- The Lorax, by Dr. Suess. “UNLESS someone like you…cares a whole awful lot…nothing is going to get better…It’s not.” Listen to the story of the Lorax, who is trying to help the old Once-ler and us to learn that sometimes mindless progress can be very harmful to the earth’s natural beauty. This book is a perfect book to read on Arbor Day, Earth Day, and every day.
- Earth Day Every Day. As we celebrate the birthday of the United States on July 4th, we all need to remember to honor and protect the world we live in. These links will take you to some activities that will help you learn more about Reuse Recycle Reduce and some fun things to do to celebrate Earth Day Everyday!
- Blackout Poetry: Do you have some old books, magazines, or newspapers at home? Try using these and your imagination to create a blackout poem. See how to make a blackout poem below!
- SPANISH VERSION: Poesía Oculta: ¿Tienes algunos libros, revistas o periódicos viejos en casa? Intenta usarlos y desarrolla tu imaginación para crear un poema oculto. ¡A continuación mira cómo hacer un poema oculto!
- Mad Libs Vacation: Get a friend or family member to help you create a silly story about a summer vacation with this Mad Libs sheet. One person is the writer; the writer will ask the other person for different adjectives, nouns, verbs, and other words needed to fill in the blanks. After you’ve filled in all the blanks, read your silly story aloud together!
- Remember a noun is a person, place, or thing. An adjective is a word that describes. A verb is an action. If it says “plural” that means more than one.
- Super Fun Activities to Help Kids Recognize Big Emotions
- The past few months of social distancing have been a unique time for all of us, to say the least. Here’s a challenge: use just six words to describe what this time has meant to you. For example, Krishna from India says, “So much more time to read!” Check out the article below for more information on the origin of this challenge:
- When you see people again after social distancing for so long, you might feel desperate to make new friends! In the book “You Will Be My Friend!” by Peter Brown, Lucy is an enthusiastic bear who learns to be herself in order to build a friendship, and to consider the feelings of others despite her excitement. Included below are some activities for you to enjoy after listening to the story!
- You Will Be My Friend Samantha Parsons.mp4
- Also, remember that you can take an AR quiz on this book at: https://hosted37.renlearn.com/2123879/
- How to make homemade playdough
- Have you heard of Sudoku puzzles, but are nervous to try one because you feel it may be too difficult? Well, we have found some “Kidoku” puzzles that are a great way for you to get started! Hope you enjoy these fun puzzles: https://krazydad.com/kidoku/
- Fact Families: Need to brush up on your fact family skills? Check out this dice game below! If you don’t have dice at home, you can use these digital dice from Google.
- Have you ever tried to make rain clouds: INSIDE? Follow the instructions below to learn more!
- SPANISH VERSION: ¿Alguna vez has tratado hacer nubes de lluvia: DENTRO DE CASA? ¡Sigue las instrucciones a continuación para obtener más información!
- Hopscotch with AWESOME Math: Let’s hop to the beat! Miss Renee from Altura Boys & Girls Club loves playing this game at recess: Multiplication Hopscotch & all you need is chalk!
- SPANISH VERSION: Rayuela y Matemáticas IMPRESIONANTE: ¡Saltemos con ritmo! A la señorita Renee de Altura Boys & Girls Club le encanta jugar a este juego durante el recreo: ¡Rayuela de multiplicación y todo lo que necesitas es una tiza!
- Kitchen science is a simple and fun way to connect with your kids at home. Test your skills at making some rainbow milk, elephant toothpaste, or fake snow!
- Have you ever tried raised salt art, shaving cream marble painting, or marble painting? Check out The Artful Parent website for their 10 Tried-and-True Art Activities for Kids!
- Learning about famous artists and exploring their masterpieces can be a great way for kids to try different mediums, and create their own artistic interpretations. Learn how to create your own Van Gogh Starry NIght or Claude Monet Bridge!
- Do you have some leftover milk cartons or jugs lying around? You can get crafty and use them to create a large dice, personalized piggy bank, a birdhouse feeder, and much more!
- You are what you eat! Follow along on this cool & catchy interactive dance video that makes us think about making healthier food choices every day! “Eat your broccoli”
- Happy Vegan Week! Join Steve and Shelly as they try out two different vegan recipes. Hope you enjoy!
- Eggplant Lasagna: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eJj8c3QnvVnXnBPRu5tY0y68KiWR6upC/view?usp=sharing
- Easy No Bake Pineapple Dessert: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pxet4Q8AWwQuU2hyNAK4k1PPji8NQprd/view?usp=sharing
- Balloon Tennis is a fun way to get your kids up and moving!
- Join Chef Brian for this week’s Cooking Club Activity, as he whips up some healthy, homemade, Heavenly Hummus! Hummus is a delicious blend of chickpeas/garbanzo beans, olive oil, lemon juice, and tahini! Packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and vitamins, this healthy snack can be easily added to any wrap, sandwich, or veggie platter! Add red peppers, roasted garlic, or jalapenos to customize the flavor of your hummus and add some spice!
- Nature Scavenger Hunt: See how many items you can find on the list. Look high and low so nothing is missed!
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
- The Safe Zone project is a free online resource for creating powerful, and effective LGBTQ+ awareness and training workshops. https://thesafezoneproject.com/ (Participant & Staff Guides available for download)
- Are you ready to dance, sing, and have fun over and over again?! #TrollsWorldTour Dance Party Edition is now on Digital and will be available on Blu-ray & DVD 7/7! Don’t forget to download the TROLLS WORLD TOUR virtual activity kit to make your movie night rock!