Resources for Grades K–2

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Preschool–grade 2

Our Beautiful Ocean

Explorer Classroom returns from Spring Break to celebrate Earth Day (a little bit early) with members of the National Geographic Pristine Seas team. See the amazing ocean environments they’re fighting to conserve and learn how you can help.

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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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Preschool–grade 2

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Author Joanna Ho reads her book about an Asian American girl who notices her unique features like those of her sister, mother, and grandmother.

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grades K–2

Thank-O-Rama

Join Elephant and Piggy creator Mo Williams for Thank-You Thursdays. Think of someone to thank, make them a card, and sing a thank-you song.

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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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Daniel Tiger demonstrating how to recycle

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Preschool–grade 1

Learn to Recycle!

Learn about recyling and the importance of cleaning up in this short Daniel Tiger video.

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Preschool–grade 3

Dance of the Triangles

Watch how triangles can make more triangles. Cut out your own triangles, pause the video at different points, and make the shapes you see.

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Preschool–grade 2

Worth Waiting For

Join Cookie Monster and the hosts of NPR's Life Kit to practice self-control with, you guessed it, cookies!

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grades 1–5

Celebrating Pi Day

Find out what this math holiday is all about. Then ask yourself, "How do I use circles in my everyday life?"

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how lego is made

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grades K–5

How Lego Bricks Are Made

Take a trip through the Lego Duplo factory in Hungary and watch how almost 5 million bricks and characters are made each day.

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grades K–12

Haben Girma: To Harvard and Beyond

Be inspired by the indomitable spirit and intellect of Haben Girma, who graduated from Harvard Law while living with deaf-blindness.

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woman who did the moon math

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grades 2–5

The Woman Who Did the Moon Math

Find out about Katherine Johnson, one of the mathematicians whose calculations got us to the moon and back.

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dorothy vaughn

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grades 1–5

Dorothy Vaughan: Pathbreaking Mathematician

Check out this video and article on Dorothy Vaughan, the supervisor of a group of boundary-breaking African American women whose calculations got astronauts into space.

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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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grades K–2

Thank-O-Rama

Join Elephant and Piggy creator Mo Williams for Thank-You Thursdays. Think of someone to thank, make them a card, and sing a thank-you song.

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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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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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grades K–5

Paper Lantern Crafts

Make your own paper lanterns to decorate for Lunar New Year. All you need is paper, scissors, and a stapler or tape!

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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.

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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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grades 2–5

Tower of Turkeys

Gather some markers and paper, then watch this video to learn how to draw a stack of turkeys with different faces.

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grades K–5

Paper Weaving

Learn how to weave paper together to make a 3D design. Just gather some paper, scissors, pens, and maybe some glue.

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What does it mean to be a digital citizen?

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Preschool–grade 8

What Does It Mean to Be a Digital Citizen?

Reflect on your digital life as you watch this video. Think about how you will act, create, learn, and lead. How will you be a digital citizen today?

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we the digital citizens

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grades K–2

We the Digital Citizens

Explore the amazing possibilities that come with using technology. After watching, share what you learned. How can you be a good digital citizen?

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media balance is important

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grades K–2

Teaching Media Balance

With this fun video, your kids will learn when and why it is important to take breaks from device time.

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power of words

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grades 2–4

The Power of Words

See how even silly words exchanged online have real power, and learn what to do when faced with cyberbullying.

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Preschool–grade 1

Play Safe Online with Mickey Mouse

It's never too early to start making smart choices online. Learn Mickey's four rules for staying safe on the internet.

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being responsible for yourself

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grades K–2

Rings of Responsibility

Good digital citizenship means being responsible and making sure that your actions impact others positively.

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my online neighborhood

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grades K–2

My Online Neighborhood

Learn three rules for keeping your online experiences safe and fun.

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analyzing your online history

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grades K–2

Follow the Digital Trail

Learn about the digital "trail" we all leave online and how it can be helpful or hurtful, depending on how we manage it.

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Do you ever feel...?

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grades K–2

How Technology Makes You Feel

Using this fun poem video, help kids reflect upon the various feelings they might experience when using technology.

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taking breaks from tech

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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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pause and think online

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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.

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grades K–2

The Internet Traffic Light

Watch this video to learn how to keep yourself on the internet, whether you're learning, playing, or exploring.

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grades K–2

Thank-O-Rama

Join Elephant and Piggy creator Mo Williams for Thank-You Thursdays. Think of someone to thank, make them a card, and sing a thank-you song.

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Preschool–grade 2

Worth Waiting For

Join Cookie Monster and the hosts of NPR's Life Kit to practice self-control with, you guessed it, cookies!

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Preschool–grade 2

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

What if all your wishes could come true? Find out what happens to Sylvester and how he learned to be grateful for what he has.

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Preschool–grade K

We're Different, We're the Same

Listen as Gordon reads a book about how people might look different from each other, but also have lots of similarities.

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grades K–4

Be Like a Hummingbird

Listen to the tale of the hummingbird, shared by Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai. This excerpt from Dirt! The Movie inspires us to do the best we can.

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Preschool–grade K

Community Hero Story

Do you know someone that helps others in your neighborhood or community? Share a story about them.

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

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grades K–8

Visit an Animal Shelter

Visit this animal shelter in Sacramento, California, and find out how pets are taken care of before they get adopted and find a new home.

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Preschool–grade 5

Mindful Moment

What do you see, feel, hear, and smell where you are right now? Quiet your mind and focus on your senses.

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finding your yeti body

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grades K–3

Finding Your Yeti Body

Learn how to slide into your yeti body to get you better prepped to practice mindfulness, meditate, or just chill out.

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your amazing brain

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grades K–3

Your Amazing Brain

Watch this video to learn how to grow your brain's power by sticking to things and calming down when you get frustrated.

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media balance is important

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grades K–2

Teaching Media Balance

With this fun video, your kids will learn when and why it is important to take breaks from device time.

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Preschool–grade 2

Crocodiles

Listen to stories about crocodiles in both English and Spanish, and see some real ones!

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Preschool–grade 3

Private I. Guana

Follow along to help solve the mystery of the missing chameleon. Use the included teacher's guide for suggestions and ideas to extend learning.

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Preschool–grade 2

One Naughty Cookie

As the author reads his book about a traditional gingerbread piggy cookie in English, follow along with the Spanish text on the screen.

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Preschool–grade 2

Going to the Doctor

Listen to stories in both English and Spanish and hear what a doctor has to say about why it's important to visit doctors to stay healthy.

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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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Little kid peeking under the bed

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Preschool–grade 3

I Need My Monster

Celebrate the love of reading by listening to actress Rita Moreno read this story about friendship, imagination, and bedtime routines.

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how lego is made

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grades K–5

How Lego Bricks Are Made

Take a trip through the Lego Duplo factory in Hungary and watch how almost 5 million bricks and characters are made each day.

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behind the signs

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grades K–5

Behind the Signs

Learn how a sign shop in Queens makes more than 10,000 signs a month for New York City -- for everything from crosswalks to highways to parking!

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peek into the white house

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grades 2–12

Peek into the White House

Take a tour of the West Wing of the White House in sign language. See just what the president's 45-second commute looks like.

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grades K–5

Niagara Falls

Explore Niagara Falls and learn more about this natural wonder on the border of the U.S. and Canada.

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grades K–8

Visit an Animal Shelter

Visit this animal shelter in Sacramento, California, and find out how pets are taken care of before they get adopted and find a new home.

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grades K–5

Exploring the Coral Reef

Although they might not swim or move like fish, coral reefs are actually living organisms that play an important role in the ecosystem.

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grades K–5

Flash the Sloth

Meet Flash, a two-toed sloth, and learn more about the habitat and habits of these cute mammals.

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grades K–5

How It's Made: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you know some cookies are made in factories, not in restaurant kitchens? Watch this "sweet" tour on how large-batch cookies are mixed and shipped.

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grades K–5

How It's Made: Candy Canes

Watch how these delicious and sweet holiday treats are made, processed, and packaged.

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Preschool–grade 1

Tour a Fire Station

Get up close (virtually!) with some fire trucks, and learn all about how a fire station works, on this excellent video tour.

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grades K–8

Experience Polar Bears on the Tundra

Travel to the Canadian tundra to see some migrating polar bears and hear from the scientists who study them.

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Preschool–grade 1

Dino Day Out

Join Caitie on a tour of a museum chock-full of awesome dinosaur skeletons and fossils.

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grades K–5

Make Up a Dance Routine

Improvise some moves, then use them to design a new dance performance that's all your own.

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workout with Madison Keys

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grades K–5

Move like a Champ

Get active with this jump, squat, and turn around routine with tennis champ Madison Keys!

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Preschool–grade 2

Elf Exercise

Elves need to stay healthy, too. Head to the North Pole and follow along with this workout that's great for the holidays or long winters.

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hip hop for the holidays

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grades K–3

Hip-Hop for the Holidays

Watch Blazer Fresh spin a wheel of fun, holiday-themed challenges. Then try them yourself!

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holiday happy dance

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grades K–3

Holiday Happy Dance

Get your groove on and dance along to wiggle out the winter chill.

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

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grades K–5

Simple Stretches

Get ready for your day with these arm and leg stretches.

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grades 1–8

Create Your Dance Passion Project

Design your dream dance performance in this interactive workshop that shows how ideas can be expressed through movement.

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Preschool–grade 2

Cardio Fun, Tabata-Style

Get your body moving and your blood pumping with this super-fun set of quick exercises.

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Mind

Clear your mind and re-charge your body with some meditative yoga great for beginners or even seasoned vets.

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Preschool–grade 2

Warm Up at the Stadium

Run, jump, and plank to keep your body strong and your mind sharp. Ask someone else in your home to join you, and exercise together!

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Preschool–grade K

Jumping Jack Challenge

How many jumping jacks can you do in one minute?

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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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managing worry

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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

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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

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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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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

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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.

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grades K–5

North, South, East, West

Practice your cardinal directions while you hop around with this simple game.

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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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Preschool–grade K

Clean Up Song

Clean up your space while listening to this fun song.

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Preschool–grade 3

Dance of the Triangles

Watch how triangles can make more triangles. Cut out your own triangles, pause the video at different points, and make the shapes you see.

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grades 1–5

Celebrating Pi Day

Find out what this math holiday is all about. Then ask yourself, "How do I use circles in my everyday life?"

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dorothy vaughn

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grades 1–5

Dorothy Vaughan: Pathbreaking Mathematician

Check out this video and article on Dorothy Vaughan, the supervisor of a group of boundary-breaking African American women whose calculations got astronauts into space.

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cartoon characters

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Preschool–grade K

Hairdo Math

Explore some basic counting skills and shape identification in this cute Peg and Cat adventure interactive.

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grades K–5

Playing Card Math Games

Learn these math games that only require a deck of cards. Play with a brother, sister, or family member to test your skills.

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Preschool–grade K

Touch Your Head, Arms, and Toes

Move—and count—along with this catchy song.

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Preschool–grade K

Let's Step Outside

Count the steps it takes you and your child to get to a destination, and use math terms to compare the results.

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grades K–2

The Triangle Dance

Get in on the latest dance craze: the Triangle Dance!