Whether you’re getting breakfast in bed or making it, this weekend is all about Mom, and we’ve got the events and activities to prove it. We’re talking local gifts there’s still time to buy, cards and crafts kids of all ages can make and brunch recipes she’ll love. Read on for all things Mom and more!

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Virtual Events

Take a Yoga Class with Mom
Breathe, stretch and find your focus at a special Mother’s Day Yoga Class online. Try this one on Saturday or this one on Sunday to spend special time together.

Drama Story Time
Join Studio East for this free creative drama experience. Each class we’ll read a book, sing songs and play imagination games. Sign up for just one, or join us every week as we explore our bodies, voices and imaginations. (Fri.) Event details.

Hygge Art Workshop
Join artist Lynn Hanson virtually to create hygge tea light jars during a live n this Family Art Exploration Workshop. Families will create your own hygge tea light jar by painting patterns and designs on Japanese paper and adhering your designs to a glass jar. Hygge is a wonderful Danish word for all things homey, cozy, friend and family orientated. This free workshop will be hosted on Zoom and on FaceBook live. To receive the link to the workshop on Zoom, please register on Cascadia’s website. Materials for this workshop are free and will be available for pick-up for local Kirkland/Seattle families. We have limited quantities of materials, so please reserve your materials on our website. (Sat.) Event details.

Skype a Scientist
We’re in uncertain times, and Skype a Scientist is here to help! Do you want to chat with a scientist over video chat from your living room? We will match you with a scientist for free! These sessions are q&a conversations, so you and your kids/roommates can talk with a scientist about what makes YOU curious. We have lots of different scientists to choose from, so don’t be shy! All you need is a zoom/google hangout/skype/ or other video chat client and an internet connection! (Fri.-Sun.) Event details.

Attend the Children’s Film Festival Seattle
Enjoy the 15th edition of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle via Vimeo with screenings of seven short film programs, showcasing the best and brightest in visual storytelling for children. This online experience will include 60 animated, live action and documentary films centered on the experiences, joy and challenges of childhood, plus bonus activities—including coloring pages, discussion guides and links to filmmaking resources—to build upon the topics and fun found in the films. Find the full schedule and information on tickets online. (May 7-13) Event details.

 

At-Home Activities

Put Mom Center Stage
Sit-down brunch is out this year, but you can still enjoy a decadent feast with one of these easy brunch recipes or these pancake recipes she’ll flip for. Then, tune in to live marimba music by a local Seattle musician to complete your relaxing morning.

Craft Cards
Make mom’s day with a handmade card cards she’ll cherish, or a cute craft to take center stage on the fridge.

Dive into a New Book
Call ahead for curbside pick up at your favorite local bookstore to grab one of these new releases by PNW authors.

Make Rainbows
Delve in to the science behind rainbows with six simple experiments that don’t require special equipment.

Plant a Fairy Garden
Make magic happen in your yard with a simple fairy garden. Here are tips and trick to make it happen with ease.

—Allison Sutcliffe