Home Activity List for Tween & Teen Girls

Read books! Remember you can download books from your local library onto an e-reader. Here are some good book lists:

30 Middle Grade Books

45 Historical Fiction Books for Kids

Inky Bookworm Reading Challenge

15 Fabulous Graphic Novel for Kids 9-12

Mighty Girl Book List Ages 11-14

50 Books Every Child Should Read by Age 16

If You Love Harry Potter, You’ll Love These Books, Too

Popular Books for Teens

The Ultimate List of YA Fantasy

New York Public Library

Online educational resources:

Amazing Educational Resources - free online resources updated daily. Join their Facebook group: Amazing Educational Resources Public Group

Math Score - math practice for all grades

Bamboo Learning - voice-based learning through Alexa (say “Alexa, open Bamboo Learning)

Big History Project - online history lessons preteen & up

Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice - all ages

Country Reports - info about countries all over the world

Coursera - learn from universities and companies (older kids)

Discovery K12 - online curriculum for K-12

Math Celebrity - online math tutor, shows step-by-step for math problems

PBS Learning Media - 30,000 learning materials Pre-K-12

ReadWorks.org - reading comprehension K-12

Typing Club - practice typing

BrainPop - educational videos on a variety of subjects

Wonderopolis - answers to various burning questions 

450 Free Ivy League Courses

GeoGuesser - test your geography skills

Math & Logic Problems - ages 5 up to adult

Scholastic Learn at Home - day-by-day projects for K - 9

STEM learning / experiments

Curiosity Girl Science Sample Labs  - home science labs

Maker Stations - instructions on how to make & build items 

Science Mom - daily science videos for ages 7-12

Chemistry Games

Edgerton Center - maker resources, coding

80 Science Experiments at Home

PHET Interactive Simulations Univ. of Colorado - math & science simulations

Science Education for Public Understanding UC Berkeley - middle school & high school science learning

Tyto - science problem solving for students

Learn the Periodic Table of Elements

Scratch - learn to code

ClimateKids by NASA - learn about a wide range of science topics

Weather Whiz Kids - learn all about the weather

Coding with Star Wars

The Homeschool Scientist - engineering projects at home 

Bake something new each day. Check out these sites with how-to instructions:

Tasty - Food videos and recipes

NERDY NUMMIES - Geeky Cooking Show

Learn a new language

Duolingo - app teaches a variety of languages for any level

Learning Chinese

Conjuguemos - vocabulary, games for a variety of languages

Rockalingua - music-based Spanish learning

Visit a famous museum virtually

12 Museums From Around the World That You Can Visit Virtually | Travel + Leisure

Visit The Louvre Museum

The British Museum - see the Rosetta Stone & Egyptian mummy artifacts

FaceTime friends & family

Take up photography

Photography for Teens

Art projects

Art Hub for Kids - video tutorials of art projects

DIY - Any Kid Can Learn Any Skill

McHarper Manor - daily free tutorials

Books with Full-Text Online | MetPublications - download art books for free from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (older teens)

100+ Free Art Lessons for All Ages

Free Art Lessons | 2000+ Online Video Art Instructions

Harmony Fine Arts - download free lesson plans for art

Famous Paintings Art Appreciation Lessons for Kids - learn famous paintings

Art Projects for Kids · Your home for engaging and doable projects

Kids Think Design - learn about graphic design, fashion design, etc.

Crafts for Tween Girls Pinterest Board

Research projects. Have your child choose a topic & spend 30 minutes (or longer) researching it and share with your family

Visit the zoo or National Park virtually & learn

Cincinnati Zoo Facebook Live every weekday - watch Fiona the hippo

San Diego Zoo

Yellowstone National Park

Online music lessons

Free sheet music on 8notes.com - free lessons and sheet music, 3rd grade & up

Category: How to Play Guitar - beginner guitar (for older kids)

Kids Guitar Zone - Learn to play the guitar for Free. - Home - 4th grade & up

Free violin lessons, Learn to play the violin - 4th grade & up

Hoffman Academy: Online Piano Lessons for Kids - any age

Sing - Learn to Sing - any age

teoria : Music Theory Web - music theory for 6th grade & up

Dance

Just Dance game (you can find on YouTube if you don’t have Wii, Switch, etc.)

Best Free Online Dance Classes and Tutorials for School Aged Kids

Write letters to friends & family

Make a care package for an elderly neighbor

Stop motion animation with Play-Dough

Listen to podcasts for kids

20 Best Podcasts for Kids, Tweens & Teens

16 Really Good Podcasts for Tweens

10 Best Podcasts for Your Inquisitive Teen

Educational Podcasts for Middle School & High School

Best TED Talks for Teens

Inventory the plants and bugs all around your yard

Learn to sew

Learn to Sew Series: Sewing Lessons for Kids Online

Teach life skills

NextGen Personal Finance - teaching personal finance to older kids

Overcoming Obstacles - life skills curriculum

Banzai - online financial literacy

Make videos

Build forts and reading cave

Make slime

Slime Recipes Pinterest Board

Gardening

Write a short story & illustrate it.

Check out Storybird.com for writing stories online, writing challenges, courses, etc.

Story Starter - randomly generates millions of writing prompts 

Play board games and card games. Make your own board game.

Make a stuffed animal

Start a business

6 Ways to Help Your Kid Start a Business and Learn About Life

Keep a daily journal / account of your experience at home

Try birdwatching. Look up bird types online, grab some binoculars and look for birds in your backyard.

Listen to audio books on Audible.com

Puzzles

Practice daily gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude Pinterest Board

Organize your room, kitchen, etc.

Movie marathon with popcorn

Learn more about your faith. Attend a virtual worship service.

Family bike ride or hike

Throw a fancy dinner party or a themed dinner party

Have a fashion show

Paint rocks for your garden or as a gift for a neighbor / family / friend

Painting Rocks Pinterest Board

Inside exercise

GoNoodle: Home - movement & mindfulness videos

SworkIt - kid-friendly workouts