MacKID Picks: 5 Things To Do With Your Kids This Week

From April Fools' to Passover, there's a lot of fun to be had this week!

By Macaroni KID March 28, 2023

Looking for some fun things to do with your kids this week? From exploring freshwater ecosystems to making salt dough Easter eggs and playing harmless pranks on April Fool's Day, there's something for everyone on this list. 

Plus, don't miss out on one family's very special seder recipe and a read-aloud and art activity with children's book author Nikki Giovanni. 

Get ready for a week of creativity and fun with your little ones!

1. Explore The Magic Of Freshwater Ecosystems

Explore the precious freshwater ecosystems during a free virtual program with Hannah, an educator at Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, Mo., who aims to inspire people to love and respect nature through virtual visits to wetlands, rivers, and lakes. Thursday, Mar. 30

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2. Look Out Behind You: It's April Fools' Day

Watch your back today!

Kids love April Fools' Day! Need some inspiration for some harmless pranks? From googly eyes on the fruit to a frozen breakfast, here are seven ideas for fun April Fools' Day pranks to play on your kids this year. 

Want to play a prank on your BFF or partner? Check out this fun list our friends at Hulafrog put together. 

All I'm going to say? Look inside before you get too excited about that box of donuts your co-worker brought you. Saturday, Apr. 1

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3. Read and Draw Along With An Author & Illustrator

Celebrate School Library Month with Crayola and author Nikki Giovanni. She will be doing a read-aloud of her picture book, A Library. After, kids will be invited to draw along with illustrator Erin K. Robinson as she creates artwork inspired by the story. Tuesday, Apr. 4

4. Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs

Looking for an easy Easter craft? We love these salt dough Easter eggs because they're easy to make, last forever, and make great homemade kid gifts for grandparents! Tuesday, Apr. 4

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Get details on how to make these salt dough Easter eggs.

5. Celebrate Passover

Meredith Kurnov, the publisher of Macaroni KID Brooklyn NW, NY, shared with us her Great Grandma Dora's Matzah Ball Soup recipe... and we can't wait to make it for seder. Wednesday, Apr. 5

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 Have a great week!