Plans have been changed, rearranged and some ultimately cancelled, but we’re still soaring through summer like it’s any other year. We’re getting innovative about fun and family time in 2020, like supersizing our backyard games, bringing the food trucks to us, and brushing up on some new hobbies. Read on for some of our favorite ways to fill your weekend this week.

Boy with Kitephoto: popofatticus via flickr

IN-PERSON EVENTS

Get Big About Outdoor Adventures
Backyard games are fun, but supersize them and the thrills grow. These 12 board and table games have been blown up to fill your yard; some you can buy and others you can even DIY. Activity details. 

Be Social
You may have to stay 6 ft. away, but you don’t have to be distant. Re-connect with neighborhood with one of these fun things to do outdoors while social distancing. We came up with 10 ways to bring the folks in your hood together. Activity details. 

Gaze Up
The summer sky was made for stargazing. If you and your family are new to astronomy, or you just want to brush up on your sky knowledge, check out this guide. Activity details. 

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Chat with a Dinosaur
The titanosaur Patagotitan mayorum is a big deal—literally, the biggest dinosaur that scientists have discovered to date. Learn about the largest-known dinosaur and chat with him. He will literally answer back! Sat. Event details. 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Story time 
Join Port Discovery Children’s Museum for a virtual reading of L. Frank Baum’s classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and enjoy helpful reading tips for parents. Event details. 

Show Up, Kids Online Live
Kids from all over the world will feel like they’re a part of this groundbreaking interactive live event as they hear their names, offer story suggestions, and are called on to help Pete put on a real live show from his NYC apartment. This interactive, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a wildly comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the help of the kids to help create a story by providing prompts and controlling everything from plot to props, characters to costumes, and settings to sound in a one-of-a-kind, 50-minute laughfest. Sat. Event details 

At-Home House Parties with Rockness
Sing along with Rockness every Mon., Wed. and Fri. on Facebook Live. For 30 minutes, dance, wiggle and belt out your favorite tunes. Event details. 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers