You don’t have to celebrate Easter to go on an egg-cellent adventure this weekend! The main event may be next week, but the Easter bunny hops in to town THIS weekend with in-person egg hunts and bunny-themed photo ops. Sat. also kicks off Passover; celebrate with these kid-friendly projects. Read on for more ways to fill your weekend below.

photo: Leesburg Animal Park


Passover Projects for Everyone 
Passover is one of the most kid-friendly Jewish holidays of the year. With its emphasis on jumping frogs and searching for buried treasure (that is, matzo), this celebration of freedom is a great way to get everyone participating. Make houses out of matzo or diy your own finger puppets to celebrate. Activity details. 

Hop Along the Bunny Trail
The Easter Bunny is coming to town THIS weekend and hiding some colorful, treat-filled eggs at locations convenient to DC. Whether you want to roar into spring with a dino-themed hunt, take a dip while swimming for eggs or celebrate the holiday surrounded by animals, there’s an option for you. Event details. 

Get Crafty with Egg Cartons
Whether you’re boiling eggs or blowing them out for your Easter-themed crafts, don’t forget to hold on to those egg cartons. Put them to good use with these simple egg carton crafts for kids of all ages, that extend far beyond Easter. From dump trucks to colorful chicks, these easy crafts for kids are definitely a must this spring. Activity details. 

Make Your Own Easter Bonnet 
Well, maybe not a bonnet. But get ready for some super-fun Easter headgear. We have tips on how to make your own bunny ears out of paper, create a rainbow headband and more. Activity details. 


Circus with a Stuffy Buddy
A class made to start mornings for the little ones right. This class will include using stuffed animal buddies as tools/partners to introduce object manipulation skills, balance, and games. Circus in comfy pj’s, onesies, and other cozy clothing is encouraged. Sun. Event details. 

Edible Book Festival 
The Edible Book Festival brings people together for a lighthearted culinary, artistic, and literary celebration. Register to share your creations made from food and inspired by works of literature. Past entries have included works titled Gourd of the Rings, War and Peas, and The Life of Pie. Sun. Event details. 

How to Make Video Games
Ever wanted to learn how to create your own video games? Learn from a game developer how you can get started in game development! In this session, attendees will get an overview of what it takes to make a game, and how they can get started. Sat. Event details.

Sing with Carnegie Hall
Imagination and learning take flight in this at-home sing-along series for families and caretakers with children ages 2­–5. Hosted by singer-songwriter Emily Eagen and featuring guest artists from around the world, each mini-episode inspires kids to move and sing to classic playtime songs and discover new music from cultures around the globe. Sat. Event details. 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers