Latest from Christina Barron

Cicada creativity: Help fill our Brood X art gallery

The cool-looking insects will soon be out in force, although they may not pose for a painting.
  • May 2, 2021

Youth laureates share their ‘Poetry of the Pandemic’

Three regional Youth Poets Laureate, who helped judge the 2021 KidsPost Poetry Contest, reflect on the past year.
  • Apr 28, 2021

KidsPost selects 10 poems in ‘Poetry of the Pandemic’ contest

Nearly 600 kids entered the 2021 KidsPost Poetry Contest. Their words reflect sadness, frustration, hope and gratitude.
  • Apr 27, 2021

Stretch your creative muscles by entering these contests

Drawing, writing or performing might earn you recognition and a prize.
  • Apr 18, 2021

Celebrate the cherry blossoms by joining the Petal Porch Parade

D.C. area families can decorate their homes to be part of this year’s festival.
  • Mar 27, 2021

Spring into action as a KidsPost weather artist

Send drawings of what the season means to you in all kinds of weather.
  • Mar 26, 2021

Make a shake a leprechaun would love

This minty green milkshake is a healthier version of a popular St. Patrick’s Day treat.
  • Mar 9, 2021

National youth poet laureate finalists found confidence and friendship through words

KidsPost Poetry Contest judges encourage kids to consider themselves poets.
  • Mar 7, 2021

KidsPost Poetry Contest: ‘Poetry of the Pandemic’

Kids ages 6 to 14 can send in an original poem, and we may publish during Poetry Month.
  • Feb 7, 2021

Hot cocoa bombs make a sweet Valentine’s Day surprise

You don’t need a silicone mold to make these popular, “exploding” treats.
  • Feb 3, 2021