Learn at Home: Educational Resources to Use During School Closures

graphic representing learning from homeWith novel coronavirus closing schools across Maine for several weeks, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension has assembled this collection of helpful educational resources for parents and caregivers. From science to financial literacy, whether for toddlers or teenagers, we encourage you to take advantage of these activity books, guides, and other resources to help children remain engaged in educational experiences throughout their school closure.


Activities for Children at Home by Grade Level


"Mainely Dish" Mondays

April 6, 2020

“Mainely Dish” Recipe Video: Confetti Yogurt Pops (YouTube)

Confetti Yogurt Pops

Recipe Ingredients and Instructions to Download and Print:

Confetti Yogurt Pops Recipe and Instruction Sheet (PDF)

Join Alex Gayton, Nutrition Education Professional, from the UMaine Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) as she prepares, step-by-step, a nutritious treat that parents and children can make together.

For more about Nutrition Education, visit the EFNEP website

Learn at Home: 4-H Friday Fun!

April 3, 2020

4-H Friday Fun: Exploding Baggies (YouTube)

4-H Friday Fun is a series of at-home activities for parents and kids. In this video, Tara Marble, 4-H Youth Development Professional in Franklin County, and her two children demonstrate how a simple chemical reaction can make baggies explode! Produced by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Material List and Instructions to Download and Print:

Learn at Home: Exploding Baggies (PDF)

For more, visit the Learn at Home 4-H Fun Friday! Videos page

QuaranTEEN Virtual Science Cafés

icon graphic for Teen Science Cafe sessionsMaine 4-H is offering “virtual” (online) science cafés! Come hang out for a bit, chat with a UMaine scientist, and learn about their work. It’s free! Join us each Tuesday where you will meet scientists, learn about how they ended up at UMaine and how they became involved in their work/research, and participate in informal discussions. So, sign up and learn some cool science!

These Science Cafés are recommended for teens in grades 7-12.

Date(s): Tuesdays, beginning March 31 

Time: 3:00-3:45 p.m.

Location: Science Cafés will take place in Zoom (Video-Conferencing) Webinars

View upcoming sessions, register online and view the March 31 video on the QuaranTEEN Virtual Science Cafés page