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Activities for preschoolers in March

Looking for some fun activities for your preschooler in March? Here’s a whole list of events for preschoolers in Maryland from St. Paddy’s Day fun to nature activities and more. Whether you live in Annapolis or Baltimore or anywhere in between, there is something on our list just for you and your preschooler.

Boy in woods W1 Wednesday

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday through stories and music. Ages 0-5. Free. 11-11:30am. South Bowie Library. 301-850-0475, pgcmls.info

Natural World of Art
Wednesdays weekly. Make a wind chime out of recycled materials. $2. 6:30-7:30pm. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307, overleafrc.com/programs/holtpark

2 Thursday

Jack and the Beanstalk
Through March 26. Performance of the children’s tale about the young boy that doesn’t know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top. Performed with puppets. $12. Check website for dates and times. The Puppet Co., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org

3 Friday

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess
Share Seuss favorites with guest readers, make green oobleck, stuff a red fish, or a blue fish, decorate a hat and more. Ages 2-5. Free with $4 museum admission. 10:30-11:30am. Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Annapolis. Theccm.org

Annapolis Irish Week
March 3-12. Parade, parties, Irish coffee competitions and more. Various venues, Annapolis. 443-822-5871, AnnapolisIrishWeek.com

4 Saturday

Juice Box Jams
Puppet show, entertainment, face painting, Lego table and more. $5. 10:30am. Paladar, Annapolis Towne Centre. 800-255-2071, juiceboxjams.com

Maple Sugaring
Learn the process of making syrup from start to finish and enjoy a taste test. Free. 10-11:30am. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307, overleafrc.com/programs/holtpark

Chesapeake Family Life Annapolis Camp Fair
Meet one-on-one with camp directors and staff. Find the perfect camp for your child to try something new, hone academic skills, practice favorite sports, be a counselor-in-training, meet new friends and more. Savings as much as 20 to 50 percent off select camps when you attend the camp fair. Free. 10am-2pm. Annapolis Area Christian School. chesapeakefamily.com/camp/camp-fair/camp-fair

‘The Animated Orchestra’
Experience the story of a mischievous ferret as his wild escapades wreak havoc in an old instrument shop in Gregory Smith’s The Animated Orchestra. Show accompanied by sound effects from the BSO. $15-17. 11am. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore. 410-783-8000, bsomusic.org

Maple Magic
Make delicious syrup. Learn to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap and convert the sticky fluid into syrup. $10. 1:30-3pm. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. 443­-738-9200, explorenature.org

5 Sunday

Science Sundays
Explore the natural world of science. Hands-on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. All ages. Drop-in program. Free. 10am-noon. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. 443-738-9200,

Tiny Tots: Nature and Music
Ages 16-42 months. Learn about wildlife at the refuge through fun and interactive songs and rhyming. Free. 10:30 – 11:15am. Patuxent Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel. 301-497-5887, fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent

Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade
Floats, bands, performers and more. Free. 1pm. Downtown, Annapolis. 410-280-0445, visitannapolis.org, naptownevents.com

‘The Freshest Snow Whyte’
Through March 18. A play based on a radical update of a familiar fairytale. Set in the year 3000, we meet Snow Whyte — a graffiti-artist locked in competition with her arch rival. $15-30. Showings at 1:30 and 4pm certain days. Imagination Stage, Bethesda. 301-961-6060, imaginationstage.org

6 Monday

Creepy Crawlers Preschool Program
Topic is feathered friends. Story time, hiking, crafts, live animals and more. For ages 2-5. Registration required. $3; non-members, $5. 10-11:15am. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville. 410-827-6694, bayrestoration.org

Summer Camp Fair
Gather materials and explore summer options for your child. Over 30 local camp providers will be on hand representing a range of sports, academic, music and nature camps. Free. 6:30-8pm. Calvert Library, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291, calvert.lib.md.us/evanced.html

7 Tuesday

Flying Contraptions
Through March 12. Build aerodynamic objects such as kites and airplanes and test different materials in wind tubes. Free with admission, $16.95-24.95. 10am-5pm. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 410-685-5225, mdsci.org

Farm Craft and Story
Hands-on craft and story. Ages 2-12. $4. 10-11am. Old Maryland Farm, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6702, outdoors.pgparks.com/Sites/Old_Maryland_Farm.htm

Animal Peekaboo Little Explorers
Learn how animals hide in nature. Nature walks, stories, songs and other activities. Ages 2-6. Registration required. $15; $5 members. 10:30am-1:30pm. Ladew Gardens, Monkton. 410-557-9570, ladewgardens.com

8 Wednesday

Sing, Sign and Play
Story time and social engagement with songs, books and signs to encourage interaction. Ages 0-3. Free. 10:30-11:30am. South Bowie Library. 301-850-0475, pgcmls.info

9 Thursday

Peter Pan Club
Story time and hands-on craft activities. Ages 0-5. Free with museum admission. Adults, $4; children, $2; ages 1 and younger, free. 10:30am. Aviation Museum, College Park. 301-864-6029, collegeparkaviationmuseum.com/page62383.aspx

10 Friday

Tales & Tails
Fridays. Join Irvine Nature Center for animal stories followed by an animal meet & greet. Free. 10-11am. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. 443-738-9220, explorenature.org

11 Saturday

‘Paper Dreams’
March 11-April 9, weekends. A musical based on a fun, interactive story of two creatures who live inside a wastepaper basket. $9-14. Check website for performance times. Imagination Stage, Bethesda. 301-961-6060, imaginationstage.com

Nature Crafts
Read a story, meet a live animal and do a hands-on nature craft activity. Registration required. $4. 10-11am. Watkins Nature Center, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6702

Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Marching units, floats and local festivities. Festival at 11am; parade at noon. Coastal Highway, Ocean City. ococean.com

Walk-in Art Program
Create a food-centric scene in a small box. $5 plus museum admission. $15.95; $9.95, student; free, ages 6 and under. 1-4pm. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore. 410-224-1900, avam.org

Into The Opossums Den
Meet animals in an entertaining behind-the-scenes tour. Learn how the animals get the enrichment they need to live a healthy life. $10; members, free. 1-2:30pm. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. 443­-738-9200, explorenature.org

Hike and Bonfire
Learn about nature at night, followed by a bonfire and snacks. Free. 5:30-8pm. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307, overleafrc.com/programs/holtpark

12 Sunday

Shamrock Shindig
Live music from The Shamrogues, food trucks, adult beverages, Shamrock Alley for kids, strolling entertainment, face painting and more. Parade at 2pm follows the event. Free; access to shamrock alley, $5; all-you-can-drink wristbands, $35. 10:30am-2pm. Pierce’s Park, Baltimore. bit.ly/ShamrockShindig17

Washington D.C. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mile-long, 2-hour celebration of Irish culture. Free. Noon. Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. dcstpatsparade.com

Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Paint a rainbow ending in a pot of gold. $2. 1-2pm. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307, overleafrc.com/programs/holtpark

Full Steam Ahead
Visit the artLAB for hands-on investigations and challenges. Free. 1-4pm. Ann Marie Gardens, Solomons. 410-326-4640, annmariegarden.org

Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Celebration of Irish culture, music, song and dance. Route follows Charles Street from Washington Monument to Pratt St. and Market Place. Free. 2pm. Washington Monument, Baltimore. irishparade.net

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