Daily Plan

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

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Preschool–grade K

Hero Breathing Exercise

Practice the often overlooked but amazing power of breathing! Get moving, then slow down and focus on how you're feeling.

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Preschool–grade K

Rhyme Time Challenge

Rhyme and bounce to get your mind and body charged up for the day.

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Preschool–grade K

Daniel Tiger Stories

Listen to Daniel read stories aloud, and learn important social-emotional skills along the way.

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Super Solar Power!

Do a science experiment to recreate Maria Telkes's machine that used the sun to turn saltwater into fresh water.
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Daily Plan

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

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Activity

Preschool–grade 1

Adding and Subtracting with Pancakes

Mix in some math alongside chocolate chips or fruit in this tasty pancake recipe for families.

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Video

Preschool–grade K

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Watch this 10-minute animation of a favorite preschool story about typing cows. Free on Kanopy with a library card.

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Preschool–grade 1

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend

Use your library card for access, and then watch Scaredy Squirrel get over his fear of making friends. Talk about some ways to get past fears.

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Stomp Words to Build Literacy

Get kids spelling, reading, and moving—all at once—with this sight word project and game.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 3–5.

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grades 3–5

Fraction Strips

Print out these fraction strips and cut them up. Then experiment with them in different combinations to see which fractions make up a whole.

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Worksheet

grades 3–5

Sonia Sotomayor

Read about this sitting Supreme Court Justice's early life and journey to the highest court in the land.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

In It Together

Read about efforts in four countries to keep people healthy during the pandemic. What can you do to help lift people's spirits?

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The Cool Bean

Listen to this sweet, whimsical tale that encourages empathy and kindness. Free on Hoopla with a library card.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 6–8.

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Interactive

grades 6–8

Game Coder

Explore some of the tutorials in Microsoft's MakeCode Arcade. These step-by-step guides show how to modify and create simple games using drag-and-drop code blocks.

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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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grades 6–12

Personalize Some Support

Use the multiple tools in this app to relax and focus on some of the positive, inspirational things in your personal life.

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Draw a Flower

Think of your favorite flower -- real or imaginary. Now draw it with as much detail as you can. Use a photo or just your mind.
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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

Interactive Math

Choose a course or activity that meets your needs from this beautifully designed reinvention of the traditional textbook.

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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 6–12

Keep Calm and Carry On

Learn and practice the three techniques in this video to calm yourself and de-stress.

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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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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.