Five Things for Today: May 3, 2020

Scene from a recent walk on the Mall

1. The annual Literary Hill BookFest is today, and it’s going virtual this year. Join the online celebration of books, authors, and everything literary on Capitol Hill from 11am – 1pm. Kids can become a global travelers at 11:30am as children’s authors take them on a series of adventures, from half a world away to right here in your own back yard! See what else is on the festival schedule here.

2. Something fun to do on a gray (or any) day: Learn to draw with Jarrett J. Krosoczka! The author and illustrator been doing daily classes for the last few weeks, so there are a lot of video lessons on YouTube already to keep kids (and adults) engaged for awhile.

3. A KFDC reader gave me a heads-up about these virtual arts and crafts classes for kids: Little Artists NYC offers both private and open classes to various age groups from toddlers to preteens in the comfort and convenience of their own home via Zoom. Sign up in advance, and they ship all the supplies you will need. A class could make for a great play date with a group of friends or a fun creative activity for just for one child!

4. Like many people, I’ve been trying a bunch of home video workouts and apps. One I like so much I actually bought a year’s subscription to is Les Mills. They have a ton of workouts, from HIIT to sports conditioning to yoga fusion to strength training to martial arts to dance fitness and many others. Even more, they also have classes especially for kids, most with kids exercising right along with the instructors in the videos. They offer a free 14-day trial to check it out, and access to all of it for a year is just $120. (PS: This is NOT a sponsored recommendation, just something I really like and thought some of you might, too.)

5. These similarities are eerie and hilarious at the same time!

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