DIY Succulent Kits, May Day Fun, Blue Angels Flyover, Train Day, and MORE! Here are 10 things to do with kids at home this weekend!

10 Things to Do with Kids at Home This Weekend: May 1-3

Make May Day Baskets for Annapolis May Day at Home
Friday, May 1 | All Day

Anyone who’s been to Annapolis on May Day knows it’s one of their most beautiful days of the year. For decades, passersby have walked the streets of Downtown Annapolis camera in hand ready to capture the baskets of beautiful fresh cut flowers. Because people everywhere could use a pick-me-up right now, Visit Annapolis and the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne are encouraging all Marylanders, as well as individuals from across the country and around the world, to make the Annapolis May Day tradition their own this year by placing flowers on your doors, in your windows, or in front of your homes  this Friday May 1. Scatter the seeds of May Day joy and use flowers from your own garden and other items you may have around the house. Have the kids work their own May Day magic by coming up with drawings or creations for all to see. Here are videos on how to arrange your own May Day basket, kid-friendly May Day baskets, and more. MORE

Free Kids Virtual Martial Arts Class with Master Method Karate
Friday, May 1 at 5 PM | Saturday, May 2 at 11:30 AM

Join Master Method Karate for a FREE Virtual P.E. & Martial Arts class! The class is designed for children of all ages and skill level to have FUN, stay active, and train in martial arts from the comfort and safety of home during this unprecedented time. They’ll get exercise and release energy, while learning skills to build confidence, develop focus, concentration, self-control, and practice character development. Join them for a free LIVE energetic and FUN-filled class! Register in advance. MORE

Virtual Breakfast with the Animals at Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary in Ellicott City
Saturday May 2 | 10AM

Grab your breakfast and tune in to the Burleigh Manor Facebook page at 10AM for a virtual farm tour! They will try to show as many animals as possible and the event is weather-permitting. While this is a free event, please consider making a donation to the care of the animals via: bit.ly/BMASERDonate. MORE

A Virtual Kinetic Sculpture Race Salute and Blessing of De-Feet with the American Visionary Art Museum
Saturday, May 1 | 11 AM

This day would have been the 22nd annual Kinetic Sculpture Race. But hark! In true Kinetic fashion, the American Visionary Art Museum is rising to the challenge and bringing you a portion of the opening ceremony: a live Virtual Blessing of De-feet by Sister Euphonia O’Blivion (aka Joe Wall) with an uplifting message for all. Don clean socks, stick your feet in the air, and join them for this holiest of blessings. Look for other special guest appearances! Costumes ENCOURAGED. Please register in advance. MORE

US Navy Blue Angels & US Air Force Thunderbirds “Flyover”
Saturday, May 2 | 11:30 AM

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds will honor front-line coronavirus responders and essential workers with formation flights over Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Saturday. Flyovers in Baltimore will start at 11:30 a.m. and last approximately 15 minutes. MORE

Virtual Game Building Session With Code Ninjas
Saturday May 2 | 2 PM

Join Code Ninjas Arundel Mills as they host a super cool virtual game building session! Learn to code while innovating and creating your very own video game during a fun filled virtual session! Register in advance. MORE

Virtual Train Day with Marshall Steam Museum of Delaware
Sunday May 3 | 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

For Train Enthusiasts of ALL Ages! Join the Marshal Stream Museum online from 12:30 – 4:30 PM for a fun-filled virtual Train Day! Enjoy videos, activities, behind the scenes, online exhibits and more. While the virtual event is free, they ask that you consider purchasing virtual experiences (train rides, family admission, popcorn), a membership, or make a donation to help keep them steamin’ on! You can experience Train Day on their website or Facebook page. MORE

Family Arts Hour LIVE! with Towson University
Sunday, May 3 | 1 PM

Make printed paper into sculptures with Towson University students! You will need plastic wrap (or trash bag, aluminum foil), paint, q-tip, cardboard, paper plate, tape, scissors, and a water cup! MORE

Choose Your Own Adventure Party & Author Event with Caprichos Books
Sunday May 3 | 4:00 PM

Learn how ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Author, Katherine Factor, wrote the story Spies: Harry Houdini and Spies: Mata Hari! Join Caprichos Books in Bel Air for a LIVE Q & A on their Facebook page, Sunday at 4pm! Both books are available to order on their website. MORE

DIY Succulent Kit from Flowers & Fancies
Ongoing

Bust the boredom by keeping busy with a Succulent Kit from Flowers and Fancies! Offered in 3 sizes, all three kits include 4 adorable pots, 1 large and 3 small succulents, an air plant, white rocks, and reindeer moss The large kit comes with an apron and arrives in a keepsake box! MORE