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grades 3–5

Calculating Area and Perimeter

Learn a couple methods for figuring out the perimeter and area of a rectangle in this sci-fi-themed video.

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grades 2–4

Comic Craze

Read this magazine and learn about graphic novels, hair discrimination, Trolls World Tour and more. Use the distance learning resources to test what you have learned.

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grades 5–9

The Land of Forgotten Girls

Listen to this heartbreaking story about the struggles of two sisters from the Philippines who move to Louisiana. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Impersonate Your Favorite Personality

Choose a famous person that you admire and study them. How do they move? how do they speak? Practice in front of a mirror and then showcase your new talent to your family.
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grades K–8

Draw with Drew (and Rosie)

Draw along with Drew and his special guest, fourth grader Rosie. Their helpful tips and silly banter are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

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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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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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grades 1–12

CK-12 (For Students)

Choose a subject and specific topic to practice or learn some math, science, or social studies.

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Preschool–grade 3

Stars Telling Stories

Find a favorite book or a beloved celebrity to listen to a story read aloud.

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grades 3–6

Hello, Universe

Listen to this charming tale involving four kids, Filipino folk tales, and bravery. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Squiggle Fun

Find someone to draw with. Each person draws a curly line—long or short. Trade paper and create a picture from your partner's drawing.
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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–3

Play, Pause, Fast-Forward, Rewind

Hand someone a real (or pretend) remote, then have them call out the standard DVD player functions to start, stop, or speed up your actions.

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grades 1–3

Read Aloud Books for Ages 6-8

Ms. Linda from Brightly Storytime reads some of her favorite books for growing readers.

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grades 1–3

Odd Mysteries

Become an Odd Squad agent and use math to find the mysterious creatures.

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grades 3–5

Historic Election Firsts

Learn more about the diverse group of leaders breaking barriers with their 2020 election wins.

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grades 4–8

The Thing About Luck

Listen to the sweet tale of a migrant worker girl who must face big responsibilities. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Create Something From Recycled Materials

With the help of an adult, check the recyclables that you have at home. Now think, what can I make with those? Create something for a family member!
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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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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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grades 3–5

Private & Personal Information

What type of information about you is OK to share online? What type of information isn't? Learn about the differences in this video.

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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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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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grades 3–6

Listen, Slowly

Put on this audiobook about a girl's trip to Vietnam, where she learns about her family's past. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Make a Map

Illustrate a map of your block or neighborhood. Mark things you'd want to show a visitor and spots that are important to your family.
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grades 3–8

Try Something Hard

Think of something that isn't easy for you -- drawing a hand, braiding hair, multiplying by fours -- and practice it until you improve.

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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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grades 5–12

Outwit Your Friends

Play this trivia bluffing game with the whole family or connect with others over video chat.

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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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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.

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Preschool–grade 3

A Twist on Hide-and-Seek

Hide an object in plain sight, then have your family members look for it. When they find it, listen for the silly catchphrase.

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Rock Painting

Look for small stones and decorate them with paint or markers. Leave them outside where they can brighten other people's day.
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grades 3–12

Learn to Juggle

Watch this quick tutorial, and then find three balls (or other items) from around your home, practice, and see if you can master basic juggling.

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

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grades K–3

What Does the Internet Look Like?

Imagine and draw what you think the internet looks like. Then discuss which qualities your dream internet would have.

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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 3–8

The Move to Include

Find out how the Americans with Disabilities Act has increased inclusion and accessibility in the U.S.

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grades K–5

Draw Your Feelings

Find some markers and paper and turn your emotions into art. What color is joy? Sadness? Boredom? Love?

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Simon Says

Take turns directing each other to do things, but say "Simon says" before each. If someone does it without hearing the phrase, they lose.
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grades 3–12

Quick Coding Course

Learn the fundamentals of computer science with drag-and-drop blocks. Create your own drawings and games.

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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

Listen Carefully

Ask an adult a question about their past. Listen very carefully and don't interrupt. Then, ask another question related to what they just said.

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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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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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Preschool–grade 5

Simple Stress Busters

Try out one of these simple activities to de-stress, release tension, and relax.

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I'm a Superhero

Transform into a magical hero. Turn towels into capes and zoom around the room battling imaginary villains.
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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 5

Got Chalk? Got Games!

Use some chalk to create eight different games that'll get you hopping, skipping, throwing, jumping, and more.

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grades 3–9

Helpful Invention

Dream up an invention you think could help make people's lives better. Design it, then build it. Check out the two examples for inspiration.