Resources for Grades K–2

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april activity calendar

Worksheet

Preschool–grade 2

April Activity Calendar and Coloring Sheet

Get daily ideas for outdoor play. Enjoy these fun screen-free activities to celebrate nature and Earth Day!

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grades K–2

Rhyming Pictures

Think of the longest list of rhyming words you can. Then draw each of the words. Have a family member guess the rhyme.

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grades K–2

Walk Like A …

Challenge your family members to walk like their favorite animals. Video chat with a friend or family member and watch them waddling, galloping, and stampeding too!

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drawing of wizard of oz

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grades K–12

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Listen to the first volume of L. Frank Baum's classic story as you imagine yourself traipsing through a magical land. Free on iTunes.

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grades 1–5

Who I Am

Create a collage—a mixture of pictures and words—that shows who you are. Include your background, interests, and culture.

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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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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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haz tu propio dreidel

Worksheet

grades K–2

Make Your Own Dreidel

Learn how to make your own dreidel, and if you don't already know how to play, find out about this Hanukkah tradition together.

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Preschool–grade 12

Snowball Fight!

Ball up socks, pieces of paper, yarn, or other soft things. Decide on teams and rules, and let the epic "snowball" fight begin!

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Preschool–grade 12

Bask in the Glow

It can be hard to get enough sunlight in winter, which can make people feel depressed. Make sure to get outside on sunny days and soak up some of those rays!

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Preschool–grade 12

Pass the Appreciation

Gather the family in a circle. Grab a ball or a pillow, toss it to someone, and say something you appreciate about them. Keep it going!

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dreidel game

Worksheet

grades 1–3

Play the Dreidel Game

Discover a fun game typically played during Hannukah. Read the rules, learn the symbolism, and make a dreidel if you don't have one already.

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grades K–2

Rhyming Pictures

Think of the longest list of rhyming words you can. Then draw each of the words. Have a family member guess the rhyme.

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

grades K–2

Walk Like A …

Challenge your family members to walk like their favorite animals. Video chat with a friend or family member and watch them waddling, galloping, and stampeding too!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

grades 1–5

Who I Am

Create a collage—a mixture of pictures and words—that shows who you are. Include your background, interests, and culture.

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

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.

Wide Open School's logo

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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!

Wide Open School's logo

Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Snowball Fight!

Ball up socks, pieces of paper, yarn, or other soft things. Decide on teams and rules, and let the epic "snowball" fight begin!

Wide Open School's logo

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Preschool–grade 12

Bask in the Glow

It can be hard to get enough sunlight in winter, which can make people feel depressed. Make sure to get outside on sunny days and soak up some of those rays!

Wide Open School's logo

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Preschool–grade 12

Pass the Appreciation

Gather the family in a circle. Grab a ball or a pillow, toss it to someone, and say something you appreciate about them. Keep it going!

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grades K–5

Create a Kindness Challenge

Think of a way your household can show kindness to each other this week. How can you help each other or make the day better?

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Preschool–grade 2

Love All Around

Color paper hearts and cut them out. Then write messages on each one, and place them around the house for your family members to find.

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Preschool–grade 12

Gratitude Jar

Decorate a gratitude jar. When you feel grateful, write or draw the reason on a paper and put it in the jar. Read the results each week.

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Preschool–grade 12

Self-Appreciation

Write about or draw pictures of things you appreciate about yourself. What are some reasons you're grateful you're you?

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april activity calendar

Worksheet

Preschool–grade 2

April Activity Calendar and Coloring Sheet

Get daily ideas for outdoor play. Enjoy these fun screen-free activities to celebrate nature and Earth Day!

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drawing of wizard of oz

Audio

grades K–12

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Listen to the first volume of L. Frank Baum's classic story as you imagine yourself traipsing through a magical land. Free on iTunes.

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haz tu propio dreidel

Worksheet

grades K–2

Make Your Own Dreidel

Learn how to make your own dreidel, and if you don't already know how to play, find out about this Hanukkah tradition together.

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dreidel game

Worksheet

grades 1–3

Play the Dreidel Game

Discover a fun game typically played during Hannukah. Read the rules, learn the symbolism, and make a dreidel if you don't have one already.

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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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kindness rocks

Activity

grades 1–5

Kindness Rocks!

Write inspiring notes on rocks and leave them for your friends, family, or community to find.

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make your own thank you card

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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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map out a story

Worksheet

grades K–2

Map Out a Story

Download this story map to practice naming and using the parts of a story, and then write it!

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get the scoop

Article/Ebook

grades 1–5

Get the Scoop!

Print out this monthly magazine filled with interesting articles, activities, puzzles, and more!

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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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practice counting

Worksheet

Preschool–grade K

Practice Counting, Make a Snowflake

Use this dot-to-dot activity to celebrate winter and create a snowflake. When you're done, see if you can draw more on your own.