7 Things to Do With Your Kids in DC: April 6-9

The Easter panda, a yoga story time, and synchronized motorcycle teams.

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SEARCH: If your little bunnies still haven’t had their fill of egg hunting fun, stop by the Smithsonian National Zoo for their annual Easter Monday celebration. In addition to an egg hunt, there will be live entertainment, field games, and family meet and greets with the Easter Panda. 10 AM to 2 PM, free.

RELAX: Kids ages two to five (and their grown-ups) will stretch their minds and muscles at this fun spring-themed session at Lil Omm Yoga. Yoga, stories, and crafts collide in this action-packed workshop. The under-three set must be accompanied by an adult, while drop-off is optional for four to five year olds. 2:30 to 4 PM, $30 per family.


GROW: You’re never too young to sharpen your green thumb, so bring your tot to Tudor Place today, where they’ll learn how to grow their own gardens through interactive stories, songs, and themed movements. 10 to 10:45 AM, $5.


CHEER: Incredible acrobats, synchronized motorcycle teams, horseback riders, trapeze performers, trained lions and tigers–oh my! Kids of all ages will get a kick out of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Legends show in Fairfax. 7 PM (through April 19), $15 and up.

LEARN: Homeschoolers won’t even know they’re supposed to be learning amidst all the fun at the National Building Museum’s Homeschool Day. From “Building a Green Roof,” to “Designing for Disaster,” kiddo will participate in hands-on educational programs with other homeschool families—while having a blast. 10 AM, $10.


SEE: The classic fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk gets the puppet treatment in this production (best for five to 12 year olds) by The Puppet Co.. Told with rod puppets, the show tells the story of a boy who manages to help himself by helping others. 10 AM and 11:30 AM (through May 3), $10.

JAM: In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, the National Museum of American History hosts the U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note for a special, family friendly performance. Don’t be surprised if kiddo wants to take up the saxophone after hearing these tunes. 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, free.

Ayren Jackson-Cannady

Ayren Jackson-Cannady (@ayrenjc on Instagram) is a health-and-wellness writer/editor in Arlington whose work has appeared in Prevention and Self.