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grades 1–4

Mystery Number

Use greater-than and lesser-than clues to find the right number.

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grade 3

Plant Adaptations

Compare and contrast two separate informational texts about plants with unique adaptations for survival.

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grades 4–12

Kindness Is Contagious

Enjoy this warm-hearted documentary (available free on Tubi) about people being nice to each other. Just what we need right now.

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Observe Your World

Look out the window at everything you can see. Focus carefully on one or two specific things. Do you notice anything you didn't before?
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grades 3–12

The Future Forest Is Made of Plastic!

Visit this inspiring garden made of plastic waste. How can you use old toys or plastics from the recycling bin to make your own sculpture garden?

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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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grades 3–4

Kid Heroes for the Planet

Read about five Kid Heroes for the Planet. Think about ways they can inspire you to take action, too!

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grades K–5

Playing Card Math Games

Learn these math games that only require a deck of cards. Play with a brother, sister, or family member to test your skills.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

Speak, Fido

Read this article about new, high-tech vests being developed to help service dogs communicate with people. Then consider some other potential uses for this technology.

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Activity

Preschool–grade 3

I Spy With My Little iPhone/Digital Camera

Head into nature, where the objects and forces to identify, categorize, and photograph are wonderful and virtually endless.

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Hot Lava!

Move around the room without touching the floor. Step on chairs, pillows, blankets, but not the hot lava!
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grades 3–8

Hey, Batter Batter!

Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, and examine vintage photos, signed baseballs, programs, posters, videos and 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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Lesson

grades 1–6

A Truly Creative Curriculum

Move and create along with these high-energy video lessons that are sure to tap into your inner artist, writer, and performer.

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Lesson

grades K–6

A Snail's Pace

Play this game and see which snail will win the race. Use mental addition, probability, and patterns to move your snail to the finish line!

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Activity

grades K–5

Design a Treasure Hunt

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

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Joy During Coronavirus Outbreak

Read the article and discuss what random acts of kindness you can offer to your community.

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Play Charades

Set up a video chat with a friend, grandparents or another family. Take turns trying to get the other side to guess your clue.
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Preschool–grade 6

Traditional Chinese Cloth Shoes

See how Li Ziqi, a vlogger based in Mianyang in China's Sichuan province, beautifully sews and glues layers of cloth to create a traditional Chinese shoe.

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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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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 2–6

Which One Holds More?

Grab two sheets of paper and create two different-size cylinders. Predict which one will hold more Legos, beads, or other objects of your choice!

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Audio

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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Preschool–grade 12

Virtual Visit

Schedule some special time with a friend or family member to maintain that crucial connection with loved ones.

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Alphabet Hunt

Write down the alphabet. Look in your kitchen and try to find one item that starts with each letter. Write it down! What about Z?
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grades 3–8

Community Farms

Find inspiration in Melvin Parson's community-based farming project, which he sees as a path to healthier communities and better futures, especially for the formerly incarcerated.

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Preschool–grade 6

Traditional Chinese Cloth Shoes

See how Li Ziqi, a vlogger based in Mianyang in China's Sichuan province, beautifully sews and glues layers of cloth to create a traditional Chinese shoe.

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grades K–5

You Can Do This

Fill out this worksheet to think through how to get from "I can't" to "I can try."

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Activity

grades 5–7

Find Pi Everywhere

Discover the magical mathematical nature of pi. All you'll need is a circular object, some string, and scissors.

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Audio

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 3–5

Bring it Down

Learn how to gain control of your stressful energy with this calming mindfulness exercise.

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Card Houses

Find a deck of cards and carefully balance them to create a structure. See how high you can build.
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Preschool–grade 3

Stretch and Spell

Spell the word "coconut" with your body for a fun, quick stretch. What other words can you spell with your arms and legs?

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grades 4–12

Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary

Ever wonder what the number on the bottom of plastic items means? Learn about the plastic numbering system and why it came to be.

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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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Lesson

grades 3–8

Tangram Puzzle

Play this ancient game, where you create different shapes and figures, using just seven geometric tiles. There are 40 interactive puzzles to choose from.

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Audio

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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grades 3–8

Classroom Meditation – For All Ages!

Spend a quick seven minutes getting centered and focused with this meditation video.

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Hopscotch

Use chalk, tape, or other materials to jump into some old-school hopscotch for indoor or outdoor fun.
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grades 3–8

DIY Comic Book

Dream of writing your own graphic novel or zine to share with friends? Learn how to start with a single sheet of paper. Then start creating!

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grades 3–8

Launch into Space

Visit Mars and see photos from NASA's Curiosity Rover.

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Activity

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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Activity

grades 3–8

Origami Boxes

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding and make your very own origami box. Decorate the paper before folding to add a personal touch!

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Audio

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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Book by Mail

Create a book by folding blank paper in half. Use a stapler or hole punch and string to bind it together at the fold. Write a story for a family member. Illustrate it with crayons or markers. Then send it to them in the mail.
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grades 4–12

Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary

Ever wonder what the number on the bottom of plastic items means? Learn about the plastic numbering system and why it came to be.

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grades 1–8

P.E. Class at Home

Pretend you're in P.E. and follow along with the "world's P.E. teacher," Joe Wicks, as he leads a daily 30-minute at-home workout.

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Interactive

Preschool–grade 3

Paint and Create

Mess around in this simple and fun painting tool to make your own masterpiece. Share it with family when you're done.