While you can’t go to any museum in Luxembourg, here are 12 museums around the world that you can actually go to, without leaving your living room.
Tour virtually these 12 famous museums!
The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History now also hosts online tours
A collection of virtual walk-throughs for dozens of international museums, from Paris to New Delhi: Google Arts and Culture
Virtual visit of Musée Dräi Eechelen
Discover Mudam from home
You Can Draw offers blank comic book pages “Finish This Comic!”
Crayola offers lots of coloring page available for free downloads!
Learn how to draw with Draw with Rob (the award-winning illustrator of picture books for kids)
Doodles with Mo Willems – Each doodling session includes a downloadable activity page with step-by-step instructions on how to draw the specific character.
Virtual visits of Lëtzebuerg City Museum. See the Luxembourg Story, Ons Schueberfouer and Schwaarz Konscht
Virtual visit of a five-thousand-year-old Egyptian tomb
Discover the activities from Luxembourg Science Center for at home! Something new every day!
Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway is Offering a Free Online Theater Course for Kids
A free online drawing class by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Find out How to make Hidden Treasure Stones
Ladybird a bumper activity pack! Over 30 pages of fun for little ones including games, puzzles and colouring in with Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee and more! Download here.
Get your 7-11 year olds creative with these online art activities!
Halloween activities for kids – Free Puzzles and Colouring Sheets, Billy and the Mini Monsters activity sheets, Make a skeleton mask and Download Peppa Pig Halloween-themed activity sheets
Make Your Own Advent calendar but instead of a piece of chocolate every day, fill it in with nice things you can do for people. Write your ideas, one per day, on little cards and hang them with pegs. Some ideas: “‘Tell your sister ‘I LOVE YOU’”, “Read a book to someone younger than you”, “Do a chore without being asked”. Brainstorm your own list with your family to come up with 25 totally doable and nice things you can do for your family and people around you! (source: various Internet ideas and suggestions)
Free activities, resources and videos from Disney – from mask-making for the Lion King to creating Mary Poppins storyboards.
Get an intergalactic lesson with the Intrepid’s Virtual Astronomy Live program!
Arts at home activities for kids with Tate’s
“Through The Looking Glass” – download a free comics about various research topics in Luxembourg by Lux doctoral candidates – in EN, FR, LUX and DE!
DYI L.O.L. furniture – if you are looking for hat to do with your kids this rainy weekend, this a fun activity!
Take a virtual museum tour – there are still restrictions on travelling abroad – but thanks to technology, we can still go on virtual visits, and, for free: take an online tour and visit the British Museum, the Charles Dickens Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Guggenheim.
At Usborne Quicklinks you’ll find links to websites with videos, quizzes, games and activities, all carefully chosen to support the information in Usborne books.
BBC Tiny Happy People (0-5 yrs) – plenty of indoor activities that are perfect for keeping your little ones entertained, and there are others that can be easily adapted so you can do them from the comfort of your home or garden.
Make art, make crafts. Whether your print out a page for the kids to color, do a paint-by-numbers masterpiece, a knitted scarf or a piece of pottery, creating will ease your mind and keep your kids busy.
Homemade playdough with ingredients found in your kitchen cupboards!
Penguin Books activities for little ones: activity packs (including Peppa Pig) and craft suggestions for kids. See all of them here.
Crafts by #rotondeshomedelivery – > DIY: car-stagnette and headbanger, known from the 2018 and 2019 editions of the PICelectroNIC festival
Now it’s the time to make that recipe! It’s been sitting in your bookmarks — and in the hungry corner of your brain — for months now. It will taste good! It’s time to make that difficult dessert or that day-long roast. You have all day to master it!
Healthy alternatives to chips for the Saturday snack or movie night!
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming past performances nightly for free
National Theater Live is streaming their professional plays from their London stage for free on YouTube.
A great list of stage shows, musicals and opera you can watch online now for free
Disneyland Paris is now within reach in your home, with a whole host of activities to ensure the magic never stops!
The best old-school cartoons and where to stream them
60-MINUTE SPECIALs with Cirque du Soleil
Sesame Street – sing-a-long with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird etc.
Have you tried Online Escape Games?
An online version of the British Library’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition
Let you kids try their hand at filmmaking or create a costume. Test their Harry Potter knowledge and let them learn how the magic was brought to life on screen with Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.
The Hogwarts Virtual Escape Room
Find here, a selection of shows that were held at Disneyland® Paris during the Christmas seasons!
Print & Play – free print & play versions of some of our most popular family games, for anyone to print, use, and enjoy from home
SICONA kids – nature experiences from home. SICONA kids, developed by the SICONA nature guides, takes parents, children and young people out into nature and provides them with videos, photos and valuable tips to try out. A new program every week, a new post every day – and there is a quiz on Fridays.
Did you know that you can Sign up to the Usborne newsletter and have fun learning Saturday Activities delivered straight to your inbox every week! In addition, Usborne made lots of resources available in the Activities for Kids of their website, to help you to keep your children entertained and engaged with topics they are already studying at school, with new ideas that will expand their minds
Scholastic daily courses for students from Pre-kindergarten to grades 6 and higher.
From learning about why zebras have stripes to math lessons based on K-Pop stars, Scholastic’s learning plans cover all the subjects your student would be taking at school. Visit the “Learn at Home” website
Kids Can Continue Learning French
Starting on Monday March 23, France 4 modifies all of its daytime programs to broadcast live lessons given by teachers. So from Monday to Friday:
9h – 10h for CP – CE1: 30 min of reading and 30 min of math
10h – 11h fun-educational programs for pre-school children
1.30pm-2pm It’s still not rocket science, especially for 8-12 year olds
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. for college students: 30 min of French and 30 min of math
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. for high school students (especially the first and final years): 1 hour of French, Maths, Histoire-Géo, Anglais or Philo
4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. The Lumni house for ages 8-12 and more specifically for CM1 – CM2
The rest of the day and weekends, priority will be given to a fun educational program that will alternate content for school use, with more entertaining programs.
Free Learning Packs for the various Primary Classes: Free Exercises
Khan Academy – free, educational, fun and friendly platform with daily schedules for students aged 2-18
Lumni.fr – an educational platform that offers content adapted to primary, middle and high school students
LearnEnglish Kids – LearnEnglish Kids is brought to you by the British Council. They have lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children.
National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) presents Virtual tours and teaching materials for teachers and parents
Education.com is offering free grade-specific bundles of resources, games that teach children skills like sight words, counting, coding etc.
In need of math, spelling, reading, counting and science worksheets for kids up to 5th grade – then your answers is GreatSchools.
ScratchJr – A free app that teaches 5-7 year olds how to code.
Make math learning fun through games with CoolMath4Kids
Various learning activities in English at Schoul Doheem
Free Maths & Science Websites & Apps To Support Learning
List of YouTube channels for 3-12yr olds to watch/subscribe to while at home, plus a channel in French C’est pas sorcier .
Crickweb – free online education resources & games (in En)
New daily lessons with BBC Bitesize, 3+ yrs, Free!
BBC Earth Kids combines fun facts, amazing creatures, your favourite faces and a whole load of cool stuff about our planet, 6+ yrs, Free!
BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.
NASA Climate Kids – Earth’s atmosphere now has 412 parts of Carbon Dioxide for every million parts of air. What does this number mean? Why does NASA study Earth? Find out all about climate on this website
Letters and Sounds is a free phonics resource. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.
Four fun science experiments to try at home!
Ladybird Starting school activity pack – Kids can learn days of the week with Topsy and Tim, practise playtime with Peppa Pig and find out about making friends with activities from Wise Before Five!
Picture Dictation with Villa Vauban – Find all the picture dictations of the radio program “den 100,7 Klassesall” online and become a little artist yourself. Listen carefully and draw the paintings as you picture them in your mind.
Activities for tots – download these Mabel and the Mountain activity sheets. Help Mabel get to the top of the mountain, make her a friend and brighten up Mabel’s rainbow with our fun-filled activity pack!
Do you know about these Unworry Activities by Usborne?
Here are some story starter ideas for children to practise their creative writing!
Rainbow Walking Water Science Experiment for Kids
Free Microsoft Virtual Workshops for Kids – Website
101 Movies To Watch As A Family (Organized By Age!)
The best family movies on Netflix for all ages
World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages.
Access it here
OxfordOwl Free eBook Library – free tablet-friendly ebooks for kids – you just need to register. Lots of new free e-books have been released. Now they have created Learning at home: free online learning resources
A free book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffle – read it here
Free e-books for kids in French – see here and here
A great children’s book review site – Ivy’s Library with reviews for picture books for kids aged 0-6, e.g; Picture books which help kids understand and verbalise their emotions, etc.
Free Magazines for kids in French:
Free issues of BD Asterix magazines (in Fr);
Unlimited reading for 0-12 year olds – free books for kids in French;
Kannerbuch – some free e-books for kids (in Lux)
Fairy tale by J.K. Rowling “The Ickabog” – further chapters will be published every weekday until July 10!
Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world — in a simple, engaging and interactive manner.
Did you know that National Library of Luxembourg (BnL) added more than 19,200 childrens ebooks to their catalog? All of them can be borrowed for free!
Read an extract of The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates and then try these activity sheets based on the hilarious and heartwarming book from Jenny Pearson!
Recommended French reading book lists for Primary and Secondary school aged children:
– Eduscol list
Suggestions for magazines for children and teenagers!
A list of all kid-friendly French cartoon books for kids (BD)!
The Luxembourg’s Ministry of Sports and Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth launched a new online fitness platform, in Lux -> Aktiv Doheem
Kids Workouts To Do At Home – P.E With Joe
A great source to discover the most beautiful bike rides in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Kids’ playgrounds in Ville de Luxembourg -> the sun this weekend and this list of playground in Lux Ville can guarantee your kid will have a great time!
FREE audio stories for kids
For as long as schools are closed, Audible are open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Stories in Luxemburgish for kids aged 3-7
Listen to Charlotte, aka Potty Lotty or the woman with the silly hat reading stories for your little ones.
Read-aloud stories from Storytime Anytime – a YouTube channel with favorites like the Incredibles, Lego DC Super Heroes, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Storytime with Little Angel Theatre
Storyline Online – a children’s literacy website which provides free storytelling videos
Harry Potter At Home – in this Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep your kids occupied
Weekly broadcast of Julia Donaldson & Friends
Watch Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, read stories from her Read with Oxford Songbirds collections.
Free Audio stories for kids in French with Editions Bayard et Milan (you just need to subscribe to their newsletter)
See the YouTube video The LEGO Story – How it all started – as the LEGO® Group celebrates its 80th Birthday, we take a look back at it’s history with this short animated film. Watch as Ole Kirk Christiansen started this incredible journey in his carpentry workshop!
Streaming Storytimes and Read-Alouds – check out great resources that bring storytime and read-alouds to you!
Kim’s Children’s Book Club – a FREE online children’s book club run by a lady in London, UK. You just need to join the FB group.
Bookbug Song and Rhyme Online Library
Puffin Storytime – Tune in every day during the week for Puffin Storytime. 20 minutes of Story magic for kids! Mondays and Fridays for under 5s with picturebook read-alongs followed by draw-alongs. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for stories aged 6+
BookTrust HomeTime – Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.
New York Public Library digital storytimes!
Discover Yellowstone National Park
A field trip to Ellis Island?
14 world-famous city views you can see from your sofa
Via the zoo webcams drop in on the habitats of some of the animals
Reid Park Zoo Lion Cam in Tuscon, AZ
Ouwehand Park Polar Bear Cubs Rhenen, Netherlands
WildEarth — bring virtual safaris to your living room.
Keep the kids having fun and engaged with these 50 Plus Easy Indoor Activities for Kids using simple household items and recycled materials.
See suggestions here
Indoor and Outdoors Treasure Hunt Ideas!
Online children’s activities offered by Lux Ville