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grades 3–5

Find the Most Amusement Parks

Solve the problems in this packet using the state-by-state amusement park data in the chart. Which state has the most amusement parks? The least?

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Audio

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–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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Chalk Bomb

Take chalk outside and create some delightful sidewalk or driveway art outside a friend, family member, or neighbor's house.
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grades K–5

Make and Animate a Minion

Learn how to draw and animate a minion with only a marker and a piece of paper. Pause the video as needed.

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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

Website/App

Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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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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Interactive

grades 3–5

Fraction Practice with Penguin

Roll the penguin to his balloons by selecting the number on the line that matches with the circle segments.

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Worksheet

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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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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Community Cleanup

Get a bucket or bags and some gloves. Pick a spot in your community to clean up. Do a sweep for garbage and recyclables (with an adult, for safety).
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Video

grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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grades K–6

Catching Paper Snowflakes

Toss paper confetti into the air and see how many pieces you can catch before they hit the ground.

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Article/Ebook

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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Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Reindeer Racing!

Read about the Sami people and how reindeer factor into their lives. Then choose some of the math problems, extensions, or worksheets to try.

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Activity

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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Activity

grades 3–5

Take on the Day

Start the day by harnessing energy and focus with this energizing breathing video!

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Sort and Fold

Make a game out of sorting laundry by tossing clothes into piles and seeing who can fold the fastest (but still neatly).
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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

Website/App

Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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Worksheet

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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Activity

grades 3–5

Making Strong Passwords

Decide which passwords are strongest. Get one or more family members together to help.

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Worksheet

grades 4–6

What's the Missing Number?

Look at the numbers, figure out the pattern, and then use that pattern to find the missing number. Check your work with the answer key.

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Article/Ebook

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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Website/App

grades 3–8

Meditation for Kids

Guided meditations and mindfulness games designed to help kids calm themselves, focus, practice kindness, fall asleep, and wake up.

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Breathing Break

Without trying to change it, pay attention to your breathing as you sit still. Do it for 10 breaths the first time, and then try 15!
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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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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

Website/App

Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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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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Article/Ebook

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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Video

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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Website/App

grades 5–12

Cool Crowdsourced Collection

Journey through these videos and photos to get a sense of the people, places, and nature around the world. Then submit your own content!

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But Why?

Take a few minutes and write down stuff you love, like games, movies, foods, etc. Why do you like each one? Try to go beyond simple answers.
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Activity

Preschool–grade 5

Choose Some Fun Fitness

Select an age and choose a skill to find a fun physical activity to practice.

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Website/App

Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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Video

grades 5–7

Who You're Talking to Online

One of the great things about online games and social media is connecting with others, but it's important to do so safely and responsibly.

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grades 4–5

Modeling Multiplication

Watch this video that shows off a visual process for approaching multiplication problems. Use that process on other multiplication problems, including pictures!

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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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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

In It Together

Read about efforts in four countries to keep people healthy during the pandemic. What can you do to help lift people's spirits?

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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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grades K–3

Create a Pop-Up Landscape

Turn flat pieces of paper into a 3D landscape with some glue, scissors, and crayons.

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Video

grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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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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Lesson

grades K–5

Visual Math Problems

Work through these daily math challenges, each featuring a picture and a prompt. Write down your answer and discuss with a teacher or caregiver.

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Website/App

grades 1–9

Personalized Writing and Grammar Help

Flex your grammar muscles with this interactive tool. Take the diagnostic quiz, then try some writing activities that are just right for your level.

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Preschool–grade 12

Grand Canyon Trek

Chill out on this awe-inspiring (and long!) Grand Canyon hike featuring great footage and vibes. If you're up for it, walk along with the video!

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Prepare a Puzzle

Draw a picture on a piece of paper and glue it to a piece of cardboard. Cut it into puzzle pieces and challenge a family member to put it together.
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Website/App

Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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grades 3–12

Toss and Think

Use your brain and your body in this game of concentration. All you need is a ball or something to toss.

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Lesson

Preschool–grade 12

Hour of Code

Try these engaging, one-hour introductory computer science tutorials, appropriate for all ages. There are hundreds of activities and tutorials in over 45 languages.