Five Things for Today: March 31, 2020

Sent by Levi after he snapped it on his way to work yesterday (he’s essential) and it made me smile

1. Yesterday, official stay-at-home orders were issued for DC, Maryland, and Virginia. This Washington Post article details what that means.

2. Ten digital education resources from the National Gallery of Art.

3. Washingtonian Magazine is having a Design Your Own Cover contest for kids. Each month, the magazine cover shows off that issue’s theme, ideally with compelling imagery and a memorable headline. This month, they are inviting young readers to do the same while expressing what their lives are like right now. ⁠(UPDATE: A KFDC reader pointed out that the deadline was March 30 (oops!), but I just reached out to Washingtonian, and they said they’ll still accept entries until 6pm today.)

4. This WTOP article has comprehensive information and links on learning plans and free meals for students during school closures. Sites providing meals are essential and still open, and visiting them still permitted.

5. 30 Funny Pics From Parents Stuck In Quarantine With Their Kids. (A lot of these will make you LOL, I promise!)

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4 Responses to Five Things for Today: March 31, 2020

  1. Theresa

    The March 31st email of five things to do contains a contest to design the cover of Washingtonian Magazine. The entry date appears to be yesterday, March 30th or do you know theyve extended it?

  2. Lara

    Hi any suggestions for hikes or walks where parking is still available?

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      I’m hesitant to recommend anything because I’m honestly not completely sure about parking, but we went to Turkey Run Park a couple of weeks ago, and there was plenty of parking as well as a lot of space. I think all NoVa parks have closed their lots since, but you could try. If you’re up for a drive, Shenandoah Natl Park is still open, though many popular trails are closed — see alerts here:

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