Parent Resources

We know keeping your kids learning isn't the only thing on your mind right now, so coming up with activities each day might be a bit overwhelming. That's why we want to give you 2 ideas for each day of the week that will keep your kids interacting with a variety of topics in PebbleGo and simple activities at home. Each day you will receive:

  • A new question that can be answered within PebbleGo to inspire curiosity in your kids
  • A new activity that you can do at home with your kids using what you have around the house

Week 3: April 6-April 10

Monday

Question: Which holiday honors people who are serving or who have served in the U.S. military?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Social Studies to read about Veterans Day.

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to pick your favorite holiday and do a little research in PebbleGo Holidays here. How can you celebrate this holiday right now?  Could you do something fun with your family today to make it feel like it was that holiday? When you do, make sure you share with your family the background around the holiday and what makes it special to you.

 

Tuesday

Question: Who created the musical Hamilton?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Biographies here to learn the President this musical was named after.

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to think about what you would do if you were the President. What would you change about the country? What would you change about the world? In your paper or PebbleGo Research Buncee Journal, create a picture and write about you as President. And maybe you are President of something else. What would it be? 

 

Wednesday

Question: What type of art often uses wood, metal, or stone plates?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Science to learn about printmaking here.

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to find things around you and in your home to make prints from. Prints making can be done with all kinds of materials including paper, styrofoam and even different food like potatoes and carrots. What can you make a print from? What makes the print look different? Water, food coloring, paint? Can you make one on paper and share it with someone?

Thursday

Question: Which insect camouflages itself by looking like a twig?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Animals and then to Insects here

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to go on an insect scavenger hunt to see how many you can find around your yard or neighborhood. Bring a piece of paper or a device with a camera with you for insect scavenger hunt. Draw or take pictures of what you see. When you are done, look up on PebbleGo Animals what you saw.  Did you see and learn anything new? What was most unique? 

Friday

Question: What are dark storm clouds called?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Science and learn about all of the different types of clouds

Today, you will go out into your yard or a grassy area close by your home to lay in the grass...or a blanket. What do you see in the sky?  Are there any clouds today? What kind do you think they are? Do you see anything in the clouds? Use your imagination and see what is there.  Or go back home and create an imaginative picture of what you see in the clouds. Have fun and be creative, friends.

Past Weeks' Questions & Adventures

March 23-27

Monday

Question: What type of doctor takes care of animals?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Animals to learn about veterinarians here.

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to write about your dream pet and how you would take care of it.  You can write, draw a picture or even make up a song!  

And everyone loves to pretend to take care of animals.  You could find a few stuffed animals and set up your own vet office too.

Tuesday

Question: Who was the first female Supreme Court justice?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Biographies to learn about Supreme Court Justices here and find the answer. 

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to take the Discover Great Women from History Quiz here. Have your family members take it too and talk about your Great Women.  

Now, make a call or do a video conference with a great woman that you know.  Share why you think they are great!

Wednesday

Question: What are broken pieces of asteroids called?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Science to learn about asteroids here

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to go on a Rock Walk outside, safely around your own yard and neighborhood. 

Can you find any that look like an asteroid?  What looks similar and different?  

Have fun going on a Rock Walk with your family, friends.

Thursday

Question: Which dinosaur had three horns on its face?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Dinosaurs here and find the answer. 

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to research your favorite dinosaur and create a 3D model using straws and some type of materials to hold them together such as marshmallows, clay or playdough.  You can make a smaller model using toothpicks too. 

Take a picture and share your dinosaur model with a friend.

Friday

Question: Which scientist’s name means “Brave Hero”?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo and research Chien-Shiung Wu, whose name means “Brave Hero”. 

What did you learn about her? 

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to pretend to be a scientist and create an invention.  It can be anything you dream up...the sky's the limit with your invention. 

When you have finished, share it in your paper or PebbleGo Buncee journal.  

You can also share what you learned throughout the week with the PebbleGo Adventures! 

March 30-April 3

Monday

Question: What type of map shows Earth’s physical features?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Social Studies to read about maps.

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is make a map of your yard or neighborhood. Think about what you learned about physical maps in PebbleGo and include some of those features too. You can use paper, clay, felt, tissue paper, cookie dough or even draw it in the sand outside with your finger. Have fun, friends! 

Tuesday

Question: Which environmentalist is named after a crocodile?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Biographies here to learn the environmentalist named after a crocodile. 

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to think about how you are inspiring to others. What makes you unique?  What can you teach someone? Now, add to your PebbleGo Research Journal (directions are below) and write about what makes you inspiring to others. Don’t forget a picture of yourself too. Share your story.

Wednesday

Question: How many seasons are there?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Science to learn about seasons here. 

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to go on a nature walk around your yard or neighborhood to investigate the season it is now. Gather up some evidence of the season and bring it back home to create a collage on a piece of paper.  You could also create your season virtually within Buncee. There are lots of stickers and animations focused around seasons and being outside.

Thursday

Question: Where on Earth are rain forest animals found?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Animals here and find the answer. 

Today’s PebbleGo Adventure is to play rain forest animal charades. Once you have researched the different rain forest animals in PebbleGo and under the Read More tab, play rain forest animal charades by acting out the different animals and having someone in your family guess which animal you are. Take turns and give other types of animals a try too.

Friday

Question: Where is the game Yut often played?

Adventure: Go to PebbleGo Social Studies and learn about games around the world here

It’s Friday and time to play some of your favorite games as a family. If you want to try some different games from around the world, have your parents take a look at this article to read how to play a few. You could even make up a new game...that is always fun. Happy Friday and have a healthy weekend.

What is PebbleGo?

PebbleGo is a safe and fun digital research tool specifically designed for your K-3 student. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, engaging multimedia, and literacy supports for children of all abilities, it boosts literacy and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. Your child will love exploring PebbleGo time and time again!