Be a toy tester, rock out with Baby Beats, craft a Bavarian head wreath… our five favorite things to do with kids this week are definitely pleasers for the pint-sized crowd! Need more ideas? Check out our community calendar.

5 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore This Week

MONDAY: Take Back Childhood with Melissa & Doug at aMuse Toys
September 18 | 11 AM – 1 PM | aMuse Toys | Fells Point

Be an Official Melissa & Doug Toy Tester for the day! aMuse Toys is transforming their store into a Toy Testing Lab, where kids ages 3+ will use the power of their imaginations to test out four Melissa & Doug toys, share their feedback, and discover the joy of coming up with new ways to play! Plus, they will go home with Inspiration Kits full of ideas and activities to keep the fun going! Don’t miss this chance to launch imaginations and inspire a sense of wonder in your kids! No purchase necessary.  MORE

TUESDAY: Center Plaza Play Date with Baby Beats
September 19 | 10:30 AM – 11:15 PM | Center Plaza | Downtown Baltimore

Toddlers are fascinated by many things…Elmo, the handle on your toilet, the food you’re about to put in your mouth… but if you haven’t seen them light up while Baltimore’s coolest dads (Baby Beats With Max & Root) blow their minds with beat boxing and vocal gymnastics, this free workshop in Center Plaza is for you. MORE

WEDNESDAY: Kids’ Oktoberfest Craft Night
September 20 | 4 PM – 7 PM | Das Bier Haus | Federal Hill

Oktoberfest isn’t just for grown-ups! Bring your little guys out for some festive fun… Parents, unwind with a stein while your kiddo has a blast making their own pretzel necklace as well as their choice of either an Edelweiss hat or Bavarian head wreath!  Tickets are $20 per child and will include crafts and a kid’s meal. MORE

THURSDAY: Get Crafty During Open Studio at The Creative Cow
September 19th and 21st | 9 AM – 2 PM | The Creative Cow| Forest Hill

Our favorite creative studio for kids is closing this week. Last chance for splatter paint, imagination playground, art fun, and more.  MORE

FRIDAY: See Curtis Blues at the Baltimore Book Festival
September 22 | 12 PM | Children’s Stage at The Baltimore Book Festival | Inner Harbor

Curtis Blues is an educational entertainer whose interactive shows introduce all ages to the history of American music. Mr. Blues’ shows include bringing fascinating instruments into the audience for a close look, as well as leading the group in songs and dance to the music. Appropriate for all ages. MORE