We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy. While everyone at the Nationals are disappointed we aren’t all celebrating Opening Day today, they have been busy creating fun content for fans. There are many free, online educational activities for kids in grades 1-6 here.
On the Nationals Home and Away page, parents will find a variety of resources, including:
–Jr. Nationals Kids Club Fun Pages – featuring Nat Libs, word scrambles, trivia, and more for our younger fans!
-Nationals fans can also find coloring pages from the 2019 Postseason released each week on our social channels – like this one!
–STEM Education Lessons – the first lesson, taught by Nationals Park PA announcer Jerome Hruska, teaches children how to accurately measure their strike zone.
-Future topics will include Reaction Time, Elasticity, Sports Vision, Aerodynamics, and Angular Momentum.
–Reading Resources – Reading is more important than ever now!
-Fans can find reading activities, featuring Nationals pitchers Sean Doolittle and Aníbal Sánchez, in both English and Spanish.
–Summer Slugger –in partnership with EVERFI, Major League Baseball’s Summer Slugger program, designed for 4th and 5th graders, was developed to combat summer learning loss during vacation months.
-The program offers activities focused on math and literacy skills and is now free for everybody to use!
In addition to these great educational resources, the Nationals have also been putting out some fun, interactive content on their channels for the whole family to enjoy:
-Instructional Baseball Videos – In these videos, Nationals coaches demonstrate great drills that baseball and softball players can do at home to stay in playing shape (while maintaining social distancing).
–The first video features Nationals Third Base Coach Chip Hale teaching young hitters how to increase strength and use all parts of the strike zone.
-Cooking Demonstrations – Nationals Park Executive Chef Tim Jones will be sharing easy-to-make recipes that use kitchen staples for you and your family to cook together. Better yet, he will also put together a quick video to show you how it’s done!
-Videos can be found soon on Curly W Live, the official blog of the Nationals.
They are also excited to announce that they have just launched a fun campaign for our Curly W Live Podcast.
As part of the celebration of the World Series win, the Nationals are asking fans to share their favorite 2019 Postseason memories from the ballpark, official watch parties, or anywhere else you enjoyed the games! They will review all submissions and pick their favorites to be featured on the Curly W Live “From the Stands” podcast. Be creative – record your own memories or interview friends or family members about their memories! All submissions must be downloaded to THIS LINK, and fans should include their first name and where they are from in their audio file name when they submit their recording.