Fun Activities

Bound to Stay Bound wants you to know that during these unprecedented school closures, we are here to support educators, parents, students, and our community in any way we can.  Librarians and teachers are experiencing the challenging task of converting resources to adapt to remote learning situations, and we would like to assist in making this transition easier.  Our resources specialist team has worked diligently to compile a list of academic resources for students while they learn from home. 
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Digital Escape Rooms

Harry Potter Digital Escape Room

This escape experience was created by Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA. Click the photo above to try the escape.

Sydney also made a video on how YOU can make a digital Escape room of your own. CLICK HERE

Star Wars Digital Escape Room

Escape from Star Killer Base! created by Richmond Hill Public Library Digital Escape Room

Abrams Books

Abrams offers several downloadable activities guides.

Baby-Sitters Little Sister

Baby-Sitters Little Sister coloring page for you and the kids in your life! Download a high-resolution printable PDF!

Nate Ball

Nate Ball is running a reading & STEM project livestream every weekday at 4 PM EST on his Facebook page.

Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton’s PHILADELPHIA CHICKENS with The Bacon Brothers

Jan Brett

Welcome to the world of
Jan Brett.

Tracey Campbell Pearson

Here are some fun activities based on characters from Tracey Campbell Pearson’s books.

There are coloring pages, bookmarks, mazes, finger puppets, and more!

Vicki Cobb

Vicki Cobb Master Chef of Hands-On Science

Doreen Cronin

Click on the photo to download a multi-page pdf file from Doreen Cronin.

Lindsay N. Currie

In SCRITCH SCRATCH, Claire Koster’s father runs the Spirits bus – a ghost tour bus that drives its passengers all over Chicago, stopping at the most “haunted” locations. Click on each location to learn more about the history of that spot. What happened there, when did it happen, and why is there a ghost legend associated with that spot to begin with?

DC Kids Activity of the Day

DC Launches DC Kids Camp with Videos and Activities shared on Twitter.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Surviving middle school just got a whole lot easier! Whether you’re feeling happy or sad, hungry or angry, rich or famous, share your emotions with Greg Heffley expressions.

Tony DiTerlizzi

DiTerlizzi-fy your computer desktop with custom wallpapers or download other fun activities, like coloring pages, Dungeons & Dragons player-character sheets and a Spiderwick board game. Speaking of games, if you want to play online games, there are a few of those, too. There’s even a time machine that displays Tony’s art from his elementary school years on through high school.

Dinosaurs Animated Video

DK Find Out! Animated video all about dinosaurs. 

DK Find Out!

Quiz yourself on shapes
Can you recognize 2-D and 3-D shapes, or name the parts of a circle? Test your knowledge of shapes with this quick 10-question quiz!

Dork Diaries

I LOVE playing online games! How about YOU?!

Not only are these games and quizzes FREE, but you don’t need a user ID or password to play!

Dungeons & Dragons

Check back each day for the latest free, downloadable content. Please note that certain adventures are being made free for a limited time, so be sure to grab them while you can.

Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming offers
Book & other Activities

Neil Gaiman

Find free printable activities for home or the classroom and go deeper into your favorite Neil Gaiman books with downloadable reading guides.

Dan Gutman

Dan Gutman created puzzles to see how well you know his books.

Bruce Hale & Chet Gecko

Warning: Viewing these pages may cause hairy palms, random bursts of creativity, excessive giggling, and spontaneous dancing of the Hokey Pokey. Proceed at your own risk.

Ryan T. Higgins

Download this pdf file to draw the rest of the scene.

Highlights Learning

Highlights printable workbook pages.

Victoria Kann

Browse the complete collection of Pinkalicious and Peterrific coloring sheets, craft pages, puzzles, games, teaching guides, and more!

Ezra Jack Keats

Erza Jack Keats offers read-aloud books, games, videos, fun facts and craft projects inspired by a Keats story.

Helen Ketteman

Helen Ketteman offers fun activities for many of her books. 

Kazu Kibuishi

Click on the photo to download a pdf file of Amulet Coloring pages.

LEGO

Lego Calendar
Click on the photo to download a pdf file

Jarrett Lerner

Jarrett Lerner offers fun activities.

Marissa Moss & Amelia

Drawing Tips from Amelia (and Marissa Moss) to You!
Just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing with these downloadable activities!

Math is CATegorical™

Brian P. Cleary offers
Book & other Activities

Kate McMullan

Kate McMullan offers coloring pages, a reader’s quiz, and a trivia quiz.

Megan McDonald

Fun Judy Moody activities.

Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster has created activity sheets for grades 3–11 to keep students interested in vocabulary.

Museum of Science + Industry Chicago

Keep learning in place and at your pace with science activities and topics you can access anytime.

Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky’s web site offers word searches, crossword puzzles, word ladders, and other puzzles.

Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey offers a week of free classroom activity kit. Click the photo above to download.

planetpilkey

FREE APP
Explore a wild and wacky mashed-up world featuring all your favorite Dav Pilkey characters, including Dog Man, Super Diaper Baby, Captain Underpants, and more!

Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey offers coloring pages, mazes, word challenges and more.

Laura Regan

Click the “Go to print out page” button under the picture that you choose.
This will open a new page that you can print out and color.

Rompecabezas en Español

Divertidas hojas de actividades disponibles en español.

Sesame Street

Explore jobs in your community with Elmo and Abby Cadabby. Your child can try their hand at all the jobs that make your community great, from a musician to veterinarian.

Stay Home with Candlewick

Activities, discussion guides, educational materials, videos, and more!

Aron Nels Steinke

Click the photo to download a pdf file of coloring pages.

Step Into Reading

Step Into Reading offers many different downloadable activities!

Chris Soentpiet

If you like puzzles and games as much as I do, feel free to give your brain a whirl. You can use my books to help find the answers.

Surviving a Teacher’s Salary

Whether you have a preschooler, kindergarten, or even a middle schooler – kids LOVE scavenger hunts!

Surviving a Teacher’s Salary

Whether you have a preschooler, kindergarten, or even a middle schooler – kids LOVE scavenger hunts!

Who HQ

Download these activity sheets to add to the lesson and spark classroom discussions.

Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff offers projects and downloads including making your own bear den scenes using paper plates.