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Daily distraction: Coloring van Gogh

Welcome to your daily distraction, our recommendations for ways to stay engaged and entertained while we socially distance ourselves to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak. You can find our past recommendations here; many of the opportunities we’ve highlighted are ongoing.

Chag sameach! Whether you’re off of work for Pesach, or trying to observe the holiday while keeping up with day-to-day obligations, take some time today to connect to the world around you. If you can safely do so, go on a walk (remember your mask!); if you can’t, here’s a tip with how to experience nature from your home.

Color van Gogh

Museums have really stepped up in this moment when no one can enter their doors, putting exhibits and educational materials online. Among their offerings have been unusual takes on the adult coloring trend, of which the Van Gogh Museum’s are some of the most charming. Print-outs of their coloring pages of van Gogh’s paintings make a great activity for adults and kids alike, and provide a creative way to feel engaged with the outside world. My preference at the moment would be for his “Almond Blossom” or “Sunflowers,” but every option available promises a nice respite from the current daily drag.


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