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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, May 29-31, 2020

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Need something to do with the kids this weekend? Try out one of these Columbus and Ohiobased activities with your family  this weekend!

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This week I’m going back to the original format in terms of title and dates of What Should We Do This Weekend? But I will still continue to offer mostly at-home activities with some other things that are happening out and about sprinkled in. 

*Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions. Read my disclaimer here.

The previous weeks’ lists are really applicable at all times, so make sure you check back through the older lists for more ideas! 

If you’re interested in updated Farmers Market info for this weekend, check out my post on Farmer’s Markets in Columbus and Central Ohio! Also, don’t forget you can sign up for a local Summer Reading Club!

1. Sign up for Virtual Zoo Camp at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Zoo Camp2U will be taking place online this year and includes a list of perks like one free admission to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium good through summer 2021, live interaction with a camp counselor and downloadable family activities. 

2. Make Calm-Down Dough with Columbus Recreation and Parks

Make a soft, calming dough using hair conditioner and cornstarch!

 

3. Storytime at Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Enjoy a story time from Grange Insurance Audubon Center featuring birds of course! The book featured here is Say Hello Like This!

4. Watch a drive in Movie at Easton Sunset Series Drive-in Movies

Drive in movies will be shown in the newest Easton development east of Nordstrom’s parking lot. They will take place every night and you must purchase your ticket in advance! Cost is $10 per car.

5. Print Out and Color this Coloring Page from Roosevelt Coffee

Maybe this is one more for the adults! LOL But you gotta love a coffee-themed coloring page!

 

6. Make your own set of lungs with Grandview Heights Public Library Youth Services Department

Join in on Science Sunday to make a fake lung! You need a plastic bottle, 2 regular sized balloons and scissors.

 

7. Order a DIY Sundae Bar from Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor!

Ice cream, sauces and toppings, what’s not to love? The post says to DM them for info!

 

8. Watch Rat Basketball from COSI

Missing Rat Basketball? Watch these rats play online (the announcing is hilarious!) and then some of your burning questions will be answered!

 

9. SciDome Planetarium at The Works presents Dinosaurs at Dusk

Watch a free planetarium video formatted for your screen about dinosaurs! (Available through May 31, 2020.)

10. Join Captain Captain from The Shazzbots for Toy Day Tuesday!

Captain Captain gets in on the unboxing trend in his latest Facebook Live. Watch him open Superheroes, Ugly Dolls and more! 

** Bonus: COSI is offering BOGO Free memberships if you purchase by May 31, 2020! Read more here about this membership deal!**

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10 Things to do at Home This Weekend Volume 8

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Need something to do this weekend? Try out one of these Columbus and Ohiobased activities with your kids at home this weekend!

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure

I’m continuing to give you ideas for things to do with the kids while we are asked to stay home! Each week’s list is really applicable at all times, so make sure you check back through the older lists for more ideas! 

If you’re interested in updated Farmers Market info for this weekend, check out my post on Farmer’s Markets in Columbus and Central Ohio!

1. Join Westerville Public Library for an Online Storytime

Westerville Public Library has family storytimes, baby story times, toddler story times, and more on their YouTube page! There are LOTS of videos to choose from here! There are stories, songs, activities and more!

 

2. Experience Virtual Recreation with Westerville Rec Center

Westerville Rec Center has put together a page of resources for virtual recreation! There are classes you can take in real time, videos to watch, art projects, and list of at home games and DIY projects for families and kids!

 

3. Watch a Virtual Story Time from the Underground Railroad Museum

The Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing, Ohio is doing a weekly story time. This one features the book Frederick Douglass and is about 10 minutes long.

 

4. See Aurora Play with her Cub at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Remember when Aurora was the polar bear baby? Now she’s a mama! Aurora has a 5 month old cub named Kulu. Watch a short video of them playing together on Mother’s Day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! 

 

5. Listen to a story from Ariel of Paulette’s Princess Parties

Watch Ariel read a story and talk to the listeners about all things Princess!

 

6. Check in with the Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

Home Safari continues and this video features Henry the Orangutan! After watching click over to the Home Safari Resources Page and school down to Orangutan for instructions on how to make your own Orangutan Maze at home! 

 

7. Sing-a-long with Michael Frogman of Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Kids can sing or dance along these nature themed songs like I Love Trees, Down By The Bay and the Scat Song!

 

8. Watch a Parade of Art Cars

Art Cars are cars that are elaborately decorated and they often pop up at car shows and local festivals like Summer Jam West. Summer Jam West coordinated a neighborhood parade of Art Cars through the Hilltop last week!

 

9. Play Victorian-era Parlor Games from Ohio History Center 

Check out this PDF from Ohio History Center that explains various games that were played during the Victorian Era! These are some pretty simple games you can play with little to no props. Did you know the game of Telephone used to be called Russian Scandal?? Check out this coloring book of Victorian Dresses!

10. Free ABC Printables from Melissa and Doug

This one is not Ohio related, but these ABC printable coloring pages look like a lot of fun for preschoolers and toddlers!

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10 Things to do at Home This Weekend Vol. 7

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Try out one of these Columbus and Ohiobased activities with your kids at home this weekend!

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This week I’m continuing to give you ideas for things to do with the kids while we are asked to stay home! Each week’s list is really applicable at all times, so make sure you check back through the older lists for more ideas!

10 Things to do at Home with the Kids this Weekend:

1. Practice Tips from Columbus Youth Jazz Academy

Do the musicians in your household need some tips for practicing? Check out these tips from Columbus Youth Jazz Academy!

 

2. Socially Distanced Carmen Ohio

Watch members of the Ohio State Marching band come together through the internet to play Carmen Ohio! OH-IO!

 

3. Random Acts of Art from Lindsay Gallery

Gallery Hop has gone virtual and you can check out one piece of art from each artist at Lindsay Gallery in the Short North on this slide show. Click the link above.

 

4. Watch Supervolcanoes courtesy of SciDome Planetarium at The Works

The Works in Newark is offering their SciDome Planetarium shows online! You can learn about Supervolcanes in this 20-ish minute video. Make it a science lesson with one of these volcano kits for kids!

 

5. Get Outside with Ohio State Parks

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has given us a little inspiration in 30 ways to spend time outdoors in May – or anytime, really! These ideas can be used any day of any month as far as I’m concerned! If your kids like to get outside, check out the book Sticks and Stones: A Kid’s Guide to Building and Exploring in the Great Outdoors by local author, Melissa 

6. Watch a BUG Show Online with BUGMAN Education and Science Shows

Join the Bugman for an educational Bug Show! Skip ahead to minute 9 for the actual start of the show! This show is about an hour long!

 

7. Virtual Adventures: Playwriting with CATCO is Kids

Have kids who are interested in theater? CATCO is kids is offering some playwriting lessons online! There are already a couple of lessons online, this is the first one!

 

8. Rent a Board Game from Kingmakers

Getting bored of your games? Haha – pun not intended! Try renting out a new game from Kingmakers in the Short North! 

9. Join the COSI Science Festival Online this Week and Weekend

COSI’s Science Fest goes online this year with many virtual events you can watch from your laptop! And on May 9th you can participate in the Big “At Home” Science Celebration! COSI is offering BOGO Free memberships if you purchase by May 31, 2020! Read more here about this membership deal plus COSI’s upcoming Online Science Festival!

 

10. Exercise WITH Your Kids with Squats and Tots

Need to get in an extra PE class? Join Columbus blogger Lindsay Goodman and her daughter for Squats and Tots! This is a fun way to exercise WITH your kids! 

 

**Bonus Tip: The Columbus Zoo is offering extended Memberships!

Purchase a new membership before May 11, 2020 and receive 14 moths of membership starting from the date the Zoo reopens! Current memberships are being extended for the period of time the zoo is closed. 

 

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