Daily Plan

Try these activities with your preschooler.
Explore interests and build new skills.

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Preschool–grade K

Hairdo Math

Explore some basic counting skills and shape identification in this cute Peg and Cat adventure interactive.

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Preschool–grade 3

Here Comes the Garbage Barge

Before everyone recycled, there was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. What did they do? Enter the garbage barge!

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Preschool–grade 3

Impersonate Your Favorite Personality

Choose a famous person that you admire and study them. How do they move? how do they speak? Practice in front of a mirror and then showcase your new talent to your family.

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Painting with Scissors

Create a colorful paper collage with this fun activity inspired by the later works of painter Henri Matisse.
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Daily Plan

Explore activities and build new skills. Now showing selections for grades K–2.

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grades K–2

The Triangle Dance

Get in on the latest dance craze: the Triangle Dance!

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Preschool–grade 2

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

What if all your wishes could come true? Find out what happens to Sylvester and how he learned to be grateful for what he has.

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grades K–2

Thank-O-Rama

Join Elephant and Piggy creator Mo Williams for Thank-You Thursdays. Think of someone to thank, make them a card, and sing a thank-you song.

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What's on My Back?

Lie down, and have another person bring an object from somewhere in the home and set it gently on your back. Try to guess what it is.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 3–5.

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grades 5–10

Goats That Climb

Find out how and why goats climb, and then choose one or more of the math questions to try. Check out the extra resources, too.

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grades 3–8

How Texts Are Structured

Learn about the essential elements and techniques of well-structured texts. After, find a nonfiction book or article and identify some of these elements.

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grades 3–12

Family Photo Album

Take some time together to curate your best family photos, and put them into a digital or old-school album. Create a theme or just choose your favorites.

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I'd Like to Toast …

The next time your family gets together, take a minute to toast each other. What specific things do you appreciate about each person?
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 6–8.

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grades 6–12

Social-Distance Dilemma

Figure out how to hold a socially distanced patio party using math. Go back to the site to see whether you found the right answer.

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grades 6–12

Watch and Discuss Short Films

Watch short, thought-provoking documentary films. Use the double-entry journal to take notes while you watch and the discussion questions to dig deeper.

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Preschool–grade 12

Self-Appreciation

Write about or draw pictures of things you appreciate about yourself. What are some reasons you're grateful you're you?

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Treat Yourself Right

Take some time for self-care. Shower or take a bath. Scrub your feet. Clip your nails. Clean out your ears.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 9–12.

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grades 5–8

How Much Toilet Paper is Enough?

Find out how much TP you actually need. Also, see if there's a correlation between the number of sheets and the roll's diameter.

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grades 8–12

What Is the Butterfly Effect?

How well can we predict the future? Listen as Derek explains the science behind the butterfly effect and why it's so interesting to us.

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Preschool–grade 12

Self-Appreciation

Write about or draw pictures of things you appreciate about yourself. What are some reasons you're grateful you're you?

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Make a Device-Free Dinner

Prepare a meal for your family, and then enjoy it together. The catch: All devices should be locked away.
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Videos & Events

Discover live events and videos sorted by subject and grade band.

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Family & Teacher Center

Make sure everyone is set up for success. These resources can help make distance learning easier and more effective for students, families, and teachers.

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About Wide Open School

Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning. Every day students can access free, high-quality learning activities across subjects, all in one place. More than 75 partners and supporters have come together to meet the change in learning needs of students, teachers, and families due to the coronavirus pandemic.