Need something to do with the kids this weekend? Try out one of these 10 Columbus and Ohio–based activities with your family this weekend!
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This week I am continuing to offer mostly at-home activities with some other things that are happening out and about around town sprinkled in! *Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions. Read my disclaimer here.
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!
10 Family Friendly Things to do this Weekend in Columbus, Ohio:
1. Sign up for a local Summer Reading Club!
Summer reading clubs have gone virtual this summer (no surprise there) and most if not all of them have begun! So read books and fill out your progress to win prizes! (Adults can play, too!)
2. Sign up for Virtual Preschool at North Broadway Children’s Center
North Broadway Children’s Center is offering Virtual Preschool Camps! The cost includes materials and virtual field trips!
3. Color this Artwork from Westgate Farmers Market
Celebrate summer farmer’s markets by downloading and coloring this coloring page for kids from Westgate Farmers Market!
4. Attend Storybook Village Virtually
An event we have attended many times, Storybook Village traditionally takes place at Ohio Village and on Saturday at 12:00 PM you can meet characters like the Snow Queen, Rumpelstiltskin, and Prince Charming. There will be activities to take part in like a Draw-a-long, coloring sheets, funny fill-in fairy tales and more!
5. Collect worms for Ohio Wildlife Center
Yes, you read that right! Dig up worms from pesticide and fertilizer free yards and bring them to the Ohio Wildlife Center! The worms will be used to feed birds in the hospital! See the post for all the instructions!
6. Color the Carousel from Columbus Commons
Print out a drawing of the Commons Carousel to color!
7. Register for the Pride of Ohio Drive-In Movie Series!
Next weekend, Ohio History Center will begin their summer series of Stephen Spielberg movies. (Spielberg was born in Ohio!). There will be 3 movies this summer and they will be held in a drive-in style in the parking lot! The movies are free, but you must register in advance (registration is not available yet as of 6/3). There are two movie times for each date, 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM. Snack packs are also available for purchase.
- Related: Ohio History Center
8. Watch The Fantastical Hedgehog Virtual Magic Show with Erica Carlson
Delaware County District Library is hosting this virtual show as part of their Summer Reading Program! The link is to the video on Vimeo and will be available through June 9, 2020.
9. Take a walk on the Fairy Trail
Walk the Fairy Trail looking for fairies and their houses in Infirmary Mound Park in Licking County!
10. Do At Home Science Experiments with Franklin Park Conservatory
If you head over to the Virtual Education Page on the Franklin Park Conservatory website, there are lots of activities including Science and Art projects that can be done at home! The videos are also on their YouTube page!
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