May the Fun be With You: This Week's 5 MacKID Event Picks

All your family fun May 1-7

April 30, 2024

Ready to fill your May days with family fun? You've come to the right place. We've got a lineup of events happening this week that'll keep the kids busy and learning new skills. Best part? You don't need to leave the house. From cooking classes to storytimes, get prepped for another week of good times thanks to this edition of MacKID picks. 

1. Hear From a National Geographic Photographer

If your kid is an adventure seeker, you'll want to tune in to this discussion with a Pulitzer Prize-winning Nat Geo Explorer and photographer. Kids (and adults!) will learn about the power of photography to change the world. Every picture tells a story, get them sharing. May. 2

2. Prepare for Blastoff

Gather up your earthlings for a storytelling adventure with the National Air and Space Museum. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of space suits. Then take that new knowledge and use it to make an astronaut paper doll and prep it for space travel. From fashion to science, this event's got it all. May. 3

3. Get a Free Comic Book

May 4 isn't just about Star Wars Day. It's also Free Comic Book Day. More than 2,000 stores — mostly independently-owned bookstores and comic book stores — will be giving away comic books today. Find one near you! May 4

3. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With Your Little Chef

Let's taco 'bout teaching the kids to cook. There's no easier way than with this virtual workshop where they'll learn to create a Cinco de Mayo menu of chicken quesadillas and salsa. And after the fiesta, fingers crossed for a big siesta. May 5

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5. Take a Nature Walk and Learn About the Innu People

Get into nature without leaving the living room thanks to this online author read-aloud event. Head to the beautiful forests of Quebec and meet the Innu people and their culture. A share-worthy field trip without packing any snacks. Score. May. 7