Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend! If you're looking for something fun to do this week, enjoy this roundup of ideas for Monday through Friday!

Monday, April 30

Attend this free special needs financial planning workshop with Caleb Harty (Andover)

Art in Bloom returns to the MFA with free guided tours, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and more (Boston)

Boston Children’s Museum offers a Lunch & Learn event focused on Supporting Sibling Relationships with TLC (Boston)

Antonio’s Bilingual Playdate offers circle stories, games, and songs in both Spanish and English (Boston)

Tweens can engage in a bit of Creative Drama (Jamaica Plain)

Join a special storytime with local barbers and hair stylists and create identity crowns to take home (Jamaica Plain)

Tuesday, May 1

Create kinetic art, suspended sculptures, and motion masterpieces (Acton)

Stop by Fairyborough to make nature crowns and natural weavings to celebrate May Day (Acton)

Explore the pond at Habitat by sneaking up on the frogs, spotting turtles sitting in the sun, and listening to a special storytime (Belmont)

The Sound of Music opens at the Wang Theatre (Boston)

Embrace unusual materials and unfamiliar tools to transform recycled scraps into art at this free Visual Arts Class for Youth taught by educators from The Eliot School (Brighton)

Wednesday, May 2

Preschoolers explore the natural world through movement, games, stories, and art at Boston Nature Center (Boston)

Rock out with wee ones during a Baby Dance Party (Boston)

Meet author and illustrator Maddie Frost at this animal-inspired dance party, storytime, and art demo to celebrate her new book, Animobiles: Animals on the Mooove (Boston)

Sing songs and learn fingerplays in Spanish and English during a Bilingual Sing-a-long (Brighton)

Join a Lag B’Omer Celebration featuring Yaakov Shwekey, dancing, and more (Brookline)

Meet frogs, listen for their songs, and look for babies swimming in the pond (Lincoln)

Thursday, May 3

Kids can create clothes for favorite stuffed animals (Acton)

Visit with the bunnies, search for secret hiding places, and plant a rabbit treat in the garden (Lincoln)

Find out how robins build their nests and care for their eggs (Milton)

Learn more about the physical therapy, occupational therapy, and language therapy offered at Boston Ability Center during their Open House (Natick)

Teen homeschoolers can contribute to several ecological management projects (Princeton)

Friday, May 4

First Friday nights are free each month at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

Make a marshmallow catapult with simple materials and see how far they will fly (Dorchester)

Plant potatoes and feed the pigs at Drumlin Farm (Lincoln)

Play games and explore how animals adapt to nightlife during this Scout Night Hike (Norfolk)

Support local artists during Somerville Open Studios (Somerville)


Now through May 6: Big Apple Circus is in town (Somerville)

Now through May 6: It’s time for ArtWeek, a ten-day festival featuring nearly 1,000 unique, unexpected, and often free experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists and the creative process (Various Locations)

Now through May 13: Catch a performance of Stuart Little (Boston)

Now through May 13: Delight in the changes that take place through the spring season every weekend at the Wildflower Festival (Sheffield)

Featured photo by Tanja Heffner on Unsplash