One Great Thing for Tuesday, 3/24

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.

Keep moving. It’s tempting to sit on the couch when we’re stuck inside (not to mention anxious and separated from our usual social networks). But it’s easy to get antsy and frustrated when kids—and parents—are missing out on physical activity. If you have a yard, try creating an obstacle course; if not, check out these family-friendly yoga videos on YouTube and get stretching right in the living room.

From how to safely deliver groceries to the elderly neighbor down the block to whether or not to donate blood right now, here are some dos and don’ts for being a good Samaritan in the coronavirus pandemic.

Scholastic is offering special cross-curricular projects for students of all ages at no cost. Each one includes four separate learning experiences, built around a meaningful story or video. No log-in required, just hop on and get started.

“If magic was real, what spell would you try to learn first?”

Make delicious and healthy frozen treats.

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