Boredom Busters

COVID-19 Quarantine Boredom Busters

 

We’ve put together a list of some online activities, fitness classes, learning resources, live webcams, research tools, and virtual field trips and tours you can use to help pass the time, and continue learning and being active, while we all do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 through practicing social distancing and self-quarantine.  

 

Academic Research and Learning Databases

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

 

 

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

Corepower Yoga on Demand offers a variety of free yoga classes. 

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. 

 

 

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Use the the MyHeritage Library Edition online tool to access historical documents, photos and other resources.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

Scholastic
Learn at Home provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain education for students ages 3-13. 

Star Fall
Practice phonics skills with read-along stories! 

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! 

Usborne Learning Palette is free for 60 days. 

 

Singing


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

 

Spanish Children’s Stories

 

Stories

 

Tour a Museum

 

Tour National Parks

 

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips

Visit Homeschooling.com 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