Five Things for Today: May 27, 2020

Strolling through the gardens at the Supreme Court on a recent neighborhood walk

1. J.K. Rowling just started publishing a new fairytale, The Ickabog, and it’s available for free online in weekly installments. When it’s completed, it will be published in print this fall. Even better, kids ages 7-12 have a chance to help illustrate the printed version through an official competition! Get details on how to enter here.

2. Soccer fans missing their local pro team this season, can get a fix through the DC United website, where there’s a hub to help them stay active and engaged. Activities includes puzzles and coloring printables, video workouts withs players, a downloadable cookbook with recipes by DCU players, and throwback matches to view online. Vamos United!

3. NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 launch to the International Space Station — the first U.S. human spaceflight in almost a decade — is happening today! Coverage of the rocket on the launch pad will start at 12pm, and liftoff is scheduled for 4:33pm. It will be a historic moment, as its the first-ever launch in a spacecraft built by a private company, Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

4. For a yummy, healthy take-out option the whole gang will enjoy, the Family Meal from Cava Grill is perfect and a good deal. It comes with greens, a protein or veggies, four toppings, two dips or spreads, and two dressings. We just ordered it, and everyone was happy and full, plus we had lots of leftovers. Just $45 and you can pick up curbside or have it delivered through UberEats. (This is not sponsored, just a rec for something we enjoyed.)

5. This article (re)posted by a friend is a few years old, but an important one to share now.

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Filed under 2020, All ages, Coronavirus, COVID-19, DC, Social Distancing, Spring

2 Responses to Five Things for Today: May 27, 2020

  1. Donna Smith

    Thank you so much for your blog! As a POC who is a mother and has been subscribed to Kidfriendly for years, I was pleasantly surprised to read the article and see all the support that we have as African-Americans and to know that we are not alone. Seeing that others do care is very encouraging. Your blog has also provided wonderful memories and experiences for my family. You have truly brightened my perspective: I have been quite disgusted lately as the racial disparities continue to unfold and I worry a lot about the futures of my bright and innocent children… So again, thank you.

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      Thank you for your note, Donna. I am disgusted (and sad and outraged) right along with you. But I’m so glad to hear my blog has provided some encouragement along with great family memories.❤️

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