Daily Plan

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

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Preschool–grade K

Music Maker

Use this fun interactive to learn about the numbers 0 through 10, and make some music along the way.

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Preschool–grade 2

Stone Soup

Listen to this classic folktale about how if we all contribute a little, we have a lot.

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Preschool–grade K

Identifying Emotions

Figure out feelings with these mini-games that get you to match emotions to different situations. Use these examples to check in with yourself.

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Hot Lava!

Move around the room without touching the floor. Step on chairs, pillows, blankets, but not the hot lava!
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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

Symmetry Painting

Create your own perfectly symmetrical work of art by painting on one side and seeing your creation mirrored on the other.

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Preschool–grade K

Fingertip Letter Game

Can you guess the letter someone writes on your back? Take turns quizzing each other. Then expand to include lowercase letters and even numbers.

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Preschool–grade K

Guess the Feeling

Join Daniel Tiger to learn about types of feelings and how to identify them.

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Two Truths and a Lie

Ask kids to tell you about yesterday and include two true things that happened, and one lie. Guess which is the lie.
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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

Playing Card Math Games

Learn these math games that only require a deck of cards. Play with a brother, sister, or family member to test your skills.

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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 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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Geography

Name a place in the world. The next person has to think of a place that starts with the last letter of the place.
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Explore these activities and build new skills.
Now showing selections for grades 6–8.

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grades 6–8

A Running Advantage

Determine whether height affects an Olympic runner's speed. Download the student handout and click on the teach button to find out.

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grades 6–8

Sixth Grade Reading and Vocabulary

Choose your own pathway for this reading course. You can learn by topic or select an area of focus: reading literature, informational texts, or vocabulary.

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grades 3–8

Bite-Sized Inspiration

Browse the videos on this site to discover fascinating stories about history and culture representing perspectives from all around the world.

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Name That Tune

Play short snippets of popular songs and see who can guess the artist and the title first.
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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

Gerrymandering and Geometry

Watch the video, then find a map of congressional districts in your state. Do you notice any irregular shapes? Can math prove a gerrymandering case?

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grades 9–12

Dig Deeper Into Science News

Use this video and discussion guide to understand how headlines shape the way we interpret science–and health–related news.

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grades 9–12

Guided Meditation for High School Students

Join Sal Khan on a "voyage of the mind" in this 12-minute meditative exercise.

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Mini-Plastic Ocean

Create a model of how plastic trash moves in the ocean using an empty two-liter bottle. Extend your learning by observing gyres on Earth.
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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
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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.