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Preschool–grade K

First 8 Studios

Check out these free math and science apps that explore some of the basic skills that lay a solid foundation for their future STEM concepts.

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Preschool–grade K

Cultures Around the World

Discover different cultural traditions from around the world and the things we all have in common, too.

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Preschool–grade 2

Love All Around

Color paper hearts and cut them out. Then write messages on each one, and place them around the house for your family members to find.

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I'm a Superhero

Transform into a magical hero. Turn towels into capes and zoom around the room battling imaginary villains.
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grades K–2

Thank-O-Rama

Join Elephant and Piggy creator Mo Williams for Thank-You Thursdays. Think of someone to thank, make them a card, and sing a thank-you song.

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grades K–8

Experience Polar Bears on the Tundra

Travel to the Canadian tundra to see some migrating polar bears and hear from the scientists who study them.

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Quinceañeras

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Preschool–grade K

Quinceañeras

Read together about this coming-of-age celebration, and then draw and color a special cake for the event!

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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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grades K–2

Clapping Out Words

Use this upbeat dance to learn how words are broken down into syllables.

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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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Play House

What does it mean to play house? Are you cooking? cleaning? Taking care of each other?
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Preschool–grade 1

Tour a Fire Station

Get up close (virtually!) with some fire trucks, and learn all about how a fire station works, on this excellent video tour.

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Preschool–grade 2

Cardio Fun, Tabata-Style

Get your body moving and your blood pumping with this super-fun set of quick exercises.

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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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Preschool–grade K

Touch Your Head, Arms, and Toes

Move—and count—along with this catchy song.

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Preschool–grade 2

What Does It Mean to Be a Refugee?

Watch and listen to this reading of a picture book about what it's like to be a refugee. And meet Mrs. Ghazali's kitten!

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grades K–2

How Were You Kind Today?

A podcast where we use our imaginations to talk about the things that matter, with the people who matter most.

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Draw Your Feelings

Find some markers and paper and turn your emotions into art. What color is joy? Sadness? Boredom? Love?
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Preschool–grade 2

Puerto Rican Petroglyphs

Share the history behind this ancient art and then create some of your own. Using rocks, paper, tiles, or cardboard, try to copy some of the petroglyphs.

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Preschool–grade 12

Field Museum

Take a virtual trip to Chicago to visit the Field Museum, and explore their animal exhibits using Street View.

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grades 1–5

Take Art to the Streets

Spray, stamp, and paint up a wall to make some street art you'd love to see on the side of a local building.

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Preschool–grade 1

Play Safe Online with Mickey Mouse

It's never too early to start making smart choices online. Learn Mickey's four rules for staying safe on the internet.

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grades 2–4

Safe and Smart Online Adventures

Go on an animated adventure with some fun characters and real kids -- the SMART crew -- to learn some online safety basics.

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grades K–2

Pause and Think Online

From our head down to our toes, and our feet up to our nose, the Digital Citizens teach students how to be safe, responsible, and respectful online.

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Spaghetti Dance

Turn on some music and pretend like your body is as wiggly as a noodle.
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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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grades K–2

Dress the Doll

Color the doll's clothes, cut them out, and then dress her up! Based on the clues, which country is she from?

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grades K–3

Hip Hop Patterns

Dance and learn about patterns at the same time with this catchy rap.

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grades 2–6

Which One Holds More?

Grab two sheets of paper and create two different-size cylinders. Predict which one will hold more Legos, beads, or other objects of your choice!

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grades K–3

"Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book"

Watch Latinx author and illustrator Yuyi Morales read her first self-illustrated story and find out who is the trickster and who was tricked.

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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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Human Race Car

Identify and clear a path around or near your home as the "race track." Then time how fast everyone can run around it. Race car sounds encouraged!
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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Mind

Clear your mind and re-charge your body with some meditative yoga great for beginners or even seasoned vets.

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grades K–5

Plants vs. Frost

Learn about frost and how it affects plants by checking out a few plants after they've been exposed to freezing temperatures.

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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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Preschool–grade K

Let's Step Outside

Count the steps it takes you and your child to get to a destination, and use math terms to compare the results.

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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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Preschool–grade 12

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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Tumble Time

Find a soft, safe spot and have your little one practice somersaults. If they can, try two in a row.
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grades 1–5

Take Art to the Streets

Spray, stamp, and paint up a wall to make some street art you'd love to see on the side of a local building.

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Preschool–grade 1

Dino Day Out

Join Caitie on a tour of a museum chock-full of awesome dinosaur skeletons and fossils.

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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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grades K–6

A Snail's Pace

Play this game and see which snail will win the race. Use mental addition, probability, and patterns to move your snail to the finish line!

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Preschool–grade 2

Proud of Who You Are

Follow along with this story about a little girl and her big sister finding strength in what makes them unique.

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21-Day Challenge Winter Wellness

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grades 2–12

New Year. New Goals.

Kick-start the new year with some healthy new habits. Use this 21-day challenge activity to set a goal, and encourage friends and family to do the same!

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Your Year

What were the best things that happened this year? What were the hardest? Record them by drawing, making a collage, or writing.
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grades K–5

How It's Made: Candy Canes

Watch how these delicious and sweet holiday treats are made, processed, and packaged.

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grades K–5

Make Up a Dance Routine

Improvise some moves, then use them to design a new dance performance that's all your own.

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Preschool–grade K

Squish and Sculpt!

Do some freeplay with existing playdough or have fun making your own!