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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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Preschool–grade K

Let's Write About It!

Write a morning message outlining today's activities in this fun and interactive lesson.

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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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Preschool–grade K

String Together Sounds

Tap lots of letters on the keyboard to explore some sounds. Then experiment with combining them. Can you create a beat and keep a rhythm going?

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Preschool–grade 12

Edible Water Bottles

See how one company came up with an alternative to single-use plastics: the Ooho edible water bottle made of seaweed!

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Preschool–grade 2

Incredible Inventors

Check out this entire alphabet of amazing Black inventors. Then dream up your own invention and draw or write about it!

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Preschool

Counting with Peg + Cat

Practice some basic counting skills with this short Peg + Cat video. Then explore some more lessons with these animated friends.

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Preschool–grade K

It's Springtime!

Create a colorful picture by tracing letters and shapes and learning sight words associated with spring.

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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 3

San Diego Zoo: Live Cams

Tune in to three or more of the zoo's livestreams and write down your observations for each animal to share later.

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Preschool–grade 2

Make a Shape

Follow along and use your body to make different shapes. Can you come up with some of your own?

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Preschool–grade 12

Create with Colors

Click on a color and see famous fine art that contain it. Then pick a color to feature in your own art! (Note: There are a few paintings with nudity)

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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

Hopping for Literacy

Hopscotch your way to letter recognition with this fun activity that gets kids moving and building literacy skills.

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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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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 12

Field Museum

Take a virtual trip to Chicago to visit the Field Museum, and explore their animal exhibits using Street View.

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Preschool–grade K

Monster Music

Use this interactive game to see what kind of music you can make with Sesame Street characters.

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Preschool–grade K

Symmetry Painting

Create your own perfectly symmetrical work of art by painting on one side and seeing your creation mirrored on the other.

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Preschool–grade K

Long Vowels

Sing along with your friends the Alphablocks to learn those tricky long vowel spelling patterns.

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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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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 2

¡Huesos! Find Out More About Your Bones

¡Mueve tu cuerpo y aprende sobre los huesos!

Move your body and learn about bones!

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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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Cookies

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Preschool–grade 1

Cookies, Sharing, and Equal Groups

Turn cookie making into an opportunity to discuss and practice sharing, counting, and creating equal amounts.

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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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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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Summer Activity Book

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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 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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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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Preschool–grade 2

Mac and Cheese Measurement

Focus on measurement while making some classic, crowd-pleasing mac and cheese.

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Preschool–grade 3

Here Comes the Garbage Barge

Before everyone recycled, there was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. What did they do? Enter the garbage barge!

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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 2

Sort, Build, and Explore

Practice problem-solving with your favorite wacky cat, and build some basic STEM skills.

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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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Preschool–grade K

Outdoor Craft Ideas

Use some of these ideas to get outside and use found items to make simple crafts.