Five Things for Today: April 6, 2020

1. CDC instructions on wearing cloth face coverings and making them. And here is a quick video tutorial on making your own with a bandana and hair bands. This article about the best materials for a mask is good to read, too.

2. Check out all the virtual events The Lane (Anti) Social Club is offering this week. The play and hang out space in Ivy City had its doors open for only one month before social distancing began. While you can’t visit the awesome space, you can still be part of the virtual community, enjoy their programming, and support a new business through their virtual activities. It’s a pay what you can model, so it’s accessible to all, but donations are greatly appreciated.

3. KID Museum has some cool, free Make It! projects online. They also just launched Make It! Plus — live, interactive programming led by their Maker Educators, geared toward kids in Kindergarten – 4th grade and delivered to you at home. Cost is $20/member, $24/nonmember, and the next session is Tuesday, April 7 at 1pm.

4. If your children are anxious about this topsy turvy time we’re in, this NY Times piece has four good tips to help.

5. I usually read The Mom Edit for fashion tips, but they’ve been adapting some of their content and newsletter a bit lately with things like this round-up of favorite family board games. (I’m partial to Shana’s recs because we also love Anomia, and she mentions our fave, Rummikub.)

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