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Preschool–grade K

Match the Number Snack Time

Group small snack items into different amounts up to 10. Match written numbers to the amounts. Eat some snacks, and match again!

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Preschool–grade 2

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

What if all your wishes could come true? Find out what happens to Sylvester and how he learned to be grateful for what he has.

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grades K–8

Visit an Animal Shelter

Visit this animal shelter in Sacramento, California, and find out how pets are taken care of before they get adopted and find a new home.

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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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grades K–8

Make a Micro-Field Guide

Create a field guide to a tiny spot (about one square meter) in your yard, a local park, or any other patch of nature in your community.

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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 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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Preschool–grade 12

Independent Math

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

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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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Preschool–grade 2

Love All Around

Color paper hearts and cut them out. Then write messages on each one, and place them around the house for your family members to find.

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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–3

Visiting a Recycling Plant

See the recycling process for paper, from pickup to sorting and baling up the final product.

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Preschool–grade 3

Be a Butterfly

Break out of your cocoon and spread your wings as you learn some simple poses and stretches.

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Preschool–grade K

Nature Notebook

Hunt for natural items and draw what you see in a notebook. You'll be surprised at how much you find, even staying close to home!

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Preschool–grade 2

Soup-Making Math

Start a conversation about length and measurement while you cook some simple vegetable soup.

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Preschool–grade 2

Learn Through Stories

Fairy tales and fables in French, Spanish, Italian, German, and English include audio and video downloads for offline use. Use the closed-captioning (CC) to follow along in English or your native language.

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grades K–2

How Were You Kind Today?

A podcast where we use our imaginations to talk about the things that matter, with the people who matter most.

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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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Preschool–grade 2

Incredible Inventors

Check out this entire alphabet of amazing Black inventors. Then dream up your own invention and draw or write about it!

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Preschool–grade K

Super Solar Power!

Do a science experiment to recreate Maria Telkes's machine that used the sun to turn saltwater into fresh water.

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grades K–5

Niagara Falls

Explore Niagara Falls and learn more about this natural wonder on the border of the U.S. and Canada.

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Preschool–grade K

Sesame Street Games

Play with your favorite characters and explore lots of early learning concepts.

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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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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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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 K–5

Drinks All Around!

Use this flexible recipe to make sparkling beverages for the whole family. If you don't have one ingredient, substitute something similar.

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Preschool–grade 1

Amazing Africa

Let this mother-daughter team teach you some facts about Africa in a video that's sure to make you smile.

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grades K–2

What's Your Favorite Season?

Spring, summer, fall, and winter: Learn about the Earth's tilt and why we have different seasons.

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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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grades K–2

Library Lion

Listen to this 14-minute story about a lion who helps out in a library, and learn about when rules should be kept and broken.

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Preschool–grade 2

Make Your Own Thank-You Cards

Think of someone you want to thank. Make them a card with a nice message, and put it in the mail.

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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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grades 2–4

Jump!

Even if you don't want to jump, the Mac Dad, the Daddy Mac, and Kris Kross will make you jump to this fly song!

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grades K–2

Amphibians in Audio

Listen while you learn to determine if the sound frogs make depends on where they live. Ribbit, ribbit, can you guess who's calling?

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grades 2–4

The Power of Words

See how even silly words exchanged online have real power, and learn what to do when faced with cyberbullying.

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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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Preschool–grade K

Starfall Library

Choose a book, listen, and follow along to fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.

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Preschool–grade 2

Thank-You Mad Libs

Who are the essential workers who help you? Thank them by filling out this page. Then have an adult help you deliver or mail it.

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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 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 K–8

Dinosaur Tour

Gawk in awe at the Smithsonian's stunning collection of dinosaur skeletons. But that's not it: there's tons more from our Earth's eventful past.

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Preschool–grade K

Nuts About Nutrition

Download eBooks in English or Spanish to listen, follow along, and learn about different food groups.

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Preschool–grade K

Fuzz Bugs Patterns

Recognize and continue patterns by placing cute bugs in their place, and explore some other math games.

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Preschool–grade K

We're Different, We're the Same

Listen as Gordon reads a book about how people might look different from each other, but also have lots of similarities.

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grades K–2

Thank-O-Rama

Join Elephant and Piggy creator Mo Willems for Thank-You Thursdays. Think of someone to thank, make them a card, and sing a thank-you song.

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Forever Flowers

Use some art supplies to create a bouquet of flowers for a family member. Write a note or draw a picture to go with it.
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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 2–4

Fresh Prince Theme Song

Sing and dance along to this story all about how the Fresh Prince's life got flip-turned upside down!

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grades K–4

Dav Pilkey at Home

Get drawing with beloved author Dav Pilkey. Learn how to make all your favorite Dog Man characters, and find many more fun activities.