MacKID Picks: 5 Events Your Kids Will Love This Week

At-home family fun the week of Jan. 19-26

By Kara Murphy January 17, 2023

We're in the midst of the coldest season in the United States. That means now is the time to wear all the cozy sweaters, drink all the exotic hot tea, and cuddle under all the blankets with your kids to read books and whisper secrets.

If you're looking for things to do with the kids at home this week, we've got ideas! Here are five fun virtual events you can enjoy with your kids the week of Jan. 19-26. All are free but require registration, so sign up now as space is limited for some of these events. Some of these events also require ingredients or crafting supplies so click through the links to find all the info!

Have a great — and cozy — week! 

1. Explore Earth's Sky

What can we see looking up toward the sky? Journey with a National Air & Space Museum educator to explore Earth’s sky, and discover how patterns and motions of the Solar System affect our everyday lives. Thursday, Jan. 19

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2. Math Rules

WonderLab Museum educators will use math to try to answer questions like: Is there a limit to how many animals the environment can hold? Is there such a thing as too many plants? How did humans multiply to 8 billion people? This event is intended for children in grades 1-5. Friday, Jan. 20

3. Welcome The Year Of The Rabbit

Splat Lab, located in Brooklyn, N.Y., is hosting a free virtual event to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Participants will enjoy a fun activity to scare Nian away and help you celebrate prosperity by making your own money. Sunday, Jan. 22

Find out more about the Year of the Rabbit.

4. Celebrate Peanut Butter Day At This Online Cooking Class For Kids

Make two kid-friendly recipes using peanut butter at this virtual baking class. Tuesday, Jan. 24

5. Learn The Art Of Acrylic Art Pouring

Experience the mesmerizing and enchanting process of creating abstract designs through the art of acrylic paint pouring through this free online event. Tuesday, Jan. 24