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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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a caterpillar

Lesson

grade 3

Plant Adaptations

Compare and contrast two separate informational texts about plants with unique adaptations for survival.

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Activity

grades K–5

Design a Treasure Hunt

Write five creative clues that will lead someone to a treasure. Do it outside if you can!

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Flower Safari

Walk around your neighborhood and see how many different types of flowers you can find. Draw them or take a picture of each and try to identify them when you get home.
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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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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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Activity

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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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

Speak, Fido

Read this article about new, high-tech vests being developed to help service dogs communicate with people. Then consider some other potential uses for this technology.

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Audio

grades 5–12

George

Listen to this tender tale about a transgender girl in the fourth grade. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Create Your Own Country, City, or Neighborhood

On a large piece of cardboard, draw the landmasses, roads, skyscrapers, and more to make up your imaginary place. Add toys or household items to make it 3D!
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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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Working Out With a Paralympian

Video

grades 3–12

Work Out with a Paralympian

Join four-time Paralympian Rudy Garcia-Tolson for this 34-minute, full-body workout. Note you'll need a couple of common household items, so preview the workout first.

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grades 1–6

A Truly Creative Curriculum

Move and create along with these high-energy video lessons that are sure to tap into your inner artist, writer, and performer.

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grades 3–7

How Much Soda Do You See?

Use your estimation skills to take your best, math-based guess about how many packs of soda make up the menorah.

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Worksheet

grades 4–5

The Celebration of Kwanzaa

Read about Kwanzaa's history and meaning in the passage, and then do some research to learn more.

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Preschool–grade 12

Bask in the Glow

It can be hard to get enough sunlight in winter, which can make people feel depressed. Make sure to get outside on sunny days and soak up some of those rays!

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Think Like a Computer

Create a set of picture cards that show every step of a task, similar to how a computer works. For example, what steps do you take to brush your teeth?
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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

Website/App

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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making strong passwords

Activity

grades 3–5

Making Strong Passwords

Decide which passwords are strongest. Get one or more family members together to help.

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Lesson

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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what does winter mean to you

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grades 1–3

What Does Winter Mean to You?

Use this writing prompt to reflect on what winter means to you and how you know when winter has arrived.

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Activity

grades 1–5

Kindness Rocks!

Write inspiring notes on rocks and leave them for your friends, family, or community to find.

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DIY Putt-Putt

Using items from around your home, create a mini-golf course. Find objects to use as a club and golf ball, and then put it to the test!
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grades 3–12

Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!

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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

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Activity

Preschool–grade 8

Family Conversation Sparks

Add these conversation starters to a jar and choose one to spark thoughtful discussions. Try one during family meals, in the car, or at bedtime!

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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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Audio

grades 4–6

You Go First

Enjoy this story of two middle school kids, separated by geography, who bond by playing Scrabble online. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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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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Wrap Around the World

Use a basketball or another object and see how many times you can pass it around your waist without it touching your body.
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grades K–5

Fast Feet Tennis Drill

Practice your speed and agility as you dodge imaginary tennis balls.

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

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Video

grades 5–7

Who You're Talking to Online

One of the great things about online games and social media is connecting with others, but it's important to do so safely and responsibly.

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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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Audio

grades 3–7

Warriors

Listen to the first book in this adventure series about fantasy cats and their elaborate worlds. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Website/App

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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Guess the Animal

How does a penguin walk? A giraffe stand? A puppy behave? Choose an animal to mimic and walk around the room until the answer is guessed.
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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 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

Help Out

Ask an adult how you can help for 15 minutes. Or set a timer and find something to clean, wipe, or put away until the alarm sounds.

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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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Audio

grades 3–7

Evil Spy School

Explore the Spy School series with this fun, action-packed sequel. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Activity

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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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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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 1–12

Step Back and Play

Toss a ball around a circle. Every time it makes it back to the beginning, take one step back and start again.

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grades 3–7

Sally Ride, American Astronaut

Learn about Sally Ride and her incredible journey to become the first American woman astronaut to fly in space.