Put a little spring in your step this weekend, and get a head start on celebrating Mother Earth with the whole family! Make unique arts and crafts at Earth Day at Chabot and at the Earth Day Wildflower Walk. Hear about some fun gardens at Spring Story Time, and watch a new twist on an old animal tale at The Three Little Pigs. And all mothers can find something to buy and learn at the Babes & Babies Shopping Event!

San Francisco

Let’s Move Go Game
Inspired by Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, comes the newly designed “Let’s Move” game, where kids and their families are invited to play at Crissy Field. Sat., 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. San Francisco. Free. Ages 6-14. Event details.

Babes & Babies Shopping Event
Moms and moms-to-be are invited for a day of shopping, education and information at Appel & Frank’s Babes & Babies!  Shop from 65 designers and companies, and enjoy speakers, seminars and gift bags! Sun., 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. San Francisco. $5 per person. $8 for two people (online only). All ages. Event details.

East Bay

The Three Little Pigs
You know the traditional tale, but now you can come watch The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! Decide who really is responsible for the mayhem in this “wacky whodunit” story. Sat.-Sun., 11:00 am & 2:00 pm. Berkeley. $20/Adult. $17/Senior. $15/Child. Ages 5 & up. Event details.

Earth Day at Chabot
Discover how to reuse old materials to create crafts, household objects and even clothing. Have fun learning about energy and the power of LED lights. Sat., 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Oakland. See website for pricing. All ages.  Event details.


Nature for Kids at Stafford Lake
Look at insects and amphibians that live in the small pond near the lake. Then head up the Terwilliger Nature Trail to see what you find among the flowers and trees. Fri., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Novato. Free. All ages. Event details.

Earth Day Wildflower Walk
Look at what is blooming, and discuss other plants, birds and insects. Play nature games, make art and enjoy a beautiful spring day. Sun., 11:30 am & 2:00 pm. Sausalito. Free. All ages. Event details.


Spring Story Time
In The Curious Garden, Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it, transforming his city into a lush, green world. In My Garden, a little girl grows chocolate rabbits and flowers that change color! Sun., 11:00 am. Menlo Park. Free. All ages. Event details.

Kaleidoscope of Young Voices
Listen to the Cantabile Youth Singers, ages 4-18, perform exciting music from different cultures and time periods. Sun., 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Palo Alto. $5/Adult. Under 12, free. All ages. Event details.

— Rachel Teichman

photo courtesy of Chabot Space & Science Center