Free local activities from our partners at SCFD
Jefferson County Public School’s music teachers – “Never Gonna Give You Up”
Learn more about the history of Colorado through online exhibits
Virtual street art tour of murals from all over Colorado — from the Eastern Plains to the Rocky Mountains and beyond.
12 museums with virtual tours
Watch every episode of Bob Ross’ ‘Joy Of Painting’ for free
Activities from the Van Gogh Museum
Stage shows, musicals and opera you can watch online now for free
This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.
Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults
10 Cultural Craft Projects to Calm Your Cooped-Up Kids
Perfect the hobbies that bring you happiness and joy from the comfort of home with The Great Courses, available free from Jefferson County Public Library! Taught by renowned college professors and experts, topics include: chess, writing, gardening, art, cooking and more!
Create free, customizable star charts online and explore the night sky from your backyard!
13 of the most beautiful and popular National Parks in the United States
Identify local plant life
Aquarium tours and videos
Great Outdoors Colorado – GOCO has created the Outside Every Day Challenge! Visit the website for lots of activities and resources to get your family #OutsideEveryDay.
Owls are known to be wise creatures, that’s why they call many of our parks home. Here are some fun owl facts.
This year, we are disappointed that we had to cancel all of our Earth Day volunteer events, but luckily have groups and individuals come out throughout the year to help us with park projects. You can learn more about how to support our parks at ifoothills.org/parks-pride-program/
Now is a great time to explore the outdoors right in your own neighborhood or your own backyard. We’ve created a scavenger hunt for kids of all ages to discover the nature nearby.
What are biomes? Biomes are regions of the world with similar climate (weather, temperature) animals and plants. Learn about all the different biomes on earth.
Clean up after your pets! Together, we can help keep our parks clean. Learn the smelly facts about dog waste at https://letsdooit.org/smellyfacts/
Explore nature around the world through these wildlife and nature live-cams.
Backyard Hacks, a series of short, how-to videos of backyard projects for kids.
Great Outdoors Colorado and Generation Wild have put together a fun-filled list of 100 things to do before kids turn 12. How many have you done? Now is the perfect time to cross a few more off the list.
Jeffco Open Space has some great tips and activities for enjoying the outdoors right in your own neighborhood.
Jefferson County Public Library provides a daily story time at 10:15 on Monday-Thursday on their YouTube channel
Your library card gets you free access to all kinds of educational programming with Kanopy for Kids
Fun learning for kids – lots of free, educational materials
Enter a world of make-believe and take an epic journey as you Explore Summer Reading with the Library. Imagination is all you need to discover magical worlds and activities. Everyone is welcome on this quest for knowledge, fun and adventure as you Imagine Your Story. Whether its fantastical beasts or supernatural powers that fuel your imagination, the story is yours to create.
Free resources and games to help kids become well prepared and enthusiastic citizens.
Looking for a fun Geography lesson for the kids that you can all enjoy together? Google Earth has a throw-back story with a high-tech twist – Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
Hundreds of free at home science experiments
Nature and science activities
9 Tips for Gardening with Kids
Fun, free printable games and activities
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed especially for kids aged 3+.
Skittles rainbow design experiment
Loads frugal, fun ideas for boys and girls
Create a time capsule with your children to remember this “unprecedented” time of their life
You don’t need fancy equipment to get moving or stay physically active, whether you choose to do it inside or outside. Tips for keeping your kids active at home.
10 ways to nature play at home
The National Park Service has lots of online activities to help re-create your park experiences virtually, including games, online activities, videos and more.
Crayola has hundreds of free coloring pages online for your kiddos, organized by category!
Do you have a musical kiddo looking for new ways to express themselves, try the Chrome music lab!
Ever thought about how cool it would be if you could make your own crossword puzzles? Or word searches? Or scrambles? Now you can!
Printable craft projects for kids
Decorate a neighbor’s driveway or sidewalk to cheer them up!