From Home: Activities, Virtual Tours, and Resources that Entertain and Educate

With so much online content to choose from, it’s hard to keep track of it all, so we’ve selected some of our favorite family-friendly resources to help you make the most of your time at home. 

Scroll down for Virtual tours, lesson plans, interactive videos and more sorted by category. 

STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)

Take a S.T.E.A.M. adventure from your living room! Check out MicheLee Puppets’ videos about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, complete with lessons and activities (links are in the descriptions of each video)!

Then, visit the list below for places offering virtual tours, activities, resources and more!




PBS Learning Media Videos and lesson plans for teachers, parents and students that meet educational standards.                                      

Liz Heinecke, The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Books, videos, experiments and more.

Kiddie Science, Inc.  Activities, science kits and more.

NASA  Educational resources for all ages including lessons, videos and more.




Virtual STEAM Experiences

The Kennedy Space Center (Florida) Daily Facebook Live videos paired with at-home activities. 

Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter  (Florida)  Virtual Butterfly Garden Tour 

The Franklin Institute (Pennsylvania) Posting videos, trivia and other STEAM fun 

Longwood Gardens  (Pennsylvania) Virtual tours and images

American Museum of Natural History (NYC) Virtual tours and more.




Rhyming leads to reading! Enjoy these familiar rhymes with a musical twist by MicheLee Puppets!


The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

Check out this list of authors reading their books from  We Are Teachers. Some are live, some pre-recorded, all make reading fun! (Includes a link to live doodling with Mo Willems!)


STORYLINE ONLINE Read along to over 50 different picture books in this Youtube playlist! Celebrities read their favorite books as part of this wonderful project put together by SAG-AFTRA. Lots of stories to choose from! (We love “Harry the Dirty Dog” read by Betty White!)


MicheLee Puppets has hours of DIY fun in our “Creative Minutes” Youtube playlist.


MicheLee Puppets provides written instructions, videos, photos, and more to help your family participate in simple, fun activities.

“Lolly’s Radio Playdate” To much screen time? Listen to a podcast!  Hilarious episodes, interviews, musical numbers and more by Sesame Street’s Leslie Carrara-Rudolph. 

Center for Puppetry Arts  Live Shows, Museum Tours and more. 

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company Shows for the very young.

WonderSpark Puppets  Live shows and Activities




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