Kids Weekend Guide: January 5th – 6th

Creative Saturdays is starting this weekend!
Whoop Whoop! You’re laying eyes on Route One Fun’s 1st Kids Weekend Guide of 2019! 🎉 Packed in a number of fun, indoor events for Saturday as it’s supposed to be rainy ☔ but Sunday looks to have some 🌞 so included some cool ideas for outdoor fun that day. Hope you get much use out of these guides! Report back later and let me know which events you checked out! 👊


Easel with Whiteboard Workshop
Pique your child’s visual arts interests with our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build an easel. Your young artist can display artwork from school or create a new masterpiece on the dry-erase whiteboard keeping the project mess free. (Tip: Supplies do run out so best to arrive early.)

When: 9am-12pm
Where: Home Depot, Hyattsville & College Park
Cost: Free!

Posh Kids Yoga
Check out a free kids yoga class as part of Posh’s Open House!
When: 9am
Where: Posh Cycling & Fitness, College Park
Cost: Free!

Mt. Rainier Nature Center
Check out some hands-on exhibits, live animals, educational displays, a play area and more at this fun, lo-fi, petite, local site.  Read about our fun time here!
When: 9am-5pm
Where: Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free!

Three Kings Day Celebration
Celebrate the Hispanic tradition of the Three Kings Day Celebration with music, refreshments, and more. Kids 10 and under will receive a gift from the Three Kings. (Note: Must call 301-345-4918 to register.)
When: 10am-1pm
Where: College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Screech & Kestrel
Meet two of North America’s smallest birds of prey: the American kestrel and eastern screech owl. Both expert hunters, the American kestrel uses its acrobatic prowess, while the eastern screech owlis a stealthy silent hunter.
When: 12:15-12:45pm
Where: Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel
Cost: Free!

Beloved Joe’s art teachers Clara Majors brings visual and performing arts training and traditions from her home country of Peru to this week’s Creative Saturday event. Upcycling old CDs, styrofoam trays, odd buttons, and scraps of wood into something magical under Clara’s direction! This class may get messy – so dress accordingly!

When: 1-3pm
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mount Rainier
Cost: $10

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Gymnastics Workshop / 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: 1:30-2:30pm
Where: 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover
Cost: $7 per child.

Afternoon Aviators
Join us the first Saturday of every month as we explore a different aviation themed topic through STEAM-based, hands on activities. This is a drop-in program, fun for children.
When: 2pm
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park
Cost: $5 (includes museum admission)

Storytime & Check out a new library! (Storytime for ages 3 – 5)
Storytime and your chance to check out the newly reopened New Carrollton Library. It’s a beaut and the underwater-themed kids room is great! More about our visit to the New Carrollton library here.

When: 3-3:30pm
Where: New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd, New Carrollton
Cost: Free!

📅 Mark your calendar! FREE kids Zumbini class next Thursday, 10am at Posh Cycling & Fitness in College Park.


Lake Artemesia
There’s sun in the forecast (as of the time I write this post) so head outside and go for a stroll or a bike ride or a slow but enjoyable crawl along lovely Lake Artemesia! Last time we went, spotted some turtles, frogs, ducks & birds of all stripes, beautiful lilipads & more!
When: Sunrise to sunset
Where: Berwyn Rd & 55th Ave, Berwyn Heights
Cost: Free!

Arts Drop In at MilkBoy ArtHouse
College Park Arts Exchange does their Arts Drop-In at MilkBoy ArtHouse! Seating and capacity is limited. Project supplies are provided at no cost. While not required to buy anything, you may find it hard to do the project without being by a table, so make a morning out of it, purchase brunch and do your artwork on the support of a table.
When: 11am-1pm
Where: MilkBoy ArtHouse, 7416 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: Free!

Take a Hike & Check out a new-to-you Museum! 

Drive a bit to enjoy #9 Trolley Trail in Ellicott City (our visit (and hops recommendation) here and stop by the Benjamin Banneker Museum on the trail. Weather’s supposed to be good to enjoy some time outdoors! *Note: As with any hike, make sure to check for ticks during and after your hike!
When: Sunrise to sunset
Cost: Free!

Route One Fun the week ahead

📅 January 7th – 13th: Free Yoga, Pilates or Feldenkrais class for students NEW to Yoga Space! **Additionally, for the duration of the Government Shut Down, the price per class is $5 for all locked out from work. Here in Hyattsville, the honor system prevails no proof needed.

📅 January 10th: Bouncing Bambini’s coming to College Park and offering a Free Zumbini class on Thursday. Register today!

✋ Special Request: Going to any of the great events listed here? 
Please let them know you read about it on Route One Fun! here! Thank you! 😍

Always call or check the event website before heading out; 

Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

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