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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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grades 3–8

Get Inspiration from a Kid's Poem

Check out this poem about an endangered species written by a middle schooler. Then, write a paragraph responding to it, or write your own poem.

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Preschool–grade 12

Pass the Appreciation

Gather the family in a circle. Grab a ball or a pillow, toss it to someone, and say something you appreciate about them. Keep it going!

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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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grades 3–12

A New Republic

Discover how artist Kehinde WIley redefines traditional portraits with his paintings of Black men and women. What do his paintings communicate? What questions do they raise?

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grades 3–12

Eliminating Single-Use Plastics

Travel to Belize with Marie McGrory to find out how she made it through (almost) the whole trip without single-use plastics.

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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!

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grades K–4

Can You Guess What's Next?

Observe patterns in this simple game where you'll recognize sounds and shapes, and pick the piece that's missing.

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grades 4–6

Scary Camp Tale

Listen to R.L. Stine's Camp Red Moon for a little fright in your night. Free on Audible.

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grades K–8

Visit an Animal Shelter

Visit this animal shelter in Sacramento, California, and find out how pets are taken care of before they get adopted and find a new home.

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Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!
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grades K–5

How Lego Bricks Are Made

Take a trip through the Lego Duplo factory in Hungary and watch how almost 5 million bricks and characters are made each day.

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grades 3–8

Learn a Dance

Build self-esteem by learning some simple dance choreography.

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grades 1–3

Daily Writing Prompts

Make a routine out of writing with these daily prompts. Print out a new calendar at the start of each month.

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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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grades 5–6

Astronaut Andrew Morgan Answers Kids' Questions

Find out from an astronaut what it's like to take a 272-day trip to the International Space Station and then come home to a pandemic.

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grades K–5

Create a Kindness Challenge

Think of a way your household can show kindness to each other this week. How can you help each other or make the day better?

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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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Preschool–grade 6

Traditional Chinese Cloth Shoes

See how Li Ziqi, a vlogger based in Mianyang in China's Sichuan province, beautifully sews and glues layers of cloth to create a traditional Chinese shoe.

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grades 3–12

Eliminating Single-Use Plastics

Travel to Belize with Marie McGrory to find out how she made it through (almost) the whole trip without single-use plastics.

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grades 3–5

Internet Safety and Smarts

Enjoy this fun animated series that showcases kid characters in a fantasy world as they navigate common internet issues.

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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 2–6

Do Your Daily Wondering

Stop by to find out some intriguing info about the world. Try out some of the suggested activities or sources to continue your learning.

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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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Help Out

Ask an adult how you can help for 15 minutes. Or set a timer and find something to clean, wipe, or put away until the alarm sounds.
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grades 3–5

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Create a home garden in your yard or in a flower pot, using five easy-to-find items.

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Preschool–grade 6

Traditional Chinese Cloth Shoes

See how Li Ziqi, a vlogger based in Mianyang in China's Sichuan province, beautifully sews and glues layers of cloth to create a traditional Chinese shoe.

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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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Preschool–grade 12

Independent Math

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

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grades 3–8

Slay the Jabberwock!

Read this poem full of nonsense words aloud, and then figure out which part of speech each one is. Based on context clues, what might they mean?

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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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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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Preschool–grade 3

Hide from the Museum Guard

Move, wiggle, and dance while pretending to be a museum artifact. But make sure to freeze when the security guard is looking.

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Preschool–grade 5

Monthly Activity Calendar and Coloring Sheets

Get daily ideas for outdoor play. Enjoy these fun, screen-free activities!

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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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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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Preschool–grade 3

I Need My Monster

Celebrate the love of reading by listening to actress Rita Moreno read this story about friendship, imagination, and bedtime routines.

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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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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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grades 2–5

Tower of Turkeys

Gather some markers and paper, then watch this video to learn how to draw a stack of turkeys with different faces.

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grades K–5

How Lego Bricks Are Made

Take a trip through the Lego Duplo factory in Hungary and watch how almost 5 million bricks and characters are made each day.

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grades K–5

Cooking Together

Check out this easy recipe for veggie pizza. It's great for older siblings who want to lead this activity with their younger siblings.

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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 K–8

Writers Speak to Kids: Mo Willems

Mo Willems, author and illustrator of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" discusses where he gets ideas for his books, his writing process, and how he illustrates his books. This video is part of the NBC News original series "Writers Speak to Kids."

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grades 4–12

Behind the Scenes in the Tesla Factory

Find out how the Tesla Model S is made with a tour of this state-of-the-art factory.

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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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Preschool–grade 5

Monthly Activity Calendar and Coloring Sheets

Get daily ideas for outdoor play. Enjoy these fun, screen-free activities!

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Preschool–grade 12

Family Playtime

How many claps can you reach? After you learn how to play Popcorn, record your family playing and share the video with challenge friends to play along!

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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.