Balloon art, upcycled bugs, family jam sessions, live virtual trivia games, and more. We know you have a lot of at-home Mother’s Day plans in the works, but here are 10 kid-friendly ideas and events that will help boost the fun factor this weekend!

Don’t forget to enter our Butterfly Art Challenge by 11:59 PM on Saturday! You might just win a craft pack form FreshCut Crafts!

10 Things to Do with Kids at Home This Weekend: May 8-10

Trash To Treasure Art Class: Bug Edition with Social Studio
Friday May 8 | 1:00 PM | Via Zoom

Turn your trash into treasure! Start collecting bottle caps, toilet paper tubes, and pretty paper scraps to use for these integrated at home art lessons. Suggested materials include scissors, tape, markers, glue stick, paint or paint sticks optional, pencil, and special “trash” – toilet paper and/or paper towels tubes, paper plates, cardboard scraps, straws, bottle caps and anything small plastic or metal pieces like twist ties, bag holders, and even corks! If you want to take this class, but cannot afford the $10 at this time, others have used the “pay it forward” so please use coupon: FREE10 when checking out. MORE

Young at Heart: Mother’s Day Edition
Saturday, May 9 | 8 AM | Tune into WTMD

It’s the Annual Mother’s Day Celebration on this Saturday’s show. Kindie music from Michelle M. Bloom, Frances England, Vered Ronen, Priscilla Ahn and more. Check out the playlist here. MORE

Family Jam: Discover the Blues with Mark G. Meadows
Saturday, May 9 | 10:15 AM – 11 AM

Join jazz pianist, singer/songwriter, and music director, Mark G. Meadows, as he breaks down the blues and its influence on all of American Music. Through storytelling, call and response, and performance, Mark will make blues artists out of everyone by the end of the jam session! This is the latest in Strathmore’s Saturday Family Jam Sessions! Junior music aficionados spend Saturday mornings singing, playing, and preparing for a lifetime of music appreciation. MORE

Family Arts Hour Live! Chesapeake Watershed STEAM Project
Saturday, May 9 | 11 AM

Hosted by the Community Art Center At Towson University! Join them for another exciting and unique Facebook Live art-making experience! Learn about water conservation while creating art inspired by environmental artist Stacy Levy’s Collected Watershed exhibition at Towson University College of Fine Arts and Communication ‘s Center for the Arts Gallery. MORE

Saturday Story Time with Josh Funk: LOST In the Library (sign language interpreted)
Saturday, May 9 | 11 AM

Join Author Josh Funk as he reads LOST IN THE LIBRARY: A Story of Patience & Fortitude! In addition to the read aloud, he’ll discuss how the book came to be, Stevie Lewis’s breathtaking illustrations, give a sneak peek of the sequel, take Q&A, share book recommendations, and more! This event will stream on Josh’s Facebook Page. MORE

Draw a Dinosaur
Saturday, May 9 | 11 AM

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History for online drawing fun! Follow along with two of the world’s top paleoartists, Bob Walters and Tess Kissinger, as they teach you how to sketch your own dinosaur drawings! As you sketch, they will talk about how they use scientific evidence to create their art, and afterwards, they will answer any questions you may have about dinosaur and paleoart. Each week will feature a different dinosaur sketch. MORE

Celebrate Mothers Day with a Zoom Art Party!
Saturday, May 9 | 4 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM

Artsy Partsy in Glen Burnie is hosting several public zoom art parties for anyone who wants to celebrate Mother’s Day! Use your own supplies or purchase them ($15/person) from Artsy Partsy. Email office@artsypartsy.net to let them know you want in on this fun event! Invite some friends to join you virtually. Zoom instructions are free. Supplies can be purchase on our website for $15 per person. MORE

Family Trivia with Walsh Trivia
Sunday, May 10 | 1 PM

Join Walsh Trivia for another fun family trivia session! (Think your favorite bar trivia games goes virtual and kid-friendly!) The trivia session is designed for parents to play with their children aged 14 and under. Sign up here. MORE

Register for Girls on the Run of Greater Chesapeake’s 5K
Ongoing

The GOTRGC Spring 2020 Virtual 5K is a celebration of positivity and the joy of movement. You can complete the virtual 5K at your own happy pace. Run, walk, bike, skip or dance. Find what works for you and keep moving forward. As long as you can maintain appropriate social distance, you can do it! Please note that the virtual 5K can be completed anytime from May 14th to May 17th. REGISTER

One Million Bubbles: Spread the Love
May 9 and 10 | Times Vary
Pictured: #OneMillionBubble art contributed by Sentimental Fools

On Saturday & Sunday, May 9th & 10th, balloon artists from around the world are participating in “One Million Bubbles of Love”. The intent is for the professional balloon industry to share their talents and skills that day to help bring happiness to as many lives as they can and remind the world that there is hope and kindness still out there as they face the new realities of COVID-19. Artists working from home will be broadcasting live on social media conducting live Q&A sessions as they create fun pieces. If you’ve ever wondered about balloon art (and what child hasn’t?!?) this will be a unique experience! MORE