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Explore All Timely Topics

Each topic offers a series of 15-minute mini-lessons designed to boost curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Do one or do them all! These no-prep lessons are ready to go and are sure to amaze and delight your students!

AANHPI Heritage Month

AANHPI Heritage Month

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders have had an incredible impact on our nation’s history. Celebrate and pay tribute to their powerful influence and get your students thinking creatively and critically about how these extraordinary Americans have helped shape our nation.

Celebrating Black History Month

Our American history cannot be written without the remarkable contributions of Black Americans. Help your students exercise their creativity and critical thinking skills while learning about the impact these incredible Black Americans have had on our history.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic individuals have had an incredible impact on our nation’s history. Learn about the diversity of different Hispanic cultures, discover incredible and often-overlooked heroes from history, and dive into engaging activities your kids will love with Blue Apple’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities!

Cheers to the New Year

A new year can be a chance for new goals, new dreams, and new accomplishments. Help your class get the year off to an incredible start with lessons that help make your class a smarter, kinder place!

Classroom Community

Establish community in your classroom by investing time into building  a positive classroom culture. These short lessons will go a long way in helping support this work!

Earth Day Explorers

Curiosity is the one invincible thing in nature! Use these flexible activities to get your class curious about our wonderful world, the threats it faces, and what they can do to help!

Games, Games, Games!

We learn so much through play! In this ingenious Timely Topic, we’re giving you three thrilling games your students will love to play — and that you’ll love to let them!

Happier Holidays

Happier Holidays

These four fun activities will engage your students’ minds — and their hearts — this holiday season. From a dozen STEAM challenges to custom cards that create connection, you can choose whichever activities best suit your needs!

Information Nation

Now more than ever, it is important to teach our students how to find reliable and trustworthy sources of information. Use this resource to teach your students how to become information literacy leaders!

Spooktacular STEAM

The leaves are falling. A chill is in the air. What better time for a little spookiness — and what better way to be spooky than with some creative STEAM challenges?

The A”May”zing Outdoors

Are you looking for ways to engage your students and help direct (or redirect) their boundless energy? Taking students outside may be just what is needed to lead a more joyful, balanced, and productive school day. Use these outdoor activities to promote active learning and hands-on fun!

THINKsgiving

Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect and be grateful, but it can also be a time filled with curiosity and wonder. Help your students level up their creative and critical thinking skills with these  activities to make your Thanksgiving thinktastic!