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grades K–5

Fraction Games

Practice fractions using this unique mix of problems with visual models and manipulatives.

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grades 4–6

You Go First

Enjoy this story of two middle school kids, separated by geography, who bond by playing Scrabble online. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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grades K–6

Catching Paper Snowflakes

Toss paper confetti into the air and see how many pieces you can catch before they hit the ground.

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Simon Says

Take turns directing each other to do things, but say "Simon says" before each. If someone does it without hearing the phrase, they lose.
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Preschool–grade 5

Make a Bird Feeder

Make a bird feeder with just some twine and an orange peel. Observe the birds that stop by and try to identify them.

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grades 3–8

How to Make a Pinhole Camera

Sunny out? Using card stock and foil, build a way to project images—like the sun on a piece of paper.

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grades 5–12

The Woman Who Made the First Step

As the first Black, female congressperson and a champion for civil rights, Shirley Chisholm broke barriers so others could follow in her footsteps.

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grades K–8

Hour of Code: Coding Puzzles

Solve coding puzzles! Whether you're just beginning or have some coding chops already, there's something for everyone.

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grades 3–7

Warriors

Listen to the first book in this adventure series about fantasy cats and their elaborate worlds. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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grades 3–8

George Washington Carver's Innovations

Learn about Carver's life, challenges he faced, and his accomplishments as an inventor and innovator. Then, consider how his ideas changed life for us all today.

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I'm a Superhero

Transform into a magical hero. Turn towels into capes and zoom around the room battling imaginary villains.
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grades 4–12

Behind the Scenes in the Tesla Factory

Find out how the Tesla Model S is made with a tour of this state-of-the-art factory.

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grades K–5

Silly Bean Game

Watch these short instructions on how to play the game Beans on Toast. See how many new "bean" rules you can come up with.

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Preschool–grade 12

Art Coloring Book

Reimagine and re-color famous paintings with the click of a mouse.

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grades 1–5

Dorothy Vaughan: Pathbreaking Mathematician

Check out this video and article on Dorothy Vaughan, the supervisor of a group of boundary-breaking African American women whose calculations got astronauts into space.

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grades 3–7

Evil Spy School

Explore the Spy School series with this fun, action-packed sequel. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Preschool–grade 5

Choose Some Fun Fitness

Select an age and choose a skill to find a fun physical activity to practice.

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Draw Your Feelings

Find some markers and paper and turn your emotions into art. What color is joy? Sadness? Boredom? Love?
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grades 5–12

San Francisco's Kei Lun Lion Dancers

Learn what it takes to be a lion dancer. Through martial arts, dance training, and the storytelling tradition, an ancient practice is kept alive.

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Preschool–grade 3

Photosynthesis in Action

Reveal the secrets of photosynthesis by doing this simple experiment using some leaves and a bowl of water.

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grades 2–8

Create a Character Profile

Imagine a fictional, yet realistic, person. Write a profile of their life, including traits like physical appearance and personality. Describe their family, school, job, and more.

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grades 3–8

Experiments with Mobius Strips

How do you create interlocking papers with a single strip? Watch this video and see if you can recreate these mathematical experiments.

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grades 3–5

Big Nate

Enjoy the wacky adventures of this underdog who always finds himself in sticky situations. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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grades 3–5

Inspiring Stories About Pathbreaking Women

Listen to these absorbing, 20-minute tales of remarkable women who have shaped our world.

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Dream Home

Design your dream home with paper and pens. How many floors will it have? How many bedrooms? What color will it be?
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grades K–5

Hand-Washing Review

Reinforce what most kids probably already know at this point—the utmost importance of hand-washing—with this fun hip-hop video.

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grades 3–5

Elizabeth Cotten's Influential Folk Songs

Listen to this podcast about Elizabeth Cotten whose catchy blues and folk songs traveled all over the world and even influenced The Beatles.

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grades 3–8

Change Up Your Walk

Take a walk along a different route from your normal one (or start in the opposite direction). See if you notice anything new.

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grades 5–8

So Many Berries!

Find out a bit about how cranberries grow. Then, use math to estimate how many berries are actually in the bog.

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grades 3–5

Little House in the Big Woods

Settle down for a listen to this classic story of frontier life. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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grades 5–12

Go Viral with Gratitude

Use your favorite video-creation tool to make a video thanking someone who's made a difference in your life: a teacher, a parent, or another mentor.

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Creature Feature

Draw pictures of your favorite animals, real or imaginary, and talk about their habitat (the place where they live).
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grades 3–12

Toss and Think

Use your brain and your body in this game of concentration. All you need is a ball or something to toss.

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Preschool–grade 3

Exploding Baggies Experiment

Try out this exciting outdoor activity. Ponder how and why it happens, using skills like observation and deduction.

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grades 3–5

Keeping Games Fun and Friendly

Find out how to stay positive and have fun while playing online games, and help others do the same.

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grades 4–6

Money-Making Movies

Use facts about these popular holiday movies to practice some math skills and graph your results.

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grades 2–5

Captain Underpants

Get ready for some laugh-out-loud potty humor when you listen to this audiobook together (or let your kid listen alone!). Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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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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Try Something Hard

Think of something that isn't easy for you -- drawing a hand, braiding hair, multiplying by fours -- and practice it until you improve.
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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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grades 2–12

Peek into the White House

Take a tour of the West Wing of the White House in sign language. See just what the president's 45-second commute looks like.

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grades K–5

Practice Social Distancing

Use this AR app to get a true sense of what it means to practice social distancing, making an abstract idea more concrete.

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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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Preschool–grade 3

Zombies Don't Eat Veggies

Listen to actor Jaime Camil read this fun, silly, Spanish-and-English story about the importance of family, being your authentic self, and accepting our differences.

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grades 2–5

Nocturna

Immerse yourself in this strange, dreamy, animated world where young Tim must save the disappearing stars. Free on Kanopy with a library card.

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Listen Carefully

Ask an adult a question about their past. Listen very carefully and don't interrupt. Then, ask another question related to what they just said.
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grades 3–8

But Why?

Listen to this kid-friendly podcast to find out whether llamas are ticklish, why baby teeth fall out, and so much more.

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grades 2–4

Bye, Bye, Bye

Get in your time machine and press "2000," then prepare to relive your youth and dance your heart out to this stellar NSYNC song!

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grades K–12

Four Notes That Changed Music with Ezinma

Watch as violinist Ezinma honors the history and legacy of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony—and its famous four notes—in this awesome modern take.