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grades 4–5

Agrinautica

Build your math skills by terraforming a planet. Each plant, animal, fungus, and mineral you add represents a unique mathematical expression.

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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 5–9

Why Be Grateful?

Watch this video to find out why being grateful makes us happier. Then take a minute to focus on the things you're thankful for.

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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 3–5

How to Draw How to Train Your Dragon's Toothless

Draw a cute cartoon version of Toothless from DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon. Color it, and display it when you're finished.

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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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 5–10

World's Tallest Building

Find out about the architecture, materials, and process used to create the world's tallest building. Then explore the math problems and social justice activities.

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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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Preschool–grade 5

Mindful Moment

What do you see, feel, hear, and smell where you are right now? Quiet your mind and focus on your senses.

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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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sharks the real story

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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 1–5

Work Out Like an Avenger

Train like a superhero with these kickboxing exercises inspired by the popular Marvel characters.

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grades 1–4

My Father's Dragon

Listen to this adventure story of a young boy who runs away to an island with an alley cat. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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grades 2–4

Add the Animal Shoes

Figure out how many shoes you need for the animals. Try to do it without counting each foot.

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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 3–6

Family Interview Project

Use these questions (or write your own) to interview a family member. Write down or record their answers, and share with the whole family.

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I'd Like to Toast …

The next time your family gets together, take a minute to toast each other. What specific things do you appreciate about each person?
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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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april activity calendar

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Preschool–grade 5

Monthly Activity Calendar and Coloring Sheets

Get daily ideas for outdoor play. Enjoy these fun, screen-free activities!

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grades 4–6

What's Cyberbullying?

What counts as cyberbullying? Learn what it is, and what it isn't, and give kids important tools they'll need to combat the problem.

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grades K–3

Make the Penguin Match

Use your spatial skills to turn the penguin all around to match the picture. Try to do it in the fewest number of moves!

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

History of Pandemics

Place the coronavirus pandemic in context by reading about previous pandemics that sickened people around the globe.

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grades K–5

How It's Made: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you know some cookies are made in factories, not in restaurant kitchens? Watch this "sweet" tour on how large-batch cookies are mixed and shipped.

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Explain Empathy

What does it mean to have empathy? Write a poem, create art, or make a picture book that expresses your point of view.
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grades K–5

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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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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finding your yeti body

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grades K–3

Finding Your Yeti Body

Learn how to slide into your yeti body to get you better prepped to practice mindfulness, meditate, or just chill out.

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stone kites

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Stone Kites?

Learn about these mysterious stone structures in the western desert of Saudi Arabia. Then, try out some of the math questions.

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grades 4–8

The Best Figure of Speech Ever

Find out how speakers, writers, marketers, and everyone else use hyperbole to exaggerate for effect and to build intensity and urgency.

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your amazing brain

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grades K–3

Your Amazing Brain

Watch this video to learn how to grow your brain's power by sticking to things and calming down when you get frustrated.

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10 Penny Pickup

Scatter pennies, and pick them up as fast as you can. Now try with just your left hand, then your right. How about your toes?
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grades 1–5

Work Out Like a Jedi

Use the force of your muscles to do these Star Wars-character-inspired exercises.

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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digital footprints

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grades 3–5

Thinking About Our Digital Footprints

Follow the footprints to see what you can learn about each person.

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goats that climb

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Goats That Climb

Find out how and why goats climb, and then choose one or more of the math questions to try. Check out the extra resources, too.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

8 Questions for Jerry Craft

Read about how graphic novelist Jerry Craft discovered comics and why he wrote his Newbery Award-winning book New Kid.

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grades 3–12

Family Photo Album

Take some time together to curate your best family photos, and put them into a digital or old-school album. Create a theme or just choose your favorites.

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Media Matters

Write down your favorite things to watch, read, or listen to. Why do you like each of them? Do they all share a common theme?
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grades K–5

Skateboard Spirograph

Grab a skateboard (or exercise ball, etc.), some giant paper, markers, and a friend to make a masterpiece on wheels.

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sharks the real story

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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 K–5

So Fresh and So Clean

Say hello to good hygiene with this video that explains how getting clean isn't just about looking good but feeling well.

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grades 4–5

Mixed Up About Mixed Numbers?

Learn how to use a visual, step-by-step approach to transform improper fractions into mixed numbers.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Get Inspiration from a Kid's Poem

Check out this poem about an endangered species written by a middle schooler. Then, write a paragraph responding to it, or write your own poem.

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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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Snail Mail

Pick a friend or family member and write them a letter the old-fashioned way. Use a pen, paper, envelope, stamp, and your brain—no computer! Make sure to ask them to write back before you drop your letter in the mailbox.
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Preschool–grade 5

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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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grades K–5

Dream and Design

Design blueprints for your fantasy bedroom or house.