As holiday break starts to wrap up, you might be sick of watching the same movie, show or gaming streaming on your television or kid’s device. It’s time to change it up and we’ve got some great things you can stream. Ranging from Educational to fun and goofy. These are channels that you can watch together with your kids, and some tackle some of those topics that are just harder to explain yourself. We love watching and learning with some of these channels, and others we use as inspiration for dinner that night.
Mental Floss is where curious people come for trivia-tastic information. New episodes every Wednesday at 3pm EST. The List Show airs on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Mental Floss produces lists of fun facts, debunks common misconceptions, and tells untold stories from history, science, culture and more.
Started by a group of friends in London, SORTEDfood has grown into a global online food community that turns chefs’ knowledge into useful tips and tricks to help ‘normals’ cook better and spend less every week. Subscribe for brand new videos every Wednesday & Sunday at 4pm, which use your recommendations to create ultimate cooking challenges, review kitchen gadgets and tools, explore new food trends and generally have a laugh with you around food.
Smarter Every Day
Science and physics experiences played out and analyzed to make it accessible. But we’re not talking about experiments you do in a lab, everyday objects are used to explain complex physics concepts and more. This makes science a lot more accessible to viewers, and you may be learning about things you never expected to.
Ever wonder how they do that in movies or what it’s like to be a stunt guy? This is the channel for you! Some are not always the most kid-friendly but the majority are great to watch with the family. Check out the hard work that goes into making movies and possibly inspire kids to get into animation and special effects.
A self-taught chef in England who makes his own food, recipes, tries popular ones, breaks down viral food hacks, and has help from his adorable family? The absolute perfect combination. Family-friendly and will make you want to try these recipes yourself!
I like to Make Stuff
Have you ever wondered how to make things on your own? From homemade cabinets to the weird items – this is the channel for you. Learn basic construction skills and get inspired to make your own. Projects including woodworking, metalworking, electronics, 3D printing, prop making and more!
Mark this channel down in the “Do Not Try at Home” category. But the entertainment factor is high with this one. Colin Furze builds weird inventions, blows things up, breaks world records and while we feel for his neighbors – we can’t stop watching!
Horrible Histories is a hit CBBC show that explores the side of history that they don’t teach you about in school! From the Vicious Vikings and Awful Egyptians to the Slimy Stuarts and Terrible Tudors, Horrible Histories covers the funniest, yuckiest and most gruesome bits of history for kids.
The show is more geared towards kids and early learners, plus is filled with a lot of laughs. But even adult viewers will love watching these lessons and learning more between their laughs.
Crash Course History
Small history lessons on things we may not have learned in school. Crash Course provides different perspectives and tells part of our own history that school books leave out. Each episode is under 30 minutes, but free educational moments in interesting and digestible sizes – one channel we highly recommend.
A group of creators in Australia, doing .. well Ridiculous things. From dropping things from great heights, bouncing things up and just seeing what will happen when you try doing extreme things. Look out for a dinosaur named Rexi and watch as they try fun experiments. A lot of these are “do not try at home” experiments but are fascinating to watch and their energy is contagious!