Five Things for Today: June 15, 2020

Working on slime techniques


1. Have your kids made their own slime? It’s one of Sasha’s favorite activities at home — she loves to experiment with different ingredients, colors, and materials, adding things like glitter, food coloring, and beads. Recipes for making it vary, and Home Depot has some good videos with demos. You can also just search “how to make slime” on Google or YouTube for ideas.

2. The Explore! Children’s Museum, an upcoming children’s museum in the DC area that currently operates in a space at the National Portrait Gallery, has launched the Explore! Sandbox, a free database with over 100 virtual, interactive and hands-on activities for children up to nine years old. 

3. If you haven’t tried geocaching (or even if you have), it’s a good time to give it a go. It’s like a scavenger hunt, and a great way to enjoy the outdoors with a little adventure. Even better, you can pick and choose where and when you want to do it. This KFDC post has info on how to get started.

4. The Library of Congress presents the Boccaccio Project, a series of musical responses to COVID-19. Ten pairs of composers and performers will write and perform brief solo works online over the course of 10 weekdays. It starts this evening at 8pm with a collaboration by Jeremy Jordan (piano) and Damien Sneed (composer).

5. Inspired by DC: Black Lives Matter murals on city streets around the country.

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5 Responses to Five Things for Today: June 15, 2020

  1. Tracy

    Thank you so much for the fabulous posts during COVID and now BLM protesting!! I used your posts religiously when I was a stay at home mom and my daughter was a toddler and we were looking for things to do every day or when she was in early school you were my goto for weekends!

    But with COVID and now BLM – I once again really look forward to your posts and find them hugely relevant and helpful! You have provided wonderful resources for me to share with my now ten year old, but also sage support for me personally! And much needed humor when I needed it. You’ve been a supportive friend through the quarantine and during the challenging social unrest! Your resources on how to talk about it with my daughter were great and info on protests and ways to engage were inspiring! I really appreciate you!!! I recognize how hard you have worked to retool your blog during this time to meet the challenges that we’ve all been facing! Thank you soooo much!!!!! It has made a difference for me and my family!!!!

    • Linda @ KidFriendly DC

      What a nice note to wake up to! Thank you so much for this, Tracy — I so appreciate the feedback. I wasn’t sure how this “Five Things” pivot would go over when I started it, but it makes me happy to hear the posts and links have helped families navigate this extraordinary time. I hope they continue to make a difference for you. ❤️

  2. Megan

    THANK YOU for the geocache post. Took my daughter for the first time today. we found one out of 2. I check your posts weekly and have found great things to from reading through your posts. Thank you again!

  3. Thanks for the ideas, It looks so interesting.

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