Kids.gov is the government’s official web portal for kids, with activities for kindergarteners through 8th graders and resources for parents and teachers. If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids engaged and learning this summer, Kids.gov has a variety of resources all in one safe spot for your kids. Some highlights from the site include:
Games: You won’t mind your kids spending time playing games online when they’re learning about math, science, history and more. In Kids.gov’s Play Games section, they can enjoy adventures like solving secret codes from the National Security Agency, working on word puzzles about the earth from NASA, and experiencing the challenges of being a Peace Corps volunteer.
Get Creative: Give your kids a little direction with art projects from Kids.gov, including coloring pages, digital photography projects, and a special collection of interactive painting, collage making and animation projects from the National Gallery of Art’s NGAkids Art Zone.
Videos: Kids.gov’s Videos section has lots of new things for your kids to watch. They can learn about the mysteries of tornadoes with a storm chaser or find out how to handle bullies from StopBullying.gov. And in the series of cool career videos produced by Kids.gov, they can learn about archaeology, meet an albino alligator and her keeper at the National Aquarium, and see how money is made.
Outdoor activities: When your kids are ready for a break from the computer, go with them. Kids.gov’s Exercise, Fitness and Nutrition section for parents is full of ideas to keep your family in shape, like LetsMove.gov’s suggestions for working activity into your kids’ daily routine, and Recreation.gov’s collection of family friendly ideas for exploring America’s beaches, mountains, cities and everything in between.
Join Kids.gov for a live Twitter chat to talk about fun and educational activities you can do with your kids this summer.
When: Thursday, June 20th, 1pm ET
Where: Twitter. Follow @kidsgov and use #kidsummer to join the conversation and find new activities for your kids this summer!