Five Things for Today: July 24, 2020

A colorful scene of socially distanced, umbrella-covered tables at Barrel Oak Winery


Today’s 5 things are sponsored by Adventure Theatre


1. Two posts to keep handy this weekend: 1) The list of ideas for accessible activities and reopenings around DC. 2) The new round-up of places within day trip driving distance that welcome the public to swim. (PS: As mentioned earlier this week, National Zoo reopens today!)

2. A fun outing we enjoyed last weekend: Hiking at Sky Meadows State Park followed by a visit to Barrel Oak Winery and Farm Taphouse, where we had a late lunch (pizza, oysters, and steamed shrimp available) and, of course, sampled their specialty. It’s family-friendly, fun, spacious & scenic, and just minutes away from the park!

3. Today at 4pm, kids of all ages are invited to join a Math Escape Room. In the unique, online adventure, they will have the chance to time travel to the dinosaur era, Mars in the year 2089, and even ancient Greece! Sign up for free here.

4. Rosie Riveters, a NOVA-based non-profit that offers free STEM programming for girls, has just launched STEM kits based on their immensely popular weekend and after-school sessions! The kits – which are designed for kindergarten through 8th graders – come with everything you need, include access to exclusive video content to guide the project, and are just downright geeky fun (who doesn’t want to translate their name into a binary bracelet?). Purchase them here! Bonus: all proceeds support the organization’s mission; during COVID-19 they’ve been giving these same kits free of charge to local children in need. Want to win a kit? Comment below and make sure to include your child’s grade level so Rosie Riveters knows which kit to send to the winner, who’ll be chosen at random. And be sure to follow them on Facebook or Instagram for lots of fun ways to explore STEM during this period of distance/virtual learning!

5. A Socially Distanced Conversation 💙

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16 Comments

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16 Responses to Five Things for Today: July 24, 2020

  1. Hannah P

    Don’t forget: the National Zoo reopens today!

    My daughter, first grade, would love to win a kit. ☺️

  2. Laura McCarthy

    My daughter would adore one of these kits!
    Lia Rose Grade 3

  3. Tasha Morgan

    My son would love one of these. He’s going into the 6th grade!

  4. Kate

    Woohoo! Great post. I signed up for the escape room, and became aquatinted with Rosie Riveters. My daughter is entering 5th grade.

  5. Carrie B

    Ooh, my scientist daughter would love a kit. She’s second grade.

  6. Allison

    Looks like fun for my 3rd and 7th grade daughters.

  7. Emily

    My 5th grader would love one of these kits. We are planning to try the escape room too.

  8. Lauren McCaghren

    Love Kid Friendly DC and love to learn about Rosie Riveters! My daughter is in kindergarten and would love a kit!

  9. Rashida Holman-Jones

    Zuri and Zynn Jones: Twins age 4 We would love to receive a STEM Kit! It would help tremendously with day to day activities.

  10. Meg

    My daughter in kindergarten would love this!

  11. Hillary

    My daughter will be in Kindergarten (cue tears)! We would love to try out your kits. Thanks!

  12. Emily Jackson

    Thanks for the chance! My daughters are a rising kindergartner, 2nd grader, and fourth grader.

  13. Kyle

    My daughter would love this! She’s going into 5th grade.

  14. Jessica M

    My daughter will be in 5th grade this year.

  15. Tessa

    The link to the Math Escape Room doesn’t work….?

  16. Shannen Osborne

    Love to get a STEM kit for my 6-yeat-old?

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