One Great Thing for Thursday, 4/2

As parents grappling with life in the era of coronavirus ourselves, we know how hard it feels to get through these days—let alone what the next weeks and months will bring. Every day, we’ll share a few great things that are helping us cope with kids at home, work to do, and plenty to worry about. We hope they help you, too.

It’s impossible to know how our kids will remember this moment in history—so much depends on their age, as well as their personality. Now is a good time to share a story of an unusual experience from your own upbringing. Pull out the old family photo albums or draw on your most vivid memories and try a more personal history lesson.

In history’s darkest moments, individuals have always met hardship with kindness and bravery. Here are 12 times in history when small acts of kindness made a difference.

Our Navigators have been using Draw with Rob to create super cool drawings with students they support. Your kids can do it too: Start with this short video on how to draw a "Gregosauraus."

“What invention doesn’t get a lot of love, but has greatly improved the world?”

Visit the Ben & Jerry's factory in Vermont for a 30 minute, kid-friendly overview of how ice cream is made.

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