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grades 5–10

Brew Up Some Math

Travel to Argentina to learn about the the cultural importance of yerba mate then do the math problems about this brewed beverage.

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grades 3–6

Storytelling with Words and Pictures

Learn all about the elements of storytelling, then write your own story with a clear setting, conflict, and resolution.

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grades 3–4

Gratitude for Grammar

Use these Thanksgiving-themed sentences to practice parts of speech.

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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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Preschool–grade 12

Asian Art Museum

Take an in-depth look at Asia's influence on art and history with inventive lessons, activities, videos, and images.

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grades 3–8

The Secret Life of Corals

Explore the breathtaking coastlines and coral reefs of the Dominican Republic with scientist Joe Pollock.

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grades 3–5

Shimon the Robot Writes and Sings Songs

Read the article and check out the Did you Know section. What would your song be?

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grades 3–5

Emily's Dream Party

Practice setting a budget with this fun and creative math exercise. Make careful choices to plan a party Emily can afford!

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Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 3

Favorite Phonics Games

These engaging experiences will delight kids and encourage them to explore words and build literacy.

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grades 3–6

Your Hero Writes You a Response Letter

Imagine your hero responded to a letter you wrote them. What might they say?

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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 3

Live Animal Cams

See the jellyfish swimming through the water. What do you notice about them?

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Activity

grades K–5

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

Music of the Mountains

Enjoy some traditional music, including Peruvian pan flutes. Why are they different sizes? How does that affect the sound?

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grades K–5

Playing Card Math Games

Learn these math games that only require a deck of cards. Play with a brother, sister, or family member to test your skills.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

Curious About Cryptozoology?

Learn about all kinds of creatures as you explore this list of mysterious beasts.

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Activity

grades K–5

Letter of Appreciation

Practice your writing skills by writing a thank you note to your favorite teacher. Include a drawing, too!

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Thankful Pictures

During the week, take pictures of things you're thankful for. Then combine them into a slideshow, collage, or other collection to revisit and add to.
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grades 3–5

Super Digital Citizen

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

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grades 3–12

Soap and Coronaviruses

Coronaviruses are surrounded by the same type of membrane that surrounds human cells. Learn how disrupting this membrane with soap or alcohol inactivates the virus.

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grades 3–12

1620: America Beyond Thanksgiving — Who Sailed on the Mayflower

Then men and women aboard the Mayflower were very different from one another, but they managed to bond together through immense challenges to form Plymouth Colony

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grades 2–4

Add the Animal Shoes

Figure out how many shoes you need for the animals. Try to do it without counting each foot.

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Video

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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Activity

Preschool–grade 12

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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Thinking About Traditions

Write down your family traditions, whether they're for holidays, birthdays, or other special reasons. Are there new traditions you'd like to create?
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Activity

grades 3–5

Room Refresh

Pick a room, space, or spot in your home that could use some sprucing up. Clean and organize the area to make it work better for you and your family.

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grades 3–5

Amazing Greta

Read this article about a young activist, take the quiz, and choose one prompt to respond to under "Activities." Parents should use 570L or 890L for grades 3–5, depending on kids' reading levels.

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Activity

grades K–5

Fast Feet Tennis Drill

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

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Interactive

grades 3–5

Perfect Precipitation

Rearrange the numbers to give your plants the amount of water they need in this game. Learn place value while watching your plants grow!

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Article/Ebook

grades 1–5

Get the Scoop!

Print out this monthly magazine filled with interesting articles, activities, puzzles, and more!

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Activity

grades 2–12

Thinking About Traditions

Write down your family traditions, whether they're for holidays, birthdays, or other special reasons. Are there new traditions you'd like to create?

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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 3–8

West African Dance

Learn and practice some simple and fun moves from West African dance. Do you see the influence of these moves on modern dancing?

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grades 3–8

Journey of Water

Explore Colombia by way of its fascinating páramo ecosystem, featuring awe-inspiring and water-generating mountain landscapes.

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Activity

grades 3–5

How to Be Kind Online

What are the differences between in-person and online communication? Talk with other family members about why these differences matter.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Goats That Climb

Find out how and why goats climb, and then choose one or more of the math questions to try. Check out the extra resources, too.

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Video

grades 3–8

How Texts Are Structured

Learn about the essential elements and techniques of well-structured texts. After, find a nonfiction book or article and identify some of these elements.

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Activity

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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I'd Like to Toast …

The next time your family gets together, take a minute to toast each other. What specific things do you appreciate about each person?
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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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Video

Preschool–grade 3

San Diego Zoo: Live Cams

Tune in to three or more of the zoo's livestreams and write down your observations for each animal to share later.

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Activity

grades 2–4

Bye, Bye, Bye

Get in your time machine and press "2000," then prepare to relive your youth and dance your heart out to this stellar NSYNC song!

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Interactive

grades 3–6

FogStone Isle

Build deep understanding of fractions with this fun virtual world.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–4

Ancient Underground Mysteries

Read about the ancient tunnels underneath Rome and how scientists are trying to make a map of them so they know where sinkholes might happen.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–12

Appreciating the Small Things

Thinking about your mother or another caregiver, identify some of the everyday ways that person shows you love. Show your appreciation with a note or hug.

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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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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

Animals

Explore types of animals and choose three to learn about. Write down some facts about each to share with your family.

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grades K–3

Rock Star Workout

Bust out your air guitar and enjoy this wacky workout sitting down or standing up.

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Video

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.