If your kiddo has enjoyed writer Mo Willems’ Lunch Doodles over the past year, get ready for an extra-special experience! In celebration of the one year anniversary of the 15-episode series, Willems and the Kennedy Center are releasing Episode 00 on Monday, Mar. 15 at 1 p.m. ET.

Last March as everything shut down, Willems opened up his studio—for a virtual look into his artistry. The series gave Willems the chance to share his artwork and help fans young and old to create their own doodles.

photo courtesy of The Kennedy Center/Mo Willems

Willems said in a press release, “I was compelled to mark the anniversary of LUNCH DOODLES as a reaction to COVID-19. While a year is a long time for, say, a 53-year old cartoonist like me, a year is 25 percent of a four-year old’s life.” Willems continued, “My hope is to mark the solemn milestone with honesty, creativity, and art-making that might offer both fun and solace.”

Visit the Kennedy Center’s website here to view the original 15 episodes of Lunch Doodles and download fun-filled creative activities for your kiddos. Check back on Mar. 15 for Willems’ Episode 00!

—Erica Loop



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