Activities at Home


Stuck at home with kids and not sure how to fill the time? Let the library help! All of the resources listed here are available in digital formats that can be accessed right from your home. Now the only question is what to do first!


Cooking/Baking

Love to cook but looking for new recipes? Check out a digital cookbook for kids from the library. You can also browse this collection of Cupcakes, Sandwiches, Tacos and More!opens a new window from OverDrive.

Everyone could use a little lovin' from the oven right now, so find some digital baking resources as well.


Crafting

Love all things crafty? Then you're sure to love our new resource Creativebug! With thousands of tutorials on all kinds of crafts, you can learn a new skill or master an old one.

You can also check out over a hundred crafty eBooks for kids from OverDriveopens a new window.

Learn to Sew

Whether you're teaching a kiddo to sew on a button, or creating something just for fun, sewing is a great way to pass the time.

Learning to Sew

Sewing for Kids

First Time Sewing


Friendship Bracelets

Even if you can't see your friends right now, you can still craft for them!

Charm Love Friendship Bracelets

Ultimate Wrap Bracelets


Read (of course)!

There's no better way to pass the time than with a good book, if we do say so ourselves.

Not sure where to start? Well, if you're experiencing cabin fever, try a Book to Take You on a Trip! Or try a Magical Book for Fans of Harry Potter.

Nonfiction

Looking to stay in the real world and explore topics like dinosaurs, germs and civil rights? OverDrive offers plenty of nonfiction books for kidsopens a new window.

Audiobooks

Rather listen than read? We've got you covered there too! OverDrive has hundreds of audiobooks just for kidsopens a new window. You'll find more eAudiobooks available from hoopla as well.

Beginning Readers

Middle Grade Readers

Comics/Graphic Novels


Yoga

We all need to find ways to relax, but we know exercise is also important to stay healthy. Nothing meets those needs like yoga, and it's a great alternative when the Colorado weather takes a turn and going outside isn't the best option. 

Yoga for Kids

Yoga

My First Yoga


Dance Party

Looking for another great way to get exercise indoors? Why not try a dance party with music courtesy of hoopla. Go to their music page to find plenty of great albums for kids including Kidz Bop, Disney favorites and many more albums just for kids.


Coding

Have a kiddo who's looking to start learning computer language and web development? Treehouse Web Development is an online learning tool designed for adults, but might be a good fit for enterprising older kids as well.


Watch a Film

Take a break from reading and watch something instead!


Create a New Hairstyle

A great inside goal is to find a new way of Braiding Hair.


Or try out a new updo with Braids, Buns, and Twists! 


Or level up with some Fabulous Teen Hairstyles.


Draw Something

Even if you don't consider yourself an artist, drawing can be a way to relax and flex creative muscles!

Everyone Can Draw Animals

Young Artists Draw Manga

Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks and Trains


Find more digital drawing books on dinosaurs, monsters and more in the catalog!


LEGOs

Got bricks but need some inspiration for new creations? We've got you covered! 

The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide

Simple Machines

The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Idea Book


Or try this book for an illustrated history of all things LEGO!

A Million Little Bricks


Online Learning

Explore resources offered through the library for online learning. Whether you're looking for information about animals or biographies, state capitals or grammar, we've got a resource to help.


Hiking

If you're looking to venture out a little more (but still maintain social distancing!), Colorado is a great state to go take a hike. Check out an eBook on hiking in Colorado and start exploring the great outdoors today!


Citizen Scientists

This list compiles local and global science projects that you can join by making observations from your very own backyard. 


Games

Now is a great time to play a game or puzzle, or even learn a new one.

Puzzles

If you love puzzles, word games and brain teasers, try "Games: World of Puzzles"opens a new window magazine available through RBdigital.

Card Games

Have a deck of cards and want to learn more games? Give The Book of Cards for Kids a try!

Miscellaneous

For more fun try these eBooks:

On Stage Theater Games and Activities for Kids

How to Entertain, Distract, and Unplug your Kids!

Unbored Adventure


Magic

We could all use a little more magic in our lives, so start today with Everyday Magic for Kids.


Tell a Joke

Who doesn't need a good laugh right now? Try one of these books and start cracking up!

The Big Book of Laugh-out-loud Jokes for Kids

The Everything Kids' Giant Book of Jokes, Riddles, and Brain Teasers

The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book Great Guffaws for Gryffindor

The Unofficial Harry Potter Joke Book Stupefying Shenanigans for Slytherin

Hysterical Jokes for Minecrafters

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