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Kids Zone

Try some of the activities and games our teachers have created, just for you! We will be posting new themes each week.

This Week’s Theme:
Nature

We have 5 fun labs for you. Keep scrolling down the page to see them all.

Reading Lab

For our Nature theme this week, our teachers in Washington DC have shared a PBS Kids Read Along.

In it,  Michelle Obama reads one of her favorite children’s books, “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Want to act it out yourself?

You can download this printable Gruffalo and Friends Finger Puppet sheet or use it as a guide to draw your own.

Physical Lab

Miss Erin will get you moving and thinking in her Spelling Bee Workout.

Enrichment Lab

Nature is filled with amazing creatures like the beautiful butterfly.

Did you know that they start out as caterpillars and go through a process called metamorphosis?

Let’s celebrate the butterfly’s humble start. With Miss Robyn’s help, you’ll be able to make a caterpillar in no time.

Challenge Lab

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

Treasure Box from Scavenger HuntMs. S and the SOAR team show you how to explore nature with a fun scavenger hunt.

First you will need to create your own special box using an egg carton.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to decorate your box and find your treasures.

STEM Lab

Walking Water
Nature is filled with colors. How many do you see now looking around the room?

In this cool experiment, Miss LaShawn will show how to make a rainbow of colors with “walking water.” You will start with the primary colors: red, yellow and blue. Can you guess which colors you will create?

All you need is clear plastic cups, food coloring and paper towels. Watch what happens and then try it yourself.

Extra Credit 🙂

Gardening with Miss April

Learn how to plant herbs and flowers.

Backyard Nature

Miss Monica shares a beautiful view of Pike’s Peak in Colorado. Learn more about this impressive piece of nature.