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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

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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Preschool–grade 3

Build a Tree of Thanks

Make a simple tree of thanks together, and bolster your family’s gratitude practice—maybe even start a new family tradition!

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What Can You Give?

Make a list of things you can gift, like stuff, money, skills, time, or love. Figure out who or what to give those things to.
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grades 3–5

Make a Balloon-Powered Boat

Create a mini-air-powered boat using a sponge and a balloon. Tweak your design and reflect on the results.

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Kids playing with magnets

Activity

grades 1–5

Magnetic Field Detector

Design and build your own magnetic field detector! Using household items, think about how you'll find the invisible force called magnetism.

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grades 3–6

Stories Behind the Stars

Discover the family stories and cultural traditions behind some of Disney's stars.

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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 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 5–9

Why Be Grateful?

Watch this video to find out why being grateful makes us happier. Then take a minute to focus on the things you're thankful for.

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Community Gift Box

Decorate a large cardboard box. Use it to store gifts for local charities. Put in toys to donate, food to give away, and more!
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Interactive

grades 3–8

Ellis Island Virtual Visit

Follow an immigrant's footsteps in this virtual tour, and read firsthand stories about what it was like to emigrate through Ellis Island.

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grades 3–6

Make Up a Move

When ice skaters do a cool, new move, it's named after them. Make up your own moves—jumps, tricks, and poses—and show them off!

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rube goldberg machines

Video

grades K–12

Rube Goldberg Machines

Check out these crazy contraptions that are all about cause and effect, and draw a plan for your own.

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snoopy sporty math

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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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how to address an envelope

Activity

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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Preschool–grade 5

Mindful Moment

What do you see, feel, hear, and smell where you are right now? Quiet your mind and focus on your senses.

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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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Audio

grades 3–5

History Podcasts for Kids

Inspire your inner historian! This podcast series proves that history can be amazing, inspiring, and relevant to anyone.

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grades 5–6

Kids' COVID-19 Questions Answered

Learn some fast facts about the coronavirus in this video where TFK Kid Reporters talk with Dr. Ingrid Katz of Harvard.

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Website/App

grades K–4

Dav Pilkey at Home

Get drawing with beloved author Dav Pilkey. Learn how to make all your favorite Dog Man characters, and find many more fun activities.

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various math functions

Lesson

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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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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Video

grades K–3

Your Amazing Brain

Watch this video to learn how to grow your brain's power by sticking to things and calming down when you get frustrated.

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Explain Empathy

What does it mean to have empathy? Write a poem, create art, or make a picture book that expresses your point of view.
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grades K–3

Wash Your Hands

Join Cartoon Network for a fun way to wash your hands and keep everyone around your healthy.

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grades 3–5

Five Kids, Five Languages

Check out this video of kids sharing their languages with each other. Then, talk to people you know about the languages they speak.

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grades 3–4

Amazon Rain Forest

Read the article on forest life and write three facts you learned.

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Three cups of smoothies

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Preschool–grade 3

Smoothie Math

Get kids counting while cooking with this berry smoothie recipe that mixes in some math talk and teaching.

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telling stories without words

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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grades 3–12

Family Photo Album

Take some time together to curate your best family photos, and put them into a digital or old-school album. Create a theme or just choose your favorites.

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10 Penny Pickup

Scatter pennies, and pick them up as fast as you can. Now try with just your left hand, then your right. How about your toes?
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Preschool–grade 12

Snowball Fight!

Ball up socks, pieces of paper, yarn, or other soft things. Decide on teams and rules, and let the epic "snowball" fight begin!

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Satellite view of earth

Video

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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digital footprints

Activity

grades 3–5

Thinking About Our Digital Footprints

Follow the footprints to see what you can learn about each person.

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grades 3–5

How to Shade a Cube

Learn the basics of drawing three-dimensional shapes with this helpful drawing tutorial.

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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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Video

grades K–5

The Keys to Empathy

Watch this video to learn how you can use empathy to better understand and support others.

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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 3–12

The Future Forest Is Made of Plastic!

Visit this inspiring garden made of plastic waste. How can you use old toys or plastics from the recycling bin to make your own sculpture garden?

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yosemite

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grades 3–12

Yosemite Virtual Tour

Discover Yosemite Valley's mountains, meadows, and waterfalls in this virtual tour that's as close to breathtaking as one can get without being there.

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Website/App

grades 3–12

Type. Type. Type.

Use this free, standout typing program to learn, practice, and vastly improve your typing speed and accuracy.

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Interactive

grades 1–5

Penguin Paths with Math

Help penguins migrate across glaciers with math. Practice percents, fractions, and more in this game. Play the estimation activity underneath to extend your learning.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

All the Presidents' Pets

Read about some of the most popular, and strangest, pets that have lived in the White House.

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Video

grades K–3

What Is Mindfulness?

Find out what it means to be mindful. After the video, take some time to practice what you learned.

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Snail Mail

Pick a friend or family member and write them a letter the old-fashioned way. Use a pen, paper, envelope, stamp, and your brain—no computer! Make sure to ask them to write back before you drop your letter in the mailbox.
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grades 4–12

Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary

Ever wonder what the number on the bottom of plastic items means? Learn about the plastic numbering system and why it came to be.

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–4

Kid Heroes for the Planet

Read about five Kid Heroes for the Planet. Think about ways they can inspire you to take action, too!