What Should We Do This Weekend? February 16-19, 2018 President’s Day Edition

33 family-friendly events in Columbus, Ohio this President’s Day weekend!

There were so many events this weekend, including President’s Day, so I shortened the info to be able to offer more – please click the link for all the important details!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday:

10:30 AM – Kindermusik with Emily – kids ages 0-7 are welcome to try out their first Kindermusik class for free! Classes include diving into the concept of up and down, having fun with tempo changes, and enjoying bumpy bounces and the challenge of stop-and-go games! Register for a FREE preview at learnsingandgrow.kindermusik.com

5:00 PM – Open Lab at The Simplr STEAM Playground – learn, build and play with the greatest STEAM toys and cadets in a free play environment! Parents can drop their kids off at 5:00 and pick them up at 7:00 PM. Ages 5-14. $15/child. Register online.

5:00 PM – KidsLinked.com’s Worthington KidsFest at Worthington Community Center – browse summer camp options for your kids and enjoy a free KidFest with bounce houses, video games, character appearances, crafts, face painting, swimming and much more!

7:00 PM – Suessical The Musical Jr. at Ecole Kenwood Alternative K-8 School – this is a free performance of the musical put on by the 3rd to 6th graders. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

Saturday:

8:00 AM – DC Superhero Breakfast at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center – have breakfast with your favorite DC Superheroes! There will be a breakfast buffet, meet and greet, a take-home activity and early access to COSI’s exhibits! Purchase tickets online for a specific time slot.

9:00 AM – Powell Book Sale at Powell Library – bargain prices available at this book sale at the Powell Branch!

9:00 AM – Market Sprouts at Worthington Farmers Market – check out seasonal and healthy eating activities for kids at the information table every third Saturday at the Worthington Farmer’s Market!

9:30 AM – Saturday Studio Art: Winter Woods at Art With Anna – Kids 4 and up can be dropped off to make an art project with a winter theme!

10:00 AM – Maple Sugar Tours at Stratford Ecological Center – learn how to tap a maple tree, collect sap and learn about making maple syrup. Each tour is an hour long and you can register for a time slot online. $4/person.

10:00 AM – COSI’s Winter Movie Series: The Lego Batman Movie at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center – watch The LEGO Batman Movie on the big screen at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturday AND Sunday!

10:00 AM – 2nd Annual A Breakfast with Characters at Limited Brands D3 Cafe – have breakfast with your favorite characters! This event includes a full breakfast buffet, activities, a silent auction and benefits the Adopt-A-Backpack for Children Project, providing local children with school supplies!

10:00 AM – Super Movers! – Monster Edition at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – Kids ages 3-5 can enjoy this introduction to dance through stories and acting out characters with props and costumes!

10:00 AM – 2018 Aminah Robinson Family Day at King Arts Complex – celebrate the life of one of Columbus’ well known artists! Her work will be on display and there will be a variety of artistic activities for the whole family.

11:00 AM – Sensory Friendly Films: An American Tail at Gateway Film Center – watch this classic movie at a lower volume and the lights kept up. This is a free event!

11:00 AM – Winter Weekend Survival at High Banks Metro Park – come to the Nature Center for activities that will teach kids how animals survived the cold. These activities will also be available on Sunday!

11:00 AM – Kids on the Move at Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – kids ages 6-9 can learn basic dance steps, play games and learn other skills to exercise their bodies, minds and imaginations!

2:00 PM – Skate with a Cop – Skate with a Fire Fighter at The Chiller, Easton – meet, greet and skate members of the teams preparing for the First Responder Face Off! There will be a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog! Purchase tickets online.

2:00 PM – Maple Sugaring at Glacier Ridge Metro Park – learn how trees are tapped to collect sap and make maple syrup!

3:00 PM – Cozy Storytime at Bexley Public Library – Kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade can practice mindfulness and breathing techniques, read Zen stories and enjoy light snacks.

6:15 PM – Owl Prowl at Rocky Fork Metro Park – all ages are invited to take a 1.5 mile walk and use recorded calls to try to attract barred and screech owls.

Sunday: 

10:00 AM – COSI’s Winter Movie Series: The Lego Batman Movie at COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center – watch The LEGO Batman Movie on the big screen at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Saturday AND Sunday!

11:00 AM – Winter Weekend Survival at High Banks Metro Park – come to the Nature Center for activities that will teach kids how animals survived the cold.

4:00 PM – Local Artist Sunday at Picassos – kids can meet a local artist and learn about their techniques through a unique project. All supplies included. Ages 8-14. This week’s artist is Bryan Moss.

Monday:

10:00 AM –President’s Day Art Camp at Art With Anna – kids ages 4 and up can be dropped off for a 3-hour mini art camp! Pack a lunch and register online.

10:00 AM – Library Day at Ohio Expo Center & State Fair – it’s library day at the Home and Garden Show! There will be two appearances by Eric Litwin, author of the Pete the Cat series and a local author spotlight. K-12 teachers get free admission and library card holders get two-for-one pricing! There will be several authors available to meet and buy their books!

10:00 AM – Happy Family Presidents Day Play date at Olde Gahanna Sanctuary – join FIT4MOM Columbus East for a President’s Day playdate! The playgroup is free!

10:00 AM – President’s Day at Ohio History Center – Ohio History Center has special hours and activities for President’s Day including making your own campaign ribbon, presidential trivia, an interactive photo booth and more!

10:00 AM – Free Admission at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – admission to the Zoo is free on President’s Day from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

10:00 AM – Special Hours at COSI – COSI is open on President’s Day 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM!

10:30 AM – Kindermusik with Emily – kids ages 0-7 are welcome to try out their first Kindermusik class for free! Classes include diving into the concept of up and down, having fun with tempo changes, and enjoying bumpy bounces and the challenge of stop-and-go games! Register for a FREE preview at learnsingandgrow.kindermusik.com

11:00 AM and 2:00 PM – Family Fun at Franklin Park Conservatory  – Columbus Children’s Theater presents The Snow Queen, a fairytale about true friendship!

11:30 AM – February Kids Art Afternoon-Starry Night, Friday Lights! at Ol’ 42 Grub House  – Kids can paint a Starry Night canvas while enjoying pizza, soft drinks and cookies! Recommended for ages Kindergarten and up! Register online.

1:00 PM – Frosty Scavenger Hunt at Homestead Metro Park – kids ages 3-10 can enjoy a winter scavenger hunt! Pick up your scavenger hunt at the nature center and turn it in for a prize!


A BIG Thank You to Kindermusik with Emily for sponsoring this post!

Experience a Kindermusik music class with your child and see why we’re the leading music-and-movement program for your child in early childhood. Each class provides research-based activities that stimulate your child’s growing mind and body.

Your child will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments with you and new friends and you’ll love helping them practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. And the learning will continue after you leave the classroom! We’ll provide practical tools, tips and ideas to continue supporting your child’s development through singing and playing once class is over.

Visit the website at: learnsingandgrow.kindermusik.com and follow Kindermusik with Emily on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnSingAndGrow/ to keep up to date on all her classes!


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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*

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