Keep ’em Busy…

Chrome Music Lab makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. You can play with these experiments across devices—phones, tablets, laptops—just by opening the site on a web browser such as Chrome.

At, kids can watch videos and learn how to make something all on their own with Older kids will love creating their own videos to upload and share on the platform. A free 14-day trial is available.

Color Our Collections offers free PDF downloads of colouring collections from art in collections of 117 institutions, including The Canadian Canoe Museum, The New York Academy of Medicine Library and The Royal Horticultural Society.

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Search “busytoddler” on Instagram for an exhaustive list of play-based learning activities where founder, Susie Allison, is “making it to naps, one activity at a time. Updated daily.

Artist and writer Mo Willems (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!), hosts the Lunch Doodles (10am Pacific) video sessions every weekday. Each daily episode is accompanied by a downloadable activity page. Grab some paper and pencils and join in. “Stay-in Storytime” and “Operation Storytime.”

On Hello Wonderful you’ll find a list of 50+ Easy Indoor Activities for Kids, along with “10 Minute to Win It” games, sensory walk ideas, instructions for LEGO DIY planters, playdough stick structures and a DIY cardboard dollhouse or castle.

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