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grades 5–8

How Much Toilet Paper is Enough?

Find out how much TP you actually need. Also, see if there's a correlation between the number of sheets and the roll's diameter.

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Preschool–grade 3

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

Find out who takes the cake in this silly mystery. What were the clues? Try to write or draw your own mystery.

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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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Secret Messages in Invisible Ink

Find two pieces of paper and put one over the other. Now write something with a pencil, applying as much pressure as possible. The bottom sheet now has the secret message. Shade it gently to read it!
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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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Activity

grades K–3

Build a Paper Computer

Learn about the different parts of a computer with a fun maze activity and a cut-and-paste craft where you put all the computer parts together.

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grades 3–12

The Myth of Arachne

Listen to the Greek myth about the world's first spider. What do you think is the meaning -- or metaphor -- behind this myth?

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grades 1–12

Math Made Accessible

Read, watch, and solve math problems in algebra, geometry, statistics, calculus and trigonometry. Complete an activity, open a digital textbook, or try a practice problem.

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grades 3–8

Solve the Mysteries

After reading these short mysteries, see if you can solve them before looking at the answers. How did you figure them out?

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Audio

grades 5–9

The Land of Forgotten Girls

Listen to this heartbreaking story about the struggles of two sisters from the Philippines who move to Louisiana. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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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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Interactive

grades 2–5

Sea Otters and Ecosystems

Play this tossing game to learn about sea otters, urchins, kelp, and the ecosystem they share.

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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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Activity

grades K–3

Decode Secret Messages

Craft a device you can use to write and reveal secret coded messages.

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Website/App

Preschool–grade 12

Independent Math

Choose the grade level that's right to get started.

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Website/App

Preschool–grade 5

Toontastic 3D

Tell an animated story with fun characters, settings, props, recorded narration, and more. Along the way, learn the elements of a great story.

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Audio

grades 3–6

Hello, Universe

Listen to this charming tale involving four kids, Filipino folk tales, and bravery. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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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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Audio

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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grades 3–8

The Largest Coastal Temperate Rainforest

Take a virtual field trip to an immense rainforest stretching from Washington to British Columbia with Tsimka Martin of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.

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Activity

Preschool–grade 5

Make Art from Nature

Get outside and gather rocks, leaves, sticks, dirt, or whatever you can find that seems cool. Arrange it to make an original work of art.

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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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Lesson

grade 3

Plant Adaptations

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

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Audio

grades 4–8

The Thing About Luck

Listen to the sweet tale of a migrant worker girl who must face big responsibilities. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Squiggle Fun

Find someone to draw with. Each person draws a curly line—long or short. Trade paper and create a picture from your partner's drawing.
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grades 3–8

Community Farms

Find inspiration in Melvin Parson's community-based farming project, which he sees as a path to healthier communities and better futures, especially for the formerly incarcerated.

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grades 3–8

China's Great Forests

Travel to China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, home to majestic forests and creatures (like the giant panda), towering mountains, and other iconic landscapes.

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grades 3–8

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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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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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 3–6

Listen, Slowly

Put on this audiobook about a girl's trip to Vietnam, where she learns about her family's past. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Create something from recycled materials

With the help of an adult, check the recyclables that you have at home. Now think, what can I make with those? Create something for a family member!
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grades 1–5

Work Out Like an Avenger

Train like a superhero with these kickboxing exercises inspired by the popular Marvel characters.

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grades 3–8

The Car That Changed the World

Find out how the Model T came to be and how it reshaped the U.S. and the world.

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Video

grades 3–5

Super Digital Citizen

Discover the Digital Citizens -- superheroes that solve digital dilemmas in responsible ways.

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Activity

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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Lesson

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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Activity

grades 3–12

Five Minutes to Focus

Print and shuffle these cards featuring seven exercies for the mind. Pull one out each day to center yourself and let go of stresses.

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Make a Map

Illustrate a map of your block or neighborhood. Mark things you'd want to show a visitor and spots that are important to your family.
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Activity

grades K–3

What Does the Internet Look Like?

Imagine and draw what you think the internet looks like. Then discuss which qualities your dream internet would have.

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Video

grades 3–12

The History of the Pencil

Get an inside view into the history and making of pencils at the Derwent pencil factory in England.

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red and blue strings forming a knot

Activity

grades 3–12

Tie Knots

Explore the different types of knots. Which would come in handy? Use rope or shoelaces to teach yourself how to tie one or two knots.

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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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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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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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Rock Painting

Look for small stones and decorate them with paint or markers. Leave them outside where they can brighten other people's day.
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Activity

grades 3–6

Cloud in a Bottle

Don your wizard's cloak and conjure a cloud with some basic household items. Make sure to work with an adult on this one.

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grades 1–5

Work Out Like a Jedi

Use the force of your muscles to do these Star Wars-character-inspired exercises.

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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.