Resources for Preschool

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silent letter e

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Preschool–grade 2

Silent Letter E

Sing along to this catchy tune and learn how the letter E can turn a "dud" into a "dude"!

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A kid enjoying nature

Activity

Preschool–grade K

Nature Notebook

Hunt for natural items and draw what you see in a notebook. You'll be surprised at how much you find, even staying close to home!

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Preschool–grade K

Appreciation Cards Craft

Help your child talk about appreciation by making cards for the special people in their life.

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Preschool–grade 1

Do the Dragon Dance!

Join Elmo, Abby, Grover, and Nina in this song and dance to celebrate Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival!

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Tate Paint

Interactive

Preschool–grade 3

Paint and Create

Mess around in this simple and fun painting tool to make your own masterpiece. Share it with family when you're done.

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Preschool–grade 2

How Do You Do the Hambone?

Follow along with this video, and use your body to play music. The Hambone shows you don't need an instrument to express yourself.

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found object music

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Preschool–grade 12

Found-Object Music

Listen to this holiday jingle using wrenches. What songs can you recreate with objects found around your house? Pots, pans, bottles, or glasses with water are a great start.

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Preschool–grade K

¡Tun, Tun! ¿Quién Es?

Sing this traditional Venezuelan Christmas song, practicing it first in the original Spanish, then the English translation.

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Pretend Plates

Cut out circles to be your plates. Then draw and cut out pictures of your favorite foods for a holiday feast or an everyday dinner. Serve to stuffed animals or siblings!

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Preschool–grade K

Christmas Sing-Along

Listen to this well-known bilingual Christmas song, and sing along in both English and Spanish.

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explosion of color

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Preschool–grade 1

An Explosion of Color

Try this DIY painting activity with a toilet paper roll, scissors, paper, and your favorite colors. Watch as fireworks come to life!

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turkeys and tape

Activity

Preschool–grade 1

Turkeys and Tape

Use some tape to outline a turkey's face and feathers, then paint within the lines. When it's dry, take off the tape to reveal the turkey!

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A kid enjoying nature

Activity

Preschool–grade K

Nature Notebook

Hunt for natural items and draw what you see in a notebook. You'll be surprised at how much you find, even staying close to home!

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Activity

Preschool–grade K

Appreciation Cards Craft

Help your child talk about appreciation by making cards for the special people in their life.

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Pretend Plates

Cut out circles to be your plates. Then draw and cut out pictures of your favorite foods for a holiday feast or an everyday dinner. Serve to stuffed animals or siblings!

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turkeys and tape

Activity

Preschool–grade 1

Turkeys and Tape

Use some tape to outline a turkey's face and feathers, then paint within the lines. When it's dry, take off the tape to reveal the turkey!

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Forever Flowers

Use some art supplies to create a bouquet of flowers for a family member. Write a note or draw a picture to go with it.

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snowstorm in a jar

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Preschool–grade 2

Snowstorm in a Jar

Use some around-the-house supplies to make it snow inside. Follow the instructions, and watch the blizzard begin!

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petroglyph

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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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mexican cuff bracelet

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Preschool–grade 2

Make a Mexican Cuff Bracelet

Make a repujado bracelet with some simple materials. Make some for family members, too.

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make a pinata

Activity

Preschool–grade 5

Make a Piñata

Cut, paste, and decorate your way to a fun piñata party. All you need is a few easy-to-find supplies.

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squish and sculpt

Activity

Preschool–grade K

Squish and Sculpt!

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

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crumb clay

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Ecuadorian Crumb Clay

With bread crumbs and glue, make some small sculptures. Air-dry or bake, and then paint to finish your creation.

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Preschool–grade K

Your Own Constellations

Wrap black paper over one end of a paper towel roll with a rubber band. Poke holes in a pattern to create a constellation!

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various coding apps

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding

Through coding, students build essential literacy skills, gain an understanding of logic and sequence, and learn the mechanics of iteration.

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various arts apps

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

Best Arts Education Apps and Websites

Empower your students to move from consumption to creation and to make their voices and perspectives heard.

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various coding apps for kids

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 5

Best Coding Tools for Elementary

Build essential 21st-century skills with tools that target the foundations of programming: problem-solving, logic, and critical thinking.

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Tate Paint

Interactive

Preschool–grade 3

Paint and Create

Mess around in this simple and fun painting tool to make your own masterpiece. Share it with family when you're done.

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screenshot from website's music graph

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Music Maker

Use this fun interactive to learn about the numbers 0 through 10, and make some music along the way.

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cartoon caterpillar

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar

Download this free app that'll teach you the basic concepts behind coding as you guide a caterpillar through puzzles.

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elmo going up a bean stalk

Interactive

Preschool

Collect the Magic Beans

Bounce up the beanstalk with Elmo to collect specific colors of magic beans.

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coloring page

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Preschool–grade 12

Art Coloring Book

Reimagine and re-color famous paintings with the click of a mouse.

Interactive

Preschool–grade 3

Impersonate Your Favorite Personality

Choose a famous person that you admire and study them. How do they move? how do they speak? Practice in front of a mirror and then showcase your new talent to your family.

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Cartoon girl presenting her artwork

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Symmetry Painting

Create your own perfectly symmetrical work of art by painting on one side and seeing your creation mirrored on the other.

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Randomly-placed colored rocks forming art

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Rock Art Rocks!

Create pictures out of colored rocks. Stack them, spread them out, and mix them up to see how many different things you can create.

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Interactive

Preschool–grade K

String Together Sounds

Tap lots of letters on the keyboard to explore some sounds. Then experiment with combining them. Can you create a beat and keep a rhythm going?

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Interactive

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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Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Monster Music

Use this interactive game to see what kind of music you can make with Sesame Street characters.

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animated animals dancing

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.

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animated snail

Lesson

Preschool–grade 2

Quick Coding Course for Pre-Readers

Learn the fundamentals of computer science with drag-and-drop blocks. Create your own drawings and games.

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silent letter e

Video

Preschool–grade 2

Silent Letter E

Sing along to this catchy tune and learn how the letter E can turn a "dud" into a "dude"!

Video

Preschool–grade 1

Do the Dragon Dance!

Join Elmo, Abby, Grover, and Nina in this song and dance to celebrate Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival!

Video

Preschool–grade 2

How Do You Do the Hambone?

Follow along with this video, and use your body to play music. The Hambone shows you don't need an instrument to express yourself.

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found object music

Video

Preschool–grade 12

Found-Object Music

Listen to this holiday jingle using wrenches. What songs can you recreate with objects found around your house? Pots, pans, bottles, or glasses with water are a great start.

Video

Preschool–grade K

¡Tun, Tun! ¿Quién Es?

Sing this traditional Venezuelan Christmas song, practicing it first in the original Spanish, then the English translation.

Video

Preschool–grade K

Christmas Sing-Along

Listen to this well-known bilingual Christmas song, and sing along in both English and Spanish.

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explosion of color

Video

Preschool–grade 1

An Explosion of Color

Try this DIY painting activity with a toilet paper roll, scissors, paper, and your favorite colors. Watch as fireworks come to life!

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Preschool–grade K

Halloween Sing-a-longs

Ghosts and goblins, what a fright! Have some fun with this Halloween sing-a-long and haunted house.

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Preschool–grade 2

#ConcertForKids with 123 Andrés

Learn about the music and instruments of Latin America as you enjoy this fun concert for kids.

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Preschool–grade K

Figuring Out the Healthiest Foods

Watch this video and discover the "food calculator" you carry around with you every day. Use it to add more healthy foods to your diet.

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Preschool–grade K

Marvel at the Magnificent Night Sky

Join Caitie in her classroom for some songs, crafts, counting, and more! It's all focused on the sparkling magnificence of the night sky.

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Preschool–grade K

Alphabet Jam

Practice learning the alphabet by singing along to a fun and friendly tune! Lyrics included to help with reading.

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Learn Computer Science at Home

Website/App

Preschool–grade 12

Code.org

Learn computer science from home with lessons for all grades and abilities, from pre-readers to AP-level programming students.

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people in the asian art museum

Website/App

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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art sample

Website/App

Preschool–grade 5

Artsonia Kids' Art Museum

Allow students to share their work and reflect on their artistic process.

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screenshots from app

Website/App

Preschool–grade 2

Play with Food

Use this free augmented-reality app to teach little kids about healthy food choices while having fun.

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editing a picture of a dog

Website/App

Preschool–grade 2

Explore the World, Tell a Story

Use this free, bilingual app in a wide variety of ways, including telling stories, learning vocabulary, and using creativity.

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Website/App

Preschool–grade K

LEGO Duplo World

Build with virtual Legos in this fun, tablet-based game that's perfect for little ones. Read the app's parent guide for tips on playing together.

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trace draw and coloring

Worksheet

Preschool–grade K

Trace, Draw, and Color an Octopus

Trace and color the first octopus. Then draw the second one yourself. Make sure to add your own creative touches!

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camp noggin artist week

Worksheet

Preschool–grade K

Create with Shapes

Print out these worksheets then use scissors to cut out the pieces. Try to put the shapes together to create a picture.

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Quinceañeras

Worksheet

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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Daily Art Challenges

Worksheet

Preschool–grade 8

Daily Art Challenges

Print or save these calendars and use them as inspiration for daily creative activities. They're open-ended and don't require any specific supplies.

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printable coloring pages

Worksheet

Preschool–grade 2

Printable Coloring Pages

Free coloring pages by different Latinx and Latin American artists and muralists. Scroll down to find the sheets.