While many parents in the U.S. have had their little ones home during normal school for months, many are preparing for their children to continue remote learning into the new school year. In fact, major school districts such as LA and San Diego have already made the decision to go fully-virtual this fall. Even schools that do open up for in-person teaching are likely to have strict social distancing guidelines and the elimination of traditional after-school activities.
To help you out during this time, we rounded up 35 ways to keep your kids entertained and stimulated while learning virtually.
Boost your child’s coding, spatial awareness, and math skills with this game’s 120+ puzzles and 12 interactive robot toys.
Pair this gamepad with the smartphone, tablet, or console of your choice to defy traditional controlling limitations.
This 13″ boat can fly across pools and lakes at a whopping speed of 20mph.
Create your own functional robot arm with this DIY electronic kit.
This introduction to STEM learning kit allows kids ages 6 to 9 to explore an infinite number of DIY projects.
Learn the ins and outs of programming by following along to any of the 12 included STEAM modules in this awesome kit.
This Architeizer A+ Award-Winning kit allows you to build your very own 3D sports stadium.
Recommended for ages 14+, this A90 ‘open-ended’ design tool allows you to build your own impressive structure up to 960 square feet.
Let your child learn how to code while having fun with this super STEAM kit and corresponding mobile app.
From dress-up games to scavenger hunts, this glamping kit will keep your little one busy for hours on end.
This ‘open-ended’ architecture kit allows you to explore vast building design possibilities such as curved floors and walls.
Empower your child’s inner architect with this cityscape scale model miniature kit.
Have your child build their very own gaming device with this DIY kit.
Perfect for ages 8+, this kit allows your child to play with colors and shapes to create a 3D model miniature house.
Perfect for any kid obsessed with space—these polished gemstones are cross-referenced with NASA satellite images to ensure they are accurate representations of their corresponding planets.
This ‘open-ended’ little city building kit allows kids aged 4+ to create skyscrapers, roads, and parks.
This kit allows you to build exciting circuits using Circuit Scribe’s conductive ink pen, sweet magnetic modules, and plain old printer paper.
This easy-to-use 3D printer creates high-resolution models using SLA and UV LCD resins.
Rated 4.4/5-stars on the Apple App Store, this app offers a variety of fun, educational activities that will boost your child’s speech and social development.
With 12 games and real coding, this frisbee combines STEM learning with physical activity.
This Jump Car, which features 360° rotation, 7Kph speed, and flexible wheels, packs enough fun for the entire family.
This pocket-sized computer can be used to create everything from robots to musical instruments with just a little bit of coding.
This super-cute, AI robot doubles as a Bluetooth speaker!
This card game can help sharpen your focus and improve your hand-eye coordination skills.
This Kickstarter-funded gadget allows your child to build their own mobile phone complete with apps and games.
Stretch their minds while having fun with this 3-in-1 game set that includes the necessary pieces for chess, backgammon, and draughts.
Immerse yourself in a virtual world with this 3D VR Headset.
This kit includes everything you need in order to build a tiny gadget that can surf the web.
Start your engines! This four-wheel car is sure to keep your little ones entertained.
Watch your plants grow with this DIY smart watering kit.
This app offers 500+ interactive games and learning activities that will give your kids a head start in STEAM skills.
This palm-sized drone is not only fun to fly, but it can capture incredible ariel videos from above.
This Remote Control 4WD High-Speed Monster Truck lets you bring insane stunts to life.
Bring your child’s favorite Disney books, songs, and shows on-the-go with this awesome bundle.
This introductory STEM learning kit includes everything your child needs to explore the fundamentals of robotic technologies.