Daily Plan

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

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Preschool

1-10 Scavenger Hunt

Search your home to count objects. Find something there's only one of, then two, and keep going up to ten!

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Preschool–grade K

Get a Grip

Choose a few of the listed activities to build the fine motor skills needed to grasp a pencil and learn to write.

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Preschool–grade 3

Build a Tree of Thanks

Make a simple tree of thanks together, and bolster your family’s gratitude practice—maybe even start a new family tradition!

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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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Daily Plan

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

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grades 1–8

Math Practice in a Role-Playing Universe

Become a math wizard in this arithmetic-focused adventure game.

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Website/App

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

Use Your Words

Play through this series of activities -- including videos and songs -- that'll help you learn how to process and talk about feelings.

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Create Some Craters

Make a planet's surface with household items, and then drop marbles or small rocks to create craters. Drop from different heights, and draw the results.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 3–5.

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Lesson

grades 2–6

Which One Holds More?

Grab two sheets of paper and create two different-size cylinders. Predict which one will hold more Legos, beads, or other objects of your choice!

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grades 1–6

Who Was Sacagawea?

Listen to this audiobook to learn about an amazing teenager who made some of the exploration of North America possible.

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Preschool–grade 5

Simple Stress Busters

Try out one of these simple activities to de-stress, release tension, and relax.

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Paper Airplanes

Try folding paper into airplanes without a model. Then look up different techniques. Which ones fly the farthest?
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 6–8.

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Preschool–grade 10

Daily Math Problem

At any time of day, use the daily math problem, presented at a variety of levels, to practice math skills and problem-solving.

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grades 6–8

Exploring Sensory Details

Watch these videos focused on Richard Blanco's poem "Looking for the Gulf Motel." Use the handouts to analyze how the poem uses sensory details.

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grades 6–12

Shared Stories

Listen to these short, compelling stories told by people from different backgrounds and see how they are all still grounded in shared humanity.

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Celebrity Head

Tape paper to your foreheads with names of celebrities or famous people written on them. Walk around asking questions of others about who your celebrity is.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 9–12.

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Preschool–grade 10

Daily Math Problem

At any time of day, use the daily math problem, presented at a variety of levels, to practice math skills and problem-solving.

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Audio

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 9–12

Self-Care Action Plan

Use this video to learn about self-care, why it's important, and how to incorporate it into your life. As a follow-up, do some research into self-care strategies and develop a plan.

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Mop the Floor

Help out with household chores, like mopping or vacuuming, for a surprisingly effective workout. Make it fun by listening to your favorite music.
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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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