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Preschool–grade 2

Math and Movement

Choose one of the activities to get moving and learn math at the same time. Play pretend, or hopscotch your way to learning new skills!

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grades K–5

The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids

Looking for more kid-friendly podcasts? Check out our roundup of the best podcasts for kids across a variety of subjects.

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grades 3–5

Media Balance Check-Up

It's important to stay aware of how our on-screen and offscreen activities fit into our lives. Do a media balance checkup on your family.

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Listen to Some Shakespeare

Find a comfy chair, get out your headphones, and listen to a Shakespeare play performed by actors from the Folger Theatre.
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grades 3–12

Play Charades

Set up a video chat with a friend, grandparents or another family. Take turns trying to get the other side to guess your clue.

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grades 2–4

Fresh Prince Theme Song

Sing and dance along to this story all about how the Fresh Prince's life got flip-turned upside down!

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grades 3–5

The Purr-fect Pet

Discover why cats purr. Is that sound a lawn mower or your cat? Play the bonus to learn more amazing facts about these furry felines.

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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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Audio

Preschool–grade 12

Audible

Audible has just made a selection of their books free. Listen to your favorites or a new one. Titles in multiple languages as well.

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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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Listen to a Podcast

Choose an episode to listen to from one of these learning podcasts. Combine your listening with a stroll around your neighborhood.
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Preschool–grade 12

Create with Colors

Click on a color and see famous fine art that contain it. Then pick a color to feature in your own art! (Note: There are a few paintings with nudity)

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Preschool–grade 12

I See, I See

Get creative with this follow-the-leader improv game.

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grades 3–8

Who Made That Sound?

Listen to the different sounds animals make and guess which one it is. Then take a virtual trip to see where it lives.

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grades 3–5

How to Shade a Cube

Learn the basics of drawing three-dimensional shapes with this helpful drawing tutorial.

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grades 3–4

Cool Inventions

Read about some of the coolest inventions from 2019, then write a few sentences about the best ones or an original idea for an invention.

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grades 3–5

Thinking About Our Digital Footprints

Follow the footprints to see what you can learn about each person.

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Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Gather the whole family to hear LeVar Burton narrate Neil deGrasse Tyson's educational and entertaining read about the universe.
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grades 2–6

Cardboard Creations

Watch the video for tips, and then upcycle some cardboard into a new creation using the strengthening strategies you learned.

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grades 3–8

Keyboarding

Use this free, standout typing program to learn, practice, and vastly improve your typing speed and accuracy.

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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 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 K–3

Build Language Skills

Choose a game and a word list that's the right level, and work on vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and writing.

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Video

grades 3–5

Keeping Games Fun and Friendly

Find out how to stay positive and have fun while playing online games, and help others do the same.

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Card Houses

Find a deck of cards and carefully balance them to create a structure. See how high you can build.
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grades K–5

Art for Kids

Learn to draw all kinds of cool stuff by following these video tutorials.

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grades K–5

Decomposer

Watch this video to learn about the role of decomposers (worms!!!) in the living world.

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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 2–4

Comic Craze

Read an article about comics and graphic novels, and then click on the link to download the quiz or open a Google Form version.

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Video

grades 4–6

Reading News Online

What are the different parts of a news article or website? Learn how to identify them and make sure you're consuming more trustworthy info.

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Play at Home Playbook

Printable playbook of games that follow CDC guidelines and can be played at home with little to no equipment.
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grades 3–8

Powering the Planet

Visit the Mojave Desert and Palmyra Atoll to see how renewable energy sources can be—and are—harnessed to power cities.

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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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grades 1–3

Create and Send a Colonial-era Letter

Learn how to create, seal, and fold a letter like the colonists from the American Revolutionary era did.

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grades 1–8

Math Practice in a Role-Playing Universe

Become a math wizard in this arithmetic-focused adventure game.

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Website/App

Preschool–grade 3

Stars Telling Stories

Find a favorite book or a beloved celebrity to listen to a story read aloud.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Joy During Coronavirus Outbreak

Read the article and discuss what random acts of kindness you can offer to your community.

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Floating Penny

Do this simple experiment to test air and water pressure. Are there other examples that show these forces in action?
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grades 3–5

Hopscotch

Use chalk, tape, or other materials to jump into some old-school hopscotch for indoor or outdoor fun.

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grades 3–12

Song Maker

Make a song or beat using this super-fun visual sequencer. If you've got something good, download it and save it!

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Video

grades 3–5

Museum of the American Revolution Tour

Explore Beyond the Battlefield and take notes on what you see and learn along the way.

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Website/App

grades K–5

Sign Up and Jump Into Math

Zearn is an easy-to-set-up online math program. Students open up to a dashboard with their daily tasks scheduled, helping to structure their time.

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grades 3–8

Lost and Found

After you read the poem, think about what it's like to find something that was lost. Create something (poem, art, etc.) that captures that feeling.

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Preschool–grade 12

Virtual Visit

Schedule some special time with a friend or family member to maintain that crucial connection with loved ones.

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Mythical Map

Dream up an imaginary world and write down its key characteristics. Then use stuff from around your home to create a map on the floor.
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Preschool–grade 12

Rock Paper Scissors Stretch

See who can stretch the farthest with this modified rock, paper, scissors game.

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grades 3–8

Keyboard Quickness

Build keyboarding skills by choosing and playing one of the typing games.

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Interactive

grades K–8

Dinosaur Tour

Gawk in awe at the Smithsonian's stunning collection of dinosaur skeletons. But that's not it: there's tons more from our Earth's eventful past.