Fun Stuff to Do

Things to do with kids this weekend: April 2 through April 8 in Annapolis, Baltimore and D.C.

easteregghuntFind all kinds of fun things to do and activities for kids and families in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Here are our top picks for the week of April 2 through April 8.

And make sure to look for great date night ideas in our list of events just for grownups..

2 Thursday

Earth Stewardship Days
April 2-26. Month-long series of Earth Day events. Art exhibits, fair and more. Times vary. Various venues, Chestertown. chestertownriverarts.org/events/earth-stewardship-days

Junior Ranger Program - Campfire Safety
Make a mini-campfire and practice fire starting and fire quelling skills. Ages 10-13. 10am-noon. Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown. 410-535-2661, co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?NID=1205

Learn About Eggs
Learn about the anatomy of the egg and how eggs are produced. Also, get tips on coloring eggs. 18 months old and older. Registration required. $3-4. 2-3pm. Old Maryland Farm, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6770, pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Nature/Old_Maryland_Farm.htm

Blackout Poetry for Tweens
Tween poetry group. For grades 5-7. Registration required. Free. 6:30-8pm. Calvert Library, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291, 301-855-1862, calvertlibrary.info

More Thursday events

3 Friday

Breakfast and Train Ride with the Easter Bunny
April 3-4. Buffet breakfast, carousel rides, photos with Easter Bunny and train ride. Reservations required. 8:30-9:30am. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. borail.org.

Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZoo
April 3-5. Games, activities, crafts and egg hunts. Free with $13-18 admission. 10am-2pm. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Baltimore. marylandzoo.org

Puppet Show: Spring Surprises
The story of an American toad. All ages. 10:30am and 11:30am. Patuxant Research Refuge, Laurel. 301-497-5770, patuxent.fws.gov

Eggcellent Adventure
April 3-4. Hunt for candy filled Easter eggs, crafts, animals, ropes course and more. Registration required. $35. 11:15am and 3:15pm. Terrapin Adventures, Savage. 301-725-1313,
terrapinadventures.com

Tee-N-Tee
Miniature golf egg hunt, make a craft, dye Easter eggs and more. Photos with the Easter Bunny at an additional cost. For children 3-12. $5-6. Noon-2pm. Patuxent Community Center, Upper Marlboro. pgparks.com

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