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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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grades K–3

"Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book"

Watch Latinx author and illustrator Yuyi Morales read her first self-illustrated story and find out who is the trickster and who was tricked.

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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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Chalk Bomb

Take chalk outside and create some delightful sidewalk or driveway art outside a friend, family member, or neighbor's house.
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grades 3–12

Flip-Flop Sculptures

Watch how Ocean Sole is cleaning up the ocean by taking washed-up flip-flops and transforming them into beautiful sculptures.

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grades 3–12

Eliminating Single-Use Plastics

Travel to Belize with Marie McGrory to find out how she made it through (almost) the whole trip without single-use plastics.

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Preschool–grade 3

Travel Around the World—With Your Ears

All you need to do is listen to learn about lots of different countries and cultures.

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grades 5–8

How Much Toilet Paper is Enough?

Find out how much TP you actually need. Also, see if there's a correlation between the number of sheets and the roll's diameter.

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grades 2–3

To Be a Drum

Listen along as James Earl Jones reads a story of rhythm, history, and freedom.

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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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Community Cleanup

Get a bucket or bags and some gloves. Pick a spot in your community to clean up. Do a sweep for garbage and recyclables (with an adult, for safety).
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grades 4–12

The Stories of 103 Orchard Street

Explore how this New York tenement's history mirrors the story of immigration in the U.S. Then, dig into more resources from the Tenement Museum's site.

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Preschool–grade 12

Pass the Appreciation

Gather the family in a circle. Grab a ball or a pillow, toss it to someone, and say something you appreciate about them. Keep it going!

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grades K–3

Kids vs. Plastic

Take the Kids vs. Plastic pledge to get your Planet Protector certificate and find out what you can do to fight trash.

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grades 1–12

Math Made Accessible

Read, watch, and solve math problems in algebra, geometry, statistics, calculus and trigonometry. Complete an activity, open a digital textbook, or try a practice problem.

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grades 5–6

Penguin Census

Discover how scientists are counting chinstrap penguins in Antarctica. It's part of a global penguin census that will help researchers better understand the Antarctic environment.

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grades 3–8

Meditation for Kids

Guided meditations and mindfulness games designed to help kids calm themselves, focus, practice kindness, fall asleep, and wake up.

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Sort and Fold

Make a game out of sorting laundry by tossing clothes into piles and seeing who can fold the fastest (but still neatly).
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grades 1–5

Listen and Learn with Father and Son

Kick back, relax, and listen to this charming podcast that explores a wide range of historical topics, from silly to serious.

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Preschool–grade 5

Powered by Poop

Watch how the Straus Family Creamery transforms "cow pies" into renewable energy and compost to fertilize pastures.

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grades K–4

Be Like a Hummingbird

Listen to the tale of the hummingbird, shared by Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai. This excerpt from Dirt! The Movie inspires us to do the best we can.

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Preschool–grade 12

Independent Math

Choose the grade level that's right to get started.

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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 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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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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grades 3–8

Keyboard Quickness

Build keyboarding skills by choosing and playing one of the typing games.

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50 birds in 50 states

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grades 3–5

50 Birds, 50 States

Join Barry the Bald Eagle as he tours states from east to west, learning lots of fun facts along the way.

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grades 3–12

Green Roofs

Learn how green roofs can lower temperatures and reduce energy costs, absorb storm water, and support the overall ecosystem.

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grades 3–12

Game Coder

Explore some of the tutorials in Microsoft's MakeCode Arcade. These step-by-step guides show how to modify and create simple games using drag-and-drop code blocks.

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grades 3–8

Which Season Do You Like Best?

Read the poem and think about the feelings and images the list creates. Then, write a poem or list about your favorite season.

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grades 5–8

Quandary

Play this sci-fi game that will stretch your skills in critical thinking, taking another perspective, and decision-making.

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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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grades K–5

Simple Stretches

Get ready for your day with these arm and leg stretches.

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grades 3–8

Personal Planning for the Planet

Find out how you can save the planet's resources for future generations by conserving energy, food, and water and by making your purchases last longer.

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grades 3–5

Making Strong Passwords

Decide which passwords are strongest. Get one or more family members together to help.

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Preschool–grade 6

Math Skills

Choose a grade level and click on the numbers icon to get to the math games. Pick a skill that would be good to practice.

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grade 3

Dig into Reading

Build some reading skills, like main idea and supporting details, in this reading activity that involves a cute little mole.

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grades 5–12

Cool Crowdsourced Collection

Journey through these videos and photos to get a sense of the people, places, and nature around the world. Then submit your own content!

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But Why?

Take a few minutes and write down stuff you love, like games, movies, foods, etc. Why do you like each one? Try to go beyond simple answers.
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grades 1–5

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Read about the history behind Cinco de Mayo and try some of the activities, crafts, and recipes to celebrate.

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grades 3–8

Famous Trees of the World

See some of the world's most amazing trees—from biggest to oldest and beyond—in this top-notch virtual tour.

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grades 3–5

Address an Envelope

Learn the steps of this important skill. Then, write a letter to friends or family—they'll be delighted to get it in the mail.

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Preschool–grade 10

Daily Math Problem

At any time of day, use the daily math problem, presented at a variety of levels, to practice math skills and problem-solving.

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grades 2–5

Advice from a Favorite Author

Listen to the author of Click, Clack, Moo talk about her writing process and what to do when you feel like you have nothing to write about.

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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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Tree ID

Try to identify as many trees as you can around your neighborhood. What is unique about the bark or leaves? Which type of tree is your favorite?
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Preschool–grade 12

Bioturbation in Action

Watch these time-lapse videos to see earthworms and other small critters do the important work of bioturbation, the mixing up of soil and sediment.

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grades 3–12

Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!

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grades 4–12

Make a Rebus Puzzle

Use The Noun Project's icon library to make a rebus. What's a rebus? It's a puzzle made up of pictures and symbols that represent words.