Weekend FAMILY Fun at Home (Mar. 27-29)

National Cherry Blossom Festival goes virtual | Weekend FAMILY Fun in DC
photo credit: National Cherry Blossom Festival

It’s getting harder and harder to distinguish between days now that schools are closed, but the weekend does, in fact, start tomorrow. Since we’re all still social distancing, here are some ways to have family fun at home.

Get Creative in the Kitchen

Grab an apron, fashion a chef’s hat out of construction paper and get cooking! Mamma Lucia is selling “Make Your Own Pizza Kits” for $18 that include dough, sauce, cheese and two toppings of your choice. Each kit costs $18 and is available for pickup or delivery at the Italian restaurant’s six Montgomery County locations. In the mood to make a bigger mess in the kitchen? Try this recipe for quick and easy pizza crust—it has more than 2,000 reviews!

For dessert, pick up a DIY kit from Cake Time in Chantilly, Virginia. Choose from a variety of cake, cookie and cupcake kits that include everything you need to design your own professional-looking treat. We’re loving the adorable Baby Yoda Cake, complete with big green ears.

Have a Dance Party

DJ Kopec is hosting the Largest Virtual Family Reunion on Facebook this Saturday from 7-9 p.m. With his kids dancing alongside him, the Maryland-based DJ will be spinning the hits from his basement, mixing music with shout-outs to heath care workers and birthday babies.

Experience the Cherry Blossoms

The National Cherry Blossom Festival has gone virtual! Take a tour of the Tidal Basin with a National Park Service park ranger and watch video performances of the artists who were scheduled to appear at the festival. There’s even a Bloom Cam with live shots of the flowering Japanese cherry trees.

Make Some Slime

You may not be able to get your hands on any toilet paper, but we’re willing to bet there’s still Borax to be found out there. Slime is silly sensory activity for the kids—and can be surprisingly fun for grownups, too! Our slime recipe is easy to follow, but don’t worry if you’re all out of the ingredients to make it look and smell like hot chocolate. Let your kids experiment with different food coloring combinations and fragrance, if you have some.


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