Daily Plan

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

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Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Sesame Street Games

Play with your favorite characters and explore lots of early learning concepts.

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Activity

Preschool

Make Your Own Name Puzzle

Help young kids put all the pieces together as they learn to spell their own name, building foundational literacy skills along the way.

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Worksheet

Preschool

How Do You Feel Today?

Create a "feel wheel" to express emotions without saying a word.

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Play House

Sit on the floor with your kid as they pretend to do the cooking, take care of the baby, and boss you around. Fun!
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Daily Plan

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

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Lesson

grades 1–5

Math Skills Galore!

Choose the grade level and skill that works best, watch the videos, play the games, and do the practice.

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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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Activity

grades K–2

Make-Believe Birthday

Celebrate someone's birthday whenever you want with whatever you want. Make a cake, re-gift a present, and sing "Happy Birthday."

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Observe Your World

Look out the window at everything you can see. Focus carefully on one or two specific things. Do you notice anything you didn't before?
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Daily Plan

Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 3–5.

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Website/App

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 3

Stars Telling Stories

Find a favorite book or a beloved celebrity to listen to a story read aloud.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Joy During Coronavirus Outbreak

Read the article and discuss what random acts of kindness you can offer to your community.

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Floating Penny

Do this simple experiment to test air and water pressure. Are there other examples that show these forces in action?
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 6–8.

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Lesson

grades 3–8

Tangram Puzzle

Play this ancient game, where you create different shapes and figures, using just seven geometric tiles. There are 40 interactive puzzles to choose from.

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Video

grades 6–12

Leaves of Grass

Celebrate Walt Whitman's life by reading Leaves of Grass with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, hip-hop artist Nas, and an array of contemporary poets.

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Video

grades 6–12

Who's Your Miss Devine?

Watch this video and write down interesting details about Miss Devine. Write a description of an important person in your life in a similar style.

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Media Matters

Write down your favorite things to watch, read, or listen to. Why do you like each of them? Do they all share a common theme?
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 9–12.

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grades 3–8

Origami Boxes

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding and make your very own origami box. Decorate the paper before folding to add a personal touch!

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Audio

grades 6–12

Anne Frank

Take some time to listen to this stirring story of a young girl hiding from the Nazis during WWII. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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grades 6–12

Write and Reflect

Click on the topic categories to find journal-writing prompts that encourage reflection. Make it a daily habit!

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Silly Walk

Make up a silly walk and then take a stroll around your house or neighborhood.
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Videos & Events

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

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"Introducing ... " Story Time
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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.

Resources for Families
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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.