As parents nationwide try to find new ways to keep their children engaged in learning during the coronavirus crisis, help comes—at no cost—from a familiar and beloved source: Snoopy!
Peanuts Worldwide, via the peanuts.com website, is offering free educational materials that give students from Kindergarten through eighth grade the chance to develop their STEM, language arts, and social studies skills with the help of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the whole Peanuts Gang.
“With school districts across the country closing due to COVID-19, many parents—including some right here at Team Peanuts—have been feeling overwhelmed at taking on a whole new responsibility: becoming their children’s teachers,” says Melissa Menta, Sr. Vice President, Marketing and Communications, for Peanuts Worldwide. “Fortunately, we have many educational materials that bring STEM, language arts, and social studies to new life with the help of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the gang. And we are delighted to provide them at no cost to parents everywhere.”
Students can partner with Charlie Brown’s baseball teammates to sharpen their math skills; celebrate spring with the Peanuts gang while completing science, language arts, and math exercises; and learn about persistence—and enhance their own—through lessons from Charlie Brown, who never gave up trying to kick that football!
In addition, several of the lesson plans feature Astronaut Snoopy exploring the thrill and science of space travel, and are complemented by the new series “Snoopy in Space” on Apple TV+. Both were created in collaboration with NASA.
Finally, all the materials were developed by the award-winning curriculum specialists at Young Minds Inspired (YMI), the nation’s leading provider of free educational outreach programs, and reviewed by their blue-ribbon panel of active teachers.
Lesson plans are currently available via the homepage at peanuts.com. And when kids and their parents are ready for a relaxing mental break, Peanuts also offers free out-of-this-world coloring pages featuring Astronaut Snoopy and his crew.