Practice perseverance, communication, and curiosity with this collection of fun and free life skills games and activities.

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Interactive

grades 2–6

Interland: Be Internet Awesome

Explore four islands in this game by Google that covers key digital citizenship topics like protecting privacy, sharing safely, and being kind online.

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managing worry

Video

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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Website/App

grades K–3

Cooking Adventures

Join Issa and her mom, chef Aliya LeeKong, as you learn about cooking, nutrition, and culture. Downloadable activity sheets are included.

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Activity

grades 3–5

Room Refresh

Pick a room, space, or spot in your home that could use some sprucing up. Clean and organize the area to make it work better for you and your family.

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fresh and clean

Video

grades K–5

So Fresh and So Clean

Say hello to good hygiene with this video that explains how getting clean isn't just about looking good but feeling well.

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Activity

grades 1–5

Create a Recipe Book

Write and assemble a book of your original recipes, or of recipes you've collected from friends and family. Consider adding photos or illustrations.

Video

grades 3–8

Community Farms

Learn about Melvin Parson's community-based farming project, which he sees as a path to healthier communities and better futures, especially for formerly incarcerated people.

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red and blue strings forming a knot

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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keeping a safe distance

Website/App

grades K–5

Practice Social Distancing

Use this AR app to get a true sense of what it means to practice social distancing, making an abstract idea more concrete.

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Activity

grades 3–5

Try Something Hard

Think of something that isn't easy for you -- drawing a hand, braiding hair, multiplying by fours -- and practice it until you improve.

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Activity

grades K–5

Listen Carefully

Ask an adult a question about their past. Listen very carefully and don't interrupt. Then, ask another question related to what they just said.

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Three cups of smoothies

Activity

Preschool–grade 3

Smoothie Math

Get kids counting while cooking with this berry smoothie recipe that mixes in some math talk and teaching.

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Activity

grades 3–5

Room Refresh

Pick a room, space, or spot in your home that could use some sprucing up. Clean and organize the area to make it work better for you and your family.

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sample recipe book

Activity

grades 1–5

Create a Recipe Book

Write and assemble a book of your original recipes, or of recipes you've collected from friends and family. Consider adding photos or illustrations.

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red and blue strings forming a knot

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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Activity

grades 3–5

Try Something Hard

Think of something that isn't easy for you -- drawing a hand, braiding hair, multiplying by fours -- and practice it until you improve.

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offline inside illustration

Activity

grades K–5

Listen Carefully

Ask an adult a question about their past. Listen very carefully and don't interrupt. Then, ask another question related to what they just said.

Wide Open School's logo
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Three cups of smoothies

Activity

Preschool–grade 3

Smoothie Math

Get kids counting while cooking with this berry smoothie recipe that mixes in some math talk and teaching.

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A family maintaining their garden

Activity

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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cooking together

Activity

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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Activity

grades K–5

Parfaits All Day

Make these fancy snacks with a little help from an adult. Just layer the ingredients in the fanciest glass you have, and dig in.

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Activity

grades 1–4

DIY Yogurt Time!

Help the environment and make your own homemade yogurt with this easy recipe!

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how to address an envelope

Activity

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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Activity

grades 3–7

Cooking Up Culture

Choose from a variety of recipes from around the world. Then explore some tasty traditions from different cultures.

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Article/Ebook

grades K–8

Share the Fun of Food and Cooking (Weekly)

Dig into this newsletter for food fanatics. In this edition about tomatoes, you'll find recipes, facts, activities, and more.

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Google Interland illustration

Interactive

grades 2–6

Interland: Be Internet Awesome

Explore four islands in this game by Google that covers key digital citizenship topics like protecting privacy, sharing safely, and being kind online.

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Interactive

grades 3–5

Digital Passport

Explore some of the different elements of digital citizenship through these games. Pick one and play!

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Interactive

grades 3–8

Keyboard Quickness

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

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managing worry

Video

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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fresh and clean

Video

grades K–5

So Fresh and So Clean

Say hello to good hygiene with this video that explains how getting clean isn't just about looking good but feeling well.

Video

grades 3–8

Community Farms

Learn about Melvin Parson's community-based farming project, which he sees as a path to healthier communities and better futures, especially for formerly incarcerated people.

Video

grades 3–12

Pizza-Tossing Tournament!

Learn from champion pizza chef Tony Gemignani in this somewhat old, yet informative video. Watch Tony teach the basics; then try tossing your own pizza.

Video

grades K–3

Wash Your Hands

Join Cartoon Network for a fun way to wash your hands and keep everyone around your healthy.

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issa's edible adventures promo pic

Website/App

grades K–3

Cooking Adventures

Join Issa and her mom, chef Aliya LeeKong, as you learn about cooking, nutrition, and culture. Downloadable activity sheets are included.

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keeping a safe distance

Website/App

grades K–5

Practice Social Distancing

Use this AR app to get a true sense of what it means to practice social distancing, making an abstract idea more concrete.

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Website/App

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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Worksheet

grades K–5

Colorful Coping

Print out one of these fun and reassuring coloring books that'll help kids understand this strange and stressful time.