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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 12

Gratitude Jar

Decorate a gratitude jar. When you feel grateful, write or draw the reason on a paper and put it in the jar. Read the results each week.

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Self-Appreciation

Write about or draw pictures of things you appreciate about yourself. What are some reasons you're grateful you're you?
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grades K–5

Paper Weaving

Learn how to weave paper together to make a 3D design. Just gather some paper, scissors, pens, and maybe some glue.

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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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grades 3–8

Social Math Battle

Use your math skills to battle your friends (or the computer) in this virtual card game. Choose your level, and defeat your opponent!

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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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Preschool–grade 12

Pocket-Sized Gratitude

Find a small object like a button or marble and keep it with you. Whenever you touch it, think of something you're grateful for.

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Tree ID

Try to identify as many trees as you can around your neighborhood. What is unique about the bark or leaves? Which type of tree is your favorite?
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grades 5–9

American Museum of Natural History

Explore the American Museum of Natural History, one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions.

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grades 3–12

Home Workout with Jerome Williams

Wide Open School Exclusive: Get court-ready with NBA legend Jerome Williams in this workout series covering fundamentals from jumping jacks to burpees.

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Activity

grades 2–6

Master Some Magic

Try out some of these magic tricks to mystify and entertain family and friends.

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agrinautica

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grades 4–5

Agrinautica

Build your math skills by terraforming a planet. Each plant, animal, fungus, and mineral you add represents a unique mathematical expression.

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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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grades 1–5

Little Lunch

Take a trip Down Under to visit some kids during their morning recess in this mockumentary-style comedy for kids.

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Book by Mail

Use paper, scissors, glue, a stapler, etc. and write a book for a family member. Then send it to them in the mail.
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Cartoon version of Benjamin Franklin

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grades 3–8

Benjamin Franklin's Curiosity

Introduce kids to the curiosity that led to Franklin's many successes. Afterward, help kids consider how their own curiosity could improve the lives of others.

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Satellite view of earth

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grades 3–12

Fight for Space

Watch this thoughtful documentary about American space travel, with interviews from Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye.

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grades K–5

Miniature Stage Play

Learn how to make a tiny theater you can use to stage miniature plays.

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Website/App

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 3–5

Big Nate

Enjoy the wacky adventures of this underdog who always finds himself in sticky situations. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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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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Chalk Bomb

Take chalk outside and create some delightful sidewalk or driveway art outside a friend, family member, or neighbor's house.
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grades 6–8

Practice Self-Care and Compassion

Help kids decrease stress and boost happiness, especially during these trying times. Use this video to introduce the concept of self-compassion.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

World's Tallest Building

Find out about the architecture, materials, and process used to create the world's tallest building. Then explore the math problems and social justice activities.

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grades K–5

North, South, East, West

Practice your cardinal directions while you hop around with this simple game.

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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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Audio

grades 3–5

Little House in the Big Woods

Settle down for a listen to this classic story of frontier life. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Activity

grades 1–5

Create an Award for Yourself

What's something special about you? What makes you great? It could be anything! Design an award for that thing, and write up the recognition letter.

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Scavenger Hunt

Write five creative clues that will lead someone to a treasure. Do it outside if you can!
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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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grades 5–8

Drawing to Music

Learn about synesthesia and how it influences musicians and artists. Then put some music on, get inspired, and draw.

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power of words

Video

grades 2–4

The Power of Words

See how even silly words exchanged online have real power, and learn what to do when faced with cyberbullying.

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Activity

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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what does winter mean to you

Worksheet

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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Video

grades 3–6

Long Way North

Watch this thrilling animated tale of a young girl's search for her grandfather in the 19th century.

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Media Matters

Write down your favorite things to watch, read, or listen to. Why do you like each of them? Do they all share a common theme?
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grades 1–8

Create Your Dance Passion Project

Design your dream dance performance in this interactive workshop that shows how ideas can be expressed through movement.

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grades 3–8

Nature's Amazing Underwater Cities

Dive into the coral reefs of Palau with marine biologist Stephanie Wear and see how this unique environment depends on symbiosis among diverse organisms.

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Activity

grades K–8

The First Step to Sustainability

What does it mean to live sustainably? Learn to distinguish between needs and wants, and consider how things are used or wasted.

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Interactive

grades K–5

Fraction Games

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

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Audio

grades 1–4

My Father's Dragon

Listen to this adventure story of a young boy who runs away to an island with an alley cat. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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grades K–3

Managing Worry

Learn how to wrangle worrying in this video that'll get you to wonder less about "what if" and focus more on "what is."

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Sort and Fold

Make a game out of sorting laundry by tossing clothes into piles and seeing who can fold the fastest (but still neatly).
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grades K–5

What's an Engineer?

This video is just right for little kids, explaining the engineering process in easy-to-understand language and fun animations.

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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 3–12

Add Some Style to Your Singing

Find out how singers use "runs" and "ornaments," then try some out. Afterward, see if you can identify these techniques in your favorite songs.