The following listing was compiled from various sources online, originally sourced by Abilities Manitoba. Please, let us know if you have any for us to add!

Manitoba Dept. of Education has organized a number of online learning resources here: 

Things to do during COVID-19 – for the disability community, or anyone! (HM-Alerts)

Recreational Respite is offering ‘virtual recreational respite’ in 1:1, mini or small groups. For more information RecRespite – Virtual Sessions – UNIVERSAL

Get free access to thousands of movies with your Winnipeg Public Library Card:

Exercise with these Fit 5 videosfrom Special Olympics 87 Free or Cheap Ways To Stay Calm and Decompress (While Still Practicing Social Distancing!) So Your Entire Life Isn’t Just Freaking Out

Do the30 Day Lego challenge

Look at 100,000 images from Paris Museums

Visit these 12 museums with virtual tours

Stream a concert online

Take this music class with the Arkells

Take a free online dance classes

Watch Netflix with your friendswith Google Chrome

Join a virtual music circle

Virtual Disney Rides

Activities to do at Home – from New Directions: Activities to do at home

List of Education Companies offering free subscriptions right now:


-Hogwarts Digital Escape Room –

-Sherlock Holmes Digital Escape Room

-Escape the Fairy Tale: Part 1–_TjZ1c84r0l0ES3Exg0jUo-j7mumIqd9uHlA6vpY

-Marvel’s Avengers: Escape from the Hydra Base!

-Escape from Star Killer Base! (Star Wars)

-Pikachu’s Rescue

-Cinderella’s Escape


88 Adventures for Residential Settings Based Services Employees To Create:

Chair Yoga –

List of Online resources for anyone who is isolated at home

Disney Rides

Sea World






Ford Museum

World of Coke



Red Panda Live Cam:

San Diego Zoo Penguin Cam:

Burrowing Owl Live Cam:

Lion Live Cam – National Zoo –

Baboon Live Cam – San Diego Zoo –

Naked mole rate live cam – National Zoo –

Polar Bear Live Cam – San Diego Zoo –

Bat Live Cam – Batworld –

Sloth Live Cam –

Sea Otter Live Cam –

Elephant Cam –

Monterey Aquarium cams –

Explore.orghas a great collection of live cams from natural settings:

Baby Raccoon Live Cam:

Explore the National Parks via 360 degree virtual tours:





Call friends

Invite a friend to go to a movie or concert with you (both watch online at same time!)

Use Skype or Facetime to Video Chat

Play virtual games together using Video Chat


20 Questions (Have an item you have hidden and let people guess)

Uno (each person has deck of cards to deal from and then you play off each other)

Connect Four

Bingo (make your own card,  one person calls out numbers)





Drawing ( (Jewelry, Photography, etc.)


LIBRARY: (*Beginning Readers)



National Parks

Daffodil Walk

Walk in the Woods



Check with home congregation to see if they are offering virtual services



  • Learn to play a new instrument (YouTube)
  • Write a poem or story
  • Walk/Run around the block
  • Video game tournament with those they are isolating with
  • Bake something new
  • Journal
  • Re-arrange their room
  • Do a jigsaw puzzle (when finished offer to trade it with a neighbour for a new one)
  • Find new podcasts
  • Take Enneagram test online
  • Create a new music playlist
  • Teach a family member or roommate something they love to do
  • Start a virtual book club
  • Write a letter to a family member (yep a real letter)
  • YouTube Yoga or meditation
  • Write a bucket list
  • Invent a new game

Assiniboine Zoo

While they are closed, the Assiniboine Zoo is bringing the animals to you!  Join them every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00 p.m. for a LIVE Creature Feature on Facebook! They’ll be getting up close, introducing you to an animal here at the Zoo, and teaching you about animal enrichment, veterinary care, adaptations, and more! They’ll also be answering your questions LIVE! See the full schedule:

Audible has set up a free website. (no need to sign up or in).  You an just go to the website and they have a good selection of books free for kids (from K through 12) to listen to.


2:00pm (CST) every day — Cincinnati Zoo – Daily “Home Safari” LIVE on their facebook page:

Specific to how to talk about COVID-19 with your kid:

9:00am (CST) – Atlantic White Shark Conservancy – story time (books about sharks/ocean) on their facebook LIVE every day:

Mystery Lessons –


Virtual Field Trips:

Type in a city/state/country, and see historical photos and documents:


GoNoodle: https://www.gonoodle.com

Cosmic Yoga:


Card Games:

Math and logic problems:

Math problems by grade level:

IXL math:



How to Draw for KIDS:

Online coloring pages:




Virtual Field Trips to Take:

Museums and Galleries with Virtual Tours

Check out the amazing library of films and documentaries

Learn a thing or two on of Adults Reading Children’s Books)

BRAIN POP = Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr. free during school closures:



HELP KIDZ LEARN — FREE ChooseIt! Maker 3 App and redeem codes for free activiites —

Homework choice boards for SPECIAL EDUCATION:

OT Tool Box:

Colossal Questions on YOUTUBE:

Big Bucket of Boredom Busters:

Activity Ideas/Sample Schedule:

Scholastic – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing by grade level:

Lesson Plans/Examples:



Downloadable work packets by grade:


50 Youtube Channels for Home Learning:


List of Virtual Field Trips –

Listen to one of the CBC podcasts –

The Homesteader Festival crew have created free workshop series called Rooted Online that teaches everything from seed starting to yogurt making:

Enjoy this free full-screen playlist of 10 popular short films, featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, from our Sproutflixcatalogue. For all our followers, participants, agency staff, parents… that are staying inside during this stressful time – hope these unique films will be an enjoyable and meaningful distraction.

Click this link to see the playlist:

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!

Tour Yellowstone National Park:…/lea…/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

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

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers:…

Play games and learn all about animals:

Play with fave show characters and learn too

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.…/great-wall-of-china

Math and Reading games

Phonics skills

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens…/

Geography and animals

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry

Fave kids books read by famous people

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc,

High school chemistry topics…/hi…/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html

Math and reading games

Math and language games

Hands on Elem science videos

Voice based learning… learn through Alexa

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities

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

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine

Games to get “into the book”

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults


Elem Math through 6th grade

Educational games K-12

Digital archive of history

Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc.


Resources for Spanish practice

Chinese learning activities

Music is for everyone

Science, Math, Social Studies

Grammar practice for middle grades

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.


Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions.

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

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.

K-5th Science lessons

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish)…

Digital learning content for preschool through highschool

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus.

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.…/learnathome.html

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.

Classes for older teens or adults…

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.

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game.

Higher level math series… online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems.…

Foreign languages

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement.

A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering — free 24/7 access
USERNAME: read (case sensitive)
PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)

Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides!

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.

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects

Online education program for toddler through high school…

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade…/Lite…/Price-Range/Free

Free printables library with activities for children 0-6

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure.

Resources for AP students

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college.

Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources

Poetry and music…/mindful-poetry-moments

3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects…/EdgertonCent…/instructables/

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.

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.

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.

Online curriculum that builds better writers.

80+ do at home science activities…/n…/80-free-science-activities

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8

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.

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students.…

Science and math labs and simulations

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics.

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

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning.

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

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students

Music Based Spanish Learning

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.

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises.

Music practice transformed

Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90

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.

At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play.

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access

Keyboarding practice

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.

Math practice

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…

450 Ivy League courses that you can take…/ivy-league-free-online-cou…/…

Spelling 1-4 grade

2,500+ online courses from top institutions

22 languages to learn

Learn to code

Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8

Phonics and learning to read

PreK – 5 games for all subjects

Online digital coloring pages

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool – 8

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school

Phonics worksheets for kids

Free stories online ages 3-12

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.

Learn all about earthquakes

Learn all about the periodic table

Farmer’s almanac for kids… Date, weather, moon phase, etc.

Guide to gardening for kids

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others

Space science for kiddos

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and BrainBuilders https://

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time.

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history.

News and more for kids

Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters

Immerse yourself in cryptography

Math games galore

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home

An interactive way to learn history

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.

Interactive games based on the book series

Work on the 8 parts of speech

Learn all about cells

All sorts of learning here if you dig in

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning.

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.

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.

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun.

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways.

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

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos.

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.

Large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students

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

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.

Coding for ages 4-10

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.

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.

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.

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.

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.

Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities

Find and fix learning gaps

Algebra games for kids

Fractions practice

Education for kids all topics

Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids…/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-list…

Alaskan Wildlife cams

Coding with Star Wars

Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun

Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children

Amphibian unit studies…/amphibians-unit-study-…/

Engineering challenges with things you have at home…/

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+

Toddler and preschool age ideas

100 free online educational program ideas…/…

Bible story resources early childhood – 6th grade

Futurelearn: Free access to 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ by younger learners can use parent account).

Openlearn – taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some nature and environment courses could well be of interest to younger people.

Blockly – https://blockly.gamesLearn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch – computer programming.

Ted Ed https://ed.ted.comAll sorts of engaging educational videos

The Kids Should See This – https://thekidshouldseethis.comWide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course – https://thecrashcourse.comYou Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids – As above but for younger audiences.

Crest Awards – https://www.crestawards.orgScience awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards – enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges – challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges costs but are optional.

Tinkercad – https://www.tinkercad.comAll kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths – https://www.prodigygame.comIs in U.S. grades but could still be used for elementary school age.

Cbeebies Radio –– Listening activites for younger ones.

Nature Detectives – lot of these can be done in a garden or forest.

The Artful Parent –

Red Ted Art – https://www.redtedart.comEasy arts and crafts for little ones.

The Imagination Tree – https://theimaginationtree.comCreative art and craft activities for the very young

Toy Theatre –– educational online games.

Twinkl –– This is for printouts. It is usually for a fee but they are offering a month of free access to parents due to school shutdowns.

Discover the Universehas decided to help all families isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering free online astronomy mini-courses for kids aged 8-12! Join them every weekday at 2pm (Montreal time) for 30 minutes of educational fun! Various subjects will be covered and there will be programs available in French.

Check out FarmFood360 and learn more about agriculture in Canada through virtual farm tours:

Agriculture in the Classroom has some great free resources should you have kids at home and are in search of some activities.

Exercise can boost our immunity and improve mental health.  The [National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)] put together a playlist on YouTube of 32 of their videos that you can exercise with at home!


Source: Abilities Manitoba