Lucky you, parents! We’ve got a rainbow of activities around the Emerald City this weekend. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, keep your kids busy engineering an effective leprechaun trap. Or try one of these colorful events: catch a kid-fave at the drive-in, sprint with your sprite or look for gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Catch a “chill” flick
Pop-up drive-ins are back! Join Discover Burien as they project Frozen II onto the big screen for you to enjoy from the comfort of your ride. You bring the kids and the popcorn. They’ll do the rest. Sat. Event details.

Hunt for gold
You don’t need the luck of the Irish to participate in this event. Kids ages four through eight can join the hunt for gold nuggets at McAuliffe Park. Find a gold nugget, turn it over to see if you won a prize. Registration required. Sat.-Tues. Event details.

Build something special
Skyscrapers are incredible structures! Learn about the structural systems that support tall buildings as you look at different examples of skyscrapers from around the world alongside Center for Architecture educators. Kids ages five and up will discover the forces at work by building a skyscraper’s structural frame using toothpicks, marshmallows or gumdrops and spaghetti. Fri. Event details.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Join Seattle’s Irish Festival virtually this year. The 90-minute program will include traditional Irish music, step dance performances, Gaelic games, cooking demonstrations and more. Remember to include St. Patrick’s landing in your festival plans. Sat. Event details.

Explore math magic
No matter how you slice it, you won’t want to miss the Exploratorium’s Pi Day celebration. Join the party for this irrational and transcendent figure. Math artist John Sims will host a live listening session featuring work from his music project 31415: The Pi Collection.Then a panel of pi enthusiasts will dish out bites of pi trivia and pi art (along with a side of puns and pi-kus.) Sun. Event details.

See how they run, dash and sprint
You know what they say, the family that runs together… might even catch a leprechaun. Take a lap at Green Lake during the annual St. Patrick’s 5K Dash this Saturday or Sunday. Or share in the mischief at the 5K fun run/walk, 10K run and the free sprite sprint during Woodinville’s Leprechaun Leap on Saturday.

Spread kindness
As part of Kirkland Urban’s kindness month, pick up a craft kit and sit down to paint kindness rocks. Where will you hide your inspiration? Sat. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe