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grades 1–5

Math Skills Galore!

Choose the grade level and skill that works best, watch the videos, play the games, and do the practice.

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grades 5–12

Evolution of the Book

What makes a book a book? Learn about the origins of bookmaking from design and fonts to paper and spines.

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Preschool–grade 3

Build a Tree of Thanks

Make a simple tree of thanks together, and bolster your family’s gratitude practice—maybe even start a new family tradition!

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grades K–8

Make a Micro-Field Guide

Create a field guide to a tiny spot (about one square meter) in your yard, a local park, or any other patch of nature in your community.

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grades 3–5

How Deep is the Ocean?

Tour the depths of the ocean to find out how scientists explore regions that are hard to reach and discover the creatures that exist beneath.

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grades 3–12

Gaspar Yanga, Rebel and Liberator

Travel back to the late 16th century to learn about the courageous leader of one of the earliest rebellions of enslaved people in the Americas.

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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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grades 1–12

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Listen to all two hours and 44 minutes of Scarlett Johansson reading this classic tale of madcap adventure.

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grades 5–9

Why Be Grateful?

Watch this video to find out why being grateful makes us happier. Then take a minute to focus on the things you're thankful for.

Parent & Caregiver Guides

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grades 3–12

Yosemite Virtual Tour

Discover Yosemite Valley's mountains, meadows, and waterfalls in this virtual tour that's as close to breathtaking as one can get without being there.

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grades 3–12

Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!

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grades 3–5

Make a Balloon-Powered Boat

Create a mini-air-powered boat using a sponge and a balloon. Tweak your design and reflect on the results.

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grades 3–5

How to Shade a Cube

Learn the basics of drawing three-dimensional shapes with this helpful drawing tutorial.

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grades 3–6

Telling Stories Without Words

Take a closer look at what it's like to be a photojournalist, and read what one photojournalist has to say about her job.

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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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grades 3–12

The Immortal White Snake

Learn about Bai Su Zhen, the mythic immortal white snake, and her husband Xu Xian. Can you name one key theme the myth represents?

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grades 3–8

Picture-Perfect Pieces

Use cardboard tubes to create a light-minimizing viewer. What do you see when standing still? How does it change when you're moving side to side?

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grades K–4

Dav Pilkey at Home

Get drawing with beloved author Dav Pilkey. Learn how to make all your favorite Dog Man characters, and find many more fun activities.

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Interactive

grades 1–5

Penguin Paths with Math

Help penguins migrate across glaciers with math. Practice percents, fractions, and more in this game. Play the estimation activity underneath to extend your learning.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Lost and Found

After you read the poem, think about what it's like to find something that was lost. Create something (poem, art, etc.) that captures that feeling.

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grades 3–6

Family Interview Project

Use these questions (or write your own) to interview a family member. Write down or record their answers, and share with the whole family.

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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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grades 3–6

Stories Behind the Stars

Discover the family stories and cultural traditions behind some of Disney's stars.

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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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grades K–4

Can You Guess What's Next?

Observe patterns in this simple game where you'll recognize sounds and shapes, and pick the piece that's missing.

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grades 3–4

Amazon Rain Forest

Read the article on forest life and write three facts you learned.

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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 3–8

Get Moving with Langston Galloway

Join Detroit Pistons' Langston Galloway and teacher Ms. Jourieh for an at-home workout. Watch until the end for a poem from Langston's namesake.

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grades 1–3

Electric Energy Experiment

Conduct electricity in this hands-on experiment. Grab a few household items and see how you can make cereal, dried spices, or Styrofoam dance!

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grades 3–5

Making Strong Passwords

Decide which passwords are strongest. Get one or more family members together to help.

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grades 5–8

How Much Toilet Paper is Enough?

Find out how much TP you actually need. Also, see if there's a correlation between the number of sheets and the roll's diameter.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

All the Presidents' Pets

Read about some of the most popular, and strangest, pets that have lived in the White House.

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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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grades K–12

Rube Goldberg Machines

Check out these crazy contraptions that are all about cause and effect, and draw a plan for your own.

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Article/Ebook

grades 4–12

The Stories of 103 Orchard Street

Explore how this New York tenement's history mirrors the story of immigration in the U.S. Then, dig into more resources from the Tenement Museum's site.

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Website/App

grades 3–12

Type. Type. Type.

Use this free, standout typing program to learn, practice, and vastly improve your typing speed and accuracy.

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grades 1–12

Math Made Accessible

Read, watch, and solve math problems in algebra, geometry, statistics, calculus and trigonometry. Complete an activity, open a digital textbook, or try a practice problem.

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grades K–3

"Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book"

Watch Latinx author and illustrator Yuyi Morales read her first self-illustrated story and find out who is the trickster and who was tricked.

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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 3–8

Marvelous Mucus

Discover how mucus is actually beneficial to our health. Watch the videos to learn more, and grab some Jell-O to conduct an experiment at home.

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grades K–3

Hip Hop Patterns

Dance and learn about patterns at the same time with this catchy rap.

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Activity

grades 4–12

Make a Rebus Puzzle

Use The Noun Project's icon library to make a rebus. What's a rebus? It's a puzzle made up of pictures and symbols that represent words.