Turns out at-home weekends can be a blast, and with Easter in this weekend’s mix, there’s even more fun to be had. Start it off with 16 ways to re-invent your Easter celebration, then consider taking a family yoga class, designing the next great spacesuit or creating art from your recycling bin. However you play, make sure it includes one of these gooey sandwiches to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day, too. Read on to make your plans!

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Virtual Events

Take a Baby Jam Music Class
Your weekly visit to the Salsa Con Todo studio with your tot may not be an option right now, but you can still sit down for a Baby Jam class with a digital download. (Fri.-Sun.) Event details.

Try a Family Yoga Class
Find your family’s center when Limber livestreams a family yoga class on Saturday, via Zoom. Register online, break out the mats and breathe. (Sat.) Event details.

Watch the Aurora Borealis
Tune in late one night this weekend to catch the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis streaming from a webcam in Manitoba, Canada. (Fri.-Sun.) Event details.

Tune in for a Live Science Class
What’s better than you doing cool science experiments with your kids? Letting a former NASA engineer do one with them. Join Mark Rober live via YouTube on Fridays at 1 p.m., as he answers life’s simple questions with serious science. (Fri.) Event details.

Attend Spring Sundays
Take in a livestream show broadcast from Rockefeller Center. Enjoy free music, live performances and entertaining activities including puppet shows, book readings, art workshops, wellness lessons and more. (Sun.) Event details.


At-Home Activities

Turn Recycling into Art
Repurpose your recycling this weekend when you use it to craft and construct with the kids. 18 ideas should get you through the week.

Dance at Home
Whether you’re missing dance time at your local studio or Pacific Northwest Ballet events at McCaw Hall, we feel you. Give your little ballerinas the chance to move with Once Upon a Dance’s movement stories and songs. Great for toddlers, you can tune in any time to watch.

Put on a Show
Add a little drama to your life with one of the SCT at Home activities, based on their plays.

Be Curious
Sit the kids down for inspired exploration, thanks to PacSci’s Curiosity at Home programming. We heart the Math & Science Mash-Ups, PacSci DIY’s simple crafts & science projects and the Live Science Shows they’ve got posted.

Design a Spacesuit
The Museum of Flight is hosting a Spacesuit Design Challenge for kids, ages 5-17, to celebrate the past, present and future accomplishments of space travel. As a tribute to Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space, kids should take their cues from both retro and contemporary spacesuit design when coming up with their space-y creations. Download the packet and get designing, because the entry deadline has been extended.

—Allison Sutcliffe

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