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Scouting at Home

Below are resources for Scouts, Friends, Family and Leaders. Feel free to use them throughout this time and into the futures. 

First Things First -
Do you have your Cyber Chip?

 

Explore your Scout's Elective Adventures!

Check out the 30 Day Challenges for Cubs!

 

National Scouting at Home ResourcesExternal Link

 

                       Knot Challenge!

 

           Scouts Going on a Hunt! (Inside & Outside options)

   

 

            Scout Law Goal! Scout Oath Challenge!

           

 

  Scout Strong

"To carry out all the duties and work of a Scout properly, one has to be strong, healthy, and active"

- Robert Baden-Powell


 

 

Can you Yo-yo?

Here is a great way to learn how and earn advancements! 

 

 

P.R.A.Y. Virtual Learning Resources (click here) 

 

 

 

We hope you found these activities helpful. They’re free - of course! - but if you like what you've seen and want to chip in to help us keep the activities coming, you can make a donation here.

 

 

Parents and Guardians - We highly recommend that you check out each of the websites prior to letting your Scout or child visit them. Posting of these resources does not constitute endorsement by the Jayhawk Area Council.

Some of our Favs.

San Diego ZooExternal Link

Kids National GeographicExternal Link

 

Learning Resources:

FREE HOME ACCESS TO ABC MOUSE!
Ask your school for the code for your school - there is a form the teacher or director must fill out. 

👉 https://www.abcmouse.com/RedeemExternal Link for Early Learning Academy (for children Preschool Through 2nd Grade)
👉 https://www.readingiq.com/redeem/External Link for Reading IQ (for children in Preschool through 6th Grade)
👉 https://www.adventureacademy.com/redeem/External Link for Adventure Academy (for Children in 3rd through 8th Grade)

 

Additional Online Resources by Content:

Activities:

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.External Link
Fun games, recipes, crafts, activitiesExternal Link
Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and upExternal Link
Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8External Link
Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents.External Link
Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young childrenExternal Link
Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+External Link
Free printables library with activities for children 0-6External Link

Animals:

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.External Link
Play games and learn all about animalsExternal Link
Geography and animalsExternal Link
Alaskan Wildlife camsExternal Link

Art:

Online digital coloring pagesExternal Link
NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history.External Link
A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.External Link
Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.External Link

Coin Collecting: 

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.External Link

 
Foreign Language:

Chinese learning activitiesExternal Link
Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.External Link
Foreign languagesExternal Link
Music Based Spanish LearningExternal Link
22 languages to learnExternal Link
Resources for Spanish practiceExternal Link

History/Government: 

This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin.External Link
Online history classes for all ages preteen through adultsExternal Link
Digital archive of historyExternal Link
An interactive way to learn historyExternal Link
Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.External Link

Math

Immerse yourself in cryptographyExternal Link
Math and Reading gamesExternal Link
Math practice from counting to algebra and geometryExternal Link 
Math as a fun part of your daily family routineExternal Link
Elem Math through 6th gradeExternal Link
GeometryExternal Link
A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus.External Link
K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them.External Link
Higher level math series... online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems.External Link
Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actorsExternal Link
Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resourcesExternal Link
Math practiceExternal Link
K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all studentsExternal Link
Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or othersExternal Link
Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain BuildersExternal Link
Math games galoreExternal Link
Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun.External Link
Algebra games for kidsExternal Link
Fractions practiceExternal Link
Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adultExternal Link
Math and reading gamesExternal Link
Math and language gamesExternal Link
Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college.External Link
Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.External Link

Movement:

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.External Link
Free at-home kids yoga lesson plansExternal Link
Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. External Link
At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. External Link

Music:

Music is for everyoneExternal Link
Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.External Link
Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for freeExternal Link
QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-homeExternal Link
Music practice transformedExternal Link
Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos.External Link
The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.External Link

News:

News and more for kidsExternal Link

Online Learning and Activities:


ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn.External Link
Educational games K-12External Link

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschoolExternal Link
Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high schoolExternal Link
The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!External Link
Play with fave show characters and learn tooExternal Link
Voice based learning... learn through AlexaExternal Link
35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.External Link
Tons of free classes from leading universities and companiesExternal Link
Digital learning content for preschool through high schoolExternal Link 
Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses.External Link
Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides!
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Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8.
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7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas
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Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas
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Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects
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Online education program for toddler through high school...
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Resources for AP students
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Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal financeExternal Link
Online curriculum that builds better writers.
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Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own
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Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8External Link
PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materialsExternal Link
Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12
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For students to practice and master whatever they are learning.
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Critical Thinking resources for K-6 studentsExternal Link
2,500+ online courses from top institutions
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PreK - 5 games for all subjects
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No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen
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Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.
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Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.
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Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable.
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Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities
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Education for kids on all topics
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Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun
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Physics:

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics.
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Reading/Language Arts/Spelling: 

âś…Phonics skillsExternal Link
âś… Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss
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âś…Fave kids books read by famous peopleExternal Link
âś…Games to get "into the book"External Link
âś…Grammar practice for middle gradesExternal Link
âś…Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions.External Link
âś…Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student's needs including creating flashcards for other subjects.
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âś…Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game.
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âś…A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering -- free 24/7 access -  USERNAME: read (case sensitive)  PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)External Link
âś…Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure.
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âś…Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice.
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âś…Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial
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âś…ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12.
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âś…The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts.
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âś…Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises.
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✅Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course.
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âś…Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions.
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âś…Phonics and learning to read
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âś…Phonics worksheets for kids
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âś…Free stories online ages 3-12
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âś…Work on the 8 parts of speech
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âś…Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters
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âś…Interactive games based on the Magic Treehouse book series
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Science/STEAM:

âś…Guide to gardening for kidsExternal Link
âś…Hands on Elem science videosExternal Link
âś…Biology
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âś…Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.
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âś…Chemistry
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âś…K-5th Science lessonsExternal Link
âś…Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement.
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âś…Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.External Link
âś…Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology
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âś…Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet accessExternal Link
âś…Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems.External Link
âś…National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.
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âś…Learn all about earthquakes
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âś…Learn all about the periodic table
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âś…Farmer's almanac for kids... Date, weather, moon phase, etc.External Link
âś…Space science for kiddos
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âś…Tons of science experiments that you can do at home
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âś…Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.
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âś…Learn all about cells
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âś…A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways.
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âś…Coding for ages 4-10
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âś…This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.
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âś…From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather.
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âś…This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life.
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âś…Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.External Link
âś…Coding with Star Wars
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âś…Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc.
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Tours

âś…Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
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âś…Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
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âś…This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.External Link
âś…This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.External Link


Typing:

âś…Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world.External Link
âś…KeyboardingExternal Link practiceExternal Link


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