Pizza making for a cause, Saturday Morning Tunes online, Science in the Dark, virtual Junior Rangers, and MORE! Here are 10 fun things to do with kids at home this weekend.
10 Fun Things To Do with Kids at Home This Weekend, April 17-19
Read-Along with Chris of Wild Kratts
Friday, April 17 | 12 PM
It’s time for a creature adventure! Watch Chris Kratt from Wild Kratts read “Wild Dogs & Canines!” just for PBS KIDS. Join him on Friday, April 17th at 12 ET for the story-time premiere! MORE
Fossil Friday with a Smithsonian Paleontologist!
Friday, April 17th | 2 PM – 2:30 PM
Anyone who is curious can be a good scientist! Connect with paleontologists from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to explore fossils and connections to Earth’s history in this video webinar series. The experts will prompt students to make and share observations throughout the webinar and will take student questions throughout the program. In this episode, Scott Evans will discuss the study of the oldest fossil animals, and how curiosity often led to important discoveries in the study of these ancient organisms and will answer student questions throughout the webinar. This adventure is FREE! Registration is requested but not required. MORE
Friday, April 17 | 8:00PM – 10:00 PM
Join hosts Jamaal “Mr. Root” Collier and Femi the Drifish for a family-friendly evening of virtual performances to benefit Young Audiences of Maryland Artists: our everyday superheroes. Organized by YA Artist Cori Dioquino and featuring performances in Dance, Vocal, Visual Art, Instrumental, spoken word & comedy! Minimum of $5 donation to attend – proceeds go to benefit Young Audiences of Maryland Artist. Minimum $5 donation required. MORE
WTMD Saturday Morning Tunes with Jumpin’ Jamie!
Saturday, April 18 | 9:30 AM
Looking for something for your kids to watch and interact with? WTMD’s got you covered!At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday April 18, WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes presents their first Livestream with kids’ rock star Jumpin’ Jamie on their Facebook page. It’s free, and sure to get your little ones moving and grooving. Sponsored in part by Race Pace Bicycles, (cool) progeny, The Music Space and Garrison Forest School. MORE
Kerplunk LIVE! Free Family Art Tune-In Workshop
Saturday, April 18 | 11 AM – 12 PM
We think every family deserves a trophy right now. Make one together with your family this Saturday with items and materials you find at home! Tune-In to Creative Alliance’s Facebook Live Steam on Saturday from 11am to noon for a FREE art-making workshop that the whole family can enjoy. You will need items to stack in order to make your trophy (recyclables work great for this), adhesive to help hold your trophy together, and anything else you can find to decorate it! MORE
Science in the Dark with The Maryland Science Center
Saturday, April 18 | 12 PM – 4 PM
The Maryland Science Center is bringing some of their favorite light activities to you all day long via at-home activities, live streams, videos, and more. Join them on our Facebook page beginning at noon on Saturday, April 18 and let science light the way! Spend the whole day learning about the science of light with activities you can do right at home and online demonstrations that are sure to brighten your day. Play with light to cast crazy shadows, create a piece of art using only light, and see if you can make your glow sticks glow brighter! Also experiment in the dark to see how you and other creatures can navigate the world when there’s no light to shine the way. The possibilities for experimentation are endless with Science in the Dark! MORE
Virtual Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, April 18 | 2 PM – 2:30 PM
The National Park Service will be kicking off National Park Week by celebrating National Junior Ranger Day on April 18! Join Hampton National Historic Site on their Facebook page at 2 pm for a special video message for all the Junior Rangers out there! While they’ll miss seeing you in the park this year, the staff at Hampton NHS are still encouraging you to find new ways to learn and explore while at home. MORE
Make a Sugar Cookie Birdhouse
Move over Gingerbread houses because Sweet Eats Cakes of Have de Grace is baking up adorable sugar cookie bird house kits! Everything you need is in the kit including sugar cookie panels, icing for decorating, Sugar flowers and sprinkles, and instructions on assembly. Please call or message them directly at 410-913-3826 to order your kit! ($35) Also check out their beach themed cupcake decorating kit which contains 6 cupcakes and all the fixings to decorate with! ($25) MORE
Fun Packs from The Farm Yard!
Your child will love the activities and sheets created by The Farm Yard in Parkton to help provide engaging material while they are at home. Each packet comes with a virtual farm tour/video, three educational sheets, an at home activity, recommended recipe and links to additional resources! New packs with different agricultural themes are released weekly and are available in various age groups. Pick up your pack today online. The Farm Yard also has eggs, pick your own tulips, potted plants, and garden plots available for purchase. MORE
Have a Family Pizza Making Party
We LOVE that many of our local pizza shops are selling make-at-home-pizza kits! They supply the dough, sauce, and cheese and you and your little ones create the magic. Ever wanted to try throwing pizza dough? Well here is your chance! Call and order your kit to pick up and start creating your delicious masterpiece at home today! Check out Slice New York Pizza (all sales benefit their Employee Fund!) in White Marsh, River House Pizza Co. in Ellicott City, or Buontempo Bros in Bel Air.