Resources for Grades K–2

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grades K–2

Biodegradable Party

See how you can throw a green party by using items around your home to create invitations, party decorations, and more.

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family baking time

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Preschool–grade 12

Family Baking Time

Make "snoball" cookies with this winter-inspired video and cookie recipe. Don't forget to write down the ingredients as you see them pop up.

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Preschool–grade 2

Your Year

What were the best things that happened this year? What were the hardest? Record them by drawing, making a collage, or writing.

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elf inspection

Worksheet

Preschool–grade K

Elf Inspection

Spot the differences between the two elves. Make it a memory game by folding the paper so one elf is on each side.

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make your own thank you card

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Make Your Own Thank-You Cards

Think of someone you want to thank. Make them a card with a nice message, and put it in the mail.

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mad libs

Worksheet

Preschool–grade 2

Thank-You Mad Libs

Who are the essential workers who help you? Thank them by filling out this page. Then have an adult help you deliver or mail it.

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first step to sustainability

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grades K–8

The First Step to Sustainability

What does it mean to live sustainably? Learn to distinguish between needs and wants, and consider how things are used or wasted.

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grades K–8

Silly Apple Snacks

Follow the recipe to make the silliest snack that's perfect for apple season or anytime laughs.

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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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Preschool–grade 2

Everyone Clean Up!

Organize and clean learning spaces to prepare for next week.

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grades K–5

Food Prep

Make a snack or meal to share. Beginner chefs may want to make sandwiches or prepare a snack plate or fruit salad. Ready for a challenge? Make a family favorite for dinner, or try something new.

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Preschool–grade 2

Your Year

What were the best things that happened this year? What were the hardest? Record them by drawing, making a collage, or writing.

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make your own thank you card

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Make Your Own Thank-You Cards

Think of someone you want to thank. Make them a card with a nice message, and put it in the mail.

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first step to sustainability

Activity

grades K–8

The First Step to Sustainability

What does it mean to live sustainably? Learn to distinguish between needs and wants, and consider how things are used or wasted.

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grades K–8

Silly Apple Snacks

Follow the recipe to make the silliest snack that's perfect for apple season or anytime laughs.

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Everyone Clean Up!

Organize and clean learning spaces to prepare for next week.

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grades K–5

Food Prep

Make a snack or meal to share. Beginner chefs may want to make sandwiches or prepare a snack plate or fruit salad. Ready for a challenge? Make a family favorite for dinner, or try something new.

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sample recipe book

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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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various socks

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Preschool–grade K

Match and Sort

Find things your preschooler can organize. Match socks from the laundry, or put silverware in the right places. Sort different kinds of canned goods, too.

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grades K–2

Floor Maintenance

Get those floors clean! Use a vacuum or broom to spiff up every inch of a room's floor.

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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

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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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Preschool–grade K

Quiet Time

Set a timer for 15 minutes and see how long everyone can stay silent. First one to make a sound does five jumping jacks.

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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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Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade K

Nuts About Nutrition

Download eBooks in English or Spanish to listen, follow along, and learn about different food groups.

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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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sample typing prompt

Interactive

grades K–12

TypingClub

With guided lessons and fun assessment, students of all ages and at any level can improve their typing skills.

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dad and child spending time together

Interactive

Preschool–grade 2

Play Detective

Use these instructions to set up the game, and then follow the series of clues until you solve the mystery.

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cartoon character and a cat in a bathtub

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Bath Water Estimation Lesson

Splash along and make educated guesses about how much water will fit in Peg and Cat's bathtub. Then make it a bath night and try it yourself.

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Daniel Tiger choosing a feeling card

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Guess the Feeling

Join Daniel Tiger to learn about types of feelings and how to identify them.

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Daniel Tiger expressing his feelings to an adult

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Use Your Words

Play through this series of activities -- including videos and songs -- that'll help you learn how to process and talk about feelings.

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Interactive

grade K

Dress for the Weather

Play this interactive getting-dressed game to learn which items are appropriate to wear in all kinds of weather.

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Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Let's Take a Trip!

Explore town in a fun, interactive game that helps with hand-eye coordination and mouse manipulation skills.

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biodegradable party

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Video

grades K–2

Biodegradable Party

See how you can throw a green party by using items around your home to create invitations, party decorations, and more.

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family baking time

Video

Preschool–grade 12

Family Baking Time

Make "snoball" cookies with this winter-inspired video and cookie recipe. Don't forget to write down the ingredients as you see them pop up.

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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

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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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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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taking breaks from tech

Video

grades K–2

Pause for People

Make sure to take breaks from tech and focus on people. It's easy: Just pause, breathe, and finish up!

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wash your hands

Video

grades K–5

Hand-Washing Review

Reinforce what most kids probably already know at this point—the utmost importance of hand-washing—with this fun hip-hop video.

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Video

Preschool–grade K

Get Sudsy

Watch this cute Bubble Guppies video to learn how to keep your hands clean, then try out one of the activities with a family member.

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pause and think online

Video

grades K–2

Pause and Think Online

From our head down to our toes, and our feet up to our nose, the Digital Citizens teach students how to be safe, responsible, and respectful online.

Video

grades K–3

Wash Your Hands

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

Video

Preschool–grade K

Clean Up Song

Clean up your space while listening to this fun song.

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everfi promo pic

Website/App

grades K–12

EverFi: K-12 Financial Education

With realistic challenges and practical applications, these lessons and activities can help students develop a foundation of financial literacy.

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adult helping a child

Website/App

Preschool–grade K

Mind in the Making

Get tips on activities for little kids that build life skills and get them thinking.

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Sesame characters

Website/App

Preschool–grade K

Caring for Each Other

This toolkit with tips, activities, and videos of Elmo and friends can help soothe and comfort parents and children alike.

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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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elf inspection

Worksheet

Preschool–grade K

Elf Inspection

Spot the differences between the two elves. Make it a memory game by folding the paper so one elf is on each side.

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mad libs

Worksheet

Preschool–grade 2

Thank-You Mad Libs

Who are the essential workers who help you? Thank them by filling out this page. Then have an adult help you deliver or mail it.