Kindergarten students

Just For Fun

Welcome to our #JustForFun page. We found a number of fun third-party sites with engaging activities that students and families can enjoy together at home. Please note that it’s important to look at sites as a family or supervise your child’s use of the internet.

SomerSocial offers free online classes and activities for Somerville youth in grades K-8. From local community partners like Somerville Media Center, Parts and Crafts, the Beautiful Stuff Project, Farrington Nature Linc, and more. Classes are free but you must register to attend.

Books, Stories, & Libraries

  • NEW 2/24. Students are encouraged to submit their original poems around the theme "justice for all." Author Kwame Alexander will choose lines from submissions to create a community poem that will be displayed in the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Somerville’s own Candlewick Press has stay-home activities based on some of their most beloved characters such as Judy Moody and Timmy Failure.
  • Be inspired by the stories about Gitanjali Rao and other finalists featured in Time magazine’s “Kid of the Year.”
  • Add your family's tale of immigration or migration to America with Your Story, Our Story.
  • Calling all writers 17 and younger to Six Feet of Separation! If you’d like to share a story of what life is like now in 350 words or less, consider submitting to this virtual newspaper, which describes itself as “a publication by and for young people, created during the coronavirus pandemic.”
  • Students who do not yet have a Minuteman Library Network card can get an ecard using this link. Once registered, they can immediately access digital materials such as audiobooks, movies, and ebooks for FREE. HooplaLibby, and Kanopy offer tremendous selections. Learn more at the Somerville Public Library's digital resource page.
  • Write the World is a global online writing community for teens ages 13-18 to write, share, and publish their work.
  • Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, uses his video series Grab the Mic: Tell Your Story to inspire kids and teens to write their own stories.
  • Grub Street's Young Adult Writers Program has several free and fee-based virtual creative writing classes for students ages 13-18.
  • Choose from 1000s of Audible's audio books in several languages.
  • Somerville High School students can log in and read books on the Sora app on their computer or phone.

Engineering, Science, & Exploration

Learn about Communities, People, History​

The Natural World

​Get Moving! Get Mindful!

Music at Home

Music & Dance Performances

Make Art! Learn about Art!

Family Games & Activities

Kindness & Self-Care for Students

Kindness & Self-Care for Parents & Guardians