Sunshine and warmer days make it easy to get outside and play with the kids, riding bikes, hiking city trails and exploring your neighborhood. Keep the good times rolling with inventive weekend events that’ll shake up the routine. Read on for inspiration!

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Virtual Events

Rock the Block
Join the Alphabet Rockers for dancing, singing, fun and merriment! (Fri.) Event details.

Experience History
Tune in to the Northeast Georgia History Center’s Facebook feed for an educational livestream on weekdays. You’ll hear riveting tales from historical figures and have the chance to ask your pressing questions, too. (Fri.) Event details.

Get Crafty with BAM
Missing those Crafty Saturdays at BAM? No problem. Break out your craft supplies and visit the BAM website to find video instructions to make everything from sun catchers, to watercolors to binoculars. (Sat.) Event details.

Get Buggy with It
The Randall Museum’s annual Bug Day event has morphed into Bug Month. All May long families can celebrate insects at home while sheltering in place with hands-on science and art activities, games, contests, demonstrations and more. (Fri.-Sun.) Event details.

Celebrate Kodomo No Hi
Join us for Japan’s national holiday where all children are stars and their happiness is celebrated! Watch a theatrical performance and an animation story telling of the classic story, Momotaro, then learn the Momotaro dance. Afterwards, enjoy Children’s Day-themed craft projects you can do at home. (Sun.) Event details.

At-Home Activities

Bake All Day
Be part of the Great Burien Bake Off and show off your mad kitchen skills. Or celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day (May 15) with 13 chocolate chip cookie recipes we bet you haven’t tried yet.

Fair Enough
The kids missed out on the Spring State Fair and it’s not looking good for the summer celebration either. So recreate the experience at home with easy activities direct from the Washington State fair.

Overcome Obstacles
Got backyard? Set up one of these zany obstacle courses to keep the kids busy on a sunny spring day.

Game On!
With flashlight games you can play once the sun goes down.

Get Messy…Sort of
Set up these amazing outdoor art projects for the kids on the driveway, back deck or in the yard. Best part? They’re super easy to clean up.


—Allison Sutcliffe