Looking for ways to keep them busy this week? Here are our picks for getting the kids out of the house. Need a few places to cool off? We have a few ideas.

5 things to do with kids in baltimore this week: august 29-september 2

MONDAY

Spend the Day at the Fair. The Maryland State Fair is back! Head there during the day to check out the nature play space, pedal power tractors, ULEARN farm and ULEARN food exhibits, goat mountain, milking clinic, and balloon barn. Demonstration and exhibit halls open at noon. MORE

TUESDAY

Get Crafty at Yankee Doodle. From August 24 until September 10, every crafter who spends $15 or more at Yankee Doodle will be eligible to win an amazing Yankee Doodle knapsack with Yankee Doodle gifts inside (a value of more than $50). The drawing will take place at 7:00pm on September 10, 2016 at our Superhero Social! You must be present to win the raffle prize (so buy your tickets!). MORE

WEDNESDAY

Whimsical Wednesday at Port Discovery. Head to Port Discovery and participate in special art, music, and literacy programs designed to develop early learning skills. Percussion time, Mother Goose on the Loose story time, jingle jangle music, circle time, and parachute games. 10 AM – 4 PM. MORE

Mother Nature and Me Pre-K Drop In Program at Holt Park and Center for the Arts. Come join us each week to discover a different topic in the world of nature. Each program includes a story, snacks and a craft to take home. Designed for children ages 2 to 6, siblings allowed. Please dress for the weather. This is a free program, however a suggested donation of $2 is welcomed. 11 AM – 12 PM. MORE

THURSDAY

Story Time with Connec-to-Talk at aMuse Toys. Preschoolers (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Hosted by Connec-To-Talk. This is a monthly interactive story time led by a play-based speech language pathologist.  Don’t forget to register. Space is limited. 11 AM. MORE

FRIDAY

First Friday Tot Story Time at Play Cafe. Join Aunt Whiz the first Friday of each month for story time and sing along with Aunt Whiz geared to toddlers aged 2-4. Older and younger children would also definitely enjoy!  This is a free drop‐in program, however normal Play Cafe $5 food and beverage minimum applies. 9:30 AM. MORE

Pirate Story Time & Cruise. Head to Urban Pirates for a free pirate story time at 9 AM and then enjoy a discounted family cruise around the harbor. The interactive Family Adventure Cruise is fun for pirates of all ages and includes games, songs, blasting the water cannons and treasure! MORE