TGIF! This weekend is full of fun virtual events for kids. From family cooking lessons, to online concerts, and even a virtual celebration of Children’s Day, there’s plenty to keep the quarantine boredom at bay. Scroll down for more of our virtual event picks for the kids this weekend!

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Children’s Day (Kodomo No Hi) From Home

Celebrate Japan’s national holiday where all children are stars! Watch a theatrical performance and an animation story telling of the classic story, Momotaro (Peach Boy), and learn the Momotaro dance. Afterwards, create your own koinobori, or carp streamers, and don your own origami kabuto samurai helmet with Children’s Day-themed craft projects you can do at home!

LIVE Laurie Berkner Break

Families can join Laurie, direct from her house, for LIVE “Berkner Break” concerts!

Virtual Story Time: Spring

Join the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden for a virtual museum storytime. They will read picture books about what we see in spring, like flowers and birds.

Learn to Cook With $5 Dinners and Kids

The blog $5 Dinners is offering free cooking lessons for parents and kids on Facebook Live. What will you make?

Family Drum Class

Join Bongo Sidibe for a family drum class! Don’t have a drum at home? You can use a bucket, a table, a bowl, or make your own. This is fun for the whole family.

Family Fridays at MoMath: Solar System

Professor Pasachoff takes you on an exciting journey of mathematical discovery, including a hands-on demonstration illustrating why solar and lunar eclipses occur just a few times each year!

Virtual Performing Arts Classes

Are you looking for inexpensive, but high quality ONLINE performing arts classes for your kids? Then make sure you check out Applause New York’s new virtual online schedule. Applause is offering 6-week classes taught by Broadway professionals, and teachers for kids ages 3-18!

The Paper Bag Players

The Jewish Museum presents a live Zoom performance with the Paper Bag Players. The Bags will share songs, stories, and charming found-object props. During the program families will also be invited to create using materials such as cardboard, paper bags (of course), and more.

Amy DiGi’s Children’s Workshop

The Art Students League has launched a new series of children’s classes. Geared toward ages 5 to 8, the free 30-minute classes require mostly household materials, though some call for watercolors or tempera paint.

Make a Sock Doll

Learn about historic 18th century dolls from the character actors at Colonial Williamsburg then make one of your own!

 

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

 

–  Jesseca Stenson

 

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