April-themed Activities to Use During Distance Learning

As many parents, teachers, and students are now having to navigate homeschool and distance learning all around the country, this post provides parents and educators with a few fun April-themed resources that may help to make teaching and learning during the pandemic a bit easier for everyone!

It’s Math & Statistics Awareness Month!

We all know math is playing a vital role in helping the world fight the Coronavirus pandemic. The data, research, and methods involving math are a great way to explore the importance of numbers in our fight against COVID-19. Link up with AMS and others on Twitter @MathAware or on Facebook for more details and fun activities.

National Poetry Month is finally here!

What better way for students to chronicle their experiences during their COVID-19 Quarantine than by writing poetry? Poets.org provides tons of information on how you can celebrate this month with poetry. April 30th is Poem in Your Pocket day. Have students record their poems and share them on Flipgrid so the whole class can hear and respond.

April 22nd is Earth Day!

This year Earth Day is going to look a little different. Going completely digital, the EarthRise campaign will challenge the world to open up conversations and connect digitally, in order to mobilize, even during the Pandemic.

So many other fun-filled days in April

The Spruce has put together an awesome calendar filled with something for every single day in April! Check out their article “30 Reasons to Celebrate in April: A Celebration for Every Day,” to find fodder for those homeschool and distance learning lessons and activities. Here are a few you could try…

April 10th – Siblings Day: Have students write a letter to their sibling(s). In their letters, have them share what they’ve discovered about their brothers and/or sisters while they have been at home together. Ask them to elaborate on how they feel staying at home together has helped or improved their relationship.

April 12th – Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day: Have your students write down the recipe for their own grilled cheese sandwich, then help them to make one! Incorporate technology by recording them while they cook and having them edit their final video into their own “Cooking Short.” Share it with friends and family, near and far!

April 23rd – National Picnic Day: Go on a REAL picnic! Take a break and celebrate all your kiddos’ accomplishments this month! While there, ask kids to take in their surroundings. Have them talk about the sights and sounds in order to help them appreciate the wonder of the outdoors!

Have fun learning and growing together,

Dawn

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