Activities to do with youth, professional development for youth workers and more.
Civic engagement and leadership
In this curriculum, youth explore their role as participants in a global society and are prepared to thrive in culturally-diverse settings. It is ideal for youth in grades 6-8, but can be adapted for other age groups. It is also effective as a program model.
In this lesson, youth learn about the dimensions of human identity by using props to build a likeness of Martin Luther King Jr. It is ideal for youth in grades 6-8 and is a sample from WeConnect: A Global Youth Citizenship Curriculum.
Environment and earth science
Family and consumer science
Gardening and agriculture
In this activity, families or groups of friends discuss the impact of ongoing cancellations as a starting point for coping with loss. It can also be used when any life event creates a feeling of loss.
In this lesson, youth create a time capsule workbook about themselves and their feelings, routines, community to look back on how they experienced the COVID-19 pandemic. Ideal for any grade level.
In this activity, youth become more aware of how they spend their time, prioritize which activities to do throughout the day, and make choices about time to support their wellness. Ideal for grade 6 and up.
This resource is for families, clubs, or groups of friends to have open conversations about difficult topics. It provides guidelines for creating a safe space for all to share feelings, thoughts, concerns, and ideas about important topics. It also helps us practice listening to different viewpoints without trying to fix or change them.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps youth to be aware of and manage emotions, work well with others and work hard when faced with challenges. This toolkit includes activities, templates and tools organized around four ways to help support staff and youth in SEL.
In this lesson, youth learn about the chemical reaction between acids and bases by combining citric acid and gelatin in their mouths and by designing their own experiments. Ideal for grades 3-6.
In this curriculum, youth explore the concepts of materials; plastics; reuse, recycle, and reduce; and the work of scientists and engineers. The curriculum set covers three grade bands: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 and aligns with Next Generation Science Standards.
In this lesson, youth learn how matter (solid, liquid, gas) can change form by mixing two common household substances to cause a chemical reaction that creates a third substance. Ideal for grades K-6.
Reviewed in 2021