While we were pretty disappointed that the Cash Lake Trail did not actually lead to any cash 🤣, we still highly recommend this mainly flat, 2-miles or so hike that begins at the Patuxent Research Refuge Visitors Center in Laurel.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Usually, there would be a ton of fun, local events for us all to check out. While that’s not the case this year, there are still plenty of ways that we can celebrate this day and continue to do what we can to protect our beautiful planet. This day. Every day. We invite you all to “plog” along today and share your #route1trashtag pics with us! More on these fun activities, below.
Hyattsville’s Dr. Qadira Huff’s been offering happy, helpful advice on ways to keep our mental and physical health strong long before the coronavirus was even on our radar.
Today, Dr. Huff shares another great tip with Route One Fun readers: Write a letter to your loved ones. ❤ Most of us remember how sweet it was to get a letter in the mail! Let’s do it again for those who we cannot be near but who are certainly in our hearts – and help the USPS while doing so, too!
Fairy Hideaways, Face Painting, Sunflower Houses – These are just some of the awesome kids activities Mandy Sheffer of Curated Play Spaces shares with us today on Route One Fun! (The lady’s even packed this post with plenty of how-to tutorials for the visual learners among us. (Many thanks, Mandy!)
Parents of school-aged children: Finding yourselves overwhelmed with the number of educational resources you’re seeing out there? (All well-intentioned, of course, but utterly overwhelming.) We know we are. Which is why we breathed a sigh of relief when Marie Thoma of the University of Maryland’s Department of Family Science, School of Public Health reached out to share her colleague’s latest resource with us – a compilation of resources to help families and educators.
Enjoy this helpful guest post by Hyattsville’s Mandy Sheffer.
As we face down weeks in social isolation at home (absolutely necessary due to COVID-19, but nonetheless challenging), I have been so inspired by all the wonderful people sharing ways to make this time easier for families and I thought I would share some ideas of my own.
In my past life I was an early childhood teacher/director. I also homeschooled my oldest child for a year. In my current business, I help families create/revamp play spaces for their small humans – inside and out.
Read on for fun ideas you can do with your kids, taken from things I have done or plan to do with my boys (aged three and seven).