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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, April 1-3, 2022

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

1. Earth Day is Coming with Seeds of Caring

Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to show our kids the importance of caring for our environment. Our FREE project packet, Be Kind to the Earth, challenges kids ages 4-12 with 5 different Earth Day tasks to take action in protecting our environment. Topics include litter prevention and clean-up, recycling, composting and more. We encourage families to explore these activities during the entire month of April! 

2. Play & Learn At Miller Park Library

Friday April 1st from 10am-noon visit the Miller Park Library for Play & Learn! Have Fun with play based activities that vary each month, this event is recommended for ages 2-5.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Upper Arlington

3. Think Spring At The Columbus Children’s Theatre

Friday April 1st visit the Columbus Children’s Theatre to enjoy a presentation of “Think Spring!” This show follows a bear waking up from hibernation as Mother Nature wakes up the rest of the world  from winter. This show is geared towards ages 0-5. Tickets, times and pricing available in the link.

4. Silly Scavenger Hunt At Sharon Woods

Friday April 1st at 1pm visit Sharon Woods for a Silly Scavenger Hunt! In honor of April Fool’s day there have been some silly things hidden along the trails to be found! See how many you can find, or will you be fooled?

5. Art Camp At Brush Crazy

Friday April 1st at 1:30pm visit Brush Crazy for Art Camp! You will have your choice of two art projects offered to let your creative energy flow. This class is intended for ages 8+ Registration, prices and details included in the link.

6. Kids Only: Pottery Painting Chocolate Animals At Busy Bee’s

Friday April 1st at 6pm visit Busy Bees Pottery Studio and paint a chocolate bunny or any other animal that you would like to paint “Chocolate”!  In this class students will also be taught how to paint candy eyes. This class is intended for ages 6+ Registration and details provided in the link above.

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7. Monster Jam At The Schottenstein Center

Visit The Schottenstein Center Saturday April 2nd or Sunday April 3rd to enjoy all of the big, muddy, roaring monster trucks! Tickets, times and pricing are available in the link!

8. Annual Rock & Mineral Show At The Ohio Expo Center

Explore the world of geology as a family on Saturday April 2nd and Sunday April 3rd. Gold panning, kids silent auction, door prizes, games and activities will all be available at this event. Mineral, fossil and gem dealers will also be available to purchase some treasures from. Tickets, times and pricing available in the link.

9. Poetry In The Stacks At Lane Road Library

Anytime on Saturday April 2nd visit the Lane Road library to acknowledge national poetry month. There will be a featured poet and activities to go with this event. All ages are welcome!

10. Hilliard Safety Services Autism Awareness Open House

Saturday April 2nd from 9am-noon Hilliard Division of Police will host an open house featuring a sensory friendly touch-a-truck experience for families, children and adults on the spectrum. All are welcome to attend.

11. Stories and More At Tremont Library

Saturday April 2nd visit the Tremont Library from 10:30-11am for Stories and More! An interactive storytime for the whole family to enjoy! 

12. Sand Art At Franklin Park Conservatory

Visit Franklin Park Conservatory on Saturday April 2nd from 11am-2pm to create a butterfly or flower sand art! This event does cost an additional $3.00 to participate in.

Related: Franklin Park Conservatory’s Children’s Garden is Unlike Anything Else in Columbus

13. Community Day At Franklin Park Conservatory

Sunday April 3rd is Community Day at Franklin Park Conservatory! Bring the family to experience all of the beauty that the conservatory has to offer!

14. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Scavenger Hunt At Lane Road Library

Drop into the Lane Road Library anytime on Sunday April 3rd for a Very Hungry Caterpillar scavenger hunt! This event is for all ages and is located in the youth department.

15. Family Egg-Stravaganza At Busy Bees

Visit Busy Bees Pottery Studio for an eggcelent time! Sunday April 3rd from 11am-4pm gather in the studio to create some very unique and beautiful eggs just in time for Easter! Tickets and pricing available in the link.

16. Pop Up Performance: Columbus Modern Dance At Columbus Museum Of Art

Sunday April 3rd enjoy a short free springtime performance featuring the Columbus Modern Dance Company. Performances will be held from 1-2pm in Derby Court. 

Related: Top 10 Things to do with Kids in Columbus Ohio

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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. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*