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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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Lesson

grades 4–12

Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers

Write a meaningful letter of thanks to essential workers that returns their acts of service and kindness.

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grades 3–6

Write a Letter to a Loved One in the Past

Think of an adult who's special to you. Write a letter to a teenage version of them.

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Jack of All Jumps

See if you can do 100 jumping jacks in a row by starting with 10 and adding 10 more each day.
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grades K–5

Make a Unique Envelope to Send to Someone

Craft a quirky and unique envelope using some simple supplies. Pack it with a letter and other fun stuff, then send it to someone.

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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 3–12

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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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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grades 3–5

Write and Perform

Write an original rap, song or spoken word poem with friends, family members or by yourself. Practice your performance.

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grades 2–5

Nocturna

Immerse yourself in this strange, dreamy, animated world where young Tim must save the disappearing stars. Free on Kanopy with a library card.

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Dream Home

Design your dream home with paper and pens. How many floors will it have? How many bedrooms? What color will it be?
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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 3–8

Learn a Dance

Build self-esteem by learning some simple dance choreography.

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Activity

grades 3–5

Create a Family Movie Guide

Create a family movie guide that not only will be a lasting piece of memorabilia but will also help with writing skills.

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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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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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Video

grades 3–8

George Washington Carver's Innovations

Learn about Carver's life, challenges he faced, and his accomplishments as an inventor and innovator. Then, consider how his ideas changed life for us all today.

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Creature Feature

Draw pictures of your favorite animals, real or imaginary, and talk about their habitat (the place where they live).
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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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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 K–5

Back-to-School Videos for Digital Citizenship

Start this school year on the right foot, and think about all the ways you can be a positive digital citizen! Check out these fun videos, and share them with a friend, or a teacher!

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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 5–12

Evolution of the Book

What makes a book a book? Learn about the origins of bookmaking from design and fonts to paper and spines.

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Activity

grades 5–12

Go Viral with Gratitude

Use your favorite video-creation tool to make a video thanking someone who's made a difference in your life: a teacher, a parent, or another mentor.

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Change Up Your Walk

Take a walk along a different route from your normal one (or start in the opposite direction). See if you notice anything new.
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Activity

grades 3–5

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Create a home garden in your yard or in a flower pot, using five easy-to-find items.

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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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Worksheet

grades 3–8

What Can I Say Instead?

Complete this worksheet to rethink and reframe the things you say when struggling. Do you think changing the way you speak shapes your thinking?

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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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Audio

grades 1–12

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Listen to all two hours and 44 minutes of Scarlett Johansson reading this classic tale of madcap adventure.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

The Power of a Letter

Read about a teacher who wrote encouraging letters to students. Then take the quiz, review the power words, and write about why the letters meant so much.

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Letter of Appreciation

Practice your writing skills by writing a thank you note to your favorite teacher. Include a drawing, too!
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Preschool–grade 3

Hide from the Museum Guard

Move, wiggle, and dance while pretending to be a museum artifact. But make sure to freeze when the security guard is looking.

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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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Video

grades 5–7

Teen Voices: Dealing with Digital Drama

Does being behind a screen make people say or do things they don't really mean? Hear real teens give their honest thoughts on this topic.

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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

grades 3–6

Telling Stories Without Words

Take a closer look at what it's like to be a photojournalist, and read what one photojournalist has to say about her job.

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Video

grades 5–12

Living on One Dollar

Watch this earnest, eye-opening documentary about rural poverty in Guatemala.

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Draw a Flower

Think of your favorite flower -- real or imaginary. Now draw it with as much detail as you can. Use a photo or just your mind.
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grades 2–8

Learn to Cartoon

Follow along with professional cartoonist Joe Wos as he shows you how to draw a cartoon scene.

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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

Cooking Together

Check out this easy recipe for veggie pizza. It's great for older siblings who want to lead this activity with their younger siblings.

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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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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Lost and Found

After you read the poem, think about what it's like to find something that was lost. Create something (poem, art, etc.) that captures that feeling.

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grades 3–12

Five Best …

Ask each other to name the five best somethings. Could be sandwiches, cities, or sock lengths. The sky's the limit.

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Geography

Name a place in the world. The next person has to think of a place that starts with the last letter of the place.
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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

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Preschool–grade 12

Family Playtime

How many claps can you reach? After you learn how to play Popcorn, record your family playing and share the video with challenge friends to play along!

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Interactive

grades 3–8

Museum Magic

Explore the exhibit "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" from the British Library. Look for everything from real "magical" artifacts to J.K. Rowling's original sketches.