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Salsa: Spanish for Children

SALSA is a series of videos that blends puppets, animation, live action and music to create a unique experience for first-time learners of Spanish language and culture.

Bumblebee Bonanza

Take a trip outdoors and spend some time observing bee behavior. Learn how to be safe when watching bees while learning about these amazing insects.

Coding with Peanut Butter & Jelly

Learn the basics of coding with this fun video in which Valerie Brock builds a PB&J. Children are then encouraged to solve fun, simple coding sequence puzzles.

Pattern Power

Can you follow the code? Work with you child on pattern recognition in this interactive activity in which you create a pattern with cutout shapes and have them replicate it.

Our Favorite Day

Watch a reading of the book Our Favorite Day by Joowon Oh. Then share and draw some of your favorite days together.

Family Sharing

Families share many things, but does that include germs? Discover if drinking straight from the milk carton really does leave backwash behind in this fun at home experiment.

Arthur – All About Community: Making a Difference

Learn with Arthur and friends on how to make a difference in your community and connect with your neighbors.

First Day of School Sign

Celebrate the first day of school by completing this poster! Keep it in a scrapbook to see the changes over the years.

Watch a Seed Grow

Use fast-growing seeds in this experiment, and you and your child can closely monitor all of the stages of growth a seed experiences!

Dancing Raisins

Learn about density and displacement with this fun, easy experiment. Turn on some tunes and discover how raisins bust a move!

Create a Yup’ik Dance Fan

Explore an Alaska Native dance tradition with your child by making a Yup’ik dance fan together.

Make Your Own Mathroom

This Odd Squad craft supports fine motor skills while learning about operating with numbers and introducing children to fractions.

Simple Sorting at Home

Turn everyday tasks into math activities.

Back to School

These back to school-themed activity sheets allow children to choose their own learning adventures.

Foam Fountain

Create a fantastic foaming fountain with a few household ingredients!

Creating Routines

It’s always a good time for children to brush up on everyday routines like greeting friends, picking up toys, and getting ready for bed. This collection is filled with tips and ideas!

Dancing Raisins

Learn about density and displacement with this fun, easy experiment. Turn on some tunes and discover how raisins bust a move!

Reading and Sharing Stories

Words can take you anywhere! Use the activities in this collection to help build literacy skills and create and share family stories.

Investigating Animals

Crawl like an ant, jump like a frog, and gallop like a horse!

Magnificent Mimicry

How do Viceroy butterflies use mimicry to trick predators?

Experiment With Walking Water

This fun science activity introduces basic concepts of physics and gravity.

Flashlight Constellations

Learn about the stories and science behind some well-known constellations.

Exploring Space

Travel to the moon and beyond with these activities all about space.

WPSU Virtual Summer Camp

Continue your adventures all year round by traveling to continents around the world and expeditions right in your backyard.

Watch a Seed Grow

Explore the Stages of Seed Growth.

Being a Good Friend & Neighbor

There are lots of things kids can do to celebrate neighbors and friends.

Sharing Your Creativity

Spark creativity as you explore all of these games and activities!

Magnificent Mimicry

How do Viceroy butterflies use mimicry to trick predators?

Observing Nature

Enjoy a variety of activities all about nature with PBS KIDS Summer of Possibilities

Family Traditions Bingo

Learn how sharing our family traditions helps us to respect the diversity of our community.

Pattern Power

Practice creating and replicating patterns—an important math skill—with this simple activity.

Watch a Seed Grow

Explore the Stages of Seed Growth

Plant a Terrarium

A terrarium is a micro-environment: moisture evaporates, then condensates and falls back down (just like rain) in an enclosed glass container. Bring the great outdoors inside!

Yoga for Kids

Practice these meditative breathing exercises meant to help you focus, relax, and feel energized.

Exploding Baggies

Combine a liquid and a solid and watch the chemical reaction that’s BIGGER than the components themselves!

Moon Landing Game

With a “rocket”, brain power, and teamwork, you’ll be blasting off with fun playing this game!

Flashlight Constellations

Learn about the stories and science behind some well-known constellations.

Dancing Raisins

Turn on some tunes and discover how raisins bust a move!

The Butterfly/La Mariposa

This Mexican folktale that explains why butterflies do not live in houses and why they migrate. Story told in Spanish and English.

Magnificent Mimicry

How do Viceroy butterflies use mimicry to trick predators?

Your Child’s a Poet, and Here’s How to Show It

Develop children’s literacy skills by reading and writing poetry.

Watch a Seed Grow

Use fast-growing seeds in this experiment, and you and your child can closely monitor all of the stages of growth a seed experiences!

Create Leaf and Bark Art

Take a walk around your neighborhood and look at the trees you see in a new way!

Flashlight Constellations

Learn about the stories and science behind some well-known constellations.

Creating Special Times for Everyone

Setting up a comfortable space and doing activities that bring out each child’s strengths can create special times in helping a child with autism.

My Five Senses

Teacher Sabrin Abedin reads the book, “My Five Senses,” by Aliki.

Backwash

All about taste! Does saliva really wash back into the milk carton from your mouth when you take a drink?

Meet the Helpers Collection

The Meet the Helpers toolkit is designed to introduce “helpers” and explain the role they play in emergency situations.

Watch a Seed Grow

It is garden season! Try this experiment to see how a seed grows underground.

Coping with Feeling Left Out

Using imaginary play, you can help your child work through the disappointment of being excluded — and learn how to include others!