Jenna Bush Hager

Photo by Nathan Congleton, NBC


October 03, 2020
09:00 AM until 11:00 AM


Online with ChildCareGroup View map

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Jenna Bush Hager, New York Times best-selling author, Today Show book club host, and former United States First Daughter, joins ChildCareGroup, the area’s largest and most comprehensive provider of early childhood education programs, as a Celebrity Reader for the nonprofit’s signature spring fundraiser, the Great Big JAM.

This year’s virtual event will present a morning full of interactive games and activities presented in the planned venue Arlington Hall with kids still participating in their pajamas. Instead of attending in person, families will enjoy the activities safely from their own homes.

The slate of virtual, at-home activities is themed around things families can do at home all year long, which holds extra meaning this year as families follow stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19. All materials needed for the activities will be packaged in what organizers call a "box full of surprises" available for drive-through pick-up in September. Th deadline to register is October 1.

Depending on sponsorship level chosen, Great Big Jam activities include:
-Virtual reading by Jenna Bush Hager of the book Our Great Big Backyard, which Jenna co-authored with her mother, former United States First Lady Laura Bush about the outdoor adventures families can have across the United States
-Cookie-making and decorating class with Cookie Mamma
-Dance party and karaoke sing-along with DJ Aaron
-Geppetto’s Theater puppet show performance
-Creative physical fitness activities with Mr. Donavan
-Art Studio with Kristi Kennimer of Scarlet Reagan Gallery
-Game of National Parks Hide & Seek
-Meet Charlie the CCG dog, who desperately needs a course on good manners
-Raffle prizes

Last year, Great Big JAM raised over $50,000 to support ChildCareGroup. As COVID-19 hits early education particularly hard, especially the families ChildCareGroup serves, the community’s support is more crucial than ever.