offer complimentary shipping. You may need to ask for it, but Anthropologie and JCrew accommodated me.

Thanks @Dan


Dan–long time follower and I have to say that your practical and generally non-fear mongering posts are very much appreciated during these scary times.


and JJ*


Word. Couldn’tve said it better. Thanks guys.


Google Fi?

Dan\'s the Man

Do you know if cricket wireless (owned by AT&T) is offering unlimited data?


Check our @coronamorah on Instagram for lots of links to free educational content and support for parents home with their kids

Credit cards

When will Amex and chase let us pay late???


Will mortgage payments be delayed?


Thank you for posting this!

Devorah Leah Lederman

It’s beautiful to see how people are reaching out to help each other during this stressful time. In addition, different groups (who,during normal times might be rivals or business competitors) are working together to accomplish this. And they’re doing this for free. (Okay, it does generate good feelings about them, but I don’t believe this alone would be enough compensation.) Some of my grandchildren have already taken advantage of these programs.

And if word gets out about the Jewish programs, kids who normally might just go to after-school and Sunday Jewish schools will be exposed to Torah true education.


scholastic is offering free online learning


Thank you for this post!
How can I get unlimited data from tmobile?


Should be automatic.


Thank you!

Master list of Jewish educational resources, updated regularly (some free, some paid)

Sora T

Thank you!!

Joe black

Uber eats delivery fee is sometimes .99 cents but 15 % on your total order is pricey plus 15% tip, Save 30% of your bill and pick it up (plus Uber takes money from the restaurant on top of their 15% fee-double dipping)


Staples now has free shipping no minimum.


For VISAs too?


Any word on April 15 tax deadline?


Yes. Moved to July


When I log into using the school code you provided, it says that the code is intended for use in another school district.


I have the same issue

Doesn’t work

Same issue

Sara is offering free activities

This is amazing

Dear Parents of _all Mosdos_ in CH

To supplement the learning time which all your children are having with their personal melamdim, we have prepared a line up of very special presenters to fill a unique learning slot allotted to our grades on the umbrella web page:

*Daily Schedule:*

*9:00 – 10:30 am*
Pre-1A – 1st grade
Boys & Girls
Includes davening.

*10:45 am – 12:15 pm*
Grade 2-4 boys
Grade 2-4 girls

*12:30 pm – 2:00 pm*
Grade 5-8 boys
Grade 5-8 girls


Thanks Dan, so nice of you to post. Definitely helped me today!


How do we access the Xfinity hotspot


TorahLive is absolutely fantastic, for older kids especially, currently offering free premium accounts with code Torah. Great stuff.


Measuredmom has great free sheets and games to help teach alphabet, reading and math under free printables


So impressive- thanks!


thanks so much! now just need a deal on paper and some ink. 😉


Dan, so nice of you to assemble this list!


BrainPOP is also offering free school-wide access:


Thanks for assembling this list. I appreciate you!


This is an amazing public service! Thank you so much for providing this ongoing list. May its merit shield you and yours in this difficult time.


Dan, in many years of following you I am pretty sure that is the best post you have ever created.




Just wow


Otzar hachochmah online is free to use for the time being.


Otzar hachochma free basic version


This is a great compilation, a gigantic public service!


What a incredible gift, thank you Dan & JJ (and thank you for all of your reporting and assistance during these unprecedented times)

Josh Zak

abc mouse code isnt working. “This code is intended for use in another school district. Please reach out to your school for the appropriate code.” any way to get another code to try?

Ari Abramowitz

Wilderness survival skills follow 613 Survival on YouTube.

Y Horowitz

Hi please update… is not our video website its just the informational site. The video site is which currently has the subscription fees waived.
Thank you

Open free to the public for coronavirus


Bar Ilab online library is also free to use, for the time being.




Otzer Hachochme is FREE now.

Igal Elmaleh

Artscroll also has free shipping on all orders


This is an incredible post. Thank you SO much! Tizklu limitzvos.


How can I take advantage of the free xfiniti hotspot without an account? It’s asking me to sign in.


In light of the current situation and the rise in installs in the past 24 hours, we want to give a bit more to encourage people to install Netspark, we are now offering a coupon that offers a one-month free trial.
In E. Israel use Coupon Code: FREEMONTH


Most libraries in the country offer a FREE subscription to rb digital which gives you access to MANY magazines. Most people DONT know that if you click the education button it gives you FREE access to the Great Courses which DAN LISTED above it literally saved me hundreds of dollars.


Otzar All Books FREE!


Dan, woah this is one super impressive list. Nice.


Would be nice for Torah Treasures to give a free month.


Free learn Yiddish program for children


here’s the link to otzar hachochmas english site


Great website being updated daily.


Thank you! This is much needed and truly appreciated!

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Looking to keep kids busy and creative?
They can draw, color, build or paint and we’ll post their artwork/creations online.
Just send a photo of their art to
Include first name, age and city if you’d like.


Hey there,

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We need each other more than ever, and together, we’ll get through this.

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Hello Im trying to log into ABCmouse but it says code doesn’t work

Melbourne zoo live streaming some of their animal enclosures.
Virtual zoo visit activity.

What\'s good for the goose, is good for the Gander


Dan you’re the man


What happened to HippoCampus – Did you remove it from the list??


Super helpful, thank you very much!


Tappity – Science for Kids
Interactive science app for kids 4-10


When you push off your mortgage for 3 months and three months worth is now due at the end of the 90-day period. How does that help?
Because that is what Freedom mortgage is offering right now ..
they service many mortgages across the United States including here in Queens..
It’s almost like they didn’t get the memo from the governor about this issue….
Dan, any ideas?

Yossi Feller is a great new free resource by Jewish Educational Media, with educational Jewish videos for children and adults alike!


Bais Hamikdosh Live 3D Presentation is now free
CODE: Pesach2020 (case sensitive)


Thanks very helpful!!


@dan Optimum gives 2 month of free internet service and after that $15 , free modem/router /installation. i ordered it last week and got it today 🙂


Do u need a student email address?


thanks. It says $30 installation though…


Torah Umesorah has Morah and Me


Does anyone have a code to ABC mouse. The code that is listed does not work.

m gross

maybe bumb for chol hamoed


Are you sure the insurance is monthly bills and not for renewals I heard the discount is only for renewals cmiww gut moed


Dan, the HASC concert is not free. Its showing a charge of $18


Anyone else having trouble accessing the HASC concert site?? I paid yesterday, can’t access now.


check your email for direct link, its currently delayed


Thanks. Got the email. I guess HASC’s specialty is making beautiful concerts in person, not online .


thanks Dan I love this post. I keep coming back to it, wish i can sticky it to the top. can you please add ‘Coronavirus’ to the tag…


hi b4 pesach you had a google drive folder full of yiddish sheets on all different topics. for some reason i cant find it now can you pls help me?