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Five Things for Today: May 8, 2020

Harry Potter reads Harry Potter


1. It’s Harry Potter read by… Harry Potter! Daniel Radcliffe and other celebrities will be reading Harry Potter and the Sorcererโ€™s Stone on video, and it kicks off with The Boy Who Lived.

2. Get some inspiration for Mother’s Day cards from the place that hosts the best card making workshops, the National Postal Museum! They’ve posted a few online videos with creative ideas, with something for all ages (maybe with a little help from adults). View them here, here, and here.

3. How about some Friday evening family fun? Join the Spy Museum for a Covert Couch Challenge, an action-packed FamilY Game Night recommended for recruits age 7-12 (and parents).ย  A Museum Educator will lead participants in a race against the clock to complete mini missions. Your familyโ€™s teamwork abilities and tradecraft skills will be put to the test as you create coded messages, slip into disguise, and design, recommended for ages 6-12. (PS: Kids can prep for it with a free Spy Skills program at 12pm today.)

4. My friend Darcy recently posted an awesome list of 10 Happy Things for May.

5. I cannot get this amazing song out of my head. (The remixes rock, too.)

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Five Things for Today: May 7, 2020

Social distancing on U.S. Capitol grounds


1. I can tell you how to get, how to get to the Sesame Street website. It’s full of fun online experiences — story times, art activities, sing-a-longs, and many more sweet ways to entertain young children.

2. At 1pm today, watch Thank You Thursdays with Mo Willems. Every week during the month of May, tune in to see who he will thank. And for a fun activity, all of his Lunch Doodles, the daily drawing program he hosted for three weeks, are archived on the Kennedy Center website.

3. You can view the Super Flower Moon tonight — the final supermoon of 2020. It was at its fullest last night, but should still be big and brilliant tonight.

4. As of today, more outdoor activities are allowed in Maryland, including golfing, fishing, camping, and tennis. State parks and beaches are also reopening — you can walk, run, and bike, but no chairs/blankets are allowed for hanging out and picnicking, etc. Social distance guidelines still must be followed.

5. If you miss going to restaurants right now, this might help. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Five Things for Today: May 6, 2020

Visit the National Museum of Natural History virtually while you can’t go in now


1. The National Museum of Natural History is a go-to Smithsonian museum for many families. While you can’t explore the many fascinating exhibits in the building right now, you can still learn about natural history from home through a bunch of online resources they’ve rounded up.

2. Kids’ fave, author Kate DiCamillo has been sharing writing tips on YouTube!

3. How about an activity for kids that also benefits you? Cleaning! Here are some ways to help motivate, and these ideas could help make it more fun, too. For general chores, see what’s best by age.

4. The new Michelle Obama documentary, Becoming, is available to stream on Netflix starting today!

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5. What a beautiful essay.

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Five Things for Today: May 5, 2020

Mezcal drinks during pre-coronatimes in Mexico


1. How about a story time that’s out of this world — literally? Kids can enjoy Story Time from Space as astronauts read children’s books from the International Space Station.

2. Annmarie Sculpture Garden, the wonderful arts center in Calvert County, has an online hub for creative inspiration while the grounds and exhibits are closed. [email protected] has ideas for art projects, nature activities, photo tours of the garden and galleries, virtual events, and more.

3. The Wharf’s annual Running of the Chihuahuas can’t happen at the riverfront location this year, so they’re hosting the event online. Join the virtual Cinco de Mayo celebration they present their favorite pups from Runnings past. Check out all the cute Chihuahuas and order a fiesta from one of your favorite Wharf restaurants for take out and delivery. You can also enter a giveaway for a chance to win a Pacifico prize pack. Ole!

4. How convenient that Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday.

5. Another very important read for today.

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