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April 9 | Grades Pre-K–3

At-Home Learning Tips

Make the Days Special
Every child’s learning style is different, and as you find your new “normal” at home, you may see that structured schedules are not for everyone. Instead, try making a calendar with at least one new event listed on each day. Calendars teach important math skills like measuring time in different units such as days, weeks and months. Seeing what is coming up in the week may help restless kids have something to look forward to. Find more tips to make each day a little special.

Daily Programming

Thursday on Arizona PBS

5:00 a.m.Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I am Marie Curie

Marie Curie Reader – Activity
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Teacher’s Guide – Document



5:30 a.m.CyberChase: Cool It

Temperature Scavenger Hunt – Activity
Warming Up with Temperature – Media Collection


6:30 a.m.SciGirls: Awesome Athletes

Fitness Tips for Kids – Document
Fitness Bingo – Activity


Additional Resources

ACTIVITY: Learn Skip Counting with a Homemade Cardboard City
In this activity, children will get creative create a nighttime city using discarded boxes and skip count the windows by two using a flashlight. Find the Spanish language version of this activity here.

 
 

ACTIVITY: Put on a Shadow Play
Shadows can be a fascinating discovery for a young child. In this activity, your child will use a flashlight to explore how blocking a light source can create different sizes of shadows, and then use this new knowledge of shadows to put on a shadow play.

ACTIVITY: Create Flashlight Constellations
Looking up at the stars can be relaxing. These star pictures, called constellations, have played key roles across cultures, from helping sailors navigate the oceans to helping storytellers craft traditional myths and folklore. In this activity, your child will observe stars and see how these points of light can be grouped together to form pictures.

ACTIVITY: Fight Fears Through Art
Talking about our fears helps us overcome them. It can also help us remember what makes us feel brave!

 Nature Cat: Earth Day Today/Earth Day Every Day The Ruff Ruffman Show “Fish Force” Game – Online
 Curious George: The Truth About George Burgers/ Curious George In The Dark Curious George “Bunny Ride” Game – Online
Super Peg + Cat Guy Activity Page – Printable
 Ready Jet Go! You Can Call Me Albedo/The Tide Is High Explore Pushes and Pulls With Your Four-Year-Old  – Parent Blog
Ready Jet Go! “Cooking School” Game – Online
 Arthur: Pets and Pests/Go Fly A Kite Get Up & Go Play!: Being a Good Citizen – Video
Civics for Young Learners Recommended Books – Parent Blog
 Curious George: George’s Home For Pigeons/Out Of Order Teaching Your Two-Year-Old Numbers and Counting – Parent Blog
Do You See My Seahorse? Counting Game – Online
 Nature Cat: Ice Is Nice/Bird’s Eye View Explore Pushes and Pulls With Your Eight-Year-Old – Parent Blog
Ruff Plushie and Game – Activity
 Wild Kratts: Race For the Hippo Disc Who Comes to the Feeder? | Everyday Learning – Video
Craft a Colorful Hummingbird Feeder – Activity
 Molly of Denali: Berry Itchy Day/Herring Eggs or Bust Play a Storytelling Game – Activity
Architecture Scavenger Hunt – Activity
 Let’s Go Luna! Hola Mariachi/Loco For Cocoa KidVision | Chinese New Year – Video
Make a Chinese Rattle Drum – Activity
 Daniel Tiger: Daniel’s Winter Adventure/Neighborhood Nutcracker Keys to Adventure Land – Activity
Pretend Play – Article
 Daniel Tiger: Daniel Gets a Shot/A Stormy Night Daniel Tiger “Doctor Daniel” Game – Online
Pretend Play: Going to the Doctor – Activity
 Sesame Street: Julia’s Haircut Julia, Sesame Street’s New Character with Autism, Helps Kids Learn About Acceptance – Parent Blog
Sesame Street “Season Spinner” Game – Online
 Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Yodelahee Goat/Pink Mascot Delve into Diversity – Lesson Plan
 Dinosaur Train: The Beelzebufo Cometh/Dennis Comes To Visit Dinosaur Train Field Guide – Online
Dinosaur Train “Dinocar Decorator” Game – Online
 Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! Night Lights/Go Snails Go! Ruff and Smooth Scavenger Hunt – Craft
Studying the Link Between Literacy and Children’s Media – Article
 Sesame Street: Julia’s Haircut Julia, Sesame Street’s New Character with Autism, Helps Kids Learn About Acceptance – Parent Blog
Sesame Street “Season Spinner” Game – Online
 Splash and Bubbles:  I Only Have Eyespots For You/ Double Bubbles Density and Buoyancy: Experimenting with Club Soda – Video
Sid’s Question: “How do Rolie Polies Move?” – Video
 Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Yodelahee Goat/Pink Mascot Delve into Diversity – Lesson Plan
 Let’s Go Luna! Hola Mariachi/Loco For Cocoa Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos | Everyday Learning – Video
Learn about Mexico City, Mexico | Let’s Go Luna! – Video
 Nature Cat: Ice Is Nice/Bird’s Eye View Explore Pushes and Pulls With Your Eight-Year-Old – Parent Blog
Ruff Plushie and Game – Activity
 Wild Kratts: Race For the Hippo Disc Who Comes to the Feeder? | Everyday Learning – Video
Craft a Colorful Hummingbird Feeder -Activity
 Molly of Denali: Berry Itchy Day/Herring Eggs or Bust Play a Storytelling Game – Activity
Architecture Scavenger Hunt – Activity
 
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