Thanks, Easter Bunny! We’ve got some neighborhood egg happenings and a few eggless events. Come by Alamo Square for an egg hunt, games, and candy (of course). This is a great event to meet the kids and ‘rents in your neighborhood and get in some good times for your little hoppers. The big Spring Eggstravaganza in Stern Grove, put on by the SF Parks & Rec Department, is a carnival and egg hunt all in one. El Cerrito is hosting its annual egg hunt for any-bunny who might be in the area. And in Castro Valley, they’re combining the egg hunt with tree-planting so the kids can get a little, and give back a ton. (For a more comprehensive list of the weekend’s egg hunts, check out Red Tricycle’s Easter Egg Hunt Roundup.) And in Albany, Albany Preschool is holding a spring fair with games, an egg hunt, and crafts. The only thing better than Easter is the day after when the jelly beans are half off! Bring on the sales!
P.S. Speaking of sales, one of our local favorites, Sprout, is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Saturday with a party and sale on cribs, strollers, clothes and more.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
If you feel like your little just hasn’t gotten enough of those big eared, wrinkly nosed, fluffy balls of hoppin’ yet this Easter season, the SF Zoo has the event for you. Spring Fling celebrates all things bunny with lots of little fur balls on hand for petting and carrot-feeding. Bring the kids for games, crafts, and pictures. Kids with plush bunnies get free entry! Hop hop hop to it! Mar. 31 – Apr. 4, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., San Francisco, free w/zoo admission. Read more.
Kids tired of old-school egg dying? Take it up a notch at Autumn Express and decorate fancy with panoramic sugar eggs. Artist Michele Simons will be on hand to let you know what you’re doing. Create eggs too beautiful for eats. Fri., 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., San Francisco, call to enroll (all materials provided). Read more.
As if Habitot didn’t do enough, this week is egg week where the kids can decorate eggs (and each other) with stickers, ribbons, and fabrics. Sure to yield some interesting ova, this event gives kids a chance to create with some different materials. Mar. 28 – Apr. 3, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Fri. and Sat. until 4:30 p.m.), Berkeley, free. Read more.
Family rides are the hottest way to spend a weekend in the Bay Area these days. Have you bought your Burley yet? Walk Oakland Bike Oakland is starting up Kidical Mass, a social ride from Lakeside Park to Union Point Park. Get out your cycles and get to know other two-wheelers in your area. Sat., Apr. 3, meet at 10:00 a.m., Oakland, free (contact Mark Dieter to RSVP). Read more.
Join Phineas McBoof and Dr. Noize () for some silly tunes and seriously good times. What’s to be done when a monkey is too talented for his own good? Come check out his swing this weekend. Sat., 12:00 p.m., Palo Alto, $10/adult, $5/child. Read more.
Big Bunny Fun Run
Jelly beans got your littles on the move? All they need is some direction. Point them towards the Big Bunny Fun Run and let them do their best! (Besides, while they’re running, that’s the perfect time to sneak a bite off their chocolate bunnies. Shh!) Sat., 9:00 a.m., Cupertino, free. Read more.
Pond for Pond
Take a family walk with naturalist David and inspect the ponds around Point Reyes. Full of insects and amphibians, the ponds boasts wildlife the kids will love to explore. Meet at Palomarin trailhead for this 5-mile walk. Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Marin, free. Read more.
If you need anything bicycle-related—seats, helmets, tires, etc.—now’s the time to buy. Trips for Kids is having a huge warehouse sale with proceeds going towards helping some needy kids have the time of their two-wheelin’ lives. Go to either of the locations in San Rafael for good deals for a good cause. Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., San Rafael, free. Read more.