Parent Resource Guide

Updated Monday, June 1, 2020

We were excited to hear that Louisiana is making tremendous strides in fighting COV-19 allowing Governor John Bel Edwards to announce the state is moving from Phase 1 re-opening to Phase 2 on Friday, June 5, 2020. This is great news for Knock Knock because we will soon be able to re-open. But for now, we remain closed. Our decision to re-open will be based on the Governor’s Re-opening Guidelines, which we expect to be released on June 4, 2020. Once we review all the information, we will make an informed decision and announce our re-opening plans.

Our focus has always been the safety and well-being of our visitors and our staff. That focus has only been sharpened by the events of the last several months. We are implementing new registration, cleaning, and social distancing procedures, along with exhibit-specific precautions to ensure safe interaction in our 18 Learning Zones. These new measures have been crafted to enhance, not detract, from our mission of being a community spark for engaging playful learning experiences.

We cannot wait to welcome back children and grown-ups alike to play with a purpose here at Knock Knock. While we have been preparing for more than 80 days, we will not rush this decision now. But we are confident we are moving toward re-opening Knock Knock soon.

For all the latest information on our re-opening plans, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also sign up for our text message service, members text “MEMBER” to 63975; non-members text “KNOCKKNOCK” to 63975 (Text and data rates may apply).

Knock Knock at Your Door!

We miss our friends who visit us at Knock Knock, but we have to stay at home. See Tammy, our Learning Innovation Program Coordinator, illustrate why this is so important to keep us healthy!
Ms. Tammy has a special message to help us understand why it is important to wear masks when in public. Making your own mask is easier than you think! Share this video with your friends to help everyone stay safe.
Join Ms. Tammy on a virtual field trip to learn how to build fairy houses.

Knock Knock’s Virtual Lesson Plans

Here at Knock Knock, we have been working diligently to offer innovative ways for teachers and parents to experience the wonders of Knock Knock, even from home. With that in mind, this section is designed to provide resources to enhance the learning experience of your students and children.

Teachers are encouraged to incorporate these lesson into their current virtual activities, share it with other educators, or even with parents. These are simple but impactful lesson that utilizes materials that can be found at home.

If you need additional information, please contact Kristin Spencer, Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator at State standard guidelines referenced in these lessons can be found HERE.

Learning Resources

In response to COVID-19, Knock Knock Children’s Museum is creating weekly STEM Activity Kits delivered to over 100 children throughout South and North Baton Rouge. These weekly activities are included as part of Front Yard Bike’s food delivery program in collaboration with the 3 O’Clock Project. Each week, a different activity is provided with all materials and a detailed lesson plan.

Student Feeding Locations in EBR


Mental Health Consultation – Free tele-mental health consultation for parents and caregivers.

COVID-19: Rebounding Throughout the Eyes of our Children with Dr. Stewart Gordon and Cate Heroman. Provided by: Leadership Baton Rouge Alumni

Learning Websites

LPB – At home learning resources and media

Fun Brain – Play games while practicing math and reading skills.

Highlight Kids – Read, conduct science experiments, and play games.

Coding at Home – Free tutorials for children to learn how to code and create projects to share.

Switcheroo Zoo – Learn about animals by watching, listening, and playing games.

Into the Book – Practice reading strategies by going “Into the Book.”

ABC Ya – Practice math and reading skills through games.

We are Teachers – Recommendations for the best websites to assist with teaching and learning math.

Virtual Tours and Activities

Farm Food 360 – Virtual farm tours.

The Metropolitan Opera – Series of free opera streams.

Craft Ideas – Free crafts, ideas, and tutorials.

Kids Gardening – Lesson plans and hands-on activities centered around gardening.

YMCA On-Demand Videos – Your favorite YMCA classes available online.

Learning from Home Made Fun

Stay at Home Care Package – Indoor games, activities, and resources provided by Big Life Journal

History for Kids – Free online history network filled with worksheets, games, and videos.

Hello Kids – printable and online coloring pages, drawing lessons, and crafts.

National Geographic Kids – Brain boosters, videos, and games centered around geographic material.

Imagineering in a Box – Disney sponsored program where children can learn how to build their own world and characters.

Recurring Programs

Virtual Reading with First Lady Donna H. Edwards – Tuesday and Thursdays at 11:00 am

Weather Lessons for Kids with Steve Caparotta (WAFB) – Wednesday and Fridays at 1:00 pm

Kidz Bop Daily Dance Break – Monday through Friday at 2:00 pm

Kennedy Space Center – Space-related lessons held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 am for younger children and at 1:00 pm for high school students.

Virtual Dance Classes with Debbie Allen – Wednesdays at 3:00 pm and Saturdays at 1:00 pm (style of dance vary)