Presidents Day weekend is here, and unless you’re one of the lucky parents who has the day off, you’re probably going to need a few ideas to keep your little patriots from going stir-crazy in between dropping them off at childcare and sneaking out of work early. Luckily, the weather is starting to look fantastic in our sunny city, and we’ve rounded up a whole list of events and activities that will make this weekend truly fantastic. Get out there and enjoy it!

1. Grab a seat underneath the shady story tree with your little bookworms and catch a nature-themed story. Then, stick around to make a nature-inspired craft that you can take home.

2. Look up to the night sky with powerful telescopes and search for recognizable constellations, the moon, and other celestial bodies.

3. Learn about the impact made by America’s presidents on the history of the West while you pan for gold with your little prospectors.

4. Valentine’s Day may be over, but there’s still love in the air at the Natural History Museum. Sing a turtle love song and play an animal matchmaking game with your critter crazy kids.

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5. Enjoy the warm weather this weekend by heading to the beach and building a sand snowman.

6. You dinosaur obsessed kids will love playing archaeologist as they polish their very own amber pieces, some of which may have small animals or plants trapped in the resin.

7. Head to the mountains for a family ski weekend. First time on the slopes for your little ones? Don’t worry, we’ve got your covered.

8. Spend your Presidents Day at the library of an actual President enjoying Americana style musical entertainment, food, storytelling, and even presidential and first lady look a-likes.

9. Round off your kiddies’ weekend with a relaxing pajama story time alongside their favorite stuffed animal.

10. Need more ideas on how to keep your kiddos entertained this Presidents Day weekend and beyond? Check out our list of 50 fresh ideas for winter fun and plan a fun-filled day.

How will you be spending the weekend with your kids? Tell us what’s on your weekend playtime list in a comment below. 

— Scott Wardell

photo credit: Јerry via flickr & Lotzman Katzman via flickr