Educational YouTube Video Channels for Kids

30+ Educational Youtube Channels for Kids! Videos for everything from history to science to art!

One of the great things about living in the digital age is the incredible amount of information available to us at the click of a button! It’s a great time to be a homeschooler!

While we do get a lot of our information from textbooks, we frequently utilize online resources in our homeschool. I’ve recently come to greatly appreciate YouTube – there really is a video out there for almost anything you can think of!

With YouTube you do need to be especially careful about internet safety. Even if you have all your filters set to protect your kids, you may want to keep an eye on the advertisements that play before the video. Surprisingly, even if it’s clearly a children’s video, the ads may be geared toward adult audiences. I prefer to start the video and sit through the ad myself and cue it up to the start of the video before I have the children come to the computer.

While there are TONS of great videos and channels out there, here is a list of my favorite educational youtube video channels for kids!

Multiple Subjects

Khan Academy – Hundreds of videos about math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

Socratica – High-quality educational videos about science, math, the arts, and more.

Crash Course – Tons of awesome courses in World History, Anatomy & Physiology, Astronomy, Biology, Literature, U.S. Government and Politics, and more.

Smithsonian – Learn from the experts in art, design, history, culture, science and technology.

History

Liberty Kids – Full episodes of this popular educational show. Journey through history and discover the high points of the American Revolution through this fun and animated educational adventure!

History Channel – Full documentaries from the History Channel.

BIO – Mini biographies of famous icons, discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths.

Geography Now – The first and only Youtube Channel that actively attempts to cover profiles on every single country of the world.

Science

Veritasium – Veritasium is a science video blog featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.

TED-Ed – TED-Ed is a growing library of animated educational videos on a variety of topics.

National Geographic Kids – An exciting, new digital channel where curious kids can explore their world with videos full of amazing animals, surprising adventures and fascinating facts.

Minute Physics – Simply put: cool physics and other sweet science.

The Spangler Effect – He’s the science teacher you always wanted to have in school. Things just happen to fizz, pop, smoke and explode, and before you know it, you’re a part of his learning experience. His passion is to find the most creative ways to make learning fun. His methods might be unconventional, but the goal is to turn ordinary science experiments into unforgettable learning experiences. And when it happens, it’s called the Spangler Effect.

V Sauce – Mind-blowing experiments and facts.

Kids Animal Channel – The videos range from the endangered, to the wild, to the cute, scary and even weird animals!

NOVA PBS – NOVA is the most-watched primetime science series on television reaching an average of five million viewers weekly. NOVA’s mission is to make science accessible to viewers so that they can better understand the world around them.

Sick Science – Cool science experiments you can do at home.

Make Me Genius – If you love science, this is the right place for you. This channel includes educational videos, quiz games, experiments, project ideas, activities and presentations for kids.

Coma Niddy – This isn’t your ordinary science channel. Here you will find catchy science raps, rants, skits, and parodies on topics like Nanotechnology, Astronomy, Physics, Dinosaurs and more.

Simple Science – Short, educational science videos.

SciShow – SciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week, Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Olivia Gordon delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious!

NASA – NASA’s mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. To do that, we have worked around the world — and off it — for more than 50 years, searching for answers to fundamental questions about our place in the universe. We’re exploring space and discovering Earth. Join us for this exciting and important journey.

Language Arts

ELF Kids Videos – This channel includes a mix of animated songs, vocabulary-based videos for EFL/ESL children, and alphabet, phonics and reading videos for young learners to enjoy.

The Grammerheads – Fun songs to help you rock your writing!

Math

Mathantics – Great math videos for visual learners.

Numberphile – Videos about numbers – it’s that simple.

Preschool

Busy Beavers – Great videos for toddlers, preshoolers, kindergarten kids and elementary school ESL students around the world.

The Learning Station – Featuring some of the most popular Learning Station songs filled with active participation; play along activities, movement songs and dances.

Kids TV123 – Educational songs and videos for children, toddlers and babies.

Have Fun Teaching – Fun songs and videos about sight words, counting, fitness, and more.

Arts & Crafts

Cool School – Cool School is a world of Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, Crafts For Kids, Educational videos, and more – always telling stories that kids and parents can both love.

PBS Idea Channel – A PBS show that examines the connections between pop culture, technology and art.

I love that there are great new channels popping up all the time!

Do you or your kids have a favorite educational YouTube channel or video to add to this list?

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Disclaimer: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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Minimalist Wardrobe – Fall 2015 Fashion Capsule #Project333

33-Piece Minimalist Wardrobe - How and why I created a 33-piece mix-and-match fashion capsule for fall. #project333

It all started when a friend came over to help me put together some outfits. One thing led to another and we ended up overhauling my entire wardrobe. I cleaned out a bunch of items I never wore, clothing I was holding onto for….sentimentality, perhaps?, and even duplicates of some items.

And I didn’t stop there.

I’ve long been inspired by Project 333, a wardrobe project stemming from the minimalist movement. The idea is to simplify your wardrobe by limiting yourself to just 33 items of clothing.

It seemed completely impossible at first. My closet was overflowing and I kept buying more and more clothing because I felt like I had “nothing to wear.”

I don’t know what made me finally decide to do it, but one day I just decided to go for it. It’s been several weeks now, and so far has been much easier than I expected. I haven’t had many days where I’ve felt that I didn’t have the right clothes for the situation (and those feelings passed after getting dressed) and it really has simplified my mornings when choosing what to wear.

I decided to share my fall fashion capsule (beware, I’m a total amateur!) because I love seeing other’s capsules and drawing inspiration from their outfit choices!

Since I had so many clothes to start with (seriously, it’s embarrassing), I decided to try to make do with clothes I already had and only made two purchases to complete my capsule. So, there are a couple of items that I wish were different, but it’s working so far, so I’m sticking with it!

Here are the basic rules of the challenge:

– For 3 months you will wear only 33 items, including clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear and shoes. These items are not counted as part of the 33 items – wedding ring or another sentimental piece of jewelry that you never take off, underwear, sleep wear, in-home lounge wear, and workout clothing (you can only wear your workout clothing to workout).

I opted to modify the rules to make it easier for my first time. I included clothing and outwear, but excluded jewelry, accessories, tanks/camis (I wear them under everything), and shoes. I did simplify and clean out my jewelry, accessories, and shoes though.

– No shopping for new clothing during the challenge.

You can see the full rules and details here.

Here is my wardrobe for the entire months of October, November, and December!

Tops

33-Piece Minimalist Wardrobe - How and why I created a 33-piece mix-and-match fashion capsule for fall. #project333

1. Black 3/4 sleeve tunic blouse

2. White tunic blouse

3. Pink tunic blouse

4. Black polka dot 3/4 sleeve blouse

33-Piece Minimalist Wardrobe - How and why I created a 33-piece mix-and-match fashion capsule for fall. #project333

5. Chambray long-sleeve top

6. Plaid button-up top

7. Burgundy tunic tee

8. Black and white striped long-sleeve tunic tee

33-Piece Minimalist Wardrobe - How and why I created a 33-piece mix-and-match fashion capsule for fall. #project333

9. Black cardigan

10. Grey long-sleeve sweater

11. Pink & white striped tunic sweater

12. Mustard cardigan

 

33-Piece Minimalist Wardrobe - How and why I created a 33-piece mix-and-match fashion capsule for fall. #project333

13. Black v-neck tee

14. Grey v-neck tee

15. Grey and white striped short-sleeve tee

16. Grey graphic tee

17. Purple short-sleeve mixed media tee

Bottoms

33-Piece Minimalist Wardrobe - How and why I created a 33-piece mix-and-match fashion capsule for fall. #project333

18. Distressed skinny jeans

19. Skinny jeans

20. Flare jeans

33-Piece Minimalist Wardrobe - How and why I created a 33-piece mix-and-match fashion capsule for fall. #project333

21. Burgundy skinny jeans

22. Black skinny jeans

23. Grey leggings

33-Piece Minimalist Wardrobe - How and why I created a 33-piece mix-and-match fashion capsule for fall. #project333

24. Black pencil skirt

25. Tan button-front corduroy skirt

26. Purple polka dot denim skirt

Dresses

33-Piece Minimalist Wardrobe - How and why I created a 33-piece mix-and-match fashion capsule for fall. #project333

27. Black dress

28. Chambray shirt dress

29. Floral dress

Outerwear

33-Piece Minimalist Wardrobe - How and why I created a 33-piece mix-and-match fashion capsule for fall. #project333

30. Black blazer

31. Denim jacket

32. Brown faux-leather jacket

33. Green jacket

And that’s it!

Have you ever considered having a minimalist wardrobe?

For more inspiration, check out my Fashion Capsule Pinterest Board.

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Incredibly Easy Crispy Baked Chicken Legs

These crispy baked chicken legs are so incredibly easy and the whole family loved them! Plus, they are gluten-free/grain-free! Much healthier than fried chicken too.

Fried chicken, who doesn’t love it? I grew up in the south and fried chicken was on the dinner menu weekly. It’s comfort food at it’s finest.

Since going grain-free, I have missed eating fried chicken, so I decided to find a healthier alternative.

These incredibly easy crispy baked chicken legs are not only grain-free, they’re absolutely delicious. And easy. SO easy. And baking them is so much better than standing over a big pan of hot grease trying to not get popped!

The heavy coating of spices and high cooking temp gives the skin a nice crispy texture without having to rely on breading. I also like to grill them with the same spice mixture for even crispier skin, but baking is usually easier. Either way you get awesome flavor!

Crispy Baked Chicken Legs

Ingredients

  • Chicken Legs
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place chicken legs in a glass backing dish, evenly spaced.
  3. Make sure the chicken is dry; pat dry with paper towels if necessary.
  4. Sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper, and garlic. Then sprinkle lightly with paprika.
  5. Flip the chicken legs over and repeat with spices on the other side.
  6. Bake uncovered, flipping the chicken once about midway through the cooking time, until a meat thermometer says the thickest part of the chicken leg (without touching the bone) has reached 165 degrees.
http://realfoodenthusiast.com/incredibly-easy-crispy-baked-chicken-legs/

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Shabby Chic Wedding Shower with DIY Decor Ideas

Shabby Chic Wedding Shower | Burlap, lace, flowers, and chalk hand-lettering. DIY decor ideas!

I recently hosted a wedding shower for my niece and, since I am NOT gifted when it comes to decorating for parties, I’m pleased with how it turned out!

I went with a sort of shabby chic look, with lots of burlap, lace, flowers, and chalk hand-lettering.

Shabby Chic Wedding Shower | Burlap, lace, flowers, and chalk hand-lettering. DIY decor ideas!

I loved the little cupcake toppers. I did not make these myself; I ordered them from this Etsy shop. I made the cake stand using two plates, a large bowl, and a candle holder.

Shabby Chic Wedding Shower | Burlap, lace, flowers, and chalk hand-lettering. DIY decor ideas!

The flower vases are mason jars wrapped in burlap, glitter duct tape (yes, duct tape!), washi tape, and twine.

The “Mr. & Mrs.” hanging sign was made with burlap, twine, and painted on letters.

Shabby Chic Wedding Shower | Burlap, lace, flowers, and chalk hand-lettering. DIY decor ideas!

I made this letter with just a couple of items from Hobby Lobby. I bought the black letter and hot glued on the burlap flower (found in the floral area), and a friend painted on their last name (I have terrible handwriting, so all decorative writing was done by a friend of mine!).

Shabby Chic Wedding Shower | Burlap, lace, flowers, and chalk hand-lettering. DIY decor ideas!

I loved this particular section of the table. I framed one of the couple’s engagement pictures and thought it turned out so cute!

Shabby Chic Wedding Shower | Burlap, lace, flowers, and chalk hand-lettering. DIY decor ideas!

This side table is where we placed the gifts. My kids already placed their little homemade gifts (the blue bags) on the table. I found the burlap and lace table runner at Walmart.

I also had a little activity for the guests to write their best date night idea on a popsicle stick to place in the jar for the newlyweds.

Shabby Chic Wedding Shower | Burlap, lace, flowers, and chalk hand-lettering. DIY decor ideas!

The entry table included framed pictures of the couple, their wedding memory book, and a plate painted with their names. The plate was a basic chalkboard plate from Hobby Lobby with their names painted on by my friend. I gave them the plate after the shower to keep.

I’m happy with how it turned out, and more importantly, so was the bride! I was honored to throw her shower and it was fun to try and be creative and make the decorations!

You can follow my Pinterest board for more shabby chic wedding shower ideas.

Shabby Chic Wedding Shower | Burlap, lace, flowers, and chalk hand-lettering. DIY decor ideas!

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DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

This homemade all-purpose cleaner is effective, easy to make, non-toxic, and much less expensive than the green cleaners at the store!

I prefer to keep our home as chemical-free as possible. After all, we’re exposed to a myriad of chemicals out in the world already; our home should be a place where our bodies can rest from the fight against toxins.

Since most commercial cleaners contain ingredients that I don’t want in my home, I’ve resorted to making my own homemade cleaning spray! It works great, is easy to make, is all-natural, and is very inexpensive.

Vinegar is very effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs, due to its level of acidity.

Plus, I love that all of the ingredients are safe so that I feel comfortable letting my kids use this cleaner for their chores. 😉

I use this cleaner on the kitchen table and counters, bathroom sink and toilet, and even the windows. It’s safe to use on all surfaces, though I recommend testing in a small inconspicuous spot first.

DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to mix well.
http://realfoodenthusiast.com/diy-all-purpose-cleaning-spray/

If it still smells like vinegar after you clean, the smell usually fades as the surfaces dry.

Do you make your own cleaning products?

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