Drive-Thru Strawberry Festivals, Saturday Morning Tunes, create-your-own virtual pet, and more! Check out this week’s 10 Things To Do with Kids This Weekend (with proper social distancing, of course).

10 Things to Do with Kids this Weekend, May 22-24

The Ivy’s Lift Every Voice Virtual Book Club: Laura Gehl
Friday, May 22 | 10 AM – 10:30 AM
The Ivy Bookshop

Author Laura Gehl will read My Pillow Keeps Moving, a sweet doggy tale that School Library Journal calls “a sublimely silly tale for pet lovers.” Laura will also teach kids how to make a sock dog pillow! The book is available from The Ivy Bookshop here. For ages 4-8. MORE

Toddler Time with Clay and “The Little Duck”
Friday, May 22 | 3 PM – 4 PM
Baltimore Clayworks

Kids at home? Entertain your little ones with some Zoom fun this Friday afternoon, 3pm EST. Baltimore Clayworks’ friends Marcy and Marlene will read “The Little Duck” then show you how to craft the characters for yourself from clay or play-dough. Don’t have any Play-Dough at home? Here’s an easy home-made recipe: This event is FREE and great for ages 3-7, but all are welcome. RSVP today for your reserved “seat.” Space is limited. MORE

Drive-Thru Strawberry Festival at Weber’s Cider Mill Farm
Friday, May 22 – Sunday, May 24 | 11 AM – 5 PM
Weber’s Cider Mill Farm

Weber’s Cider Mill Farm will be celebrating their homegrown strawberry harvest by offering their first ever Drive-thru Strawberry festival on May 22nd – May 24th & May 29th – May 31st. The festival will be held at 2526 Proctor Lane in Parkville. They’re offering drive-thru ordering of strawberry treats from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Farm fresh produce and make your own Strawberry Breakfast Boxes can be purchased through their online store and picked up during market hours with Weber’s curbside pick-up. MORE

WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes Livestream: Jon Samson
Saturday, May 23 | 9 AM – 10 AM

If you’re stuck at home with the kids and looking to entertain them with something other than “Frozen 2” for the 12th time, WTMD has you covered.  Saturday Morning Tunes Livestream Concerts bring stars of the kids music scene to your smartphone, laptop and TV Saturdays at 9 a.m. on the WTMD Facebook Page. They’re free, and sure to get your little ones dancing. The series continues at 9 a.m. Saturday May 23 with Grammy winner Jon Samson/ CoCreative Music. Jon Samson is the first board certified music therapist in history to receive a Grammy, and the first native South African to win for Best Children’s Album. Jon resides in Brooklyn, NY and founded CoCreative Music in 2005 where he offers a unique combination of music therapy, audio/video production, artistic mentoring and life coaching to inspire “The Child Archetype” in all ages. MORE

Create Your Own Virtual Pet with Scratch
Saturday, May 23 | 10 AM – 11 AM
Carroll County Public Library – Finksburg Branch

Create your own virtual pet using Scratch! Carroll County Public Library’s Finksburg Branch will be building a virtual space and coding ways to interact with their virtual pets using basic drag and drop coding. No previous coding experience is required! Watch Live on the Finksburg Branch Facebook page. MORE

Family Jam Sessions: Discover Swing Music with Bumper Jacksons
Saturday, May 23 | 10:15 AM 

Get ready to boogie! Jess Eliot Myhre and Chris Ousley from the Bumper Jacksons will lead kids and their adults on a fun-filled journey to discover just what’s so special about the early jazz music they call swing. You’ll learn about many different instruments too: guitar, ukulele, clarinet, and washboard. MORE

Profiteroles Cooking Class (via Zoom)
Saturday, May 23 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Baltimore Chef Shop

In Baltimore Chef Shop’s Profiteroles class you will learn to make these delicate pâte à choux pastries, along with a decadent Pastry Cream and Chocolate Glaze. Classes are 2 hours and involve guided instruction from a professional chef. $37.99 per login (you can have as many people as you like join you for the class in your kitchen!). MORE

Online Art Workshop: Using Markers to Explore Colors in Nature
Saturday, May 23 | 2 PM – 3 PM
U.S. Botanic Gardens

Grab your family and join Kellie online to learn how to create your own unique and nature-inspired art pieces with colorful markers! In this fun-filled art workshop, learn about artistic and creative expression through marker and ink, while exploring and learning more about the nature that surrounds us. Gain basic drawing tips and coloring skills with markers, all while learning about composition, forms, textures, and colors found within the U.S. Botanic Garden’s unique nature and plant-filled landscapes. Before the online workshop begins, Kellie recommends exploring nature to find your perfect art subject to bring along to this family-friendly art class – such as a colorful leaf, a stick, or a beautiful flower! MORE

The Capital Camp-In
Saturday, May 23 – Sunday, May 24 | All Day
Boy Scouts of America

Join NCAC Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-24, for their first ever digital camping experience. Perfect for the Scouting family, this event will feature live webinars, downloadable at-your-own-pace content, activity prompts, online games, and more. From Venturers to Cubs and Scouts BSA, Scouts (and Scouters) of all ages will discover something fun, engaging, and even helpful on the path to advancement. So grab your cooking gear, fire pit, internet connection, and sleeping bag because they want you out of your bed and in a camp! MORE

Unlock Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Patch
Girl Scouts 

Hey, Girl Scouts! Now that the weather is warmer, take your love of the outdoors to the next level. So pack some snacks, lace up your shoes, and head outside to unlock the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors patch! Enjoy nature, channel your creativity, and learn fun new things. If you are unable to complete an activity due to social distancing guidelines you can find an alternative. Take a virtual tour of a park online, gaze out of a window or look through family photos of outdoor adventures. Drawing a picture works too! MORE