- For our second week diving into Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie collection, we are reading “There Is a Bird on Your Head!” This book describes Gerald’s hilarious reaction to a family of birds creating a home on his head. Will Piggie be able to help him?! Find out by listening to the story here:
- Test your knowledge of the historic events of summer 2020 at: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/21/learning/20SummerNewsQuizLN.html
- Chrysanthemum loves her name and thinks it is just perfect in every way — until her first day of school. At school, kids make fun of her and say her name is too long, too different and that she is named for a flower. Listen to the book and see what happens to Chrysanthemum and what it will take for her to think her name is perfect again.
- Listen to the story here: https://youtu.be/BdLAJt2zmaU
- After you listen to the story, enjoy some Chrysanthemum activities here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T9JC4I_i19JxtLElPco2NFFvNncF9gF5/view?usp=sharing
- You may know Lebron James as one of the best basketball players of all time, but did you also know he is an author? In Lebron James’ book, he notes the different promises we can all make to help us be successful, be ourselves, and make the world a kinder place. Join Ms. Kerry as she reads “I Promise” by Lebron James, illustrated by Nina Mata. What are some promises you can make to help you be successful this school year?
- “There’s so much uncertainty in the world right now. But one thing is for sure: You and your classmates are part of history. Years from now, kids will learn about the pandemic. They’ll read about students like Esteban, in Arizona, and Mia, in West Virginia. They’ll want to hear about your experience, too. And they will see you and your classmates as part of a resilient generation.” With schools around the world all reopening differently, check out this Time for Kids article about how different students are going back to school during this pandemic and how they feel about it. How has starting this school year made you feel?
- Tornado in a Bottle: What makes the water spin like there is a tornado in my bottle?! Find out more and create your own by following the link below!
- Build a balloon-powered car from recycled materials in this fun activity. Grab a friend, build two cars, and race them against each other!
- The Latino Cultural Arts Center produced this coloring book featuring some of Colorado’s own Latinx artists! Take this opportunity to learn about some local artists, and enjoy adding your own color to their work!
- As fall approaches and colors are beginning to change outside, we still see the color green in so many places! Enjoy making a paper bag frog puppet, green apple play dough, paper plants and so much more! As Kermit the Frog would say, “It isn’t easy being green!”
- Come and explore Anna’s Forest! With help from Comics Uniting Nations, #NatureForAll and comic creators are coming together to create and share stories about how people are connecting with nature.
- From Hip Hop Public Health, we are going to figure out… “Can Ya’ Kick It? Learn how with this dance break from our H.Y.P.E. Breakin’ It Down series featuring Darryl DMC McDaniels and choreographers Marc Santa Maria and LaShawn Jones.
- Need to take a brain break? Want to get your body moving for a few minutes? Get up and dance with this GoNoodle video, Boom Chicka Boom!
- Let’s make a butterfly feeder! Before we can do that we need to know what a butterflies diet consists of. Technically butterflies do not “eat”. They drink their meals. Most of the time they eat sugar water, nectar, or tree sap, but if it is liquid they can eat it. Butterflies also eat blood, sweat, rotting flesh, and feces. Ewwwwww. Here is a link that explains more about the diet of a butterfly.
- This is an activity to create a butterfly feeder! https://www.ehow.com/way_5484767_homemade-butterfly-feeder.html
- #CopingDuringCOVID is hard enough for adults. It’s important to support young people as we head into the new school year. Download MHA’s free #BackToSchool2020 Toolkit for tips, resources and more at mhanational.org/backtoschool.
- Passport to Manhood: Growing Up Black Supplemental Guide – a video-based discussion guide to facilitate relevant conversations for ages 10-18.