Activities & Tools for Students & Parents
to School Videos
What’s Poppin Rap Video, Mrs Audrianna Williams and Mrs Callie Evans. The song “What’s Poppin” by Jack Harlow is a popular song at the moment so the two teachers changed the lyrics to encourage their students to get excited about the school year and virtual learning. They developed the entire concept together and enlisted the Monroe Comprehensive High cheerleaders to dance in the videos. This video was created to calm the fears and nerves of all involved and encourage them to strive for excellence this school term regardless of the online instructional model that we are in.
Rural Community Toolbox
Rural Community Toolbox: FUNDING & TOOLS TO BUILD HEALTHY DRUG-FREE RURAL COMMUNITIES Funding, Treatment Services, Information Resources, Expert Help & Training, Community Assessment, and Rural Community Action Guide
Sources of Strength COVID-19 Resources
COVID RESOURCES – Activities, games, and resources to help educators, peer leaders, and families to continue building sources of strength while sheltering at home. FREE, homebased resources that Sources of Strength has developed for families, youth, and educators during COVID. They shared yesterday that many of the resources, including the At Home Guide, can be printed and sent home with students. This might be a great option for groups who are sharing resources with meal distribution.
A Coloring & Activity Book For Kids Ages 8–12
Looking for free, educational activities to help keep your child busy and learning while at home? This printable coloring and activity book for children ages 8-12 features exciting facts about the human brain and mental health.
Common Sense Media
Free online Events & Activities for kids at home. Since 2003, independent, nonprofit, and research backed. Offers free online Events and activities for kids at home. Provided entertainment and technology recommendations for families and schools. Rate movies, TV shows, books, and more. Offer library of independent age-based ratings and reviews. Supports K–12. Digital Citizenship Curriculum, tips and tools.
Talking to Kids About COVID
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus from PBS; in Spanish: Cómo hablar con tus hijos sobre el coronavirus
- Preview this free, downloadable “A Kids Book About COVID-19” (for ages 6+) and if it feels right for your kids,read it with them!
- #COVIBOOK: Printable book to help kids understand coronavirus in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and more languages.
- Age-appropriate responses to common questions and tips for families by Zero to Three:
- NPR comic: What is Coronavirus?
- Traditional Indigenous Kinship Practices at Home: Being Child-Centered During the Pandemic from Indigenous Motherhood