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Imagination Stage--More Online Family Fun!

April 24, 2020
You and Me: Story Adventures Is Back! This video series is based on our popular You and Me class models and will walk you and your littlest ones through a storytime of Stone Soup, a fun activity, and a song!...

Headfirst at Home: Handprint Hermit Crabs

April 21, 2020
Today we're going to learn about some very special organisms that call the ocean home, hermit crabs! Turn your handprint into a marine life masterpiece with this Headfirst curriculum art project. Objective: Hermit crabs are crustaceans that live on the...

Adventure Theatre's Quarantine Fest

April 17, 2020
Adventure Theatre MTC, in partnership with District Dramatists and 4615 Theatre Company, has invited DC, Maryland, or Virginia writers to take part in a flash creation of new work for a series of online readings. Each script will contain 5...

Headfirst at Home: Oil Spill Cleanup

April 13, 2020
Today we're going to explore conservation of one of our planet's greatest resources -- water! Environmental disasters such as oil spills take a major toll on our precious ecosystems including seas and marine life. Fortunately, scientists have discovered ways to...

Highlights at Home: We Are All Family

April 11, 2020
Life's difficulties, as unwelcome as they are, often offer us a gift. In the time of COVID-19, the gift may be the opportunity to refocus on the things that truly matter in life. Topping that list, of course, is family--and...

Join Adventure Theatre MTC for a Digital "Easter Egg Hunt"

April 10, 2020
Starting at 2pm on Sunday April 12th, Adventure Theatre MTC will post close-ups from our production photos from the past 10 years. If you guess 5 of the the productions correctly, Adventure Theatre MTC will give you $50 off Summer...

Strathmore's Virtual Programming

April 8, 2020
At a time like this, the arts are more important than ever. While we can't be with you in person, we are working hard to provide much-needed inspiration from our incredible network of artists every week. At this link you'll...

Make Your Own Bubble Blower

April 8, 2020
From Headfirst at Home: Today we have a bubble bonanza for you! We know you love playing with bubbles (who doesn't!) but, have you ever tried making bubbles of your own? Our "Bubble Blower" video will show you how! Get...

Arts & Crafts Curriculum: "Levitating Ghosts and Bats"

April 7, 2020
From Headfirst at Home: OBJECTIVES Super Six Connection: At Headfirst, campers learn how they can apply their grit, determination, and optimism towards a goal to make the world a better place. Self-efficacy, or the belief in yourself to create change,...

A Message of Hope

April 6, 2020
And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some...

Online Classes with Adventure Theatre MTC Academy

April 3, 2020
Adventure Theatre MTC educates and inspires new generations of theater artists and audiences with exceptional theatrical experiences. Check out their online classes for grades K-2 and 3-5....

Join Imagination Stage for a Free Live Class Tomorrow

April 2, 2020
Take a "Brain Break" with Imagination Stage tomorrow (4/3/20) at 10:30 a.m. Our Director of Education & Theatre for Change, Joanne Seelig, will lead an online class in creative drama and storytelling games on Facebook Live. In this highly interactive...

10 Free Printables to Give Kids a Fun Challenge

April 2, 2020
From Melissa & Doug: To all of our stuck inside families, we are so glad to see that these free printables are getting so much love and use, and we hope your kids are finding them to be fun and...

Virtual Programming from the Strathmore

April 1, 2020
At a time like this, the arts are more important than ever. While we can't be with you in person, we are working hard to provide much-needed inspiration from our incredible network of artists every week. Click here for a...

Music for the Home from Hamilton Live

April 1, 2020
From the Hamilton Live: We're missing live music, too. We know nothing can take the place of being in a room with an artist you love, experiencing the pulse of energy around you. For now, we've put together this playlist...

Keep Math Skills Sharp at Home

April 1, 2020
Take this tip from Headfirst and create a Human Calculator at home with just some empty space and masking tape. Watch the video on Facebook here....

At-Home Resources for Kids

March 26, 2020
While your children are home from school, refer to these parent toolkits, at-home activities, downloadable STEAM activities, and more from KiwiCo....

Selecting Sunblock

June 3, 2017
Dr. McKnight, Dr. Cohen, & Ms. Laura offers the following tips for choosing a sunscreen: Choose a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher. While no sunscreen can filter out all of the sun's UVB rays, SPF 30 sunscreens block...

Fast-food Consumption and Children's Academic Outcomes

August 8, 2015
Check out this article about how consuming fast food can affect the academic outcomes of children. "Past research has linked fast-food consumption to childhood obesity and numerous health problems later in life. But eating such foods may not only affect...

September Family Fun Activities

September 7, 2014
September 9th: Jacqueline Woodson talks at 10:30 AM at Politics and Prose on Connecticut Avenue about her new book Brown Girl Dreaming. September 11th and 18th: Tot Rock! Ages 2-7. 10:30AM. Jammin' Java's super-popular kids music concert series. The Great...

It's A Lifestyle

July 1, 2014
Youth fitness continues to fall. According to the latest research from the national center for health statistics, the number of teenagers aged 12-15 years with adequate fitness continues to decline. Here's a challenge. Either individually or with family or friends,...