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grades 2–6

Which One Holds More?

Grab two sheets of paper and create two different-size cylinders. Predict which one will hold more Legos, beads, or other objects of your choice!

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grades 1–8

Writing Inspiration

Print out this packet of activities that get you writing and thinking in new ways.

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grades 2–5

Create a Cozy Bear

Draw along to this video that'll show you how to create a hibernating bear for the holidays or anytime. Pause as much as you need!

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Preschool–grade 5

Painting with a Single Stroke

Watch as Kyoto-based artist Keisuke Teshima beautifully paints dragon bodies with a single stroke using a sumi-e style brush across paper.

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Interactive

grades 2–5

Sea Otters and Ecosystems

Play this tossing game to learn about sea otters, urchins, kelp, and the ecosystem they share.

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Preschool–grade 1

Amazing Africa

Let this mother-daughter team teach you some facts about Africa in a video that's sure to make you smile.

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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

Clapping Out Words

Use this upbeat dance to learn how words are broken down into syllables.

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grades K–5

The Keys to Empathy

Watch this video to learn how you can use empathy to better understand and support others.

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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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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–2

Thank-O-Rama

Join Elephant and Piggy creator Mo Willems 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

Build and Test Paper Bridges

Learn what gives a bridge its strength with this DIY design project you can do with materials from around your home.

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Preschool–grade 2

What Does It Mean to Be a Refugee?

Watch and listen to this reading of a picture book about what it's like to be a refugee. And meet Mrs. Ghazali's kitten!

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grades K–3

What Is Mindfulness?

Find out what it means to be mindful. After the video, take some time to practice what you learned.

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Preschool–grade 1

Buggies, Buses, and Cars!

Sing along to this familiar tune and learn about the Patterson family's amazing inventions that help us get from here to there.

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Preschool–grade K

Juegos! Vídeos!

Videos and games starring the characters of the TV Show Peep and the Big Wide World. Learn about science and math in Spanish or English.

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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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Activity

grades K–1

Addition Funnels

Attach this simple math "machine" to a wall, then use it to illustrate for kids how addition works. Start small, then move to larger numbers.

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Preschool–grade 2

Proud of Who You Are

Follow along with this story about a little girl and her big sister finding strength in what makes them unique.

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grades K–5

Learn by Doing

Explore the educational challenges other kids are doing, and try some yourself. Make and upload videos only with permission!

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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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grades 2–5

Kids Talk About Black History

Listen as these kids share what they know about Black history. What's something new that you learned, and what do you want to know more about?

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grades K–5

Simple Stretches

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

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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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the importance of setting

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grades 1–8

The Importance of Setting

Discover the deliberate choices behind settings and how they create moods and themes as well as influence characters and plots.

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Activity

grades K–3

Hip Hop Patterns

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

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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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Video

Preschool–grade K

Fun with Science

Follow some curious characters to discover basic science concepts through exploration and simple experiments.

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Preschool–grade 2

Show Some Online Tips

Use this fun, creative app to tell a story about internet safety, privacy, or media balance. See if you can include a pirate ship!

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Activity

grades K–2

Brick and Block Math

Explore some fundamental math concepts using Duplo or Lego bricks.

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Preschool–grade 4

My Summer Checklist

What new things do you want to try this summer? Use this sheet to track your summer fun!

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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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Preschool–grade K

Nature Notebook

Hunt for natural items and draw what you see in a notebook. You'll be surprised at how much you find, even staying close to home!

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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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elf inspection

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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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grades K–2

Count Your Home

Find out how many doors you have in your home. What about chairs? Cups? Umbrellas?

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Summer Activity Book

Worksheet

Preschool–grade 4

Summer Activity Book

Inspire learning all summer long! Print out this book of activities that kids can do with an adult or on their own.

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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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grades K–5

What's an Engineer?

This video is just right for little kids, explaining the engineering process in easy-to-understand language and fun animations.

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Video

Preschool–grade K

Jumping Jack Challenge

How many jumping jacks can you do in one minute?

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Preschool–grade 7

Vietnam's Ancient Lithophone

Listen to the beautiful sounds from Vietnam's ancient lithophone, or the đàn đá, made from granite, stone, wood, and corals.