Thursday, March 29, 2018

Kids' Weekend Guide: March 30th-April 1st

Gears and gadgets fun at Diven's Den! Details below.

Tons of kid-friendly fun this weekend, Route One! As many kiddos are off on Friday for Spring Break, I stocked that day up with plenty of options as well as ideas for the weekend!

Happy Passover & Happy Easter! 

Special thanks to our sponsor of this Weekend Guide!

FRIDAY - Happy Passover! Chag Sameach!

Gametime @ Board & Brew
Board & Brew is a fun place to check out with your 5+year-old crowd. Why? Read my review here. With over 500 board games including Operation, Perfection, Hungry Hippos, etc., you'll easily have a good time! Speaking of eating up, they also have a good menu of kid-friendly options. And for my fellow coffee afficionados, they rotate between Vigilante, Mad Cap and Counter Culture coffee - so you'll be sure to get a tasty, quality brew while you're there!
When: Opens at 7 am
Where: 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: (Before 4pm) $2.50 p/p for games + the cost of whatever you may order from menu.

STEM-Fun at Diven's Den
Check out this new-to-you STEM-inspired playroom, teaching the kiddos about life in 1800s Laurel. Curious? Read my review of Diven's Den!
When: 10am-2pm
Where: Laurel Historical Society, 817 Main Street, Laurel
Cost: Free!


Storytime PopUp! @ The Waterhole
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more at this innovation collaboration between PGCMLS & Mt. Rainier's fabulous organic juice & smoothie joint, The Waterhole. Best for 0-5 years old. Curious? Click here for my review of The Waterhole!
When: 10am
Where: The Waterhole, 4004 34th St., Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free (Heads-up: Waterhole's menu is delish, highly recommend indulging!)

Women's History Month: Nevertheless, she persisted (Ages 5-12)
Celebrate National Women’s History Month with us! Honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls.
When: 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Hyattsville Library, 6502 America Blvd, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Open Gym at PG Sports & Learning Complex
This place is really great for 1-12 year olds! HUGE. Two climbing walls. Two foam pits. Tons of equipment for curious ones to explore and blow off some steam. Very clean. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parents are required to be on the floor with the children (Maximum 3 child:1 adult). Check out my review here!
When: 4:30-5:30pm
Where: 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover
Cost: $7 per child.



SATURDAY 

Annual Egg Hunt (Ages 18 months to 4th grade)
Egg hunt starts at 10am sharp! Entertainment to follow. Call weather hotline morning of for status of event: 301-474-0646.
When: 10am-2pm
Where: Buddy Attick Park, 599 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!

Egg Hunt 
Mount Rainier invites you to its annual Springtime Egg Hunt. Come meet and take pics with Monchito the Clown and Bugs Bunny. gg hunt, games, and prizes for kids under 10, but all are welcome. Activities in English and Spanish.
It is a BYOB event- Bring Your Own Basket
When: 11am-2pm
Where: Mount Rainier Nature Center, 4701 31st Place, Mount Rainier
Cost: Free! 

Join us as we close out Women’s History Month with a scavenger hunt! We are going to discuss its history and famous women who have made a difference.
When: 11am-12pm 
Where: Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Rd, Bowie 
Cost: Free!

Women's History Month with the Female Re-Enactors of Distinction
Learn about the past to commemorate Women's History Month. The Female Re-Enactors of Distinction will tell the story of women from another time.
When: 11am
Where: Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St, NE Washington DC (Stone's throw from Mt. Rainier)
Cost: Free!

Easter Egg Hunt at JC Penney 
Bring the kids for the Easter egg hunt inside JCPenney. Located in Fashion Jewelry near the UP escalator.
When: 11am-12pm
Where: JC Penney inside Mall at Prince Georges, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Prehistoric Party
Puppet shows, dino mascots, live birds of prey, creataceous campfire, dino tattoos, dino egg games, bone yard dig.
When: 12-3pm
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4401 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg
Cost: $3/child

Garden Pollinators (Ages 5-12)
Did you know that bees, butterflies, and even bats help to make 70% of the food we eat? Make a pollinators wheel and learn more about the fascinating world of pollinators.
When: 2-3pm 
Where: South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Road, Bowie (*New library - go check it out!) 
Cost: Free! 

Mommy & Me Yoga (Ages 0-5)
Join us for fun time to bond with Mom, Dad or caregiver & little one through yoga. Presented Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Yoga and Wellness Kids.
When: 3:30-4:30pm 
Where: South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Road, Bowie (*New library - go check it out!)
Cost: Free! 

Interactive Passover Seder
The community is invited to make their way through the Passover Seder on the second night, with creative tasks and questions to inspire you at each step of the way. No sit-down round-robin reading, but inspired movement and small group discussions to truly delve into the symbolism and timelessness of the story of the Exodus! When: 6:30-9:30pm 
Where: Mishkan Torah Synagogue, 10 Ridge Rd, Greenbelt 
Cost: $5 (covers cost of food)


SUNDAY - Happy Easter! 

Playground at University Hills Duck Pond Park (All Ages)
Pack a picnic, check out the duck pond and then have fun at 1 of the 3 playgrounds at this park! There's one right at the entrance off of Wells Blvd but if you wander a bit on the bike path you'll find there's an even bigger one just down to the right with structures for the toddler and 5-12 crew. My review here!
When: Sunrise to sunset...
Where: 3400 Stanford St, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

Paint Branch Parkway Park Playground (All Ages)
Get outside and check out this recently renovated playground, rivaling any great playground you've been to in DC, NYC or anywhere! Among other great things, its fireman's pole use a fun hydraulic lift to boost kids (and adventurous adults...) up and down a log plank is a blast! (I know some folks have had trouble locating this playground, so sharing some notes from our recent visit: If heading north on Route 1, make R on to Campus Drive, pass Aviation Museum, pass Ice Skating rink and shortly thereafter, will see small sign for "Calvert Road" (as well as sign for "Paint Branch Parkway" & "Disc Golf"). Make L and playground will be down a bit on your left.)
When: Sunrise to sunset
Where: 5202 Campus Drive (if old GPS, enter 5202 Paint Branch Parkway), College Park
Cost: Free!

Indian Creek Playground (All Ages)
Any time this weekend, check out this really fun and creative playground designed after Berwyn Heights' earliest residents - a group of Algonquian people known as Nacotchtank. Kiddos will have a blast climbing teepees, in an out of canoes and up and down dream catchers. If you get hungry afterwards, check out
When: Sunrise to sunset
Where: 8900 56th Avenue, Berwyn Heights
Cost: Free!

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Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

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