Whizzing from one fun apparatus to another at PG Sports & Learning open play
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 from 10am – 12pm on the third Tuesday of every month.
Thursday – Get grooving with Rocknoceros at Discovery Theater’s first Tot Rock: Jammin’ at the Smithsonian event. As this post goes live, tickets are still available for the second (11:30am) show. Go here to reserve yours.
Friday – See the opening performance of The Magic Flute at The Puppet Co. Showtimes are 10am and 11:30am. Tickets are $10, but you can get a $5 discount by using the code FLUTE (offer applies to Saturday 2/25 and Sunday 2/26 shows as well). Purchase tickets online here. If it’s a nice day, stay to play on the Glen Echo playground after!
The weather factors greatly into this week’s suggested recreation. With temps in the mid-90’s and 100+ by the end of the week, most of these activities take place indoors. But if you want to savor the sunshine, this list will give you ideas on what to do. Just be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen when you get out there.
Here’s what’s happening this week, July 18-22:
Monday – Check out the new Playseum on Capitol Hill. Open for less than a week, the play space includes two floors of cute, themed rooms for pretend play, opportunities for arts & crafts and cupcake decorating, and lots of books for sale. Admission is $6/person. For evening fun, it’s Washington Kastles Family Night, which will include extra kids activities along with the matches against Sacramento Capitals. Get a discount on tickets with the code KIDDC – more details here.
Wednesday – See Imagination Stage’s latest production, The Wind in the Willows. Tickets ($10-22) are available for both the 10:30am and 1:30pm shows, and you can get a 25% discount by using the code “Willows25”. Read DC Theater Scene’s review of the play.
Thursday – Boogie down at Eastern Market! John Henry, the Guitar Playing Man is on the line-up for this week’s Boogie Babes show. The fun starts at 10:30am. Admission is $5/child, free for siblings 6 months and under.
Long, lazy summer days sound wonderful in theory, but when you add energetic, curious kids to the mix, they are few and far between. Luckily, there are always plenty of options for weekday recreation around DC or within an easy drive; it’s just a matter of figuring out where they are.
Well, I’m going to do some of the guesswork for you by offering suggestions of what to do with the kids each week. This is an idea inspired by the Go Out & Play blog, which highlights an activity, mostly in northern Virginia, for little ones every weekday. (FYI – Arlington Mama always recommends a great selection of unique outings for young children.)
My Monday to Friday picks will mix up the locales and age groups a bit, but the goal of a good time will be a constant throughout.
Here are my suggestions for this week, July 11-15:
Monday – By the time this post is live, much of the day will be over, but you can still get in some good swim time at an outdoor pool. DC public pools remain open until 8pm, many Alexandria pools until 7pm, and until 8pm in Montgomery County.
Tuesday – The National Gallery of Art is hosting its Stories in Art drop-in program tomorrow. Four hourly time slots are available starting at 10:30am.
Wednesday – Catch a movie with the kids for free, just a buck, or with a baby in tow. There are several special movies series going on that cater to kids or moms who have brand new ones. Read about them all here. (And note that some run on Tuesday as well.)
Friday – Go check out a new playground. This brand spanking new blog already has a couple of great reviews of local outdoor play spaces. And here’s a bonus recommendation: The Friday Concert series at the Yards Park is great for all ages — fountain play for kids; music, food, and fun for everyone.