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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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Preschool–grade 4

The Cookie Girl

Gather around to listen to the story of a girl who wanted cookies for dinner, plus several other fun short stories in this audiobook.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–12

Appreciating the Small Things

Thinking about your mother or another caregiver, identify some of the everyday ways that person shows you love. Show your appreciation with a note or hug.

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Paper Airplanes

Try folding paper into airplanes without a model. Then look up different techniques. Which ones fly the farthest?
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grades 3–8

Visit the Vatican

Wander the richly decorated halls of this unique holy city-state—completely free of crowds!

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grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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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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Activity

grades 3–5

Use Legos to Learn Math

Got some Lego bricks lying around? Use them to learn and practice some simple math concepts.

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Preschool–grade 3

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen

Listen to Oprah Winfrey read The Hula-Hoopin' Queen and get your hips swingin' and fingers snappin' as you enjoy a story of family and celebration.

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grades 3–5

How to Draw Health Heroes: Doctors and Nurse

Learn how to draw a doctor or nurse. Parents, you could even challenge your little artists to turn their drawing into a thank-you card!

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Two Truths and a Lie

Ask kids to tell you about yesterday and include two true things that happened, and one lie. Guess which is the lie.
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grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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grades 1–8

Create Your Dance Passion Project

Design your dream dance performance in this interactive workshop that shows how ideas can be expressed through movement.

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Article/Ebook

grade 5

Move to the Beat

Read about master musician Jordan Messan Benissan from Togo, and learn about the importance of music in this West African country.

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Interactive

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 2–5

What's a "True" Place?

Find out how a published author comes up with ideas and gets her stories down on paper. How does she keep going when she's stuck?

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Body

Shape your body and mind with this accessible and welcoming 10-minute yoga routine.

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Be Grateful

Think of three things you're grateful for. To yourself or someone else, describe exactly why you appreciate these things.
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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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Video

grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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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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Worksheet

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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Worksheet

grades 3–4

Gratitude for Grammar

Use these Thanksgiving-themed sentences to practice parts of speech.

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Worksheet

grades 1–4

Grow Your Language

How does what we say shape our mindset toward learning? Cut out these common phrases and sort them on the worksheet to start a discussion.

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Memorize a Song

Find lyrics to a favorite song and practice singing several times until you can sing it by heart.
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Activity

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 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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Worksheet

grades 3–5

Gratitude and Happiness

Take a moment out of your day to consider the role of gratitude in our lives.

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Interactive

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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Article/Ebook

grade 4

Trail into Darkness

Find out what happens when a boy gets lost while snowshoeing with his family.

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Preschool–grade 3

M&M's Factory Tour

Take a trip to the M&M factory and learn how this popular candy is made.

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Draw Yourself

Look into a mirror and draw what you see. Remember to include your eyebrows, eyes, nose, lips, and chin.
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grades 3–8

Get Moving with Langston Galloway

Join Detroit Pistons' Langston Galloway and teacher Ms. Jourieh for an at-home workout. Watch until the end for a poem from Langston's namesake.

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grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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Video

grades 3–5

Super Digital Citizen

Discover the Digital Citizens -- superheroes that solve digital dilemmas in responsible ways.

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Lesson

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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Worksheet

grades 1–8

Writing Inspiration

Print out this packet of activities that get you writing and thinking in new ways.

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grades 3–12

Write a Thank-You Note

Think about a kind gesture someone did for you recently. Write them a thank note to let them know how much you appreciated it.

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Staring Contests

Look into each other's eyes and try not to blink. Or smile. Or laugh. Who wins?
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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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grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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grades 3–5

Room Refresh

Pick a room, space, or spot in your home that could use some sprucing up. Clean and organize the area to make it work better for you and your family.

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Three cups of smoothies

Activity

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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Video

grades 3–8

How Texts Are Structured

Learn about the essential elements and techniques of well-structured texts. After, find a nonfiction book or article and identify some of these elements.

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Video

grades K–5

Ernest and Celestine

Watch this gorgeously animated movie (available free on Kanopy) about unlikely friendships.

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Imagine the Perfect Candy

Take turns imagining and describing your perfect candy bar. (What flavors would it have? Crunchy or chewy?) Then create an advertising jingle to sell it.
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Video

grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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meow moo moo

Activity

grades K–3

Hip Hop Patterns

Dance and learn about patterns at the same time with this catchy rap.

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Lesson

grades 5–8

Drawing to Music

Learn about synesthesia and how it influences musicians and artists. Then put some music on, get inspired, and draw.