COVID-19 Resources

Food

Every YMCA location in the Twin Cities is now offering free meals — no questions asked — every day! Find the YMCA location closest to you.

Employment

If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, apply for benefits here.

Staying Active

75 Indoor Games for Kids

Y360: Free activities for kids and families VIDEOS from the YMCA.

Try Playworks Game Library! Explore hundreds of games by group size, available space and equipment, appropriate ages, and developmental skills. Our games are designed to keep all kids playing. You will see lots of games where everyone is “it”, ground-rules that keep games manageable for recess supervisors, skill-building variations on students’ favorite sports, and other adaptations that make games fun and inclusive for everyone.

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

Yoga Ed.:Yoga for Kids

Alo Yoga — MORE Yoga for Kids!

OMTastic Yoga — even MORE Yoga for Kids! 

Mindful Schools is offering mindfulness classes for kids for the next couple of weeks.

Art

Take a virtual tour of the Louvre.

Explore Mia’s art collection from the comforts of your home. You’ll find fascinating art stories and podcasts, 360-degree images and zoom views of the collection, and more to spark and nurture your creativity.

Art projects for kids while they’re stuck at home.

Education

Three baby eagles hatched this week! Meet them on this live feed from the Department of Natural Resources. 

Three fun and simple science experiments from the Science Museum of Minnesota. 

Scholastic Learn-at-Home provides day-by-day projects to keep kids learning, thinking, and growing. Pre-K through 9th Grade

Kids National Geographic provides games and videos all about nature, science and the world around us.

Become your child’s best reading partner! Visit Reading Partners for downloadable worksheets and reading guides, or sign up to receive them by text message.

Would you be interested in one-on-one online tutoring? Let us know! Email info@cicmn.org with the ages of the kids, what subjects you want help with, and a general schedule that would work best for you.

Educational Play

Check out this database of podcasts for kids of all ages and their families. 

Resources for parents from the Minnesota Children’s Museum.

The Imagination Tree Blog: Activities for school-age children

PBS Kids Learn and Grow has a variety of activities for children ages 2-8 to engage in activities around emotions and self-awareness, social skills, character, literacy, math, science and the arts.

Science with a Side of Awesome is a bi-weekly Youtube show from the producers of Crash Course. It is all about grade school science. They look at Earth, habitats, space, chemical reactions, engineering, and much much more with host Sabrina Cruz. Join them every Tuesday and Thursday for new episodes. This series begins with 5th grade science, so the videos will delve into Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, Engineering and Astronomy.

Mental Health

Would you be interested in an online support group or one-on-one time with a professional? Please email info@cicmn.org to let us know.

Minnesota Trauma Recovery Institute is here for you. Reach out today for individual or family therapy.

For emergencies, call 651-288-0400 or text “Support” to 85511;  OR call the crisis team at **CRISIS — Click here for county numbers.