Learning Ideas and Resources

Many families have reached out with questions regarding learning resources.



Mystery Science

National Geographic Kids

San Francisco Exploratorium: Make sense of COVID-19 at home with your child.

Cincinnati Zoo: Home Safari Facebook Live weekdays at 3pm. They will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home.

Science Projects: Review the Scientific Method with your student, select a science experiment together, perform the experiment, and present the experiment results on paper or in a Google Slide presentation. Share the project with your teacher!



Cultural Fair Project: Whether or not we hold the Underwood Cultural Fair, students can still pick a project, conduct the research (online), develop the presentation (on paper or Google Slides), and share with family, friends, and teachers virtually!

Brain Pop



Smithsonian Learning Lab: Discover, create, remix, and share first-rate museum artifacts


Read for at least 30 minutes a day

Newton Free Library: Audiobooks and eBooks

Start a virtual book club with a friend via FaceTime, Zoom, Skype

Audible: Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages for free.

Story Online

What do we do all day?



Poetry for Kids and Poetry Prompts and Creative Writing Prompts

Jarrett Lerner: Frequent activity sheets to spark creativity, like “Finish this comic strip”

Journal: We are living history right now. Have your student start a daily journal that records facts, feelings, daily routines, anything interesting to them.

Research and Write: Allow your student to pick a topic they are interested in, research (in books at home / on the internet), and then write about it (on paper / Google Docs).




Down Dog Yoga App: Free access to yoga online

West Suburban YMCA: At-home workouts will be posted periodically.


Turn on the music and move!



Cardboard Box Creations: Some ideas for extra cardboard boxes or let your child use their imagination. 

Art Project Ideas for Elementary School Kids

Nature Inspired Art

Silly Drawing Prompts



Daria Music: Music Activities and Crafts

Cincinnati Music Hall Tour: Walk in this virtual tour and learn about the instrument sections.

New York Philharmonic: Great graphics and fun games.

London Symphony Orchestra: Experience the orchestra from multiple points of view.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Listen and learn.