Coronavirus Updates and Resources

At-Home Activities

10 Virtual Service Projects Youth Can Do From Home

As an organization focused on youth development and community service, Youth Volunteer Corps has  been exploring ways to continue supporting community needs and exploring virtual ways to engage in service learning. We hope this list inspires you and reminds each of us that we are not powerless in this time of uncertainty.

20 Ways to Build Resilience at Home

Poster featuring twenty ideas for children.

21 Theatre-Related Online Resources for Kids and Families to Get You Through COVID-19

A list of remote classrooms, virtual craft and dance workshops, celebrity bedtime stories, and much more.

The Coronavirus Vaccine Race

How did scientists develop coronavirus vaccines in record time? New York Times science reporter Carl Zimmer is our guide to the coronavirus vaccine race - from the starting line, to the point when several teams are racing to the finish line. Find out how science gave the competitors a turbo boost that could save hundreds of millions of lives.

The Covid nine TEEN Project

The COVID NineTEEN project provides FREE teen-led activities and one-on-one tutoring meant to support elementary school students. Our teen mentors help keep children motivated and take the stress off of parents.  We are a group of motivated teen mentors for elementary school children to help them fill their time and continue to flourish despite the uncertainty of the outside world. Parents sign up for our weekly newsletter and the weekend prior, an email is sent with the activities and timing for the week.

Healthy At Home - Cooking With Children

Making a quick dish in the kitchen may not seem like the perfect teaching moment but it could provide several benefits.

MonmouthCounty Cooperative Extension: We 'R' Here For You - Family & Community Health Sciences

Stepping up to meet the needs of families impacted during these unprecedented times, the Department of Family & Community Health Sciences is offering new virtual programs for families both in Monmouth County and beyond. These programs are offered online with a variety of evidence-based resources and provide participants information that focuses on health and wellness.

NJPAC in Your Living Room

NJPAC in Your Living Room is a curated collection of past Arts Center performances, content from our partners, educational videos for children and much more.

Quarantine Activities for Families - STEM

Provides science museum virtual visits, activities, and a guide to learning programming with children.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Aquariums

Virtual tours of aquariums around the world.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Making a Home Schedule

Keeping a regular learning schedule for kids and teens is a must. Here are popular schedules based on age and ability.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Mindfulness Activities for Kids

Mindfulness activities for kids in the classroom. Mindfulness worksheets and printables that help build coping skills and self-control.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Podcasts

This list includes age-appropriate podcasts for everyone, from young children to seniors. 

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Space

Space themed activities for children and families. Enjoy storytime from space, learn how to become an astronaut,  tour space museums, and explore the stars and constellations.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Theater Arts

Ten theater ideas for the stars in your family. Chose from Hamilton, Count Basie Theater, the Algonquin, and more. Free and low-cost options available.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Zoo Cams

Virtually visit zoos throughout the world, with live cams of your favorite animals and facebook live events.