This page includes a collection of early childhood educational resources with live screenshots of each site and a short description. These websites feature activities that are ideal for distance learning, and can be used both in the classroom and at home!
A Kids Heart A play and learn site with free resources for kids and their teachers
ABC Teach Worksheets and activities. Many free worksheets for early elementary, some games and apps require a paid membership.
ABCya.Com Storybooks, word games and educational activities
Alphabet Activities by DLTK Teach Choose from a variety of activities for each letter of the alphabet
Animal Activities on KidSites.Com Lots of links to animal crafts and activities
BBC Magic Key Worksheets and teacher resources, including SMART board activities
Busy Bee Crafts Fun, easy and inexpensive kids crafts ideas
Calculators for Kids Different kinds of calculators for kids. There are also links to some good math sites here!
Can do Kinders A teacher’s blog with tons of ideas for the classroom!
Confessions of a Homeschooler An awesome blog with tons of free printouts and templates, for Pre-K and Kindergarten
Cookie.Com Lots of fun stuff for kids
Crafty Crow A fun collection of children’s crafts
CrickWeb.Co.Uk Interactive literacy activities for elementary school
DLTK Kids Printable children’s crafts, coloring pages and more
Education.com Activities, crafts, games, and FAQ about kids and education
Enchanted Learning Tons of crafts and activities for kids!
First School Preschool activities and crafts, everything from literacy to music and back!
Fun Brain Kids Lots of fun activities and games for kids
Historical Childrens Books 6000 historical children’s books – digitalized and free to read
Home Science Experiments Ideas and recipes for kids’ kitchen science experiments
Homework Spot Homework help, science project ideas, math activities for kids, puzzles and more
Hubbard’s Cupboard A website for early childhood educators and parents
Ideas for Bedtime Stories This site includes stories, tips, and resources for parents to use at bedtime. Would work great with a tablet! Teachers can use the online books as a way to integrate technology and literacy into lessons!
Interactive Literacy Games for Early Learners Interactive and educational games for young students (Ages 3-5)
Internet4Classrooms.Com Skill builders for grades pre-k and up
Jan Brett’s Website Author of The Mitten and other children’s stories, Jan Brett offers free coloring pages, printables, activities, and videos on her site!
Kiddle ~ Safe Visual Search Engine for Kids A search engine for kids that shows kid-safe pictures & results and blocks adult language & subjects from being searched
KidSites.Com Lots of links to websites for kids
Kinder Pond Happenings of a Kindergarten teacher in Illinois
Kindergarten Klub A site devoted to all things Kindergarten!
Kindergarten Works Another great kindergarten blog
LearnAlberta.Ca Resources for teachers including lesson plans, videos, and activities – available in English and French
Lil Country Kindergarten Blog A blog with activities for kindergarten and early childhood educators and parents
Lit2Go Stories read by real people for grades K-12
MakeAndTakes.Com A blog with crafts, activities, and recipes for kids
Mr. Nelson’s Classroom Management Ideas Classroom Management Ideas for Kindergarten
Mrs. Willis Kindergarten Kindergarten activities, ideas and more!
NickJr.Com Activities, games, and fun stuff for kids by Nickelodeon
NoblePrize.Org Interactive, educational games and enrichment activities
PBSKids.Org Tons of educational games for hours of fun learning!
Peace Love & Learning A kindergarten teacher’s blog with free ideas and printables!
Project Gutenberg Over 40,000 free books and eBooks
Projects for Preschoolers A cool site with lots of crafts and activities for preschoolers and young children
Public Domain Project Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.. All completely free!
Read-Write-Think An informative resource for teachers with lesson plans ideal for students of all ages.
Riddles.Com Brainteasers and kids riddles for warm-up activities and brain breaks!
Scholastic Activities for PreK & Kindergarten A list of interactive activities and online resources sorted by grade level (click the preK-K tab)
ScrappinDoodles.Com Family friendly graphics and printable crafts
SeaSky.Org Explore the splendors of the sea and wonders of the universe
Sheppard Software Activites for Kids Hundreds of free educational games, activities, quizzes, and articles
Skill Building Activities Language arts and math skill building activities for kindergarten.
Spelling City Printable spelling worksheets, tests, and awards.
Sphinx Kids Interactive games and videos from the Sphinx Classical Connections CD-Rom as well as from the New York Philharmonic’s KidZone website.
Sprout Online Games Fun and educational games for kids
Starfall Activities A free public service to teach children to read with phonics
Storyline Online Popular children’s books read aloud by actors and made into movies that you can watch online
Student Resources by Oak Grove Elementary School One of my favorites! Visual links for kids in grades Pre-K through 5th – provided by Oak Grove Elementary School.
Switch Zoo Play animal games and make new animals at this virtual zoo!
UNCW Educational Games This site contains downloadable games, game templates, and utilities that teachers and trainers can use to enhance any lesson.
Wacky Web Tales Practice parts of speech with Wacky Web Tales Mad Libs!
Water Play Activities by KidsActivitiesBlog.Com Fun water play activities!
Webbing Into Literacy Instructional activities and materials designed for rural Virginia Head Start teachers
Recommended Books for Teachers (Links to Amazon)
- Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)
- Teach Like a Champion Field Guide: A Practical Resource to Make the 49 Techniques Your Own
- Number Sense Routines: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3
- Math Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, K-2
- The Daily Five
- Rules in School: Teaching Discipline in the Responsive Classroom
- In Our School: Building Community in Elementary Schools
- RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM Level I Resource Book
- Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-12
- Morning Meeting Book, The (Strategies for Teachers, 1)
- First Six Weeks of School,The (Strategies for Teachers)