Disney on Ice Dance and Story Time, author visits, monarch tagging and MORE! Here are our favorite idea for keeping the kiddos busy this week!

5 Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore This Week: October 9 – 13


Tot Tuesday: Paint a Pumpkin
10 AM – 2 PM | Kiddie Crusoe | Cockeysville

Enjoy Kiddie Crusoe’s all day open play enhanced with extra activities and toys designed specifically for our youngest adventurers! Kiddie City is stocked with additional hands-on toys, including push walkers, poppers, and our ride on train! Participation in additional activities is optional and may include: circle time with parachute, bubble time, and art and sensory activities. This is more than just open play, this is hands-on fun and sure to be a blast for children 3 years and younger and their caregiver(s). Paint a Pumpkin is an optional add-on for $5/child. They will have smocks but please plan for child to get messy. MORE

Disney on Ice Dance and Story Time
10:30 AM | Enoch Pratt Light Street Branch | Federal Hill

Join the cast from Disney on Ice for a special dance lesson and story time.  Then, participate in a Meet and Greet with your favorite Disney characters. You never know who might show up! Registration required. Call 410-396-1096 to register. MORE


Monarch Tag & Release
10 AM – 10:30 AM | Maryland Farm Park | Cockeysville

Meet University of Maryland Extension Service staff  in the demonstration garden and learn how to protect monarchs by raising larvae and tagging adults. Watch newly emerged monarchs take to the skies. Every Wednesday starting August 16 and running thru October 25 at 10 am weather permitting (monarchs do not fly in colder temperatures or the rain) there will be a tag and release. MORE

Eat at McDonald’s
All Day | Participating McDonald’s Restaurants in Greater Baltimore

Chicken nuggets and cheeseburgers for a cause. 25% of all food sales on October 11th will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities and support the new Ronald McDonald House being built in East Baltimore. Participating restaurants are in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford and Howard Counties. MORE


Meet Gordon Korman at The Children’s Bookstore
4 PM – 5:30 PM | The Children’s Bookstore | Roland Park
Gordon Korman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 75 books for kids and young adults, including the Swindle series, Schooled, Ungifted, and the Everest series. His writing career began at the age of twelve when his seventh-grade English assignment became his first novel, which was then published while he was a freshman in high school. Now he is a full-time writer with more than 17 million copies of his novels in print. Visit his website at gordonkorman.com. MORE
Author Eucabeth Odhiambo at The Ivy Bookshop
7 PM | The Ivy Bookshop | Lake Falls

Eucabeth Odhiambo  will be at The Ivy on Thursday promoting Auma’s Long Run. Auma loves to run. In her small Kenyan village, she’s a track star with big dreams. When she wins a track scholarship that will allow her to attend high school, and maybe even become a doctor, new possibilities beckon. But a strange new sickness called AIDS is ravaging the village and, when her father becomes ill, Auma’s family needs her help at home. Ages 10-13. Eucabeth Odhiambo is a professor of Teacher Education at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. As a classroom teacher, she has taught all grades between kindergarten and middle school. This is her first novel. MORE


Open Play in #TheLab
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | aMuse Toys | Quarry Lake

Open Play Sessions are back in #TheLab at Quarry Lake. Kiddos will enjoy playing with aMuse Toys’ collection of award winning toys. They will have different play stations (Tegu, Brio, Smart Max & more). Get out of the house & come play in #TheLab. Adults are invited to join in or hang out in the store. COST: Register Online: $5, Register At Door: $7 Space is limited, register in advance. MORE

Purple Friday at Yankee Doodle Art Studio
11 AM – 5 PM | Yankee Doddle Art Studio | Cockeysville

Get crafty in your favorite Raven’s gear and get 10% off your crafts! MORE

… and don’t forget! Big Barn Puppets is performing Zoo in My Room at St. James Academy’s Children’s Dinner Theatre on Friday night!