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At-home Learning Resources for Kids

Living room turned into a makeshift classroom? We're here to help with hand-selected lessons and activities for cooped-up kids.

During these interruptions to learning, the Mensa Foundation is proud to provide you with resources that can offer enrichment and educational opportunities for your child. Mensa for Kids, powered by the Mensa Foundation, is full of lesson plans, activities, TED Connections, and other learning opportunities. Check back with us as we continue to update and add to these resources.

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May you live in interesting times — and we do! As many of you find yourselves in the challenging position of providing learning opportunities and enrichment for your children, the Mensa Foundation is here to help.

In addition to the myriad resources the Mensa Foundation offers here at Mensa for Kids, including robust lesson plans, activity plans, and TED Connections, we offer these additional resources to engage your young learner.

We’ll continue to add to this curated list as we find quality material we think might be meaningful to you in the coming days and weeks, so check back often.

Cross-Curricular Online Platforms

Math and Science

History

  • New: Ancestry.com’s AncestryK12 program is home to free history lesson plans, including subjects such as the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, WWI and WWI, the 1940 Census, and more.
  • The Natural History Museum of Utah hosts free middle school supplemental science instruction.
  • The National Archives’ DocsTeach hosts activites for all learning levels using documents from the National Archives. Search by historical era, thinking skill, activity type, or grade level.

Reading and Writing

Music and the Arts

Other Educational Resource Round-ups

Educational Games

Technology Resources

Need help with high-speed internet? Charter Communications says that as part of the effort to help people deal with impacts of coronavirus, they’re offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription.

Jamie Uphold headshotJamie Uphold, American Mensa’s Gifted Youth Programs Manager, has been a state-licensed teacher for more than 15 years. She received her Gifted Education certification in 2016. Jamie was recognized as the 2008 Teacher of the Year at Bowie Middle School in Amarillo, Texas, and was a finalist for the 2011 Texas Speech Communication Association’s Teacher of the Year.