While others have jumped in to try and support retailers and customers during this coronavirus crisis, with initiatives aimed at keeping shops running, DC Comics’s answer seems to be offering up an online kids’ club with the announcement of DC Kids Camp. Designed ‘to help parents engage kids at home’ rather than supporting brick and mortar retailers, it features free downloadable worksheets as well as previews of Middle Age books and online video tutorials. All in the effort to keep your kids busy and educated.
With DC Kids Camp, kids will learn how to draw their favorite DC Super Heroes, gain inspiration and skills to make their own comics, and unlock their creativity with fun, off-the-wall how-to videos like draw-alongs with Agnes Garbowska (DC Super Hero Girls), origami tutorials with Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), make-your-own Green Lantern ring demonstrations with Minh Lê (Green Lantern: Legacy), and many more captivating activities!
Activity sheets, coloring pages, blank comic book pages, middle grade graphic novel previews, and additional downloadable content will be shared daily to parents across DC Kids social channels. Parents can also receive DC Kids Camp content directly in their inboxes on Mondays and Fridays by signing up for the DC Family newsletter.
Families can also tune in Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. PT to the @dccomicskids Twitter and @dckids Instagram channels to watch fun, interactive videos with DC authors and artists together. The first installment, “Make a Green Lantern Ring with Minh Lê,” debuts today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. PT.
Here’s the schedule for today and tomorrow with a new schedule up by Monday, one assumes if yin haven’t signed up to the DC Family newsletter, to be found here.
- Thursday, March 26, 2020 – “Superman Origami with Gene Luen Yang”
- Friday, March 27, 2020 – “Make Your Own Superhero with Dustin Hansen”
So, if you have kids and your school is not setting work remotely (like a lot of us teachers here in the UK are doing) then this may very well be for your little rug rats.