Boredom Busters

COVID-19 Quarantine Boredom Busters

 

We’ve just added some local summertime activities to our list and updated our online list to include even more stories, crafting and gardening resources! 

Local Activities *NEW

Movies on the Greenbelt! Grab your blanket, chairs and snacks then head to the Kuna Greenbelt behind City Hall to enjoy a free Friday night family movie. 
August 14, 2020  Jumanji 2, Rated PG 13

The Market at Linder Farms where you’ll find fresh, local products including delicious donuts! The Market is open every other Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm.

June 27, 2020
July 7, 2020
July 25, 2020
August 8, 2020
August 22, 2020

 

Online Activities

Academic Research and Learning Databases

Lili.org  offers 150 prime academic research and learning databases FREE for Idaho residents. 

 

 

Crafts *NEW

A Girl and a Glue Gun fun, easy, and inexpensive crafts for all ages! 

Burton Avenue if you have a cutting machine then check out Burton Avenue for craft ideas, SVG files and you’ll even find great free SVG files! 

Silhouette School another wonderful resource for those with a Silhouette cutting machine. Check out Silhouette School for tips, tricks, shortcuts and great craft ideas. 

 

Drawing

 LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems
Mo Willems invites you to his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE complete with a downloadable activity page!

Visit Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s Youtube channel for read-alouds, doodles and learn how she illustrates her books. 

 

eBooks and Audiobooks

Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks

Libby by Overdrive

 

Use OverDrive or Libby to borrow eBooks and Audiobooks from the Kuna Library collection through your computer, phone, eReader or Kindle. Download the app of your choice using Google Play or the App Store, login using your Kuna Library card number and choose a book. 

Click here to learn the difference between OverDrive and Libby

 

 

Fitness *UPDATED

Camp Hello Bello offers dancing, stories, singing, art activities, crafts and more! Try one of our favorite dancing videos, Dance Party with Jessa

Life Time offers classes on demand with a variety of workout options including cardio, strength and yoga classes. 

Orangetheory At-Home Workout, a new 30-minute workout video each day. 

YMCA 360 offers free online classes for all ages including kid’s activities, active older adults, yoga and youth sports performance. 

 

 

Gardening *NEW

Kids Gardening is a resource for parents and educators that creates opportunities for kids to learn and grow through gardening. 

Floret Farms offers inspiration, tips, workshops and a wide range of resources for growing and arranging cut flowers. 

Garden Answer find videos on a variety of garden topics including tours of beautiful gardens that are sure to inspire you! 

 

Genealogy Research

My Heritage Logo

 

 

Use the the MyHeritage Library Edition online tool to access historical documents, photos and other resources. 

 

Learn a New Language

Pronunciator Logo

 

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages. Includes new COVID-19 language course offered in 101 languages to teach vocabulary relevant to the virus. Funded by Lili.org

 

 

Learning Games

Fun Brain
Play games while practicing math and reading skills

National Geographic kids
Learn about geography and fascinating animals! 

Switcherzoo
Watch, listen and play games to learn about amazing animals! 

 

Live Cameras

 

Math

Maths Shed
Maths made awesome! 

Usborne Learning Palette is free for 60 days. 

 

Online Exhibits

 

Reading

Highlights Kids
Read, play games and conduct cool science experiments online! 

Kid Lit TV
Explore the world of children’s literature through author book readings, author interviews, book trailers and drawing lessons from illustrators. 

PBS Kids
Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning! 

Storyline Online
Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars! 

Suessville
Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends! 

 

Singing *UPDATED

Camp Hello Bello offers dancing, stories, singing, art activities, crafts and more! Try one of our favorite singalongs, Singalong with Annie Q. 

Emily Arrow
Join Emily on YouTube for music, books, ukulele, and storytime

Mary Chapin Carpenter Songs from Home Episode 1, tune in to enjoy a songs from the country/folk singer who is accompanied only by a guitar, her entertaining dog Angus, and her almost always sleeping cat, White Kitty. As of 6/30/2020 there are 26 episodes. 

 

Spanish Children’s Stories

 

Stories *UPDATED

 

Tour a Museum

 

Tour National Parks

 

Virtual Field Trips

Homeschooling.com allows you to take a virtual field trip to Buckingham Palace, The Great Wall of China, Mars, The San Diego Zoo and much more!  

 

 

Other Options

For even more options check out the Facebook Group, “Storytime Underground” where members find links to live singalongs, storytimes, activity sheets and more all through social media. 

 

If you know of an online activity that would be a great addition to our list please send us a link and we’ll check it out! 

 

Visit our calendar to see all programs and special events 

See pictures from library events

Find out how to get a Kuna Library Card