Daily Plan

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

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Preschool–grade K

Match the Number Snack Time

Group small snack items into different amounts up to 10. Match written numbers to the amounts. Eat some snacks, and match again!

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Preschool–grade K

Sesame Street

Browse the games and videos that teach the ABCs, 123s, and social-emotional skills with some favorite friends.

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Preschool–grade K

The Perfect Password

Come up with strong -- but memorable -- passwords with capital and lower case letters, numbers, and keyboard symbols.

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Paper Doll Emotions

Explore different emotions—and how they change—with these easy-to-make paper dolls.
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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–1

Addition Funnels

Attach this simple math "machine" to a wall, then use it to illustrate for kids how addition works. Start small, then move to larger numbers.

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Preschool–grade 3

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Join actor Héctor Elizondo as he reads this heartwarming tale of acceptance, love, friendship, and community.

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grades 2–4

Safe and Smart Online Adventures

Go on an animated adventure with some fun characters and real kids -- the SMART crew -- to learn some online safety basics.

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Drinks All Around!

Use this flexible recipe to make sparkling beverages for the whole family. If you don't have one ingredient, substitute something similar.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 3–5.

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grades K–5

Visual Math Problems

Work through these daily math challenges, each featuring a picture and a prompt. Write down your answer and discuss with a teacher or caregiver.

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Preschool–grade 12

Audible

Audible has just made a selection of their books free. Listen to your favorites or a new one. Titles in multiple languages as well.

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grades 2–4

Safe and Smart Online Adventures

Go on an animated adventure with some fun characters and real kids -- the SMART crew -- to learn some online safety basics.

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Listen to a Podcast

Choose an episode to listen to from one of these learning podcasts. Combine your listening with a stroll around your neighborhood.
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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

Math History

Discover the history of mathematics with this timeline. Read the stories behind the math and see how what we know today evolved over time.

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grades 1–8

Writing Inspiration

Print out this packet of activities that get you writing and thinking in new ways.

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grades 6–8

Protecting Your Personal Info

Find out what personal information you might be giving up when you're online. Which online activities should you avoid, and which are OK?

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News Bites for Young Listeners

Stay up to date on current events with these short podcast episodes on topics that matter today.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 9–12.

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grades 9–12

Geometry Basics

Click on a video to learn, complete practice problems, or join in the conversation with questions. Master angles, polygons, and area in this foundational course.

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grades 2–9

Khan Academy ELA

Choose your grade level (2–9) and then an interactive lesson to build vocabulary and reading comprehension.

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grades 6–12

Protecting Your Privacy

Learn how your private info can end up online, whether you intended it to or not.

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At-Home Olympics

Design and create a series of Olympic events in your home. Compete with your family, friends, or just yourself.
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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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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.