What’s Going on With Summer Camps on the Hill?

DC Way camp during a past summer. Camp may look a bit different this year.

Back in January/February, when registration opened for many summer day camps, many of us thought we had our kids’ summers all settled. Now, not so much. I’ve been looking into what the summer camps on the Hill are planning to do in light of the ongoing public health emergency and the uncertainties of DC’s phased reopening. I found that some … Read the rest

Weekend Notes: More Scavenger Hunts; Parks Reopen

Look for Brandt and pick up a new scavenger hunt this Sunday, noon-3 p.m., at Lincoln Park.

Two family-friendly happenings this weekend: Ravens Duet is offering new scavenger hunts, and DC parks are reopened as of today (Friday). I nearly called this a Weekend Roundup, but hesitated to return to that feature of normal times, because DC is still in a public health emergency, and I hope you all stay safe. The following are … Read the rest

Sunday Funday With Scavenger Hunts Around the Hill

Lizzy finds a creature that hides from the rain. Lizzy’s husband is Brandt Jeffers, founder of Ravens Duet, an adventure company that creates scavenger hunts on the Hill.

Hey Hill neighbors, have you seen Josie the giant giraffe from Johannesburg? If not, Sunday is the day. What happens on Sunday? Well, it’s National Scavenger Hunt Day (of course!), just in time to make your essential pandemic exercise more interesting. Brandt Jeffers, Lincoln Park … Read the rest

Shop Fun and Games for Babies Through Teens at Labyrinth’s New Online Store

Labyrinth has launched a new online storefront.

Labyrinth Game Shop yesterday launched its first online store, and it has a feature that will be helpful to moms and dads: You can shop by age, with age groups starting at “under 2 years” and going up incrementally to 18+.

“We know playing games and doing puzzles can be a small escape during these trying times, so we’re still committed to getting you new games and puzzles, … Read the rest

“Paula and the Pandemic”: Explaining Social Distance to Preschoolers

In “Paula and the Pandemic,” a little girl watches a flower grow from a seed while missing her best friend.

“I have been in this house forever!” my frustrated 3-year-old complained earlier this week. It was a good time to introduce him to “Paula and the Pandemic,” a sweet children’s book that I discovered through a recommendation on Moms on the Hill (MOTH).

The story follows Paula, a little girl who struggles when she is … Read the rest

Wild Animals Spotted in Capitol Hill

This lion lives at the National Zoo.

Lions, tigers and bears have been spotted all around the Hill–as part of a new no-contact kids’ activity: Safari Hunt. Aside from fun for kids, the safari is intended to raise awareness to help protect wildlife at risk during the coronavirus due to an uptick in poaching.

This activity was spearheaded by Elizabeth Gordon, a Mom on the Hill and founder of Extraordinary Journeys, and supported by … Read the rest

Paint and Plant With Home Garden Kits for Kids

Makeshift partnered with Bloompop to create Home Garden Kits for kids.

Here’s a fun idea to entertain the kids, brought to you by Makeshift, the local art-and-music workshop: paint and plant with a Home Garden Kit. Makeshift partnered with Bloompop to create the kits for kids, which include succulents and mosses, pot, specialized potting mix, craft paint and paintbrush.

Use the promo code MAKESHIFT to get $15 off each kit in your order. The kits … Read the rest

Sign Up for Art Club and More With Capitol Teachers

In Art Club, kids will learn techniques like dot painting (pointillism).

Do you have a little artist, grade 1-4, stuck at home and in need of inspiration? Art Club is your answer! Capitol Teachers, a tutoring company on the Hill, is offering a virtual Art Club and a variety of additional learning opportunities for students from kindergarten to grade 12.

In Art Club, students will explore different mediums and modalities of art while learning about … Read the rest

Easter Bunny to Ride Around Hill East on Sunday

Last year, the Easter Bunny greeted children. This year, the Easter Bunny will wave from a convertible.

The Easter Bunny will make an Easter Sunday appearance in Hill East SE, courtesy of the 13th Street Community Park and Garden. The Bunny will make a loop in a convertible starting at 11 a.m. Stand out on your porch and wave! See map of the route in flyer below.

In years past, the 13th Street Community Park … Read the rest

Miss Elaine Seeks Southeast Library Regulars for Story-Time Fun

Join Miss Elaine and Friends @storytimeshelter on Facebook.

A neighborhood-favorite children’s librarian is looking for her little story-time regulars to join her for songs, stories and puppets on her new Facebook page. You might know Miss Elaine from Southeast Library, where she has charmed swarms of toddlers and preschoolers over the past year (Capitol Hill Kid professed its love in this post).

“I started Miss Elaine and Friends with the hope of reaching out … Read the rest