Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore | February 5-7

Weekend Fun for Kids

Ice cream for breakfast, frozen egg hunts, virtual jazz for kids, maple magic, and MORE! Here’s our round-up for weekend fun for kids in Baltimore. Looking for more ways to celebrate Black History month? We’ve got a round-up of those here.

Join us on Wednesday for our Happy Hearts Virtual Tot Time Time! We’ll be reading “In Every House On Every Street,” and making happy home family picture frames. This Tot Time is co-hosted with our friends at The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. It’s FREE to join us but you must register in advance. Don’t forget to download the Craft Instructions/Materials List in advance so that you’re ready to craft with us or order a $5 In Every Home Family Photo Craft Kit and we’ll mail all of the materials to you! REGISTER NOW

Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore | February 5-7

VIRTUAL | Family Fun Night: Celebrate Black History Month with Jazz for Kids
Friday, February 5 | 7 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

​The Baltimore Jazz Alliance presents a concert introducing children to jazz mainly through jazz versions of familiar children’s songs and virtual participation through scat singing. Jazz classics also presented.​​ Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start. MORE

80s Music Night at Sportsman’s Hall
Friday, February 5 | 7:30 PM 
Sportsman’s Hall Roller Skating Rink

It’s Fun Family Friday at the Sportsman’s Hall Roller Rink… and this week it’s all about the 80s music! MORE

Celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast!
Saturday, February 6 | ALL DAY
Locations Vary

Ice Cream lovers rejoice… Saturday is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! (As if we really needed a reason to eat ice cream…) Several area creameries and ice cream shops are offering special treats to-go or limited-edition flavors to mark the occasion. Celebrate accordingly! GET THE LIST

Maple Magic at Irvine Nature Center
Saturday, February 6 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Irvine Nature Center

There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s naturalists in a quest to make delicious syrup. Learn to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap and convert the sticky fluid into syrup. You’ll even get a taste of this liquid gold as a reward for all the hard work! All ages (with adult). $10 per participant (Children under 3 are Free). MORE

Frozen Egg Hunt
Saturday, February 6 | Times Vary
Baltimore Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park

Meet the farm’s resident egg layers and then explore the trails hunting for frozen eggs! Ages 2 to 10. Cost $3 Go to marylandagriculture.org then click Programs, Then Families/Youth, then Frozen Egg hunt, click register – when you get to the registration page, change the month to Feb. and pick a time. Group size is limited to 10 people. You must register in advance. MORE

African American History Month Storytime Saturday
Saturday, February 6 | 10:30 AM
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Join Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum for a new story and craft each Saturday morning in February as they celebrate African-American History Month. Ages 3-7. $3/per child. Register in advance. MORE

VIRTUAL | Art of Storytelling: Robert Lewis (Cherokee Nation)
Saturday, February 6 | 11 AM – 11:30 AM
Hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian

Native American storytellers use the oral tradition to teach life lessons, tribal histories, and the nuance of languages. Such stories are an essential tool in passing knowledge from one generation to the next. Watch it on YouTube: @SmithsonianNMAI Experience storytelling with Robert Lewis, who shares stories of his people and culture. Lewis engages audiences of all ages with witty and amusing personal stories and Cherokee tales of language and history. MORE

VIRTUAL | WMFK Science For Kids 3-10 | Animal Adaptations
Saturday, February 6 | 11:30 AM – 12 PM
Hosted by What Matters for Kids

Join Ms Carleen from What Matters For Kids on Facebook Live as she shares fantastic facts and fun experiments about how animal adaptations. Ms Carleen’s entertaining teaching style keeps kids engaged and learning while having fun! After the event, you can follow the link to the WMFK blog where you’ll find instructions and information so you can experiment at home, at your own pace, using easy to find familiar materials! MORE

VIRTUAL | Celebrate Black History Month: Black History Live with Culture Queen
Saturday, February 6 | 2 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

A virtual performance for your royal children that uses original and interactive music, movement and storytelling to teach them to celebrate their history and love themselves. The Queen’s soulful voice dances across a fusion of festive Calypso, Afrobeat, jazz and hip hop rhythms that celebrate the kings and queens of African American history. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start. MORE

VIRTUAL | Freedom Seekers- Family Days Virtual Program
February 6 | 2 PM
Hosted by Hampton National Historic Site

The Northampton Ironworks, farms, dairy, stables, gardens, and Hampton House itself were all powered by the enforced labor of indentured and enslaved men, women, and children for over a hundred years. We have records and stories of freedom seeking indentured servants and enslaved persons dating from the mid-1700s through the Civil War. These freedom seekers courageously set out from Hampton, sometimes in groups, sometimes alone, with varying degrees of success. MORE

VIRTUAL | African Stories with Mama Janice the Griot
Saturday, February 6 | 1 PM
Hosted by Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures

Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures welcomes Black History Month by introducing a series of cultural events they are calling Sankofa Sundays @ 1 series. Every Sunday in February, join them for various exciting African adventures! The series kicks off on Sunday, February 7 at 1:00pm when Mama Janice will delight everyone with some exciting African stories suitable for children of all ages! Parents, please mark your calendar first, then share with other parents and grandparents. MORE

Winter Entomology with Willow Grove Nature Center at Cromwell Valley Park
February 7 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Willow Grove Nature Center at Cromwell Valley Park

Ages 8+. Join a Naturalist at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center, located at Cromwell Valley Park, and see how freezing temperatures affect the insects that live in their streams. Wear shoes that can get wet and dress for the weather! $2 members /$4 non-members. Both adults and children must register for this event. MORE

Looking to next week…

VIRTUAL | Maryland State Boychoir Auditions
Tuesday, February 9 | 6 PM

Do you know a boy who likes to sing? Are you looking for a safe and nurturing outlet for the boy in your life to interact with other musically-inclined children during this time of social distancing? Boys ages 6-18 who have a pleasant singing voice and who love to sing are encouraged to apply for membership in this program! Auditions will be held outdoors adhering to social distancing guidelines as well as online to accommodate your comfort level. MORE

Maryland State Boychoir

DISCLAIMER: Hey Parents, as we well know, things change day to day… and even hour to hour (think newborn sleeping patterns or the food preferences of toddlers… even before the times of COVID). Please check the specific event website for time changes, rain dates, COVID policies, and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew or gather around the laptop to log on.

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