Get Creative: March 23-29

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Grab some paper, your favorite coloring tools, and have your kids write and draw menus for a family meal. These can be as simple or creatively crazy as you want! Once you have your menus ready to go, have your kids grab a pad and pen to take everyone’s order before the cooking begins. 

Share your homemade menu creations with us here

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Create Your Own Personal Flag  

Did you know that flags have meaning? The colors, shapes and symbols on flags are carefully selected to represent the ideals and values of the country, state, team or group they represent. If you had a flag to represent YOU, what would be on your flag?  

What you’ll need to make your own flag:  

Big paper (and BIG ideas!) 

Magazines/catalogs that can be cut up 


Clothes hanger, yard stick or other long straight stick 

Smaller construction paper 

Tape and glue  

And anything else you want to add to your flag! 


How to make your flag: 

Think about what colors and shapes and decorations you want to add to your flag. How do they represent you or your family? 

Use a coat hanger to bend into the shape of your flag pole. Or find a yard stick (or a stick from the yard) to serve as your flag pole. 

Cut the large paper into the shape you want for your flag  

Fold over one edge of the paper around the top of your flag pole. Tape or glue it on the back to hold it to the flag pole 

Collect materials from around your home and outside that represent you and things you love. Place them on the flag as you like and secure them with glue or tape.  

Now that you have your very own flag, maybe you should write your own anthem too! 


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Time to Doodle! 

Grab your markers, crayons, or colored pencils. It’s time to draw! Caldecott Award winning children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems has partnered with the Kennedy Center to offer daily Lunch Doodles online drawing lessons. You might know Mo from his popular books “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” “Knuffle Bunny” and “Elephant & Piggie.” 

Share your drawings with us on social media or by uploading them here!