Tracy's Kids, Bethesda, MD Video November 26, 2018, 2:26pm

Videos by Tracy's Kids in Bethesda. Tracy's Kids helps young cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional stress and trauma of cancer and its treatment. Federal ID: 26-3835257

This cyber Monday we want to share one more thought about Thanksgiving. Six-year old Swarnima is thankful for “painting!”
Today and every day your purchases on AmazonSmile help us buy more paint for Swarnima and her friends, if you choose Tracy’s Kids as your charity.

Other Tracy's Kids videos

Hey Ron Klain, check this out. The Tracy's Kids team at Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital made a Covid-19 piñata for stressed out medical teams. A smashing time (sorry) was had by all!!!!

Makimg Butter Slime with Tracy!
Here’s a tutorial on making Tracy’s favorite slime! Much of the time art is about creating something that expresses an important idea or feeling—we plan it out and work hard to do our best. But art can also be about the process—just the fun of making it. The kids at Clinic taught me that slime is a fun way to make yourself a homemade toy!

Woodland Adventure Game by Tracy Councill
A couple of weeks ago I put up a post about the history of the game Candyland. I was inspired to create a game of my own, which I based on pretty much any Saturday or summer day of my childhood. As I was coloring the game board, I made a little coloring video for you to enjoy!

How to Make a Cardboard Luge!
Tracy’s art at home project today was to learn how to make a video tutorial for you guys. Here it is, something to do with all your empty toilet paper rolls!!

How to make a Sock Bunny!
Alexandra Xifaras shows us how to use a sock and some simple materials to make a cute little bunny friend. If you have trouble like I do with one sock of a pair going missing in the wash, maybe you can make use of some of those mismatched socks!

One of the Tracy's Kids art therapy interns created this video tutorial about making a poem collage. She gives us a little background about how we can choose to stay positive in stressful times, and what a difference that can make to how we feel. Let us know if you try this idea! NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

One of our kids was inspired by our shadow puppet tutorial to create her own. It has lots of characters and action, so the whole family got involved in making the video. Here's the first few minutes of her show!

Oobleck!
Today’s art-to-go post resides on the border of art and play. Experimenting with the properties of materials—liquid, solid, fluid, resistant, wet, dry, etc.—is part of how any artist masters a technique. It’s also part of what makes art so engaging, especially for young children. The artist does something and waits to see its effect, continues along that path or tries another strategy to achieve the desired effect. This video illustrates the special properties of “Oobleck,” a mysterious non-Newtonian fluid that can act as both a solid and a liquid. In a separate post I will give you instructions on how to make it at home. Enjoy!

The Fast Flying Fairy and the Unicorn
As of today, Tracy continues to help patients at the hospital while practicing distancing and extra disinfection to keep everyone safe. We know many of you are spending a lot of extra family time at home right now, so for the next little while the Tracy’s Kids art therapists will post tutorials of art activities you can do at home! To kick off the series, we offer you “The Fast Flying Fairy and the Unicorn,” a shadow puppet show Tracy made at the clinic today. In a separate post, we will give you a picture tutorial so you can make your own shadow puppet theater. Tracy learned about shadow puppets from her friend Hobey Ford, master puppeteer. Enjoy!

Malcom and Tracy Discuss the Benefits of Art Therapy
For our Alumni Autumn feature, we wanted to share this clip from a conversation between Tracy and Malcolm -- a teacher in the Prince George’s County Public Schools who we met as a 10-year old. He's also an African drummer and DJ NuLife as a side hustle. Listen to Malcolm -- with the perspective of a teacher -- discuss how "Be a Friend" trading cards and "Pen Pals" kept him connected with classmates, helped his friends understand his illness and treatment, and facilitated his transition back into school. “I learned so much from Malcolm, especially how scary radiation treatments could be, because they are invisible, and you don’t feel the effects until later,” says Tracy Councill.

Giant at Westbard in Bethesda Supports Tracy's Kids
All month, the Giant at Westbard in Bethesda will make a contribution to Tracy's Kids every time someone buys one of these reusable shopping bags. Board Member Suzy Friedman Cohen says it best...

Celebrating $6 Million in Art Therapy Programming
Please watch and share this video celebrating our $6 million SMILEstone. Now in our 21st year, we are in eight different clinics helping children with cancer cope with the emotional toll imposed by the disease and its treatment. Our services are provided free of charge to 5,000 patients a year. Please take two minutes to hear testimonials from our kids, alumni, siblings, grandparents and community leaders. THANK YOU for making our work possible, and for the testimonials from Senator Van Hollen Monumental Sports & Entertainment Eleanor Holmes Norton Senator Mark Warner MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Children's National Medical Center LifeBridge Health Methodist Children's Hospital NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Pediatric Specialists of Virginia - PSV Inova Children's Hospital

$6 Million SMILEstone

Please watch and share this video celebrating our $6 million SMILEstone. Now in our 21st year, we are in eight different clinics helping children with cancer cope with the emotional toll imposed by the disease and its treatment. Our services are provided free of charge to 5,000 patients a year. Please take two minutes to hear testimonials from our kids, alumni, siblings, grandparents and community leaders. THANK YOU for making our work possible, and for the testimonials from Senator Van Hollen Monumental Sports & Entertainment Eleanor Holmes Norton Senator Mark Warner MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Children's National Medical Center LifeBridge Health Methodist Children's Hospital NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Pediatric Specialists of Virginia - PSV Inova Children's Hospital

Congrats on another successful Derby Day Party in honor of Tracy's Kids.

This cyber Monday we want to share one more thought about Thanksgiving. Six-year old Swarnima is thankful for “painting!” Today and every day your purchases on AmazonSmile help us buy more paint for Swarnima and her friends, if you choose Tracy’s Kids as your charity.

"The Face of My Illness" - 2017 Annual Art Show Recap
We had a blast a few weeks ago at our annual art show’s opening reception! Check out this video to hear from our talented artists, art therapists, and families in attendance. The show will be up until Feb. 23, 2018. Head down to the Carroll Square Gallery at 975 F Street NW, in Washington, D.C. to see the stunning works in person! Huge thanks to GLL Real Estate Partners, Akridge and HEMPHILL for their support.

A "Medical Moment" from WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore
“It’s been really cool to develop the art therapy program here because we’ve shifted from these kids that don’t want to come in to these kids that don’t want to leave. We really do see their moods elevate and they get excited about what they’re doing.” -Danielle Eichner, Tracy's Kids Art Therapist Check out this recent piece from WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore to learn more about the program Danielle is leading at our clinic at LifeBridge Health's Children's Hospital at Sinai in Baltimore. Special thanks to AT&T and our other loyal supporters! See the full piece here: tinyurl.com/yckwubzc

Building community through art - Beth Tutt, Art Therapist - Ch...
By helping two bone marrow transplant patients become “pen pals,” Beth Tutt - one of our art therapists at Children's National Medical Center - and her team helped build a supportive community through art. Federal employees can support the powerful work that Beth and her fellow art therapists champion every day via the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area-CFCNCA. Give here - our charity number is 21655: tinyurl.com/y762f9yv

Art Therapist Jess Girard - Pediatric Specialists of Virginia,...
If you're a Virginia state employee, you can give to Tracy's Kids through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign - CVC! There are just five days left for you to support the work that Jess does each day with patients and families at the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia - PSV clinic. Our charity code is #00049 -- donate here: tinyurl.com/y7l7dtn3

What does Tracy's Kids mean to you? - #GivingTuesday 2017
Watch this video to hear what Tracy's Kids means to our art therapists, patients, doctors, and patients' families. This #GivingTuesday, consider giving the gift of art - and healing - to those who need it most. Today, your donation will also be matched by both the William Rosenberg Family Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Click the "Donate" button on our page starting at 8 a.m. to give today.

The Washington Capitals Visit Medstar Georgetown University Ho...
Today, some special friends stopped by our clinic at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The kids had a blast syringe painting a mural and talking hockey with their favorite Washington Capitals players. Huge thanks to Hope for Henry, Ellie's Hats, and Flashes of Hope for throwing a great party for some wonderful kids.

"I have a whole bunch of people who are just like me": Patient...
“At school, I don’t really have a lot of people like me, and here it’s kind of like I have a whole bunch of people who are just like me.” Our patient at Children's National Medical Center says it best – our art therapists help foster a sense of community among patients, siblings, and families. In the art rooms, they know that they’re not alone. If you support our work from now until #GivingTuesday, your donation will be matched by the William Rosenberg Family Foundation! Give now: tinyurl.com/y7e8ooag And, if you want to TRIPLE your support... Starting tomorrow at 8 a.m., when you give using the "Donate" button on our page the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will also match your contribution.

"He had more control of [his treatment] plan": Former Art Ther...
One of our former art therapists, Jenny, figured out through an art therapy session that a patient didn’t understand what a bone marrow transplant really was. Because Jenny had a close relationship with the patient’s medical team, she was able to alert them of her concerns so they could help the young boy better understand – and regain a sense of control over – his treatment plan. When you donate to Tracy’s Kids from now until #GivingTuesday, your donation will be matched! Give today: tinyurl.com/y7e8ooag

Matt on Fox5 & GivingTuesday
Thank you Fox 5 DC for inviting us to talk about Tracy's Kids and GivingTuesday

"Tracy's Kids is about freedom": Former Patient Ryan
"Tracy's Kids is about freedom." Ryan began working with our art therapists when he was 2 years old. As an alumnus of our original program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, he's experienced first-hand how art therapy allows kids to be themselves even through the toughest circumstances. Support our work from now until #GivingTuesday and your donation will be matched: tinyurl.com/y7e8ooag

"They're not just their diagnosis": Art Therapist Kristen Ramsey
"I think one of the things we do best at Tracy's Kids is let kids explore and nurture and expand their identity beyond just being a patient. They're not just their diagnosis." Kristin Ramsey, an art therapist at our program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, says it best. At Tracy's Kids, we let kids be kids - despite the emotional stress and trauma of cancer and its treatment. Consider helping us spread the art of healing this holiday season. When you donate to Tracy's Kids now through #GivingTuesday, the William Rosenberg Family Foundation will match your donation! Visit our website to donate today: www.tracyskids.org/how-you-can-help/

Bubble Sculpture
At Tracy's Kids Inova Fairfax Children's Hospital, we've had some summer fun with giant bubble sculptures. Enjoy!

And here's the exciting conclusion of the block tower escapade!

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