New FREE Lesson Plans!

Cool Food For Kids

Grades: Elementary (3-6)
Subject Area: Health and Nutrition

Take your students on a "farm to fork" journey to meet the real people behind their favorite frozen and refrigerated foods and challenge them with the new How Cool Are You? online learning game. Includes "cool" activities on healthy food choices and the importance of daily physical activity, plus take-home recipes and tips for parents.

Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon

Grades: Elementary (4-6)
Subject Area: Language Arts

Receive a free set of 20 advance reader’s editions of Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon, the second installment in this bestselling adventure series. Available only to teachers in grades 4-6, and while supplies last. Offer expires September 23, 2013.

Growing Up Online

Grades: Elementary and Middle School
Subject Area: Technology Education, Safety

Here’s a totally new way for teachers and parents to talk with kids about the Internet — Growing Up Online, a free, interactive e-book that includes four live-action comic book stories that focus on teaching children how to be responsible and safe online.

Survivors Book 1: The Empty City

Grades: Elementary (3-5)
Subject Area: Language Arts

Receive 20 free copies of Survivors #1: The Empty City, the first book in a new middle grade series from bestselling author Erin Hunter that chronicles the adventures of a group of dogs left to fend for themselves after an earthquake turns their world upside down. Available only to teachers in grades 3-5, and while supplies last. Offer expires October 16, 2013.

A Day Made of Glass

Grades: Elementary and Middle School
Subject Area: Science, Technology, Engineering

Give your students a clear view into the future with standards-based science lessons based on Corning's "A Day Made of Glass" video series, a viral sensation that depicts the future of glass technologies.

Head Lice Facts from Max

Grades: Elementary (1-5)
Subject Area: Health

This complete head lice awareness program includes classroom activities that educate students about head lice, a wall poster to reinforce in-school awareness, and two handouts that provide parents with basic facts about head lice, dispel common misconceptions, and explain treatment options.

Fight BAC! for Food Safety

Grades: Elementary (3-5)
Subject Area: Health, Science

Give your students the tools to keep their families safe from harmful bacteria in food, including a FREE Picnic Park game app that makes food safety awareness fun and a PowerPoint Fight BAC! Challenge to share with their parents. Teaching materials available in English and Spanish.

Go Back Healthy

Grades: Middle and High School
Subject Area: Health

Designed to help Illinois nurses and health teachers remind students and their parents about the new state requirement that all students in grades 6-12 receive a Tdap vaccination by October 15, 2013. Includes parent handouts (English and Spanish) and a classroom activity on immunization.

Join Our Educator Network

Stay Informed

Join the YMI Educator Network to receive free teaching kits, posters, DVDs, activity sheets, and other free educational resources from YMI.

Find Free Lesson Plans

Find Free Lesson Plans

Explore our library of free lesson plans and online resources for all age groups, Pre-K through college, as well as learners outside the classroom.

YMI Digital Resources

Meet the YMI Team

Create a dynamic learning experience in your classroom with these online videos, learning games, and whiteboard activities.