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grades 3–12

Game Coder

Explore some of the tutorials in Microsoft's MakeCode Arcade. These step-by-step guides show how to modify and create simple games using drag-and-drop code blocks.

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grades 2–5

Advice from a Favorite Author

Listen to the author of Click, Clack, Moo talk about her writing process and what to do when you feel like you have nothing to write about.

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grades 3–5

Gratitude and Happiness

Take a moment out of your day to consider the role of gratitude in our lives.

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Write a Thank-You Note

Think about a kind gesture someone did for you recently. Write them a thank note to let them know how much you appreciated it.
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grades 3–8

DIY Drums!

Get rocking and learn how to make your own drum kit out of simple, household materials. As you build your own, remember to improvise!

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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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Preschool–grade 6

Math Skills

Choose a grade level and click on the numbers icon to get to the math games. Pick a skill that would be good to practice.

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grades K–3

Penguins vs. Puffins

Read all about penguins and puffins, then vote for your favorite!

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Preschool–grade 3

M&M's Factory Tour

Take a trip to the M&M factory and learn how this popular candy is made.

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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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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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Preschool–grade 3

Be a Butterfly

Break out of your cocoon and spread your wings as you learn some simple poses and stretches.

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grades 1–6

Who Was Sacagawea?

Listen to this audiobook to learn about an amazing teenager who made some of the exploration of North America possible.

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Preschool–grade 10

Daily Math Problem

At any time of day, use the daily math problem, presented at a variety of levels, to practice math skills and problem-solving.

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grades K–12

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Listen to the first volume of L. Frank Baum's classic story as you imagine yourself traipsing through a magical land. Free on iTunes.

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grades K–5

Ernest and Celestine

Watch this gorgeously animated movie (available free on Kanopy) about unlikely friendships.

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Imagine the Perfect Candy

Take turns imagining and describing your perfect candy bar. (What flavors would it have? Crunchy or chewy?) Then create an advertising jingle to sell it.
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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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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

Tricky Pictures: Get the Facts

Some people change the pictures they post online. How can you tell what's real? Slow down and use your critical-thinking skills to get the facts.

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grades 3–5

Ace Math

Grab a deck of cards and play. With games like Order of Operations and Recreating Pi, who knew learning math could be so much fun?

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grades 2–5

Captain Underpants

Get ready for some laugh-out-loud potty humor when you listen to this audiobook together (or let your kid listen alone!). Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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grades 4–12

Kindness Is Contagious

Enjoy this warm-hearted documentary (available free on Tubi) about people being nice to each other. Just what we need right now.

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Observe Your World

Look out the window at everything you can see. Focus carefully on one or two specific things. Do you notice anything you didn't before?
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grades 1–4

DIY Yogurt Time!

Help the environment and make your own homemade yogurt with this easy 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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Preschool–grade 3

I Spy With My Little iPhone/Digital Camera

Head into nature, where the objects and forces to identify, categorize, and photograph are wonderful and virtually endless.

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grades K–5

Fraction Games

Practice fractions using this unique mix of problems with visual models and manipulatives.

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grade 3

What Is a Spacewalk?

Learn what a spacewalk is, why astronauts do them, and how they stay safe.

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grades K–5

Drinks All Around!

Use this flexible recipe to make sparkling beverages for the whole family. If you don't have one ingredient, substitute something similar.

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Hot Lava!

Move around the room without touching the floor. Step on chairs, pillows, blankets, but not the hot lava!
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grades 2–4

Jump!

Even if you don't want to jump, the Mac Dad, the Daddy Mac, and Kris Kross will make you jump to this fly song!

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Preschool–grade 5

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grades 3–5

Block and Report Bullying Online

Sometimes people say and do things online that can hurt others. Learn how to block and report people who bully others online.

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grades K–8

Hour of Code: Coding Puzzles

Solve coding puzzles! Whether you're just beginning or have some coding chops already, there's something for everyone.

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grades K–4

Be Like a Hummingbird

Listen to the tale of the hummingbird, shared by Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai. This excerpt from Dirt! The Movie inspires us to do the best we can.

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grades 3–8

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Joy During Coronavirus Outbreak

Read the article and discuss what random acts of kindness you can offer to your community.

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Play Charades

Set up a video chat with a friend, grandparents or another family. Take turns trying to get the other side to guess your clue.
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grades 1–6

Color Confusion

Watch this video to see how light affects the colors you see. Create this magic trick at home with construction paper or brightly colored markers.

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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–8

Share the Fun of Food and Cooking (Weekly)

Dig into this newsletter for food fanatics. In this edition about tomatoes, you'll find recipes, facts, activities, and more.

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grades 4–8

Women Solving Wonders

Watch this video to learn about the women who made space travel possible. What were the calculations that helped America advance in the space race?

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Activity

grades 3–8

DIY Comic Book

Dream of writing your own graphic novel or zine to share with friends? Learn how to start with a single sheet of paper. Then start creating!

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grades 3–6

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Gather the whole family to hear LeVar Burton narrate Neil deGrasse Tyson's educational and entertaining read about the universe.

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Alphabet Hunt

Write down the alphabet. Look in your kitchen and try to find one item that starts with each letter. Write it down! What about Z?
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Preschool–grade 5

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grades 2–4

Fresh Prince Theme Song

Sing and dance along to this story all about how the Fresh Prince's life got flip-turned upside down!

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grades K–8

Make a Micro-Field Guide

Create a field guide to a tiny spot (about one square meter) in your yard, a local park, or any other patch of nature in your community.