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Activities for preschoolers in March


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14 Tuesday

Discovery Day
Read the story “Dragons Love Tacos” and make a related craft. Ages 2-4. Registration required. Free. 9-10am. Indian Creek School, Crownsville. Indiancreekschool.org

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
Wear green and celebrate the holiday with “Green Eggs and Ham” and other green stories. Free. 9:30am, for toddlers; 10:30am, for preschoolers. Annapolis Regional Library. 410- 222-1750, aacpl.net

Pi(e) Day
Build a lengthy Pi chain, play Pi Roulette, drop pie tins full of funky fillings off the roof to see which makes the biggest splat, pie eating contest and more. Free with admission, $16.95-24.95. 10am-2pm. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 410-685-5225, mdsci.org

15 Wednesday

Natural World of Art
Wednesdays weekly. Make a custom-designed walking stick. $2. 6:30-7:30pm. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307, overleafrc.com/programs/holtpark

16 Thursday

Shamrock Shenanigans
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green, leprechauns, and shamrocks. Free. 9:30am. Annapolis Library. 410-222-1750, aacpl.net/location/annapolis

17 Friday

Nature Tales: Preschool Stories and Craft
Nature-themed program featuring a story and craft. Ages 2-5. $5. 10-11am. Belmont, Elkridge. 410-465-8877, hcconservancy.org

$2 Family Fun Night
Crafts, story time and more. Discounted admission only for tickets purchased after 4pm. $2 per person; younger than 2, free. 4-8pm. Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore. 410-727-8120, portdiscovery.org

18 Saturday

Quattlebaum’s Mighty Mole
Author Mary Quattlebaum shares her award-winning nature and sign books. Learn about local ecosystems and make a pop-up mole and other garden crafts. $5-10. 10am-noon. Belmont, Elkridge. 410-465-8877, hcconservancy.org

‘Peter and the Wolf’
Music from Prokofiev’s immortal “Peter and the Wolf” and Harry Potter and Stravinsky’s “Firebird.” Try playing instruments between performances at the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo. $15; ages 11 and under, free. Shows at 10:30am and 1pm. The Columbia Orchestra, Ellicott City. 410-465-8777, columbiaorchestra.org

Egg Storytime
“Egg” is a graphic novel for preschoolers about four eggs, one big surprise and an unlikely friendship. Coloring and activities follow the story. Free. 11am. Barnes & Noble, Annapolis. 410-573-1115, stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2866

African American Cultural Celebration
Learn how Baltimore’s artists and leaders tell their unique stories through art. Presentations, art-making activities, photo booth and more. Free. 11am-4pm. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 410-547-9000, thewalters.org

‘Grug and the Rainbow’
March 18-19. Based on the picture book character created by Ted Prior. Australia’s Windmill Theatre production features puppetry and storytelling. $20. Check website for showtimes. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. 202-397-7328, kennedy-center.org

Live Animal Show
Meet the nature center’s live animals including reptiles, amphibians and birds of prey. $3, Prince George’s County residents; $4, others. 10-11am. Watkins Nature Center, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6702, pgparks.com/page70075.aspx

19 Sunday

Walk, Wonder and Create
Interactive tour of the Walters’ collection with hands-on exploration. Free. 10am-noon. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 410-547-9000, thewalters.org

20 Monday

Cherry Blossom Festival
March 20-April 16. Opening ceremony, kite festival, parade, fireworks festival and more. Some events may charge a fee. Check website for full schedule and prices. Various venues, Washington, D.C. nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

21 Tuesday

Gus Goes Green: A STEM Adventure
An interactive production that teaches good choices with diet, exercise and the environment. $8. 10:15 am and noon. Publick Playhouse, Cheverly. 301-277-1710, arts.pgparks.com/page69334.aspx

Hands of Harmony
A sign language choir concert. Hear the music and see the words as many styles of music are performed. Free. 6:30pm. Crofton Library. 410-222-7915, aacpl.net/location/crofton

22 Wednesday

Women’s History Month Story Time
Listen to stories about amazing women, sing songs and make crafts. Free. 10:30am. Glen Burnie Regional Library. 410-222-6270, aacpl.net

Four Leaf Clovers
Listen to a story about four-leaf clovers and search the garden for them. Craft follows. Registration required. $1. 10:30am-1:30pm. Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, Tawes Building, Annapolis. 410-260-8189, dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/southern/tawesgarden.aspx

23 Thursday

Welcome Spring
Celebrate the flowers, baby animals and rain showers that come with the new season. Ages 0-18 months. Free. 9:30-10:30am. Annapolis Regional Library. 410- 222-1750, aacpl.net

Kids’ Passport to Maryland History
Travel through Maryland history with crafts and activities. Fill up your “passport” to earn a Maryland Junior Historian certificate. Free. 11am-3pm. Largo Kettering Library, Largo. 301-336-4044, pgcmls.info

24 Friday

Maryland Day Activities
March 24-26. Costumed interpreters, rope making, wood chopping and dress up in colonial-style clothing. $1 donation. 10am-4:30pm. Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. Historiclondontown.com

Green is Great Little Explorers
Learn about spring and all things green. Nature walks, stories, songs and other activities. Ages 2-6. Registration required. $15; members, $5. 10:30am-1:30pm. Ladew Gardens, Monkton. 410-557-9570, ladewgardens.com

Maryland Day Maker Workshop
March 24-25. Use your imagination to turn bits and pieces into something new. Ages 4-10. $1. 2-4pm. Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Annapolis. Theccm.org

Maryland Day
March 24-26. Celebrate Maryland’s heritage at 20 different locations. Discounted admission, free tours, crafts, activities and more. Participating locations include William Paca House, Historic Londontown and Gardens and more. Prices vary. Various locations. maryland day.org

25 Saturday

Chesapeake Family Life Bowie Camp Fair
Meet one-on-one with camp directors and staff. Find the perfect camp or internship for your child. Save as much as 20-50 percent off select camps for attendees. Free. 10am-2pm. Bowie Gymnasium. chesapeakefamily.com/camp/camp-fair/camp-fair

Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary’s City
Celebrate Maryland’s anniversary with a ceremony, pageantry, speeches and free admission to living history and museum exhibits. Free. 10am-4pm. Various venues, St. Mary’s City. 240-895-4990, visitstmarysmd.com

Create Your Own Little Golden Book Story Time
Create your own Little Golden Book and read classic titles such as “The Monster at the End of This Book.” Free. 11am. Barnes & Noble, Annapolis. 410-573-1115, stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2866

Kids’ Passport to Maryland History
Travel through Maryland history with crafts and activities. Fill up your “passport” to earn a Maryland Junior Historian certificate. Free. 11am-3pm. South Bowie Library. 301-850-0475, pgcmls.info

Pets Are Family Too
Learn all you need to know about caring for pets. $2. Noon-2pm. Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore. 410-396-0808, carriemurraynaturecenter.org

27 Monday

Puppet Show
Nature-themed puppet show and meet and greet with the center’s animals after. $3 Prince George’s County residents; $4 nonresidents. 2-3pm. Watkins Nature Center, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6702, pgparks.com/page70084.aspx

Kids Passport to Maryland History
Hands-on history activities including churning butter, discovering dinosaurs and more. Free. 3-7pm. Laurel Library. 301-776-6790, pgcmls.info

28 Tuesday

Body Beats
Learn all about your body. Theme is “our hair.” Crafts, activities, movement and more. Free with admission, $16.95-24.95. 11-11:30am. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 410-685-5225, mdsci.org

30 Thursday

Creek Critters
Thursdays weekly. Learn about the local environment with indoor and outdoor activities. See what critters live in the woodlands and creek. Share stories, songs, games and crafts. Ages 3-10. Free with $4 museum admission. 10am-noon. Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Annapolis. Theccm.org

‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’
March 30-April 30, Thurs.-Sun. A puppet show based on “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” $12. Check website for times. The Puppet Co., Glen Echo. thepuppetco.org/main-stage.html

31 Friday

Light City Baltimore
March 31-April 8. Festival transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Inner Harbor BGE Light Art Walk features illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area. Free. Check website for schedule. Various venues, Baltimore. Lightcity.org

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Out of this World
March 31-April 2. An intergalactic circus adventure. Last show for Barnum & Bailey. $20-96. Check website for showtimes. Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. 202-628-3200, verizoncenter.monumentalsportsnetwork.com

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