Route 1 Kids have all the fun! Kids activities include Rock & Rhyme in DC, Heartstring Art in Hyattsville, Storytime in Mount Rainier, Owl & Kestrel in Laurel, Cub Corner in College Park & more. Check it out!
Ready to Read Storytime (Ages 3-5)
It’s storytime w/ a twist! Order fresh juice & enjoy books, songs, & more w/ a local librarian. At this weekly gathering, let the library come to you! See what we did here
Where: The Waterhole, Mount Rainier
Come get your sillies out! Open gym play area. Fully equipped w/ trampolines, balance beams, foam pit, ropes & more! First come, first served. Max 3 kids per adult. Check out our time here.
Where: Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, Landover
Lunar New Year: REACH Winter Lanterns
Come celebrate the Lunar New Year! The Kennedy Center is the place to be. Oversized festive lanterns. Korean cultural activities including spinning dishes, Korean dress, calligraphy, mural painting, kite-flying & more!
Where: Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Xtreme TEENS: JUST DANCE BATTLE (Ages 10-17)
Who’s got the moves? Come find out @ this battle of the dances. Staff will take to the dance floor too! Sure to be entertaining!
Where: North Brentwood Community Center, North Brentwood
Cost: Free! w/ youth MNCPPC ID
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Create a loving memory with your child at Home Depot’s Heart String Art Workshop. Tip: Get there early as supplies do run out. Must be with an adult. Register here.
When: 9am- 12pm
Where: Home Depot Hyattsville
Saturday Morning Live! at National Theatre
Mr. Jon & Friends makes music for kids and their families that inspire fun, laughter, and dancing. The music of Mr. Jon & Friends is sure to bring a smile to your face! Check out fun at this free National Theatre series here!
When: 9:30am & 11am shows
Where: The National Theatre, DC
Cost: Free! (Register for tickets)
Cub Corner: A Letter to Amy (Ages 5 & under)
Who designed the mailbox? Come find out! Read age-appropriate stories about letters. Create your own letter crafts! Learn about African American history, too!
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park
Cost: Free! w/ museum admission
Meet Owl & Kestrel! (All Ages)
Meet two expert hunters. America’s smallest birds of prey. Learn about their stealth hunting skills & acrobatic prowess. See them in person!
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel
Crafternoon: Lunar New Year Craft (Ages 5-12)
Celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Rat w/ a craft! Create a folding book @ the library. Awesome way to expose little critters (your kids, we mean 😉 to worldly traditions.
Where: Hyattsville Library, Hyattsville
Yoga for Kids (Ages 5-12)
Keep the fun going @ the library w/ yoga for kids. Mats provided! Certified instructor led. Promote body awareness, mental focus & strategies to ease anxiety!
Where: Hyattsville Library, Hyattsville
Community Drum Circle (All Ages)
Play world drums w/ a professional drum circle facilitator @ a local hip place. Everyone’s invited! Including your drums 😉 (or they’re provided…). All levels welcome!
Where: New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Super Bowl Sunday Kids Cooking Class (Ages 4-12)
Let your kids make the Super Bowl party appetizers this year! Meatball cooking class includes breakfast, chef hat & apron to take home! Let the cooking begin!
When: 9:30am (registration & breakfast), 10am (cooking begins!)
Where: Maggiano’s, Washington, DC
Cost: $25 kids, $15 adults (register by Feb 1)
Watkins Nature Center
Full of birds, snakes, insects, reptiles amphibians as well as puppets / dress-up and roomy enough for little legs to carefully run around. More on our time at Watkins Nature Center.
Where: Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro
Photo Lab for Kids: Fun Family Portraits (Ages 5-12)
Lights, camera, action! Your kids the photographer today. Let them learn how to take family portraits w/ iPad Pros & iPhones! Learn all sorts of tricks to get that shot!
Where: Apple Carnegie Library, Washington, DC
Mudcloth Workshop (All Ages)
Arts drop-in workshop! Led by local Artist in Residence. Materials provided. Limited number of walk-ins. Register in advance!
Where: Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt
Cost: Free!, register here
Hands-on learning space w/ historic kitchen, craft projects, simple machine exploration & more! STEAM inspired & multigenerational. Perfect playtime entertainment! Read more here
Where: Laurel Museum, Laurel
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