Keeping kids entertained can be a challenge, especially when they are stuck inside. But there are many ways for children to stay engaged, including getting a live look at a whale, hearing a story from outer space and learning how to dance. 

Here are some adventurous ideas for kids:

Watch beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium

Enjoy a trip to the aquarium from your living room. The Georgia Aquarium has set up a webcam focused on gators, penguins, sea otters and beluga whales. These live streams bring the animals to your home.

Listen to a story read from outer space

This is experience is out of this world. At Storytime From Space, astronauts from NASA read stories to kid as they float in space. Enjoy astronaut Scott Kelly tell the story of “Mousetronaut.” Or watch Serena Aunon-Chancellor read from “A Moon on My Own.”

Learn from Bill Nye the Science Guy

Bill Nye offers many science experiments you can do from home. Make your own tornado in a bottle. Make a marble orbit like a space shuttle or learn how to make mountains move. Bill Nye’s website offers a variety of fun projects.


Nobody’s watching, right? Have fun showing off your funky moves by visiting this site to dance with Miss Melodee. Online classes are offered to develop coordination, rhythm and creative moment. 

FaceTime with a princess or a superhero

Talk to a princess or a superhero at From Snow Princess and Cinderella to American Hero to Panther, kids can pick a character and schedule a time to chat.

Plan a scavenger hunt

From the backyard to indoors and virtual fun, there are plenty of fun scavenger hunts for kids. Find 29 ideas here and 22 fun options here.

Let staying inside be fun. Enjoy.