Activities From Home

Are you looking for a new activity to do while at home? Try one of these digital activities or resources including virtual museum visits, storytimes, and more. We’ll keep updating as we find more, so check back for more fun while also practicing social distance.

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Youth Blogs & Videos

Kids at Home with MPPL has a variety of activity ideas for kids, presented and curated by your friends at the Library. Most activities will be best suited for grades K-5, but many are fun for the whole family.

Staff Picks for Kids has tons of reviews written by the Youth Services staff for books of all levels and genres.

MPPLTV is the Library’s YouTube channel and has many fun videos including storytimes and book reviews.

Read, Listen, and Watch

Many of these resources can also be found on our e-Library, Homework Help, or Web Resources pages.

Online Storytimes

Music

Sing and dance along with these great musical artists and groups.

Podcasts

Check the show notes to make sure the the episode you’ve chosen is a good fit for your family!

Virtual Learning

Virtual Activities

Screen-Free Activities

Need a break from your computer or device screen? Find an activity here and then put the screen away.

  • Dial-a-Story: Call 847-232-8600 to listen to stories, jokes, songs, and more. Some items are read by your librarians, and some by other great narrators, but all have been carefully selected by library staff. Play a free pre-recorded story right from your phone, 24/7. Selections will change monthly. 

Fitness & Movement

  • GoNoodle has many videos that will get kids dancing and moving.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga has guided yoga videos that are especially for kids.

Virtual Field Trips

Visit a museum, aquarium, or zoo virtually! You can also watch animals through wildlife cameras in their habitats. Here are some of our favorites.