Virtual Resources for Social Distancing During COVID-19

Published: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 has required us to rethink all that we do. So, here at Blue Star Families, we’ve compiled a robust virtual toolkit for you to utilize while you’re practicing social distancing, shelter in place measures, homeschooling your kiddos, working from home, and even making your way through a possible quarantine.


Blue Star Member Benefits*:

  1. Headspace – access meditation and mindfulness content for free with a membership to this app (valued at $95.88)
  2. Thrive Market – receive a free membership (valued at $59.95) to shop and ship best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices right to your doorstep
  3. Caribu – enjoy books focused on military children in the app’s dedicated Blue Star Families category

*These member benefits are available exclusively for our members. If you’re not already, click here to become a part of our family.

Resources for All:

  1. Live Virtual Concerts
  2. Tips for Managing Stress
  3. Coping & Self-Care Practices
  4. FREE Ivy League Courses 

Fun for Your #MilKids:

  1. How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19
  2. Helping Children Cope
  3. Sesame Street Workshop
    1. My Healthy Week schedule featuring ways your little ones can stay strong
    2. How to Wash Your Hands 
    3. H is for Handwashing storybook to explore ways that children all across the world stay healthy by washing their hands
  4. 10 Nature Activities

Learning Resources for Your #MilKids:

  1. Educational Content on Netflix
  2. Scholastic Learn at Home
  3. The Smithsonian Learning Lab
  4. Smithsonian Science Education Center’s Game Center
  5. Kennedy Center Drawing Time with Mo Willems 
  6. Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide
  7. Discovery Ed
  8. BrainPop
  9. Kahoot
  10. Tynker

Field Trips for You or Your #MilKids:

  1. Virtual Opera 
  2. Daily Safaris at the Cincinnati Zoo 
  3. 30 Virtual Field Trips
  4. British Museum
  5. Guggenheim Museum
  6. National Gallery of Art
  7. Musée d’Orsay
  8. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
  9. Pergamon Museum
  10. Rijksmuseum
  11. Van Gogh Museum
  12. The J. Paul Getty Museum
  13. Uffizi Gallery
  14. Museu de Arte de São Paulo
  15. National Museum of Anthropology

As an organization, we will continue working with our partners to monitor the impact of the evolving situation and provide you with additional meaningful resources you can utilize during this time. If you have an idea or resource to add, respond below with a comment! 

If you haven’t already, join Blue Star Families today to get connected to our supportive community of military family members and civilian neighbors. We’ll get through this, together.