Scooby-Doo movie fun, a day of magic with the Maryland Science Center, WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes, DJ Kopec’s family dance party to benefit Baltimore Child Abuse Center, citizen science wit the Maryland Zoo, and MORE. Here are 12 things to do with kids (safely!) at home this weekend!

12 Things to Do with Kids at Home This Weekend

Solve a Mystery with “SCOOB!”
Friday, May 15 | ongoing

Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the whole Mystery Inc. Gang are bringing the party to your house this Friday! Starting May 15th, the movie,“SCOOB!” will be available for rental or purchase on participating digital platforms. They have even provided a party pack & activity guide to get you and the family ready for the big night! (Yes, there is a #ScoobDance TikTok your fam can learn). BONUS: Join them for the #ScoobMovieNight premiere event on Twitter (@SCOOB) starting at 7pm ET featuring cast, musical performances and exclusive clips. MORE

WTMD Saturday AM Tunes with Elliott Park
Saturday May 16 | 9:00 AM

Saturday Morning Tunes Livestream Concerts bring stars of the kids music scene to you.  Log onto  the WTMD Facebook Page this Saturday at 9 a.m. and join them as they welcome recording artist, Elliott Park as he sings tunes from his first full length  children’s album, “Just Be.”   This LIVE concert is free, and sure to get your little ones dancing. MORE

Parks to Kids Day
Saturday May 16th | 9 AM – 4 PM

The National Park Trust and the City of Rockville are switching up their Kids to Parks Day and making it Parks to Kids Day. Follow the Croydon Creek Nature Center on Facebook and the City of Rockville Instagram for live animal interpretations, story time, a virtual hike and ideas to make the most of the green space near you! MORE

Family Jam Session with Strathmore: Celtic Music
Saturday May 16th | 10:15 AM

Grab your junior music aficionados and spend this Saturday mornings on a musical adventure singing, playing, and discovering Celtic Music with Seán Heely! Join U.S National Scottish Fiddle champion Seán Heely as he explore mighty bagpipe marches, haunting airs, wild strathspeys of Scotland to the flowing jigs and reels of Ireland. He will also take an in depth look at the fiddle music of these two Celtic nations as well as song tunes from the Gaelic speaking culture. Ideal for ages 6-12 but fun for kids and adults of all ages! MORE

Maryland Science Center Presents “Magically May”
Saturday May 16 | 12 PM – 4 PM

Is it magic or is it science? Join the Maryland Science Center onlie for Magically May and discover the science behind some tricks right at home! They’ll be bringing magical activities to you all day long via at-home activities, live streams and videos. Tune into their Facebook page to see how you can walk through a sheet of paper, poke a hole in a balloon without popping it, or make a coin float. MORE

Join Silly Goose and Val via Port Discovery’s Facebook Live!
Saturday, May 16 | 1:30 PM

Join Port Discovery for Parent’s Award Winner – and kid favorite performance – Silly Goose and Val! Enjoy watching your child interact with the show and musical adventure through puppets, ventriloquism, dancing, and singing on Port Discovery’s Facebook page. MORE

DJ Kopec Dance Party to benefit Baltimore Child Abuse Center
Saturday May 16 | 7 PM – 9 PM

We may not be able to be together, but we can still come together and party for a good cause. Dj Kopec will be hosting a dance party and all proceeds raised will go to help Baltimore Child Abuse Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) subsidiary of LifeBridge Health, through support of the United Way of Central Maryland’s COVID-19 Community Fund. MORE

Family Paint Night: Oliver and Olivia Octopus
Saturday May 16 | 7:00 PM -8:30 PM

Here is some fun for the whole family! Join Kennett Design via zoom meeting for a fun, step by step paint night event. Invite your friends to join you online and you can all paint in virtual togetherness.$10 registration fee per household. Access details to zoom meeting and a supply list will be provided with your registration confirmation. MORE

Virtual Ranger Visits with Maryland State Parks
Ongoing

The Maryland State Parks has a (cool) new series that has us excited! Check out the Virtual Ranger Experiences that talk about subjects from The Eastern King Snake to Harriett Tubman. You can even join Ranger Jeremiah of South Mountain State Park for a campfire sing along of ‘The Bear Song.’ MORE

Virtual Author Visit: Hannah Salyer presents PACKS: Strength in Numbers at The Jewish Museum of Maryland
Sunday May 17 | 3:30 PM _ 4:30 PM

A huddle of penguins, a flamboyance of flamingos, a dazzle of zebras – our world is full of groups, herds and packs of animals from the land to the air to the sea. Join Hannah Salyer for a special live stream reading of her book PACKS, an inspiring celebration of how togetherness helps many creatures thrive, including humans! Hannah will also lead a drawing demonstration and share about learning togetherness we see in the animal kingdom. Advance registration is required. MORE

Family Citizen Science with the Maryland Zoo
Ongoing

As the Zoo’s pair of trumpeter swans guards and cares for its nest this spring, you have a front row seat…and you can help keep watch! Nesting swans demonstrate some fascinating behaviors both before and after eggs hatch. For example, you may often see the female sitting on the nest while the male patrols the pond. Check out the Swan Nest Live Cam and learn how to observe and collect data just like scientists at the Maryland Zoo! MORE

Get Crafty!
Various Locations | Ongoing

Is your kiddo is missing their favorite local crafty experience while things are closed down? Don’t worry! Several local businesses have gotten creative and are offering out-of-the-box at-home options. Here are five of our favs… MORE