Family Activities

Kindness 101

Steve Hartman is known for his segment on CBS, “On The Road,” in which he travels around the country looking for stories of ordinary people stepping up for others in kind and compassionate ways. Kindness 101 — a virtual class by Steve focuses on topics like altruism, courage and empathy, featuring stories from his popular news cast.


Chess Club

There’s a new online club open to all Pinellas County families. It’s a great place to meet other chess players and play in free tournaments. Just visit, sign up for a free membership, click on “Connect” & “Clubs,” & search for “PCS Chess.” PCS Chess has K-12 student tournaments the 1st Wednesday of each month at 3:40 pm and tournaments open to all Pinellas County residents the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Do you want to learn the game of kings (and queens)? Try (scroll down to “New to Chess? Learn Now”) or (choose Learn, then Lessons). If you have questions or need additional information, please contact G. E. Avlonitis at


The Spanish Experiment

Offers Spanish lessons and translates well known children’s stories and has them read aloud by a native Spanish speaker; you can read along in either English or Spanish The Spanish Experiment


Bedtime Stories  

PBS KIDS- presents “Mondays with Michelle Obama!” As part of the PBS KIDS Read-Along series, Michelle Obama will read four of her favorite children’s books Stories with Michelle Obama

”GOODNIGHT WITH DOLLY” will feature Dolly Parton reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.  Goodnight Stories


Kids in the Kitchen

Explore the world of cooking and baking at America’s Test Kitchen- get free recipes, activities and experiments.  America's Test Kitchen

Easy Lunches for Kids to Make at Home offers ideas on how to get your kids involved with preparing family meals at home! What's For Dinner??

A well worded question is quickest way to connect after a long day. Get a deeper conversation started with these ideas for all ages. Conversations starters and more


Screen Free Activities

Screen Free Activities for Kids

What To Do Indoors

Take the 31 Day Lego Challenge


Programs, Audiobooks and Podcasts   

Big Life Podcasts help kids develop a growth mindset  Big Life Journal

Harry Potter at Home Hub; puzzles, quizzes and magical crafts. Stream the first Harry Potter book free from Audible Stories. Harry Potter At Home

Free audible books, no login or membership required Free Audible Books

Free podcast for family listening!  This Podcast Has Fleas 

Florida PBS stations are banding together to support at-home learning for students by delivering a new weekday television schedule of educational programs. These programs are aligned to state standards, and are free and accessible from home. 


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