Missions
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100 Things To Do Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books

List of fun things to do with your child before they enter kindergarten.

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Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Family Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 activities in this Mission to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Language & Literacy Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 of the activities on this list to earn 5 points and unlock a badge!  

Earns You
Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Music Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Explore music at home! Complete any 5 activities in this mission to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge! 

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Mission Badge
5 Pts.
NEW! Family Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Try out some of these fun activities while spending time at home with your family! 

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Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Reading Challenges!
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 of the Reading Challenges on this list to earn 5 points and unlock a badge!  Parents and Caregivers, are you looking for a new book to help your child complete a challenge? Find lots of e-books and e-resources for kids at HCLS Now!

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Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Science & Math Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 activities in this Mission to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge! 

Social Distance Reading Challenge Suggestions
Social Distance Reading Challenge

Take your pick of reading challenges from this list, curated by Howard County Library System staff. You may do them in any order, as many or as few as you like! New challenges will be added weekly, so be sure to check back for new challenges every Friday! 

Social Distance Self-Care Suggestions
Social Distance Reading Challenge

HCLS staff have brainstormed some ideas for self-care during this time of uncertainty. Do as many or as few of these activities as you wish, in any order that you want. New suggestions will be added every Friday, so be sure to check back! 

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Mission Badge
5 Pts.
World Language & Geography Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Explore languages, cultures, and places around the world from the comfort of your home! Complete any 5 of these activities to earn 5 points and unlock a new badge. 

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Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Art & Creative Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 of the activities on this list to earn 5 points and unlock a badge!  

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1 Pts.
Enter the Secret code
Test Program

We won't use this, but I want to see how this feature works and I'm out of other Mission Activity ideas at the moment... 

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Mission Badge
5 Pts.
NEW! Wellness & Nutrition Activities
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Try some of these Wellness and Nutrition activities with your family! 

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1 Pts.
Read a poem
Test Program

Whether it's a classic or contemporary, enjoy reading a poem! 

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1 Pts.
Read out loud to someone.
Test Program

Read out loud to a friend, family member or pet! 

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1 Pts.
Read outdoors
Test Program

Head outside and find a comfortable place to read! 

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1 Pts.
Sing a Song with a friend!
Test Program

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Space Exploration
All Programs

A new planet has recently been discovered in our solar system! Help us collect data about this strange new planet by completing the activities below. Maybe this new planet will become your new home!

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1 Pts.
Test the text box feature
Test Program

Help Alli figure out if this feature works. Answer the question by typing the answer into the text box. 

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Mission Badge
Astronaut Training
All Programs

So you want to be an astronaut... Did you know it is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing? NASA is looking for some new recruits. Do you have what it takes? Complete the following steps to learn about what is needed to become an astronaut with NASA!

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Mission Badge
5 Pts.
Connect with Your Community
Play, Create & Learn at Home!

Complete any 5 activities from this mission to unlock a new badge! You may come back to complete any additional activities after you unlock the badge. 

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Space is Neat
All Programs

True or False. Are these space facts true? Or simply made up? Take a guess. You have a 50/50 chance of being right!Type true or false into the completion box for each fact listed.

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Mission Badge
Name That Planet
All Programs

There used to be nine planets in our solar system, and now there are only eight! Think you can guess which of the eight planets are left? Using the provided clues, guess the correct planet and type your answer below each one. Only correct answers count, so keep trying and name that planet!No need to worry if you guess wrong - you have an unlimited number of guesses for each planet!



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