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Amazing Virtual Field Trips

25 Amazing Virtual Field Trips! No permission forms required!

AGH at Home

At-home activities and behind-the-scenes videos, the Art Gallery of Hamilton brings the art gallery experience straight to your fingertips.

Autism Ontario

Videos, discussions, resources and supplemental activities to engage your child.

Boardmaker Activities-to-Go

Meet Boardmaker Activities-to-Go! Free, printable activities for students in K-12.

Boardmaker Online

Boardmaker Online provides a multi-level approach to creating engaging print and interactive materials for your special education needs. Start with convenient, ready-made print activities or just imagine, make, print and use! Free 90 day trial – click here for PDF instructions.

Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)

A comprehensive and free database for students with over 200, 000 books available for loan or download. Ebooks and audiobooks are shared as DAISY Text, DAISY Audio (synthetic voice), MP3 (synthetic voice), or Braille Ready Format.

Centre For Success

HWDSB website supporting students, parents and teachers with how-to videos and instructions for the use of assistive technology and web tools.

City of Hamilton: Recreation at Home

City of Hamilton Recreation Division regularly updated activities for families to try at home.

Chrome Music Lab

A website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.


Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under: instantly access 40,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more. 30 Day Free Trial for parents. App can be downloaded from the HWDSB App catalogue.

Exercise workouts with Batman

Follow along with the Caped Crusader and get yourself ready to protect the streets of Gotham.

Good Energy at Home

Free lively videos with resources to encourage routine, healthy hygiene, mindfulness and staying active.

Hamilton Public Library Virtual Events Calendar

Scheduled live virtual events including Storytelling, Puppet Shows, Discover at Home Activities, Code Clubs, Homework Help.

Mad Science

At home science experiments with household items.  Videos and PDF provided for each experiment to follow along.

OPHEA (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association)

Ophea has put together a collection of our health and physical education content to use with your kids to stay healthy and active at home. These resources can be used to continue learning while at home and are appropriate for parents and caregivers and as part of your child’s teachers’ health and physical education lesson planning.

OWL Kids

Resources for indoor activities and short General knOWLedge videos for curious minds.

Ontario Science Centre: Science at Home

DIY experiments, science activities, educational resources and Facebook/YouTube Live Events

Pebble Go

Books for beginner researchers. Topics include animals, science and social studies. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio and video clips.

Recycling Containers Video-City of Hamilton

Learn how Hamilton recycles containers.

Recycling Papers Video-City of Hamilton

Learn how Hamilton recycles paper products.

Royal Ontario Museum: Classroom/At Home Activities

Fun and creative activities based on the ROM’s collections. Explore curriculum content with engaging projects.

Scholastic: Build a Snow Volcano

Simple to make colorful snow volcanoes using stuff you have on hand.

Scholastic Phonological Awareness Activities for Families

A variety of fun and easy activities for early readers to begin to develop early reading skills. A variety of hands-on ideas that are easily accessible for students with low vision.

Sesame Street

These are challenging times, and your friends at Sesame Street are here to help. Our new hub is filled with videos, playful learning activities, and ways to help families stay physically and mentally healthy. The Sesame Street Muppets are staying home, too, but still connecting with friends online—and each week we’ll post new videos, like Singalong with Elmo or Snack Time with Cookie Monster. Hope to see you there!


HWDSB’s e-book and e-audiobook library. It offers approximately 7000 popular titles which can be read in-browser or downloaded on computers, iPads and mobile devices. The SORA app is also available from the HWDSB App Catalogue. A valid Student OEN or Staff ID is required to borrow e-books. Enter your 9-digit OEN or 7-digit Staff ID to sign in.

Time Timer

Visual timer app is free during the COVID-19 crisis to help create structure for everyone.

The Kid Should See This

A collection of 4,300+ kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents looking for meaningful media.

TIME for kids

Free access to a library of four grade-specific digital editions of TIME for Kids (Gr. 1-6).

Toronto Zoo-Zoo to You

ZooLife Field Trips, Zookeeper Talks weekdays and Facebook Live Events at 1 pm. Home resources and activities to follow along with each video.

Tumble Books

Over 250 animated, talking picture e-books. This site features English, Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and games and puzzles. Alternate book forms, provides multi-sensory approach (video, print), natural reader/voice over, highlighting, chunking of information (through tabs).

Unite For Literacy

A multilingual free digital library for preschool.

Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium – live webcams of sea otters, jellyfish and penguins. Links to Scheduled Livestreamed Learning. Site page organized into age categories.