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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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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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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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Thankful Pictures

During the week, take pictures of things you're thankful for. Then combine them into a slideshow, collage, or other collection to revisit and add to.
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grades 3–6

Awesome Ornament

Gather some simple crafting materials, and then go step by step to make a piñata-shaped ornament.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

In It Together

Read about efforts in four countries to keep people healthy during the pandemic. What can you do to help lift people's spirits?

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Video

grades 4–6

Travel to the Tech Interactive Science Center

Head off to the Tech Interactive center in San Jose, California. Visit science labs and hear from professionals working at the cutting edge of STEM.

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grades 3–5

Turn Up the Volume

Use the beaker to select the amount of liquid you'll need to fill up the cubes. Count the cubes to help out.

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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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Worksheet

grades 3–8

What Can I Say Instead?

Complete this worksheet to rethink and reframe the things you say when struggling. Do you think changing the way you speak shapes your thinking?

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Gratitude Jar

Decorate a gratitude jar. When you feel grateful, write or draw the reason on a paper and put it in the jar. Read the results each week.
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grades K–8

Experience Polar Bears on the Tundra

Travel to the Canadian tundra to see some migrating polar bears and hear from the scientists who study them.

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grades 1–8

Create Your Dance Passion Project

Design your dream dance performance in this interactive workshop that shows how ideas can be expressed through movement.

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grades 2–5

Create a Cozy Bear

Draw along to this video that'll show you how to create a hibernating bear for the holidays or anytime. Pause as much as you need!

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agrinautica

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grades 4–5

Agrinautica

Build your math skills by terraforming a planet. Each plant, animal, fungus, and mineral you add represents a unique mathematical expression.

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grades 3–6

Family Interview Project

Use these questions (or write your own) to interview a family member. Write down or record their answers, and share with the whole family.

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Preschool–grade 3

Build a Tree of Thanks

Make a simple tree of thanks together, and bolster your family’s gratitude practice—maybe even start a new family tradition!

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Help Out

Ask an adult how you can help for 15 minutes. Or set a timer and find something to clean, wipe, or put away until the alarm sounds.
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grades 3–6

And the Winner Is …

Find out who declares the winner of an election, and how they can declare a winner before all the votes are counted.

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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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grades 2–5

Tower of Turkeys

Gather some markers and paper, then watch this video to learn how to draw a stack of turkeys with different faces.

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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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get the scoop

Article/Ebook

grades 1–5

Get the Scoop!

Print out this monthly magazine filled with interesting articles, activities, puzzles, and more!

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grades 5–9

Why Be Grateful?

Watch this video to find out why being grateful makes us happier. Then take a minute to focus on the things you're thankful for.

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Self-Appreciation

Write about or draw pictures of things you appreciate about yourself. What are some reasons you're grateful you're you?
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grades K–8

The First Step to Sustainability

What does it mean to live sustainably? Learn to distinguish between needs and wants, and consider how things are used or wasted.

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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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grades 3–8

West African Dance

Learn and practice some simple and fun moves from West African dance. Do you see the influence of these moves on modern dancing?

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Interactive

grades 2–4

Add the Animal Shoes

Figure out how many shoes you need for the animals. Try to do it without counting each foot.

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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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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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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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grades K–5

Music of the Mountains

Enjoy some traditional music, including Peruvian pan flutes. Why are they different sizes? How does that affect the sound?

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grades 3–5

Tricky Pictures: Get the Facts

Some people change the pictures they post online. How can you tell what's real? Slow down and use your critical-thinking skills to get the facts.

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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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Article/Ebook

grade 5

Move to the Beat

Read about master musician Jordan Messan Benissan from Togo, and learn about the importance of music in this West African country.

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grades K–3

Finding Your Yeti Body

Learn how to slide into your yeti body to get you better prepped to practice mindfulness, meditate, or just chill out.

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What Can You Give?

Make a list of things you can gift, like stuff, money, skills, time, or love. Figure out who or what to give those things to.
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grades 1–3

Play the Dreidel Game

Discover a fun game typically played during Hannukah. Read the rules, learn the symbolism, and make a dreidel if you don't have one already.

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elephants in a museum

Interactive

Preschool–grade 12

Field Museum

Take a virtual trip to Chicago to visit the Field Museum, and explore their animal exhibits using Street View.

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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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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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Article/Ebook

grades 3–6

Telling Stories Without Words

Take a closer look at what it's like to be a photojournalist, and read what one photojournalist has to say about her job.

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Preschool–grade 12

Community Gift Box

Decorate a large cardboard box. Use it to store gifts for local charities. Put in toys to donate, food to give away, and more!

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Pocket-Sized Gratitude

Find a small object like a button or marble and keep it with you. Whenever you touch it, think of something you're grateful for.
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grades 3–12

Tie Knots

Explore the different types of knots. Which would come in handy? Use rope or shoelaces to teach yourself how to tie one or two knots.

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Mind

Clear your mind and re-charge your body with some meditative yoga great for beginners or even seasoned vets.

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grades K–5

Miniature Stage Play

Learn how to make a tiny theater you can use to stage miniature plays.