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grades 3–5

Find the Most Amusement Parks

Solve the problems in this packet using the state-by-state amusement park data in the chart. Which state has the most amusement parks? The least?

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grades K–3

Two-Week Reading Plan

Use these e-books and activities to support reading and thinking over the next two weeks. Watch the videos to see the activities in action.

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grades 1–4

Kids from Around the World

Learn from kids around the world about their homes, habits, and cultures. What differences and similarities do you notice among the kids and their cultures?

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grades 1–12

Draw Yourself

Look into a mirror and draw what you see. Remember to include your eyebrows, eyes, nose, lips, and chin.

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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 5–6

Kids' COVID-19 Questions Answered

Learn some fast facts about the coronavirus in this video where TFK Kid Reporters talk with Dr. Ingrid Katz of Harvard.

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Worksheet

grades 4–6

What's the Missing Number?

Look at the numbers, figure out the pattern, and then use that pattern to find the missing number. Check your work with the answer key.

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Video

Preschool–grade 3

I Need My Monster

Celebrate the love of reading by listening to actress Rita Moreno read this story about friendship, imagination, and bedtime routines.

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Lesson

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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A Science Game Show—for Your Ears!

Tune into this quirky, daily podcast for curious minds. Complete the cool STEAM challenges to apply what you listened to.
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Interactive

grades 1–6

Meet the Met

Get ready to explore over 5,000 years of art from across the globe.

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Article/Ebook

grades K–8

Share the Fun of Food and Cooking (Weekly)

Dig into this newsletter for food fanatics. In this edition about tomatoes, you'll find recipes, facts, activities, and more.

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Interactive

grades 1–8

The Alphabet on Earth

Take a trip around the globe and notice that the Earth actually knows its ABC's! Explore different areas that look like letters from outer space.

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grades 4–5

Modeling Multiplication

Watch this video that shows off a visual process for approaching multiplication problems. Use that process on other multiplication problems, including pictures!

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Article/Ebook

grades K–3

Penguins vs. Puffins

Read all about penguins and puffins, then vote for your favorite!

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Preschool–grade 12

Grand Canyon Trek

Chill out on this awe-inspiring (and long!) Grand Canyon hike featuring great footage and vibes. If you're up for it, walk along with the video!

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Double Bubble Magic

See if you can create a bubble within a bubble with just some dish soap, a straw, water, and sugar.
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grades 3–8

DIY Drums!

Get rocking and learn how to make your own drum kit out of simple, household materials. As you build your own, remember to improvise!

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Activity

grades 3–7

Cooking Up Culture

Choose from a variety of recipes from around the world. Then explore some tasty traditions from different cultures.

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Video

grades 3–5

How to Mix the Best Snack

Mix your favorite snack while learning the scientific properties of mixtures. Start with the video and test your knowledge with a quick quiz after.

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Video

grades 3–5

Calculating Area and Perimeter

Learn a couple methods for figuring out the perimeter and area of a rectangle in this sci-fi-themed video.

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Video

Preschool–grade 3

Here Comes the Garbage Barge

Before everyone recycled, there was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. What did they do? Enter the garbage barge!

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Activity

grades 1–5

Create an Award for Yourself

What's something special about you? What makes you great? It could be anything! Design an award for that thing, and write up the recognition letter.

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DIY Fluffy Slime

Mix a few ingredients to create fun and colorful fluffy slime in this cool hands-on activity.
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grades 1–6

Color Confusion

Watch this video to see how light affects the colors you see. Create this magic trick at home with construction paper or brightly colored markers.

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grades 3–8

Learn a Dance

Build self-esteem by learning some simple dance choreography.

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grades K–3

Recycle Roundup

Practice recycling by sorting items into the correct bins.

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grades 1–3

Odd Mysteries

Become an Odd Squad agent and use math to find the mysterious creatures.

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grades 5–6

Should Cars Be Banned in Cities?

Read kids' arguments for and against banning cars in cities. Then, using the same format, write your own opinion essay on this topic.

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Activity

grades 3–6

Your Hero Writes You a Response Letter

Imagine your hero responded to a letter you wrote them. What might they say?

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Make a Micro-Field Guide

Create a field guide to a tiny spot (about one square meter) in your yard, a local park, or any other patch of nature in your community.
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grades 3–8

Wild Biomes

Bounce between two extreme American environments when it comes to water and rainfall—the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest—with water scientist Kari Vigerstol.

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Activity

grades 3–5

Make a Balloon-Powered Boat

Create a mini-air-powered boat using a sponge and a balloon. Tweak your design and reflect on the results.

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grades 1–4

Kids from Around the World

Learn from kids around the world about their homes, habits, and cultures. What differences and similarities do you notice among the kids and their cultures?

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Activity

grades 5–7

Find Pi Everywhere

Discover the magical mathematical nature of pi. All you'll need is a circular object, some string, and scissors.

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Video

Preschool–grade 3

I Want My Hat Back

Watch the short film (available free on Kanopy) based on the Jon Klassen book about a bear trying to find out who stole his hat.

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Audio

grades 3–8

George

Listen to this tender tale about a transgender girl in the fourth grade. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Wow in the World Podcast Activities

Listen to any episode of the Wow in the World podcast, and turn it into a STEAM learning adventure with this free printable!
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Preschool–grade 3

Hide from the Museum Guard

Move, wiggle, and dance while pretending to be a museum artifact. But make sure to freeze when the security guard is looking.

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Activity

grades 3–5

Imagine the Perfect Candy

Take turns imagining and describing your perfect candy bar. (What flavors would it have? Crunchy or chewy?) Then create an advertising jingle to sell it.

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grades 3–6

Go to the Galapagos

Virtually visit the beautiful island home to many amazing animals.

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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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Article/Ebook

grades 3–4

Amazon Rain Forest

Read the article on forest life and write three facts you learned.

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Audio

grades 3–8

The Land of Forgotten Girls

Listen to this heartbreaking story about the struggles of two sisters from the Philippines who move to Louisiana. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Preschool–grade 12

Family Playtime

How many claps can you reach? After you learn how to play Popcorn, record your family playing and share the video with challenge friends to play along!

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Activity

grades K–5

Drinks All Around!

Use this flexible recipe to make sparkling beverages for the whole family. If you don't have one ingredient, substitute something similar.

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Preschool–grade 3

M&M's Factory Tour

Take a trip to the M&M factory and learn how this popular candy is made.