Parents, DC is here to stop you from going crazy. There’s no question that having your kids home and not in school ranges from tough to an impossible challenge, especially if you’re working from home too. Thankfully, DC has launched an online program called DC Kids Camp to keep you sane and your little ones occupied.
Every day, DC is offering videos, coloring pages, and more through their social media channels. The activities are all curated by the creators of DC’s middle grade and YA graphic novels.
DC Kids Camp kicked off on Wednesday, March 25, with a video of Green Lantern: Legacy writer Minh Lê demonstrating how to make your own version of Green Lantern’s iconic ring.
— DC Kids (@DCComicsKids) March 25, 2020
Thursday’s video was “Superman Origami With Gene Luen Yang” and Friday’s will be “Make Your Own Superhero With Dustin Hansen.” Other creators lined up to participate in DC Kids Camp include Shannon and Dean Hale (Diana: Princess of the Amazons), Ridley Pearson (Super Sons), and Brittney Williams (Lois Lane and the Friendship Challenge artist).
What do you 👀? Try to spot all 5 hidden items! 🔎 pic.twitter.com/BfAHhxGCk8
— DC Kids (@DCComicsKids) March 26, 2020
You can also sign up for the DC Kids Camp newsletter, which is sent out on Mondays and Fridays.
DC isn’t the first publisher to start up a program like this, The Hollywood Reporter points out. British comics weekly The Phoenix started running a similar activity service on its Twitter earlier this week, and 2000 AD released an activity pack last week. Still, it’s nice to see DC stepping in to offer parents and kids something free and fun to do during the COVID-19 quarantine. How long until Marvel gets into the game?