Enrichment Activities

Looking for additional activities in Social Studies, Science, STEM or other areas of interest?
Check out the contents of our first Enrichment Packet and find more resources below!

Enrichment Packet 1

Take Home Kits

The remote learning enrichment packet for the week of May 25 includes a kit to grow your own beans and an interactive notebook to learn about the parts of a plant. Check out the instructions here! Continue your learning about plants with these links: 

Plants that eat bugs? Check out this list of YouTube videos for kids: https://bit.ly/3bfCtDM

Did you know you can grow flowers you can eat? https://bit.ly/2SKJ1nB

Learn all kinds of cool things about plants: https://science4fun.info/plants/

Plant experiments, games, facts and more: https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/plants.html

More plant life cycle activities.

Easy Science for Kids has tons of interesting information on different types of plants.

Take a virtual field trip of the Great Lakes Wetlands.

Simple plant science experiments for kids   

If you missed the "Prepare with Pedro" safety activity book, you can get it here.

If you missed the COVID-19 Time Capsure, you can get it hereThere’s even a version for the grown-ups hereand here’s a special add-on for anyone who has/had a birthday during this time.

Printable Resources

Indoor Scavenger Hunt
Needs and Wants Worksheet
Dots and Boxes
Paper Hovercrafts

Online Resources

Hippie Yoga is offering a 30 minute yoga session designed for your elementary school aged children. We will be moving, playing and having fun! This is a FREE virtual class! The classes are scheduled for Thursdays at 12:30 PM. Please register at least 30 minutes before class starts. We will send you the link to the class. Go to http://www.myhippieyoga.com/event-sign-up/ to register.
Jack Hartmann Kids Music (YouTube): Songs for kids and educational videos will help children learn counting, numbers, reading and language skills, nursery rhymes, science, physical fitness, dance and movement. Children actively participate in all the learning with lots of movement and fun. (Grades K-3)

Water on a Penny Activities

The next enrichment kit is a science experiment to see how many drops of water you can fit on a penny. You can pick up a kit with everything you need at food service sites beginning on Monday, May 18. If you don’t participate in the food service program you can find the experiment directions here.  For more science fun, check out these links:

Additional "Prepare with Pedro" Activities

This week’s enrichment packet included a booklet of activities from the American Red Cross. With spring come storms. This is a good time to review your family’s emergency preparedness. Check out these links to the American Red Cross, and the National Weather Service to learn more. We’ve also added some fun learning links for weather and maps. 

Additional Time Capsule Ideas

History and Writing

We are living in historic times, and activities like the Time Capsule are a great way to capture memories for the future. You might be interested in learning more about history or other ways to journal or make your own books. Here are some links to check out!

Additional Animal Activities

This week's activities are all about identifying animals! Extend your learning with these links: