We’re roaring into Feb. with dino-rific activities. Make your own dinosaur costume this weekend and then hop online for a prehistoric adventure. Warning: dinosaur hunts can leave you famished, so pick up a couple of boxes of DC’s best donuts for a family food challenge where everyone wins. Scroll down for more fun ways to fill your weekend in Washington, DC.
photo: The Big O Doughnuts via Yelp
Go on a Photo Safari
Kick your winter walks up a notch with a stroll that provides picture-perfect backdrops. These hikes in and around DC provide plenty of insta-worthy photo opps while getting your daily stretch in. Activity details.
Taste Test DC’s Best Donuts
We rounded up DC’s best donuts, but why sample just one? Pit your favorite breakfast treat against one of these donut shop’s best sellers for the ultimate family food bracket challenge. Activity details.
Make a Dinosaur Costume
If you’re going on a dinosaur hunt (see below), make sure you’re dressed in your dinosaur-best. This tutorial will show you how to make your own set of spikes using paper. You’ll also find 33 more ways to get creative with paper products. Activity details.
Fill 15 Minutes
Or 30. Or 60. We rounded up 17 ways to fill everything from a 5-minute window to a whole hour. Try one of these activities this weekend to bust boredom, like building your own catapult. Activity details.
Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Card
This Valentine’s Day, send your friends and family a little love the old fashioned way: through the mail! In this how many virtual workshop, Ray Mack will teach you how to make mailable valentines that fold, pop-up, move, transform, and most importantly, surprise the folks you care about with a little extra love this February. Bring the family together to create these magical valentines! Sat. Event details.
Go on a Dinosaur Hunt
Baby Dinosaur is missing! Can you help get her back? In this movement- and participation-based virtual adventure, the Magical Storyteller will guide kids on a wild search through prehistoric lands. Kids can dress up as their favorite dinosaur (or any other character!) so they can join in the fun. Recommended for ages 3-6. Sat. Event details.
A Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration
Celebrate with Asia Society as they ring in the New Year with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Sat. Event details.
—Meghan Yudes Meyers