Sunshine and social distancing are the name of the game. Whether you’re looking to get out with the kids, keep them entertained at home or tune in to some virtual programming, we’ve got plenty of ways for families to play this weekend. On our radar: an o-mazing scavenger hunt, mason jar science and a first-ever, drive-in concert series. Summer, here we come!

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Keep an eye out
Join Seattle Shakespeare Company’s O Wonder! scavenger hunt as a family. Work to complete Shakespeare-related missions and earn points at home or around your neighborhood. Daily, throughout summer. Event details.

Listen up
Editor’s note: The Drive-In Concert Series has been canceled, due to the pause in re-opening the state.
This weekend, families can enjoy live country music from their cars at the Washington State Fair’s first-ever drive-in concert series. Get the performance schedule and your tickets online to tune in. Jul. 16-19. Event details.

Play dress-up
Whether your kiddo is into superheroes or princesses, this dress-up storytime, hosted by the King County Library System, is all about being fancy. Fridays, throughout summer. Event details.

Dance all night…
…play all day. Sign up the kids for an all-ages hip hop class through Kirkland Parks and Recreation. Daily, throughout summer. Event details.

Double the fun
Who needs screens when you’ve got sibs? Try one of these classic screen-free games for two to keep the kids focused on having fun with each other.

Try simple science
Got mason jars? Then you’ve got what it takes to try these science experiments with your curious crew. They’re slimy, squishy and super cool!

Just say ahhh…
If relaxation is what you’re after, these local resorts can help. Book the summer vacation you and the kids need right about now.

Make ’em laugh
Try these Seattle jokes on for size; then keep the good times rolling with punny one-liners you can pull out on a sunny day.

DIY playtime
Gather up plastic spoons, leftover LEGOs and balloons. You’ll need them (and a few other household items) to make 10 toys your kids can pull out any time they’re tempted to use the “b” word (you know the one, parents.).

—Allison Sutcliffe