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grades 2–9

Khan Academy ELA

Choose your grade level (2–9) and then an interactive lesson to build vocabulary and reading comprehension.

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grades 3–5

Gratitude and Happiness

Take a moment out of your day to consider the role of gratitude in our lives.

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Augusta Savage: Harlem Renaissance Artist

Learn about the extraordinary life, achievements, and art of sculptor and gallerist Augusta Savage, who was a key part of the Harlem Renaissance.
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grades 3–8

Museum Magic

Explore the exhibit "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" from the British Library. Look for everything from real "magical" artifacts to J.K. Rowling's original sketches.

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Website/App

grades 1–4

Plum Landing Games

Play! Explore! Create! And discover the wonders of our amazing planet with your friends from Plum Landing.

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The earth glowing

Interactive

grades 4–12

GeoGuessr

Motivate students to learn about the world's regions, ecosystems, and inhabitants with this addictive puzzler.

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gratitude for grammar

Worksheet

grades 3–4

Gratitude for Grammar

Use these Thanksgiving-themed sentences to practice parts of speech.

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what is mindfulness

Video

grades K–3

What Is Mindfulness?

Find out what it means to be mindful. After the video, take some time to practice what you learned.

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What Does Winter Mean to You?

Use this writing prompt to reflect on what winter means to you and how you know when winter has arrived.
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grades 3–8

Hey, Batter Batter!

Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, and examine vintage photos, signed baseballs, programs, posters, videos and more.

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grades K–5

Kick It

Grab a bean bag, small ball, or crumpled-up piece of paper. Using only your feet, kick it up to yourself or back and forth as many times as you can.

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invent a critter

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grades 3–5

Invent-a-Critter

Using Legos, create a creature that's as cute as you can possibly make it. If allowed, share it with the community on the site.

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make the penguin match

Interactive

grades K–3

Make the Penguin Match

Use your spatial skills to turn the penguin all around to match the picture. Try to do it in the fewest number of moves!

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recipe poems

Worksheet

grades 3–4

Recipe Poems

Cook up some creative writing with this fun poetry activity. What's your recipe for Family? How about for School Holiday?

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managing worry

Video

grades K–3

Managing Worry

Learn how to wrangle worrying in this video that'll get you to wonder less about "what if" and focus more on "what is."

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Space Origami

Fold a piece of paper to find out how rockets can carry a starshade as big as a baseball diamond to take pictures in space.
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grades 5–12

Win the White House

Start your own presidential campaign and learn the ins, outs, and quirks of electoral politics in the United States.

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grades K–5

Sending Secret Messages

Find out how to communicate over a distance in this hands on activity. Grab some markers and a flashlight and get your secret message out.

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grades K–5

Learn by Doing

Explore the educational challenges other kids are doing, and try some yourself. Make and upload videos only with permission!

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Stone Kites?

Learn about these mysterious stone structures in the western desert of Saudi Arabia. Then, try out some of the math questions.

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Article/Ebook

grades K–3

Great Early Reading Resources

Check out these excellent literacy apps, games, and websites to help build phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

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grades K–5

Create a Kindness Challenge

Think of a way your household can show kindness to each other this week. How can you help each other or make the day better?

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Gratitude for Grammar

Use these Thanksgiving-themed sentences to practice parts of speech.
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grades K–8

Silly Apple Snacks

Follow the recipe to make the silliest snack that's perfect for apple season or anytime laughs.

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grades K–6

The History of Hula

Learn about hula, a native Hawaiian dance. In this video from the National Geographic Channel, dancers and historians explain the origins and development of hula.

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Preschool–grade 3

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Stretch, learn kid-friendly poses, and practice mindfulness for energetic or calm activity.

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goats that climb

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Goats That Climb

Find out how and why goats climb, and then choose one or more of the math questions to try. Check out the extra resources, too.

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trail into darkness

Article/Ebook

grade 4

Trail into Darkness

Find out what happens when a boy gets lost while snowshoeing with his family.

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grades 3–12

I'd Like to Toast …

The next time your family gets together, take a minute to toast each other. What specific things do you appreciate about each person?

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Writing Inspiration

Print out this packet of activities that get you writing and thinking in new ways.
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Activity

grades K–5

Fast Feet Tennis Drill

Practice your speed and agility as you dodge imaginary tennis balls.

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Lesson

grades 3–5

Can You Make Lava?

Watch the video to discover the answer and learn a little about lava along the way.

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digital life

Video

grades 4–6

Digital Life 101

Use this video to reflect on the media you consume, create, and share. Consider drawing out a map similar to the one in the video.

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Interactive

grades 3–5

Fraction Practice with Penguin

Roll the penguin to his balloons by selecting the number on the line that matches with the circle segments.

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Preschool–grade 3

Trombone Shorty

Listen to the true story of a boy who discovered his musical talent, worked hard, and grew up to be an award-winning musician.

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Video

Preschool–grade 5

Mindful Moment

What do you see, feel, hear, and smell where you are right now? Quiet your mind and focus on your senses.

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Thinking About Traditions

Write down your family traditions, whether they're for holidays, birthdays, or other special reasons. Are there new traditions you'd like to create?
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recipe zine

Worksheet

grades 3–8

Recipe Zine

With a little folding and loads of creativity, use this template to make a recipe for yourself, a family member or friend, or anything!

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space rover

Interactive

grades 3–8

Launch into Space

Visit Mars and see photos from NASA's Curiosity Rover.

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Interactive

grades 2–6

Interland: Be Internet Awesome

Explore four islands in this game by Google that covers key digital citizenship topics like protecting privacy, sharing safely, and being kind online.

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reindeer racing

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Reindeer Racing!

Read about the Sami people and how reindeer factor into their lives. Then choose some of the math problems, extensions, or worksheets to try.

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how texts are structured

Video

grades 3–8

How Texts Are Structured

Learn about the essential elements and techniques of well-structured texts. After, find a nonfiction book or article and identify some of these elements.

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Activity

Preschool–grade 8

Family Conversation Sparks

Add these conversation starters to a jar and choose one to spark thoughtful discussions. Try one during family meals, in the car, or at bedtime!

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Breathing Break

Without trying to change it, pay attention to your breathing as you sit still. Do it for 10 breaths the first time, and then try 15!
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Interactive

grades 2–5

Sea Otters and Ecosystems

Play this tossing game to learn about sea otters, urchins, kelp, and the ecosystem they share.

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grades 3–6

DIY Putt-Putt

Using items from around your home, create a mini-golf course. Find objects to use as a club and golf ball, and then put it to the test!

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Video

grades 3–5

#ConcertForKids with the Villalobos Brothers

Get inspired by these musical brothers from Xalapa, Mexico, as they combine traditional Mexican folk music with jazz and classical music.