Daily Plan

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

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Preschool–grade K

Create with Shapes

Print out these worksheets then use scissors to cut out the pieces. Try to put the shapes together to create a picture.

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ABCs

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Preschool–grade K

ABCs of Moving You

Get up and dance with your favorite characters as Usher sings a special version of the ABCs.

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Activity

Preschool–grade K

Take a Deep Breath

Pratice belly breathing with Rosita to help calm yourself down, and learn some new words to describe how you're feeling.

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Tell a Story

Have kids start telling a made-up story. Adults can ask, "And then what happened?" See how long the story lasts!
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Daily Plan

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

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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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Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Create Your Own Story

Work with Pinkalicious to write and create your own story. Choose characters, sets, props, and more.

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Activity

Preschool–grade K

Take a Deep Breath

Pratice belly breathing with Rosita to help calm yourself down, and learn some new words to describe how you're feeling.

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Thinking of an Animal

Think of a specific kind of animal. Have other players ask only yes-or-no questions to try to figure it out.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 3–5.

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Interactive

grades 1–4

Mystery Number

Use greater-than and lesser-than clues to find the right number.

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Interactive

grades 3–8

Dictionary

Take turns choosing weird words from the dictionary. Have everyone write a pretend definition and try to guess the real one.

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Preschool–grade 3

It's Never Too Early to Talk About Justice

Listen to this story about racial inequities told in a way that's easy to understand and encourages action.

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Helpful Invention

Dream up an invention you think could help make people's lives better. Design it, then build it. Check out the two examples for inspiration.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 6–8.

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Website/App

grades 6–12

Free Math and Science Tutoring

Created by teens, this organization provides free STEM tutoring and offers an opportunity for teens to volunteer, too!

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Activity

grades K–2

DIY Found Poetry

Take notice of the words around you, then turn them into poetry! Like the popular magnetic game, this DIY version should get your creativity going.

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grades 5–8

Cool Crowdsourced Collection

Journey through these videos and photos to get a sense of the people, places, and nature around the world. Then submit your own content!

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Would You Rather

Come up with two equally weird, horrible, or funny scenarios and ask others which they would rather and why.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 9–12.

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Website/App

grades 6–12

Free Math and Science Tutoring

Created by teens, this organization provides free STEM tutoring and offers an opportunity for teens to volunteer, too!

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Activity

grades 6–12

Make a Book Trailer

Turn the last book you read into a movie-style trailer that'll entice others to give it a read.

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grades 8–10

Self-Care

Read this article to learn some coping strategies for our anxiety-inducing times. Afterward, work through the supporting questions.

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Cat Burglar

Use Scotch or painter's tape to create an obstacle course down a hallway. Pretend to be cat burglars evading the infrared alarm triggers.
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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.

Back-to-School Guide for Families
Resources for Teachers
Equity & Social Justice
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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.