PJ Library Resources for Families Staying At Home

Family in Living Room

Spending more time at home with your 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.

For Babies and Toddlers

5 Super Easy No-Prep Toddler Activities

Creating a Simple Bedtime Routine for Babies & Toddlers

Listen to the Sleepy Bedtime Playlist

Family Together Time

Sisters Reading Together

Explore PJ Library's Planting Page for special ideas and activities to do with your microgreens kit.

Read a story together -- try one of these reading lists to get started:

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

Listen to one of our award-winning podcasts .

Listen to our animated PJ Library books playlist

Play storytelling games 

Have fun with a puzzle page:

Arts & Crafts

little boys climbing on their mama while doing arts and crafts

12 Indoor Activities With A Jewish Twist

Make a Hot Chocolate Gift Kit

How to Plant a Tree Sapling During Cold Weather

Unplugged Time

A Mitzvah A Day (From Home) Chart

Create Your Own Graphic Novel 

9 Fun and Easy Ideas for a Shabbat Family Game Night

15 Unplugged Ideas for Shabbat

Unplugged Activities for Quiet Weekends/Shabbat

Kids in the Kitchen

Brother and sister enjoying ice cream cones together

Mushroom Medley Rice for Shabbat

Hidden Veggie Latkes

No-Chicken Soup

Squash Nachos

Watch PJ Library and Kosher.com's kids' cooking show, Nosh & Nibble

Hands-on Activities from Favorite PJ Library Books:

Twin sisters enjoy a snack while reading a PJ Library book

Go Stargazing

Make Your Own Tamburitza

Make a Tzedakah Box

Salt Dough Candleholders

For Parents

Different Families, Different Rules: Tips For Talking to Your Kids

Easy Ways to Practice Mindfulness With Your Children

Sample Daily Schedule for Families at Home

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 kids from birth through 12 years. Sign up the kids in your life today.