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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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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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Working Out With a Paralympian

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grades 3–12

Work Out with a Paralympian

Join four-time Paralympian Rudy Garcia-Tolson for this 34-minute, full-body workout. Note you'll need a couple of common household items, so preview the workout first.

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Food Prep

Make a snack or meal to share. Beginner chefs may want to make sandwiches or prepare a snack plate or fruit salad. Ready for a challenge? Make a family favorite for dinner, or try something new.
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a new republic

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grades 3–12

A New Republic

Discover how artist Kehinde WIley redefines traditional portraits with his paintings of Black men and women. What do his paintings communicate? What questions do they raise?

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woman floating in space shuttle

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grades K–12

Tour the International Space Station

Join astronaut Suni Williams on a guided tour of daily life inside the International Space Station.

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Preschool–grade 3

The Pulitzer Playwright

Find out how Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for writing dramatic plays.

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snoopy sporty math

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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

Journalism 101

Get a crash course in journalism from Hilde Lysiak, the youngest member of the Society of Professional Journalists, who started reporting on local news before she turned 10.

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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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Prepare a Puzzle

Draw a picture on a piece of paper and glue it to a piece of cardboard. Cut it into puzzle pieces and challenge a family member to put it together.
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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 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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grades 3–5

Create a Stage for a Play

Learn the basics behind theatrical staging, then dream up a play or performance and create a model stage for it.

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sample math illustration

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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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grades 2–5

Scavenger Hunt

Write five creative clues that will lead someone to a treasure. Do it outside if you can!

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making your own reward

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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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Top Secret Learning

Think about something that you know has tons of learning value but may not typically be considered educational. Share your experiences with a family member or teacher.
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grades 3–8

China's Great Forests

Travel to China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, home to majestic forests and creatures (like the giant panda), towering mountains, and other iconic landscapes.

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Shark and National Geographic logo

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grades K–5

National Geographic Kids

Explore all of these fun resources to learn more about the natural world.

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grades K–5

Create Your Own Country, City, or Neighborhood

On a large piece of cardboard, draw the landmasses, roads, skyscrapers, and more to make up your imaginary place. Add toys or household items to make it 3D!

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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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cartoon drawing of Sacagawea

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grades 1–6

Who Was Sacagawea?

Listen to this audiobook to learn about an amazing teenager who made some of the exploration of North America possible.

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Flower Safari

Walk around your neighborhood and see how many different types of flowers you can find. Draw them or take a picture of each and try to identify them when you get home.
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fresh and clean

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grades K–5

So Fresh and So Clean

Say hello to good hygiene with this video that explains how getting clean isn't just about looking good but feeling well.

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grades 3–12

Harlem Hellfighters

Watch this video documenting the heroic achievements of the 369th Infantry Regiment, an all-Black unit that fought for the U.S. during WWI and WWII.

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grades K–5

Wrap Around the World

Use a basketball or another object and see how many times you can pass it around your waist without it touching your body.

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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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your role model responding to your letter

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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take on the day

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grades 3–5

Take on the Day

Start the day by harnessing energy and focus with this energizing breathing video!

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Think Like a Computer

Create a set of picture cards that show every step of a task, similar to how a computer works. For example, what steps do you take to brush your teeth?
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tennis player

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grades K–5

Fast Feet Tennis Drill

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

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Preschool–grade 3

Astronauts Answer Kids' Questions

Journey up to the International Space Station and join two real-life astronauts orbiting the planet as they answer kids' fun, quirky, and fascinating questions.

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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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grades K–4

Can You Guess What's Next?

Observe patterns in this simple game where you'll recognize sounds and shapes, and pick the piece that's missing.

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Preschool–grade 3

It's Never Too Early to Talk About Justice

Listen to this story about racial inequities told in a way that's easy to understand and encourages action.

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grades 1–5

Little Lunch

Take a trip Down Under to visit some kids during their morning recess in this mockumentary-style comedy for kids.

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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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matthew henson

Article/Ebook

grades 3–12

Matthew Henson: Arctic Explorer

Discover the trailblazing accomplishments of Matthew Henson, who broke boundaries both as an arctic explorer and African American.

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elephants in a museum

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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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sample recipe book

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grades 1–5

Create a Recipe Book

Write and assemble a book of your original recipes, or of recipes you've collected from friends and family. Consider adding photos or illustrations.

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add the animal shoes

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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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workers going underground

Article/Ebook

grades 3–4

Ancient Underground Mysteries

Read about the ancient tunnels underneath Rome and how scientists are trying to make a map of them so they know where sinkholes might happen.

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Preschool–grade 12

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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a foil boat with pennies inside

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grades 1–4

Foil Penny Boats

Design and build boats that hold as many pennies as possible without sinking. All you need is aluminum foil and pennies!

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Preschool–grade 3

A Twist on Hide-and-Seek

Hide an object in plain sight, then have your family members look for it. When they find it, listen for the silly catchphrase.

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grades K–5

Paper Lantern Crafts

Make your own paper lanterns to decorate for Lunar New Year. All you need is paper, scissors, and a stapler or tape!