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Activities and Worksheets for Teaching Children at Home

Discover free and engaging activities that you can use to teach children at home, including videos, maps, and interactive online tools.

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Many parents and other adults taking care of children in their homes are looking for ways to continue their learning and keep them engaged. The U.S. Census Bureau can help with our Statistics in Schools (SIS) program, which offers free learning activities and resources for students in pre-K through 12th grade that you can easily use at home. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn together about your country, state, and local community.

Respond to the 2020 Census

Another important thing you can do for the children in your home—and with them—is respond to the 2020 Census today.

Make sure to count everyone living with you, including children. The count can help shape resources for children and their communities over the next decade. That includes support for schools, health insurance programs, hospitals, child care, food assistance, and early childhood development programs.

Activites for At-Home Learning

In today’s data-driven world, it’s critical for children to learn how to find, understand, and use data—a skill set sometimes referred to as “statistical literacy.” These are skills parents and caregivers can teach children at home, using free and engaging activities and resources provided by the U.S. Census Bureau’s SIS program. Below, you’ll find perfect resources to keep kids entertained and learning, including videos for all ages, and pre-K materials such as a storybook and a song.

Although originally created for teachers in school, the resources can easily be adapted for home use. You do not need any teaching experience, and our educator guide includes easy-to-follow instructions for each activity.

The SIS website offers more than 200 free activities and resources, including worksheets, videos, maps, and interactive online tools for finding data.

Parent / Caregiver Toolkits

These toolkits provide quick and easy resources and activities for your preschool, elementary, middle, or high school age children.

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2020 "Everyone Counts!" Story and Activity Book

This playful, activity-filled book explains the 2020 Census and the importance of counting everyone.

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pdf   Storybook   [19.9 MB]

Fun Facts

Fun Facts are student-friendly handouts that tie statistics from the Census Bureau to holidays, anniversaries, and other observances.

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Warm Up Activities

Jump-start your child’s day with these activities. Each one takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

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pdf   Toy Makers   [< 1 MB]
pdf   National Pet Day   [< 1 MB]

The Census and the Constitution

Did you know that the census is written into the Constitution?  


Test Your Knowledge

Play the Population Bracketology Game and test your knowledge of population data!

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Explore More

Visit census.gov/schools for additional resources from the SIS program. You can start by exploring the resources below.

   


Students and their families can use the response rate map to explore how many people are responding to the 2020 Census in their community.

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