Monday – Engage in imaginative play in the array of themed rooms and craft areas at the Playseum. Visit the Capitol Hill or Bethesda location and plan on lunch while you’re out; both are convenient to many eateries for a pre- or post-play meal. Admission is $6/person (siblings under 10 months are free) and is good for the whole day.
Tuesday – Attend Mommy & Me (& Daddy Too!), the Rockville Town Square’s free monthly program for kids. Storytime, interactive movement, arts & crafts, and merchant sponsored activities are part of the active learning and creative play. The program runs 10am – 12pm on the third Tuesday of every month. Admission is free.
Wednesday – Enjoy outdoor swimming and sprayground fun at public pools and parks while you can — their remaining open days are dwindling fast. This post about summer activities has info on where to go for wet recreation.
Thursday – Take a little trip back to the 18th century at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. The living history farm welcomes visitors to explore the grounds — there is a tobacco barn, farm house, garden, orchard, and animals — and guests can interact with a family portraying life as it was back then. Read more about it in this post (ignore the “autumn” part; it’s a great outing in the summer, too). Hours are Wednesday thru Saturday 10am – 4:30pm. Admission is $3/adults, $2/children ages 3 and up, free for 2 and under.
Friday – Make it a beach day at Sandy Point State Park. Located off Route 50 right before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the park is great place to get a beach fix relatively close to the city. Swim in the water, play in the sand, and bring along a picnic lunch. Open 6am – sunset, and lifeguards man a portion of South Beach from 11am – 6pm on weekdays. Admission is $4/Maryland resident, $6/non-residents.