Our kids are going back to school! That means that most of our kids are going to be spending a lot more time online. Whether your child is doing some or all of their lessons virtually, they will likely be meeting with their teachers via Zoom. Have you discovered Zoom backgrounds for kids?
Like many parents, I have been hesitant to participate in Zoom meetings unless I could make sure everything was clean behind me. Life with 3 boys and a dog gets pretty messy. Then, I discovered virtual Zoom backgrounds. With the magic of technology I could make the laundry and dirty dishes disappear and replace them with beautiful pictures of New Jersey. I first discovered some on the Visit New Jersey website, but then I realized I could create my own with pictures I’ve taken.
Now, as part of our Jersey Classroom, I’ve put those pictures to good use by creating wallpapers and Zoom backgrounds for kids. Below you’ll find Zoom backgrounds for Six Flags Great Adventure, Diggerland USA, Morey’s Piers, our state parks and more. We’ve also included images you can use for Zoom or as wallpapers that include dinosaurs, castles, and playgrounds.
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To learn how to install a virtual background visit these Zoom directions.
Over 100 New Jersey Zoom Backgrounds for Kids
It was hard to know where to start when creating these Zoom backgrounds for kids, but we tried our best with a mix of images from New Jersey family attractions, zoos, theme parks, state parks, farms, and beaches. I’ll be creating more so if there’s something particular you or the kids would like to see, let me know in the comments below.
19 Field Station Dinosaurs Zoom Backgrounds for Kids who love dinosaurs
What kid doesn’t love dinosaurs? In New Jersey, we have a few different places to see dinosaurs. You can visit our list of places to see dinosaurs in New Jersey, but if your child loves dinosaurs you’re going to want to download these wallpapers and Zoom backgrounds for kids. They’re all from pictures I took at Field Station Dinosaurs, one of the best places to find life-size dinosaurs in New Jersey.
2 Six Flags Great Adventure Zoom Backgrounds
Yes, we’ve been visiting Six Flags Great Adventure for years, you would think I would have more pictures. I do, I just have to locate all the ones that don’t have people in the background. LOL. For now, I have two to share. One is an arial view from the cable cars and the other is of the Green Lantern ride. Coming soon…. Zoom backgrounds for kids and you of different scenes from FrightFest and Holiday in the Park.
20 Diggerland Zoom Backgrounds for Kids who Love Trucks
Only in New Jersey can you find a construction theme park for kids and kids at heart. We’ve been visiting Diggerland USA since they first opened years ago in 2014. I know how much kids love construction trucks, that’s why I created these Zoom backgrounds for kids of construction trucks. The Diggerland Zoom backgrounds for kids also include fire trucks, camping at Diggerland and rides from Diggerland USA.\
6 Morey’s Piers Zoom Backgrounds
I’m still going the hundreds of pictures I have for Morey’s Piers and our visit to Wildwood a year or so ago. For now, I’ve put together Zoom backgrounds of the entrance and a few rides like the Seagull Cycles, Flying Galleons, Musik Express, Sea Serpent and the swings.
Liberty Science Center Zoom Backgrounds
What brings your kids the most joy at the Liberty Science Center? Is it climbing through the Infinity Climber, watching the planets in the planetarium, making art with the Pixel Art wall, or something else? Take a look at these Zoom backgrounds with these images of Earth, the planetarium screen, the Infinity Climber, the Starship Enterprise, and more.
Tuckerton Seaport Zoom Backgrounds
There’s so many beautiful fun pictures you can take at Tuckerton Seaport. Our latest round was for an article about Tuckerton Staycations, and we’re in most of those pictures. I know that won’t work for you Zoom meetings. While I’m digging through the files for some other images enjoy these from the top of the lighthouse and the Tuckerton-LBI Ferry.
Fantasy Island Amusement Park Zoom Backgrounds
Fantasy Island Amusement Park is the newest amusement park we’ve visited. I didn’t know it then, but all those pictures I took of the rides and arcade games would make for a great virtual background for your child’s next online meeting with their class.
Garden State Discovery Museum Zoom Backgrounds
Trailside Nature & Science Center
While going through my pictures, I was reminded of how much fun we had at the Trailside Nature and Science Center last summer. With indoor exhibits and outdoor play areas and trails there was so much to explore. I’ve taken a few of those images to make some more backgrounds I think kids will enjoy.
2 Kip’s Castle Zoom Backgrounds
Castles don’t just have to live in your kids’ imagination. Bring them to life on the screen with these castle Zoom backgrounds. These computer wallpapers and Zoom backgrounds are from our visit to Kip’s Castle in New Jersey.
6 New Jersey Beaches Zoom Backgrounds for Kids
So many fun memories are made on New Jersey beaches. Whether you have a young kid that likes to play in the sand or a teen that loves to surf the waves, these beach Zoom backgrounds will ‘shore’ be a hit.
Waterpark Zoom Backgrounds from New Jersey Waterparks
Raging Waters Waterpark in Wildwood
Hurricane Harbor Waterpark at Six Flags Great Adventure
Mountain Creek Waterpark in Vernon Township
Splash Zone Waterpark in Wildwood
14 New Jersey Farms Zoom Backgrounds for Kids
When it comes to farms, we’ve had the most fun at the Sahl’s Father Son Farm in Galloway. We’ve ridden the tricycles, the bouncy balls, and the farm tractor for hayrides. We’ve played in the tire playground and watched the chickens. We’ve raced ducks and gotten lost in the corn maze. If you live in South Jersey you and your family has probably done the same. I’ve captured all those memories for Zoom backgrounds for your farm-loving kids.
Playground Zoom Backgrounds for Kids
We have some amazing playgrounds in New Jersey. I’m always saying “we stop for playgrounds.” We stop, take pictures, record live playground tours, and get all the details all in an effort to help you find fun playgrounds. I’ve taken our favorite pictures of the coolest New Jersey playgrounds and turned them into Zoom backgrounds for your kids. Take a look.
Zoom Backgrounds with Trains
Our first set of Zoom backgrounds with trains comes from my Saw Mill Park photos.
New Jersey State Park Zoom Backgrounds
Cape May Point State Park
In addition to great trails Cape May Point State Park has a World War II Bunker and a beach. I’ve included images from all 4 areas in my 6 Cape May Point State Park Zoom backgrounds.
Corson’s Inlet State Park
The Corson’s Inlet State Park also has a beach. The Zoom backgrounds from this state park include the beach, under the bridge, and a sand sculpture creation.
Parvin State Park
A few more Zoom backgrounds your kids will like
I’m not done! I’ve been taking pictures of New Jersey for Jersey Family Fun for nearly 10 years. I’m sure there are more Zoom backgrounds I can create for you and your kids. Keep checking back here every few weeks to see what new New Jersey Zoom backgrounds we’ve added. If there’s a particular scene you want to see, let me know in the comments below.
Create your own Zoom backgrounds
These Zoom backgrounds were created with Canva software using my own photos (except for the last five). It’s so easy to use. They even have a Canva template. If you want to create your own Zoom backgrounds, screensavers, or desktop wallpapers check out Canva with my affiliate link.
More resources for homeschooling and virtual learning in New Jersey
If you are new or have been homeschooling for years or are trying out virtual learning for the first time, we’re here to help. Click over to learn more about the Jersey Classroom, our way of providing free printables and educational worksheets for New Jersey students. Not in New Jersey? While these printables and worksheets are themed for kids in New Jersey they can be a great resource for any kids who like to have fun.