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Virtual Field Trip

A View of the Moon

Virtual field trip to the moon with NASA, as seen aboard Apollo 13.

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Language Works

Alphabet Bingo
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Language Works

Alphabet Play Dough

Read a classic book by Mem Fox and do some friendship activities using play-dough.

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Social-Emotional

Animal Transformations

Young children use their imagination as they take on the roles of various animals.

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Family Cooking

Apple Bird Feeders
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Family Cooking

Apple Donuts

Children learn safe cooking skills as they make healthy donuts out of apples and cream cheese in this easy to follow recipe.

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STEM

Apple Sensory Game

An easy apple game to nurture children's observation and sense of smell and taste.

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Movement

Around the World Circuit
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Movement

Balance Beam
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Virtual Field Trip

Bald Eagles

Let’s observe Bald Eagle nests! Take a virtual fieldtrip using the American Eagle Foundation's online Eagle Cams to learn about this amazing bird.

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STEM

Balloon Rocket

Design and engineer a rocket out of a balloon, straw and twine.

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Yoga + Mindfulness

Bear Breath

Join Bright Horizons' Taylor Graham in learning this fun and easy mindful breathing excercise.

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Family Cooking

Berry Muffins
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Language Works

Bird Homes
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Let's Read Together

Blueberries for Sal

Book recommendation by Bright Horizons educators. Read "Blueberries for Sal" with your child. Continue the fun by acting or drawing the story together

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STEM

Bowling Alley
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Let's Play

Box City
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Let's Read Together

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.

Join Janette Seddion, a Bright Horizons education coordinator, as she reads and signs this beloved children's book.

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Math Counts

Build a Dwelling
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Social-Emotional

Chalk Obstacle Course

Toddlers & preschoolers explore movement and self-regulation skills through this interactive chalk obstacle course activity.

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Social-Emotional

Cloud Watch

Explore clouds in this open-ended activity that promotes relationship building, creativity, and imagination.

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STEM

Code a Traffic Sign
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Science Rocks

Color Mixing

Clean color mixing in a ziplock bag, and teaches problem solving as children test different ways to make colors.

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Math Counts

Colorful Salt Tray Numbers
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Math Counts

Counting my neighborhood
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Yoga + Mindfulness

Daily Relaxation
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Language Works

Earth Day Word Cards
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Social-Emotional

Emotions Match

Free printable card game to help kids match emotions to pictures. Encourages expression and regulation of emotion in children.

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Let's Play

Exploring Water

Read "Harry the Dirty Dog" and play some engaging water games.

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Movement

Family Dancing
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Science Rocks

Fly Me to the Moon

Science meets art in this activity that teaches science concepts about space through a variety of hands-on activities.

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Family Cooking

Fruit Smoothies

In this recipe children will count and measure fruit ingredients, observe them blend from solid to liquid and learn about healthy foods.

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Going on a Picnic
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Let's Play

Going on a Trip Pretend Play

Preschoolers learn about transportation as they pretend to go on a bus, boat, or plane trip and write about their experiences.

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Let's Read Together

Gus’s Garage by Leo Timmers
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Toward a Better World

Happy Heart Walk
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Hello, Hello Everybody

Let’s sing! Get “hello mello” with Bright Horizons teacher Brandon, his guitar, and a sing-along about how nice it is to see friends.

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Caring Matters

Help for Our Helpers
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Math Counts

I Spy Numbers

Toddlers and preschoolers learn number identification through this interactive math game.

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Movement

If You're Happy and You Know It

At-home music activity for kids from Bright Horizons educators. Watch the video, sing and dance to with us to "If You're Happy and You Know It."

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STEM

Land, Air, and Water Sort
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Art Smart

Let’s Make a Sculpture

Designing 3D sculpture installations.

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Let's Read Together

Library Lion

Book recommendation by Bright Horizons educators. Watch or read "Library Lion" with your child. Pretend to be librarian with your own library at home.

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STEM

Light It Up

At-home STEM activity for preschoolers with materials you already have. Turn blocks, flashlights and cameras into great low-prep STEM learning tools.

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Language Works

Light Table Letters

Parents of preschoolers can build or use a lightbox for this fun hands-on letter learning activity that improves preschool reading skills.

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Language Works

Little Bear Goes to the Moon

Children develop an understanding of books and text as they explore and interact with Little Bear Goes to the Moon.

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Art Smart

Make Kinetic Sand

Open-ended art & sensory activity video teaches children how to make their own kinetic sand/moon sand.

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Let's Read Together

Make Way for Ducklings
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Toward a Better World

Making Birdseed Cookies

Toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children make birdseed cookies.

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Toward a Better World

Making Memories and Friends

Read a classic book by Mem Fox & Julie Vivas, and do some friendship activities.

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Family Cooking

Making Playdough

Making playdough out of ingredients found in the kitchen.

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STEM

Making Rafts
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Let's Play

Making Tap Shoes
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Math Counts

Marshmallow Building

Preschoolers get hands-on fun building 3D shapes with marshmallows or clay to begin to learn about shapes and spatial learning.

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Virtual Field Trip

Mega Coaster

Preschool & school age children explore the concept of motion as they take a ride on Six Flag's Mega Coaster.

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Science Rocks

Melting Magic

Create colorful translucent sculptures with transformed plastic cups, in this activity where art meets science!

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Science Rocks

Mentos Geyser

Science experiment for preschool and school age children which displays a physical reaction when mixing mentos and soda.

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Movement

Moon Craters

Children learn about the moon through this interactive activity that promotes movement and large muscle development.

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Math Counts

Mud Pies Big, Bigger, Biggest

Outdoor math activity for preschoolers. Get messy making and comparing mud pies in this low-prep messy at-home activity.

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Art Smart

Musical Spring
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Language Works

My New Friend is So Fun! By Mo Willems

A children's book read by Amy Berens

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Virtual Field Trip

National Gallery of Art

Preschool & school age children take an interactive virtual trip to the National Gallery of Art.

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Art Smart

Nature Crowns

Create a nature crown out of collected natural items.

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Art Smart

Nature Inspired Self-Portraits

New outdoor art project for kids. Spend time together outside to collect leaves, grass and other items to glue into a self-portrait.

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Let's Play

Neighborhood Bingo
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Neighborhood Expert
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Language Works

Neighborhood Picture Book
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Family Cooking

No Bake Energy Bites

Family cooking & learning video for making energy bites. Nut-free recipe is safe for kids to make with adult supervision.

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Virtual Field Trip

Northern Lights

Virtual Field Trip for kids from Bright Horizons educators. Watch the video then use paints for an art project making your own northern lights.

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STEM

Ooze

This stuff can’t make up its mind ... is it a liquid or a solid?

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Movement

Open Shut Them Song

Children follow simple commands, singing and moving to the song Open Shut Them.

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Let's Play

Our Own Spaceship!

Dramatic play activity for preschoolers, encouraging development of creativity and imagination as children build and play with their own rocket ship.

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Virtual Field Trip

Outside Nature Walk

For this field trip, join us on a nature walk to investigate the environment with the changing seasons.

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Family Cooking

Pancakes with Static Sandy

Family cooking & learning video for pancakes that is safe for children with adult supervision.

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Toward a Better World

Perspective Taking

This activity helps children consider other's point of view, and helps them adjust better to new situations

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Art Smart

Picture Spring
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Art Smart

Play Dough Cars

Toddlers and preschoolers explore transportation, textures, and play dough.

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Caring Matters

Project Thank You
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Let's Play

Rain Cloud
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Science Rocks

Ramps

Children explore and experiment with ramps, demonstrated by the featured video. Encourages children to demonstrate and understand cause-and-effect.

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Yoga + Mindfulness

River Flow

Yoga for kids online video shows how to move your body like a river. Watch the free video to learn to practice parent & child yoga poses at home.

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Let's Play

Roadway/Hiking Path

Toddlers will enjoy having a simple roadway to roll things, in this easy to setup activity.

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Yoga + Mindfulness

Roll and Pose Yoga
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Language Works

Rubber Band Words
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Caring Matters

Send a Hug Around the World

How to stay connected with friends or relatives when staying home? Mail a hug with this free parent-led art project from Bright Horizons.

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Social-Emotional

Sensory Walk

Children explore sensory vocabulary as they identify and talk about items they find in their environment.

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Let's Play

Shadow Puppets

Make shadow puppets with your kids as a fun no-prep at-home learning activity.

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Art Smart

Shadow Sidewalk Chalk

Children use hands and fingers to creatively trace their shadow.

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Toward a Better World

Sidewalk Chalk Love

Children develop increasing care for self, others, and the environment in this creative activity.

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Let's Play

Sidewalk Paint
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Movement

Soccer Drills

Preschool and school-age children learn step by step indoor/outdoor soccer drills.

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Language Works

Sound Map

Hone senses and writing skills as children make a sound map of your neighborhood.

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Let's Play

Sound Riddles

Preschool & School Age children build listening skills through this fun sound riddles activity.

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Yoga + Mindfulness

Space Yoga

Video for children teaching a variety of yoga poses inspired by space.

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Let's Read Together

Splish, Splash, Ducky! by Lucy Cousins
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Let's Play

Spring Scavenger Hunt
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Virtual Field Trip

Springtime on the Farm

For this field trip we visit a farm, meet some animals up close, and learn from a farmer about how a farm works!

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Art Smart

Squish Paint

Children learn about symmetry by squishing paint together.

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Virtual Field Trip

Stages Around the World

Preschool and School Age Children visit world famous theatre stages in this virtual field trip adventure.

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Toward a Better World

Stargazing Around the World

Children take a global view of the night sky to observe, explore, & describe their environment to gain understanding of people, places, & things.

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Art Smart

Starry Night

Activity that encourages development of focus and attention as children explore the work of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night

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Math Counts

Sticky Notes Math

Scavenger hunt meets numbers and counting with this fun at-home math game!

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Movement

Sticky Web Game

Sticky web is a fun indoor throwing activity without the risk of too many things breaking.

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Language Works

Story Characters
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Language Works

Story Fort
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Let's Play

Strega Nona Pretend Play

Read Strega Nona and do some fun, simple literacy and imaginative play activities.

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Science Rocks

Suncatcher
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Let's Read Together

Thank You, Earth by April Pulley Sayre
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Language Works

The Hope is the Thing
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Let's Read Together

Tidy by Emily Gravett

A children's book read by one of our Bright Horizons education and training specialists, Chandler Bruning.

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Language Works

What’s Missing Memory Game

Preschoolers build focus and memory as they recall specific objects.

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Let's Read Together

When You Just Have to Roar by Rachel Robertson

Books and stories invite us into worlds we can only imagine. But they also increase our understanding of expectations in our own world.

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Math Counts

Window Art
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Movement

Yoga Eggs
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Yoga + Mindfulness

Yogi Says - Animals
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Virtual Field Trip

Yosemite

In this self-guided tour of Yosemite National Park, children will explore its many natural wonders

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Art Smart

You Light Up My Table

Children use creativity and imagination as they explore and interact with paint and light.

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