Extra-Curricular Educational Resources

Your child’s teacher will be communicating with you about how their remote learning is going to be done to keep the students on track for completing grade level work. If you are looking for extra-curricular things to keep you child busy while at home, check out some of the resources we have complied below. Many companies are offering free subscriptions while schools are closed. So take this time and explore a passion, find a new passion, learn a new skill, learn a new language, or find a new hobby. If you have found a good one, send us an email and we will add it to the list.

Don’t use these all in the first week, we may be home with our children for a while!

Virtual Field Trips

With the travel ban on, here is a way to introduce our kids to art from around the world. Maybe let them browse and then choose their favourite to research its history.

  • Google Arts & Culture Museum Tours: Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions in 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. Start exploring, now.
    Website or App available for IOS & Android
  • Google Arts & Culture Open Heritage: Explore iconic locations in 3D, discover the tools of digital preservation, and download the collection.

  • National Geographic Explorer Classroom: Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect students with National Geographic Explorers across all seven continents to bring exploration to life. Every day at 11am.
    Learn More & Register
  • San Diego Zoo: Watch the animals with live cams
    Watch Now

  • Farm Food 360: Learn about Canadian farming by immersing yourself in Canadian Farm and Food Tours
    Learn Now
    App available for IOS and Android

  • Google Expeditions: Expeditions explore history, science, the arts, and the natural world. Whether you’re roaming with dinosaurs or taking a look at Renaissance sculptures, there’s something amazing to explore for every subject. Download the Expeditions app to get started. (VR goggles not needed)
    App available for IOS and Android

Stem Resources

Reading & Writing


  • Boukili: french books app with comprehension questions at the end.
  • Duolingo: The best new way to learn a language. Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive
    App available for IOS and Android

Other or Multi-Disiplinary

  • Scholastic: With the new Scholastic Learn at Home, every day Scholastic’s website will offer a new mini-lesson that includes a story, a video, and an activity.
  • PBS Kids Daily Newsletter: PBS is creating a newsletter that’ll give you ideas for learning activities at home. A new newsletter arrives every weekday..
  • Khan Academy: During school closures, the education website offers free daily schedules for students from the ages of 4 to 18.
    Learn More

Educational Shows on Netflix

Create a separate profile on Netflix. Name it “School” and add ONLY educational materials to this profile. Then when you need to keep the kids busy, allow them to watch only shows you have added to this account. It works great and keeps the kids from getting sidetracked by the show they’re currently binge-watching. ~ Homeschool Hideout


  • Night on Earth
    If I were an Animal
    Monkey Planet
    Our planet
    Wild alaska
    Dancing with the birds
    Chasing monsters
    Night On Earth: Shot in the Dark
    72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
    Weird wonders of the world
    Extreme animal weapons
    Tales by light
    Untamed romania
    Wild Arabia
    Our Planet – Behind the Scenes
    Ghost of the Mountains
    NOVA: Day the Dinosaurs Died
    Dino Hunt
    Pacificum: Return to the Ocean
    Izzy’s Koala World
    Kitten Rescuers
    Expedition China
    Nova: Bird Brain
    Virunga: Gorillas in Peril
    You vs. Wild
    Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale
    The Ivory Game
    Behind the Curve
    Man vs. Wild with Sunny Leone
    Street Food
    72 Cutest Animals
    Growing Up Wild
    Ghost of the Mountain
    72 Dangerous Animals: Asia


  • Oceans
    The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
    Moving art
    Chasing Coral
    Islands of the Future
    Weird Wonders of the World
    Born to be Free
    The Tigers of Scotland
    Wild Alaska
    National Parks Adventure
    Magical Andes
    A Plastic Oceans
    Mission Blue
    Nature’s Weirdest Events


  • The Space Between Us
    The Universe
    Edge of the Universe
    Ancient Aliens
    NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse
    The Cloverfield Paradox
    NOVA: Death Dive to Saturn
    A Year in Space
    The Search for Life in Space
    The Mars Generation
    The Most Unknown
    NOVA: Ultimate Mars Challenge
    The Jaime Maussan Show
    The Last Man on the Moon
    Mission Control The Unsung heroes of Apollo


  • Myths and Monsters
    The Russian Revolution
    Hiroshima: The Real History
    Greatest Events of WWII in Colour
    Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States
    Secrets of Great British Castles
    Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History
    Genius of the Modern World
    The Curse of Oak Island
    Witches: A Century of Murder
    Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War
    Shelby American
    The Battle of Midway
    Woodstock Three Days that Defined a Generation
    Oklahoma City
    The Vietnam War
    The Family


  • Explained
    American Factory
    White Rabbit Project
    Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s
    Most Diabolical Bank Heist
    Documentary Now!
    Forensic Files
    Women Behind Bars
    The Magic Pill
    Empire Games
    Blown Away
    Hip Hop Evolution
    100 Humans
    Trump: An American Dream
    American Experience: The Circus
    NOVA: The Impossible Flight
    Memory Games
    How to Change the World
    The Mind, Explained
    Expedition Happiness
    Big Dreams, Small Spaces
    Lego House – Home of the Brick
    Pandemic How to Prevent an Outbreak


  • Ask the Doctor
    What the Health
    Forks Over Knives
    Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
    Take Your Pills
    The Creative Brain
    The C Word
    The Game Changers
    Tidying Up with Mary Kondo
    A Leaf of Faith
    Froning: The Fittest Man in History
    The Great British Baking Show
    The Truth About Alcohol


  • Carmen Sandiego
    Saudi Arabia Uncovered


  • The Toys that Made Us
    The Movies that Made Us
    7 Days Out
    Abstract The art of Design
    Taco Chronicles
    Power of Grayskull
    Next in Fashion
    Bill Nye Saves the World
    The Magic School Bus
    The Who Was Show
    Somebody Feed Phil
    The Repair Shop
    Bill Nye: Science Guy
    Dirty Money
    Drug Lords
    The Magic School Bus Rides Again
    Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates
    Amazing Interiors
    Tiny House Nation

Educational Shows on Disney+

Create a separate profile on Disney+. Name it “School” and add ONLY educational materials to this profile. Then when you need to keep the kids busy, allow them to watch only shows you have added to this account. It works great and keeps the kids from getting sidetracked by the show they’re currently binge-watching. ~ Homeschool Hideout


  • African Cats


    Born in China


    Monkey Kingdom

    Wings of Life

Nature & Geology

  • Continent 7: Antarctica

    The Flood

    Into the Grand Caynon

    Wild Yellowstone

    Drain The Oceans

    Hostile Planet


  • Apollo: Missions To The Moon

    Expedition Mars: Spirit and Opportunity


  • Disney Shop Class

    Gordon Ramsey: Uncharted

    One Day at Disney

    Atlantis Rising

    Easter Island Unsolved

    Lost Cities with Albert Lin

    Titanic: 20 Years Later

    Brain Games