Get active, stay fit, and have fun doing it with sports, games, and activities described in the following lesson plans and resources.
Long before #ProtectDreamers was trending, students in Amy Claffey’s Spanish classes at Old Saybrook High School were learning about the vast hurdles undocumented people face—and the misconceptions surrounding them in the communities where they live. In an effort to educate their school about immigrants from Mexico and Central America, Claffey’s students, with help from high school library/media specialist Christine Bairos, completed a project that brought greater awareness of immigration issues to their peers and the wider community.
With help from teachers Christine Bairos (left) and Amy Claffey (right), Old Saybrook students pursue questions about immigration.
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, a day to honor American Civil War dead. Following World War I, Memorial Day became a day to honor soldiers killed in all wars. Honor the nation’s fallen military men and women with the following lessons and activities.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have contributed to politics, military, medicine, aviation, entertainment, and sports in the United States. Celebrate their heritage and contributions with these lessons and activities.
1. Acrostic Mother’s Day Poems
Students in grades 1-2 write acrostic poems for Mother’s Day.
2. Pop Up Mother’s Day Card
Step-by-step instructions for making a pop up flower card. K-5
3. Stand-Up Mom
With this printable decoration, students in grades K-2 color, cut out, and fold stand-up moms, and then attach a heart to one hand and write a special message on her apron.
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with these lessons, activities, and video/audio readings.
It might be taking its time this year, but spring really is on its way. Here are some lessons, activities, and videos to prepare students for the sights, smells, and sounds of spring.
For Earth Day, April 22, explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly with these lessons, projects, activities, and games.
NEA Health Information Network’s A Guide to Increasing School Breakfast Participation.
March is National Nutrition Month. Recommended resources from NEA include teaching guides, lesson plans, best practices, tip sheets, online learning games, educational videos, posters, book lists, coloring pages and more.
- Bag The Junk
Students consume 50% of their daily calories in school. Bag the Junk examines the effects of selling unhealthy snack foods and beverages in schools and provides resources for the adult school community to champion healthy snack foods and beverages. The site features advocacy tools such as organizing tips, policy briefs, fact sheets, and sample letters along with current news, trends, and thoughts from experts in the field. Educators will find factoids, quizzes, featured snacks, statistics, graphics, links to resources, and strategies for improving what students eat in school.
Provides information on food, health and fitness and sections for kids, parents, men, women, and seniors.