Daily Plan

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

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Preschool–grade K

Number Jump

Get your wiggles out and jump from number to number as you count from one to 10.

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Preschool–grade K

Duolingo ABC – Learn to Read

Download this free app for fun, free letter-learning lessons and early reading practice.

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Preschool

Device-Free Dinner with Sesame Friends

Model healthy media balance by making meal times device free -- just like Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and the rest of our friends from Sesame Street!

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Stack Pillows

See how many pillows you can stack. If you run out of pillows, use stuffed animals or other soft things. How high will it go?
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Explore activities and build new skills. Now showing selections for grades K–2.

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Activity

grades K–2

Build and Test Paper Bridges

Learn what gives a bridge its strength with this DIY design project you can do with materials from around your home.

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Video

grades K–2

Celebrating Family on Día de los Muertos

Listen to and watch this animated explanation of the Day of the Dead. Then, write or draw a picture about your favorite parts.

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Media Balance Is Important

In this lesson, students consider their feelings and those of others when making decisions about when, where, and how much to use technology.

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Dress Up

Transform into a pirate! A teacher! A construction worker! Try a doctor, a dog, or a daisy!
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 3–5.

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Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Math and Movement

Choose one of the activities to get moving and learn math at the same time. Play pretend, or hopscotch your way to learning new skills!

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Audio

grades K–5

The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids

Looking for more kid-friendly podcasts? Check out our roundup of the best podcasts for kids across a variety of subjects.

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grades 3–5

Media Balance Check-Up

It's important to stay aware of how our on-screen and offscreen activities fit into our lives. Do a media balance checkup on your family.

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Listen to Some Shakespeare

Find a comfy chair, get out your headphones, and listen to a Shakespeare play performed by actors from the Folger Theatre.
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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

CK-12

Choose a subject and specific topic to practice or learn some math, science, or social studies.

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Worksheet

grades 3–8

Recipe Zine

With a little folding and loads of creativity, use this template to make a recipe for yourself, a family member or friend, or anything!

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grades 6–8

Balance with Bedtime Checklist

Not getting enough sleep affects our physical health, our emotions, and how well we work. Make sure your devices aren't stealing your sleep!

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Ziploc Digestion Simulator

If you have soda, crackers, and a Ziploc bag sitting around the house, then this quick, fun activity can kick off a conversation about how the stomach digests food.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 9–12.

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grades 6–12

CK-12

Choose a subject and specific topic to practice or learn some math, science, or social studies.

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Audio

grades 9–12

Listen to Ulysses

Tune in to this dramatic, accessible reading and re-creation of James Joyce's daunting literary classic Ulysses.

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grades 10–12

Screen Time: How Much Is Too Much?

What's the difference between active and passive screen time? Explore the effects of screen time and how much is right for you.

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Book Club

Create conversations with friends, family, or community members around books. Pick your reading list and schedule time for discussions.
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Videos & Events

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

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Explorer Classroom: Praying Mantis Garden
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Explorer Classroom: Conoce a las mantis religiosas
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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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Learning & Thinking Differences

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.