PJ Library Resources for Quarantined Families


As communities seek to lower the impact of COVID-19, many families are spending a lot of time at home with their kids. One great way to pass time with your little ones is to read PJ Library books! Here are other ideas for ways to stay busy and have fun at home.

For guidance in talking with your children about quarantines and pandemics, visit our page on How to Talk to Your Kids About Scary Situations.

Family Together Time

Check out PJ Library Listen for hours of free audio content for the whole family.

Storytelling Games to Play With Kids of All Ages

Printable: Story Blocks and Games

Listen to our podcast: Have I Got a Story for You! 

Listen to our animated PJ Library books playlist:

Activities for Babies and Toddlers

5 Super Easy No-Prep Toddler Activities

Learning Languages

Hebrew Words & Phrases to Practice With Your Kids

A Quick Introduction to Ladino

How to Learn Hebrew With Your Kids

Arts & Crafts

20 Jewish Crafts to Make With Washi Tape

Easy Activity: Make a Question Jar

Make a Homemade Cat Toy

Start a Gratitude Journal for the New Year

Make a Summer Treasure Box

Make Your Own Question Catcher for Passover

Unplugged Time

Unplugged Activities for Quiet Weekends/Shabbat

9 Fun and Easy Ideas for a Shabbat Family Game Night

15 Unplugged Ideas for Shabbat

Kids in the Kitchen

Easy Challah Recipes to Make With Your Kids

10 Classic Jewish Foods to Make with your Family

5 Super Easy Kid-Friendly Baking Ideas

Hands-on Activities from Favorite PJ Library Books:

Make a Challah Cover

Make Encouragement Stones

Make a Gratitude Stick

Make a Tamburitza

Make Leaf Art

Make a Tzedakah Box

Have a Living Room Campout

Make an Edible Moon Chart

Make an Indoor Tunnel

More Resources from Our Partners

Visit the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) for an ongoing ticker of Jewish coronavirus news.

My Jewish Learning has guides to traditional prayers that may be particularly useful at this time, including the Prayer for Healing, the Prayer for Hand-Washing, the Prayer for Travelers, and the Prayer for Doctors

Kveller has published helpful advice and personal essays about coronavirus, including life under quarantine, building community during this stressful time, and a profile of the teen who started the best coronavirus website.


PJ Library sends free Jewish children’s books around the world to families of all levels of Jewish observance or knowledge. The program is inspiring new generations to explore Jewish values, traditions, and culture through storybooks. Perfect for ages 6 months through 12 years. Sign up the kids in your life today.