Monday – Start thinking turkey at Discovery Theater! Ooey Gooey Thanksgiving with Barefoot Puppets will be performed at 10:15am and 11:30am. Recommended for ages 4-8, tickets are $3-8. (Note: There are also performances on Tuesday and Friday.)
Tuesday – Book it to Potomac Yard in Alexandria for Children’s Storytime at Barnes & Noble. The free, weekly readings start at 11am around the charming little “stage” area in the kids’ section at the back of the store. Arrive early or linger after for train play on the Thomas table and to browse the books and toys for potential holiday gifts. (Note: Storytime sessions take place at B&N stores all around the DC area on various days of the week. – find more times and locations.
Wednesday – Learn about the area’s wildlife and enjoy hands-on activities at the Rock Creek Nature Center. With all kinds of animal and plant exhibits, plus a Discovery Room full of books and toys, there is plenty to keep kids engaged. If weather permits, hike a trail on the grounds around the center, too. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm. Admission is free.
Thursday – Experience Season’s Greenings at the U.S. Botanic Garden on opening day! Go while the turkey is cooking at home (with someone staying behind to watch it, of course) or head over for some post-feast holiday cheer. Get an idea of what to expect from this post about last year’s exhibit.
Friday – Glide in the fresh air at an outdoor ice skating rink or practice your spins and axels at an indoor venue. This post has all you need to know to get started.