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grades 3–5

Use Legos to Learn Math

Got some Lego bricks lying around? Use them to learn and practice some simple math concepts.

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grades 3–5

Little House in the Big Woods

Settle down for a listen to this classic story of frontier life. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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april activity calendar

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Preschool–grade 5

Monthly Activity Calendar and Coloring Sheets

Get daily ideas for outdoor play. Enjoy these fun, screen-free activities!

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Write and Perform

Write an original rap, song or spoken word poem with friends, family members or by yourself. Practice your performance.
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Jazz Hip-Hop

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grades 3–12

Jazz: The Mother of Hip-Hop

Sit down with jazz musician Robert Glasper, as he shows the jazz origins of famous hip-hop samples and tracks.

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eliminating single-use plastics

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grades 3–12

Eliminating Single-Use Plastics

Travel to Belize with Marie McGrory to find out how she made it through (almost) the whole trip without single-use plastics.

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grades 3–4

Kid Heroes for the Planet

Read about five Kid Heroes for the Planet. Think about ways they can inspire you to take action, too!

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grades 3–5

Building Blocks

Learn about area and perimeter in this interactive. Sizes and shapes: How do they all relate? Start exploring, then challenge yourself in a game.

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accepting our differences

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Preschool–grade 3

Zombies Don't Eat Veggies

Listen to actor Jaime Camil read this fun, silly, Spanish-and-English story about the importance of family, being your authentic self, and accepting our differences.

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Preschool–grade 5

Painting with a Single Stroke

Watch as Kyoto-based artist Keisuke Teshima beautifully paints dragon bodies with a single stroke using a sumi-e style brush across paper.

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Room Refresh

Pick a room, space, or spot in your home that could use some sprucing up. Clean and organize the area to make it work better for you and your family.
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grades 3–8

The Secret Life of Corals

Explore the breathtaking coastlines and coral reefs of the Dominican Republic with scientist Joe Pollock.

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grades K–3

Play, Pause, Fast-Forward, Rewind

Hand someone a real (or pretend) remote, then have them call out the standard DVD player functions to start, stop, or speed up your actions.

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grades 1–4

My Father's Dragon

Listen to this adventure story of a young boy who runs away to an island with an alley cat. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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grades 3–5

Sporty Math

Solve problems, decode messages, and complete a word search with Snoopy as you explore the math in baseball, surfing, skateboarding, and more!

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drawing of a girl

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grades 2–8

Create a Character Profile

Imagine a fictional, yet realistic, person. Write a profile of their life, including traits like physical appearance and personality. Describe their family, school, job, and more.

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Preschool–grade 6

Traditional Chinese Cloth Shoes

See how Li Ziqi, a vlogger based in Mianyang in China's Sichuan province, beautifully sews and glues layers of cloth to create a traditional Chinese shoe.

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Who I Am

Create a collage—a mixture of pictures and words—that shows who you are. Include your background, interests, and culture.
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grades 3–4

Kid Heroes for the Planet

Read about five Kid Heroes for the Planet. Think about ways they can inspire you to take action, too!

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grades 4–12

Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary

Ever wonder what the number on the bottom of plastic items means? Learn about the plastic numbering system and why it came to be.

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grades 2–4

Safe and Smart Online Adventures

Go on an animated adventure with some fun characters and real kids -- the SMART crew -- to learn some online safety basics.

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sample math illustration

Interactive

grades 3–8

Alike Angles

Categorize angles into different groups in this interactive game. Congruent or parallel, complementary or supplementary, acute or obtuse: Can you sort them all?

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

History of Pandemics

Place the coronavirus pandemic in context by reading about previous pandemics that sickened people around the globe.

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Thank you for being my light!

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Preschool–grade 12

Thank You Cards

Show you care by sending a thank you card. Choose to print, color, or send electronically.

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Your Heritage

Create (or write) something that represents your background and culture. Interview family members for extra help with details and perspectives.
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grades K–5

Hand-Washing Review

Reinforce what most kids probably already know at this point—the utmost importance of hand-washing—with this fun hip-hop video.

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Preschool–grade 6

Traditional Chinese Cloth Shoes

See how Li Ziqi, a vlogger based in Mianyang in China's Sichuan province, beautifully sews and glues layers of cloth to create a traditional Chinese shoe.

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child writing a letter

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grades 4–12

Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers

Write a meaningful letter of thanks to essential workers that returns their acts of service and kindness.

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various math functions

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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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grades 4–8

The Best Figure of Speech Ever

Find out how speakers, writers, marketers, and everyone else use hyperbole to exaggerate for effect and to build intensity and urgency.

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grades K–4

Be Like a Hummingbird

Listen to the tale of the hummingbird, shared by Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai. This excerpt from Dirt! The Movie inspires us to do the best we can.

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Reflect on the Year

Explain or show what this year has been like for you using words, art, music, Minecraft—whatever works. How have world events affected you?
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grades 3–12

Learn to Juggle

Watch this quick tutorial, and then find three balls (or other items) from around your home, practice, and see if you can master basic juggling.

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grades 4–12

Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary

Ever wonder what the number on the bottom of plastic items means? Learn about the plastic numbering system and why it came to be.

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grades 3–5

Media Balance Check-Up

It's important to stay aware of how our on-screen and offscreen activities fit into our lives. Do a media balance checkup on your family.

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Three cups of smoothies

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Preschool–grade 3

Smoothie Math

Get kids counting while cooking with this berry smoothie recipe that mixes in some math talk and teaching.

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My Summer Checklist

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Preschool–grade 4

My Summer Checklist

What new things do you want to try this summer? Use this sheet to track your summer fun!

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five minutes to focus

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grades 3–12

Five Minutes to Focus

Print and shuffle these cards featuring seven exercies for the mind. Pull one out each day to center yourself and let go of stresses.

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Looking Forward

What are you looking forward to? What goals do you have? Find a way to show or explain the things you want to make happen.
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Summer Activity Book

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Preschool–grade 4

Summer Activity Book

Inspire learning all summer long! Print out this book of activities that kids can do with an adult or on their own.

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how lego is made

Video

grades K–5

How Lego Bricks Are Made

Take a trip through the Lego Duplo factory in Hungary and watch how almost 5 million bricks and characters are made each day.

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keeping a safe distance

Website/App

grades K–5

Practice Social Distancing

Use this AR app to get a true sense of what it means to practice social distancing, making an abstract idea more concrete.

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grades 3–5

How to Shade a Cube

Learn the basics of drawing three-dimensional shapes with this helpful drawing tutorial.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

8 Questions for Jerry Craft

Read about how graphic novelist Jerry Craft discovered comics and why he wrote his Newbery Award-winning book New Kid.

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

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Make Up a Move

When ice skaters do a cool, new move, it's named after them. Make up your own moves—jumps, tricks, and poses—and show them off!
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milly zantow

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grades 4–12

Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary

Ever wonder what the number on the bottom of plastic items means? Learn about the plastic numbering system and why it came to be.

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Activity

Preschool–grade 5

Got Chalk? Got Games!

Use some chalk to create eight different games that'll get you hopping, skipping, throwing, jumping, and more.

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grades 5–12

The Blues as Building Blocks

Did you know your favorite songs are probably influenced by the blues? Learn more about this music genre and its roots in Black history.