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Preschool–grade K

Touch Your Head, Arms, and Toes

Move—and count—along with this catchy song.

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grades K–2

If the World Were a Village

Find out what the world would look if it were one village by listening to these stories about the people on our planet.

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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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Get Your Wiggles Out

Decide how many "wiggles" you have in your body, then dance, run, or shake for that many seconds until they're all out.
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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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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

Worksheet

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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Preschool–grade K

Happy Birthday Around the World

Watch and listen as people from around the world sing their versions of "The Birthday Song." Then, draw a picture of your favorite parts of your birthday tradition.

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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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Preschool–grade 2

Explore the World, Tell a Story

Use this free, bilingual app in a wide variety of ways, including telling stories, learning vocabulary, and using creativity.

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Thank you for being my light!

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Preschool–grade 12

Thank You Cards

Show you care by sending a thank you card. Choose to print, color, or send electronically.

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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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grades K–12

How Toilet Paper Is Made

Visit a huge factory that makes toilet paper, tissue, and paper towels. You'll get to see how something so simple is actually complex to manufacture.

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grades K–3

Rock Star Workout

Bust out your air guitar and enjoy this wacky workout sitting down or standing up.

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Preschool–grade K

Make an Alphabet Poster

Create an original illustrated alphabet poster (or 26 individual letter pages) to display in your home.

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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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grades K–2

Read About a Ranch, See Baby Chicks!

Listen to the author read his book, and watch the real chicks, too!

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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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Silly Voices

Select a book together and, using silly voices, take turns reading pages. Try out different voices for different characters.
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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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Do you ever feel...?

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grades K–2

How Technology Makes You Feel

Using this fun poem video, help kids reflect upon the various feelings they might experience when using technology.

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Preschool–grade K

Let's Step Outside

Count the steps it takes you and your child to get to a destination, and use math terms to compare the results.

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Preschool–grade K

Find Sight Words Everywhere

Cut and paste your way to sight word mastery with this easy-to-make reading and literacy activity.

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grades K–2

Rhyming Pictures

Think of the longest list of rhyming words you can. Then draw each of the words. Have a family member guess the rhyme.

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Are You Copying Me?

Take turns doing a short dance and have the other person copy it. Then let your preschooler make up all the dances and you follow along.
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grades K–1

Watch This!

Make tying shoes easy with the simple tutorial.

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Preschool–grade K

Latino Festival

Celebrate Spanish-speaking countries around the world with this bilingual video.

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Preschool–grade K

Appreciation Cards Craft

Help your child talk about appreciation by making cards for the special people in their life.

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grades K–2

Build and Test Paper Bridges

Learn what gives a bridge its strength with this DIY design project you can do with materials from around your home.

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grades 1–3

Daily Writing Prompts

Make a routine out of writing with these daily prompts. Print out a new calendar at the start of each month.

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Preschool–grade 2

Worth Waiting For

Join Cookie Monster and the hosts of NPR's Life Kit to practice self-control with, you guessed it, cookies!

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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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Preschool–grade K

Bear, Crab, and Froggy Fun

Work through all 12 of these fun movements, from bear walk to superhero pose. Stretch up, crouch down, and strike a pose!

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Preschool–grade 5

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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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grades K–2

Pause for People

Make sure to take breaks from tech and focus on people. It's easy: Just pause, breathe, and finish up!

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grades K–1

Addition Funnels

Attach this simple math "machine" to a wall, then use it to illustrate for kids how addition works. Start small, then move to larger numbers.

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grades 2–6

Do Your Daily Wondering

Stop by to find out some intriguing info about the world. Try out some of the suggested activities or sources to continue your learning.

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grades K–2

Walk Like A …

Challenge your family members to walk like their favorite animals. Video chat with a friend or family member and watch them waddling, galloping, and stampeding too!

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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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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

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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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Worksheet

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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Preschool–grade K

Bath Water Estimation Lesson

Splash along and make educated guesses about how much water will fit in Peg and Cat's bathtub. Then make it a bath night and try it yourself.

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Preschool–grade K

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Watch this 10-minute animation of a favorite preschool story about typing cows. Free on Kanopy with a library card.

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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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Dress Up

Transform into a pirate! A teacher! A construction worker! Try a doctor, a dog, or a daisy!
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Preschool–grade 5

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grades K–5

Hold a Mini Sports Day

Set up and try out this mini-sports day course with egg and spoon races, relay races, sack races, obstacle courses, and more.

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Summer Activity Book

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Preschool–grade 4

Summer Activity Book

Inspire learning all summer long! Print out this book of activities that kids can do with an adult or on their own.