We’re roaring into March with some fun, hands-on activities! Bring your favorite on-screen characters to life with an at-home craft or project, like a Star Wars-themed sensory bottle or a DIY cartoon strip, dance out that cabin fever with the WeBop family jazz party, or dive into the deep sea with an underwater. Read on for more ways your little lions can roar into this weekend.

photo: Heather Walker Photography

IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES

Be Bert for the Day
Next time you tune in to Sesame Street be a part of the gang! We have tips to dress up like all your favorite Sesame Street characters so you can enjoy sunny days and magic carpet rides from the comfort of your living room. Activity details. 

DIY The Force 
May the force be with you when you tackle these Star Wars-themed crafts! From a lightsaber sensory bottle to Storm Trooper sweet treats, these crafts and activities will bring the magic of the Star Wars movies home. Activity details. 

You Can Fly!
Whip up a batch of Pixie Dust with this hands-on at-home activity. All you need is a variety of glitters, baby powder and a bowl! Activity details. 

Make Your Own Comic Book
Any Snoopy fans in the house? Be inspired by the iconic Peanuts and create your own comic strip at home. We have all the simple, step-by-step directions here. Have a new reader in the house? This is a fun way to practice those sight words!  Activity details. 

VIRTUAL EVENTS

WeBop FamilyJazz Party 
The WeBop Family Jazz Party returns to NYC’s Lincoln Center! Take the whole family on a virtual trip to the birthplace of jazz as the joyful sounds of the Crescent City fill your home. Dance, swing, play, and second line with the WeBop Family Jazz Band from the comfort of your living room. Fri. Event details. 

Animal Story Time
Animal Storytime is a Zoom program designed for kids 3-6 years old. Austin Nature & Science Center instructors Caroline and Elizabeth lead an open-ended art activity, read a book, and present an animal ambassador. Fri. Event details. 

How to Make an Urban Bird Feeder
Birds need to eat 365 days a year!  Birdseed ornaments are a fun project to make year-round.  They are perfect for a backyard bird feeder, as holiday ornaments or gifts for teachers.  They are made with ordinary cookie cutters, so you can easily customize your ornaments to suit the occasion.  In this live, one-hour Zoom class, you will make your own bird feeder ornaments using unique seeds like black sunflower seeds, cracked corn, millet and meal worms. Sat. Event details. 

Pier Into The Night
Take an underwater adventure beneath the waves of the Salish Sea, while you stay warm and dry at home! Watch as scuba divers and an underwater drone (ROV) explore the underwater world. You never know what you will see: feather-duster tube worms, perch, sculpin, stubby squid and maybe even a Giant Pacific Octopus! Sat. Event details. 

Rebel Girls Fest 
Play in your living room with fun activities led by inspiring Rebel Girls!   This free, kid-focused, virtual event will help unlock new levels of potential in young girls everywhere.  Catch a wave while you learn to surf, create an experiment or dance along with superstars! Perfect for girls 7 – 12, but those younger are welcome to join in. Sun. Event details. 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers