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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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Worksheet

grades 1–3

What Do Plants Need?

Learn what plants need and design a journal to keep your drawings and other important information you've learned.

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grades 3–6

Listen, Slowly

Put on this audiobook about a girl's trip to Vietnam, where she learns about her family's past. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Earthquake-Proof Construction

Construct a model building that can withstand an earthquake, and build your own shake table! Then, consider how buildings in your town are constructed.
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grades K–4

Dav Pilkey at Home

Get drawing with beloved author Dav Pilkey. Learn how to make all your favorite Dog Man characters, and find many more fun activities.

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grades K–3

Rock Star Workout

Bust out your air guitar and enjoy this wacky workout sitting down or standing up.

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grades 3–5

Take the U.S. Census Challenge

Test your census smarts by watching this video and seeing how many quiz questions you can get right.

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Activity

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 3–8

Respond to a Piece of Art

Find a piece of art of any kind and from anyone. Write a response to it. What does it make you feel and think?

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Worksheet

Preschool–grade 5

Simple Stress Busters

Try out one of these simple activities to de-stress, release tension, and relax.

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Chemistry Color Explosion

Create a chemical reaction and work of art by mixing a few simple ingredients to create a beautiful pattern.
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grades K–5

Rube Goldberg Machines

Check out these crazy contraptions that are all about cause and effect, and draw a plan for your own.

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Activity

Preschool–grade 3

Hot Lava!

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

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grades K–5

Who Invented Pizza?

Enjoy this quick investigation into one of the world's most popular foods. Then, vote for another upcoming question, or submit your own!

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Interactive

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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Activity

grades 3–5

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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Teacher and students in front of a high school

Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

The Power of a Letter

Read about a teacher who wrote encouraging letters to students. Then take the quiz, review the power words, and write about why the letters meant so much.

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Hula Hoop Observation

Be a backyard scientist. Use a hula hoop to isolate an area to observe. And if you don't have a hoop, make one!
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grades K–2

Cardboard Tube Houses

Re-imagine some toilet paper or paper towel tubes as houses, castles, and more.

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Activity

grades K–5

Hold a Mini Sports Day

Set up and try out this mini-sports day course with egg and spoon races, relay races, sack races, obstacle courses, and more.

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Interactive

grades 2–6

Mysterious Microbes

Search for six microbes in this online coloring activity. Pick a different color to represent each virus. Are you able to identify the missing one?

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snoopy sporty math

Worksheet

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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Preschool–grade 3

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Join actor Héctor Elizondo as he reads this heartwarming tale of acceptance, love, friendship, and community.

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Activity

grades K–5

Rose, Bud, Thorn

Describe your day to a family member with one thing that fits each category: Include something positive (rose), something hopeful (bud), and something challenging (thorn). Take turns sharing.

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Answering Kids' Questions About Coronavirus

Check out this podcast where kids' practical questions about the coronavirus get answered by real scientists.
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grades 3–5

10 Fun Fabric Scrap Crafts

Try out these fun crafts that make use of scrap pieces of fabric. You'll learn some useful sewing skills along the way.

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grades K–5

North, South, East, West

Practice your cardinal directions while you hop around with this simple game.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–4

Social Media Debate

Is social media good for society? Read these kids' thoughts, and then write down your thoughts or discuss with friends or family.

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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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Activity

grades 3–5

Create a Family Movie Guide

Create a family movie guide that not only will be a lasting piece of memorabilia but will also help with writing skills.

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Audio

grades 3–6

Listen, Slowly

Put on this audiobook about a girl's trip to Vietnam, where she learns about her family's past. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Science Podcasts for Kids

Choose a podcast from Brains On! featuring science for kids and curious adults. There's no need to download anything—you can listen online!
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Activity

grades K–5

Make A Doodler

Can you make a simple drawing without touching the marker or paper? You can if you collaborate! Team up, communicate, and coordinate your actions to draw silly sketches.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

Explore Europe

Find one fun fact from the text and share it with a caregiver, friend, or sibling!

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an astronaut in space

Article/Ebook

grade 3

What Is a Spacewalk?

Learn what a spacewalk is, why astronauts do them, and how they stay safe.

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various math functions

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 3

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen

Listen to Oprah Winfrey read The Hula-Hoopin' Queen and get your hips swingin' and fingers snappin' as you enjoy a story of family and celebration.

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grades 3–5

How to Draw Health Heroes: Doctors and Nurse

Learn how to draw a doctor or nurse. Parents, you could even challenge your little artists to turn their drawing into a thank-you card!

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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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Preschool–grade 3

Be a Butterfly

Break out of your cocoon and spread your wings as you learn some simple poses and stretches.

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Interactive

grades 7–10

History of Hip Hop Quiz

Test your knowledge on the history of jazz, hip hop, and more.

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grades K–12

How Toilet Paper Is Made

Visit a huge factory that makes toilet paper, tissue, and paper towels. You'll get to see how something so simple is actually complex to manufacture.

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Three cups of smoothies

Activity

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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Activity

grades K–3

Alphabet Hunt

Write down the alphabet. Look in your kitchen and try to find one item that starts with each letter. Write it down! What about Z?

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Samples of common phrases

Worksheet

grades 1–4

Grow Your Language

How does what we say shape our mindset toward learning? Cut out these common phrases and sort them on the worksheet to start a discussion.

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Rad American Women A-Z

Learn about these amazing women who defied expectations across the centuries. Great for the whole family.
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Activity

grades 2–4

Jump!

Even if you don't want to jump, the Mac Dad, the Daddy Mac, and Kris Kross will make you jump to this fly song!

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grades K–3

Wash Your Hands

Join Cartoon Network for a fun way to wash your hands and keep everyone around your healthy.

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Video

grades K–3

Visiting a Recycling Plant

See the recycling process for paper, from pickup to sorting and baling up the final product.