Mo WIllems

With many schools, daycares and preschools shut down due to concerns about the novel coronavirus, lots of places are coming up with unique ways to help parents and kids stay engaged and involved without going stir-crazy. Renowned children’s book author Mo Willems, who created the Elephant and Piggie and Pigeon book series, is teaming up with The Kennedy Center to offer daily doodles to kids stuck at home. 

As the center’s education artist-in-residence, Willems will be livestreaming Lunch Doodles to inspire their inner artist. Every weekday at 1 pm for the next several weeks, Willems will be inviting people of all ages into his studio to learn some new skills. All you need is crayons, pencils, paper and an imagination. 

Log on daily to The Kennedy Center’s website at 1 pm to participate. If you miss the livestreams, catch up on YouTube.

The Kennedy Center isn’t the only place offering some content to keep the kids entertained while they are off from school. Many museums are offering virtual tours, educational apps have offered free activities and subscriptions, and they can even do band class with SmartMusic. We’ll keep you up-to-date on more fun ideas to do with the kids here. If you’ve got any fun suggestions, let us know in the comments!