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Lincoln Memorial Photo Scavenger Hunt FREE Printable

By Caroline M. Harper | February 17, 2020

We wanted to celebrate President’s Day with a FREE Photo Scavenger Hunt for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. It’ll lead you to find six things within the memorial including controversies and typos! Here are…

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Lincoln Memorial Activity Guide

By Caroline M. Harper | February 17, 2020

What’s included in our Printable Activity Guide for Families Inside our Lincoln Memorial Activity Guide, you’ll find a photo scavenger hunt, the stories behind each photo in the scavenger hunt, additional items to look for,…

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DC-Inspired LEGO and Paper Models

By Caroline M. Harper | February 1, 2020

I’m working on the Lincoln Memorial Photo Scavenger Hunt and took a little detour this evening when I discovered that LEGO has a Landmark and Architecture Series which includes model kits for some of Washington,…

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What are we missing? Help Us Make THE Ultimate Family Map of the National Mall

By Caroline M. Harper | January 18, 2020

We’ve been thinking… we know it’s hard going to a new city to visit without the inside scoop. It’s especially hard when you’re toting kids around, outside in the elements, to as many attractions as…

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Superstitions and Clues to Life on the Home Front at the World War II Memorial in DC

By Alysia D.P. Malmström | January 18, 2020

My boys must have already worn a look of boredom when we walked up to the World War II Memorial.  As we approached the memorial from the Washington Monument, a kind Honor Flight Network volunteer…

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Step Back in Time with Marian Anderson Singing at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939

By Caroline M. Harper | January 11, 2020

“Whoa, did you feel that?! You just traveled back to the year 1939!” As my kids and I ducked under some trees to find relief from the hot sun, we stood next to the Reflecting…

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Let’s Go Fly a Kite! Tips for Going to the Blossom Kite Festival in Washington, DC

By Alysia D.P. Malmström | January 8, 2020

Every spring Washington, D.C. celebrates spring’s arrival with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  The Blossom Kite Festival is part of that amazing celebration. If you or your children need a little extra encouragement to see…

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Dreams Come True at the Butterfly Pavilion at the National Museum of Natural History

By Caroline M. Harper | January 3, 2020

My daughter is the “Nature Girl” in our family and dreamed of holding a butterfly. Thankfully, this is an easy dream to fulfill when you live near Washington, DC! One Tuesday in the middle of…

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3 Facts about D-Day to Share with Your Kids at the World War 2 Memorial in Washington, DC

3 Fascinating Facts about D-Day to Share with Your Kids at the World War 2 Memorial in Washington, DC

By Caroline M. Harper | December 30, 2019

I found myself calling out to my husband and kids, “Hey, did you know….?!” We all marveled at the ingenuity and bravery of the Allied leaders and soldiers as they stormed the beaches of Normandy. The book gave a quick, but rather thorough, overview of why World War II started and the countries involved. It helped me understand for the first time all of the circumstances that necessitated D-Day and the immense planning that went into it. This would be a good book to read before visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

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Can You Find the Smithsonite? Free Printable for the Natural History Museum

By Caroline M. Harper | November 30, 2019

Are you visiting the National Museum of Natural History on our National Mall soon? Interested in visiting the Gems and Minerals Hall, but you’re not really sure how you’re going to get your kids to…

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