If you’d rather stay inside instead of venturing out into the cold, check out these kid friendly virtual events. This weekend brings a virtual Lego festival, a beloved local kids movie festival that has made its way online, and in-home Jedi training. All this and more to choose from, so scroll down for more fun weekend ideas for kids!

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LEGO Maritime Festival

The USS Constitution Museum is bringing its popular LEGO® Maritime Festival online! Join Museum educators and USS Constitution crew for a special LEGO® Maritime Festival tour of the Ship’s design and decoration, challenge yourself to build a LEGO® creation in 25 minutes or less, and more. Event Details.

Minecraft Mythology Camp

Using theater games, the campers act out Minecraft-inspired adventures: Whether they are trading emeralds, creating a new biome, or building an Enchantment Table, they get to imagine, collaborate and play together. Event Details.

Ms Brittany’s Busy Bodies Movement Class

This class begins with gentle warmups and combines simple dance moves with creative movement exercises to activate your child’s imagination. Kids will work on increasing flexibility, balance, and getting their heart rates up while being silly! Event Details.

Winter Break Virtual History Days

The museum will provide a box of supplies and lead live art, craft, science and cooking workshop demonstrations, and allow off-screen time to complete the projects. Virtual tours of the Museum will be incorporated plus scavenger hunts and 19th-century games. Event Details.

Virtual Museum Story Time: Presidents

Read picture books with funny stories about presidents, and then explore the Museum for a scavenger hunt with a presidential theme. Event Details.

Heart-Healthy Activities for Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and you can participate with a variety of heart-healthy activities including fitness classes, art projects, healthy recipes and a science lesson about the heart. Event Details.

BAMkids Film Festival

Established in 1998 and now in its 23rd year, the Festival—one of the largest attended children’s festivals in the country—presents nine days of creative, fun, and culturally diverse films that tell stories about children and present ideas from a kid’s point of view. Event Details.

BHM: Sam’s Club Virtual Author Reading

Sam’s Club is celebrating Black creators and giving them a platform to connect with readers in honor of Black History Month. Vashti Harrison will be reading from her children’s book series, “Little Leaders” via virtual book readings free on Zoom. Event Details.

Doktor Kaboom

The hilariously charming Doktor Kaboom blends science, comedy, and a German accent in his series of increasingly spectacular demonstrations of the physical sciences. Event Details.

Star Wars Yoga Jedi Training

In this online Star Wars Yoga adventure, kids train using their yoga Jedi mind force to get through the obstacle courses on Naboo, balance work over the swamps of Dagobah, outsmart the AT-AT’s on Hoth, learn the art of trade from Jawa masters, use the force to locate challenges left by Obi Wan. All leading up to the final test… face off against Darth Vader. Event Details.

 

There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!

 

–  Jesseca Stenson

 

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