Find out what activities and events are happening around the Columbia area this weekend for kids, June 2-4, 2017!
The stage is set and the puppets are all here! Enjoy the show!
Time: 11 a.m. – noon
Location: Richland Library Sandhills, Sandhills Auditorium, 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, 29229
Share songs and stories with babies from birth to age 3.
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.
Location: Richland Library North Main, North Main Children’s Room, 5306 North Main Street, Columbia 29203
Celebrate the premiere of Wonder Woman! Make your very own superhero tiara and bracelets. Age Group(s): 13 – 18, Programs for Teens
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Richland Library Main, Second Level Programming Space, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia 29201
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a wooden tic-tac-toe game to play with family or friends almost anywhere. Once the project is complete, your child can personalize their game board and pieces with paint and stickers. o All kids get to keep their project, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. o Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin. Registration required.
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Location: Home Depot, locations vary
A Kroger Chef will guide your child as they learn to create a tasty food item on their own. Each workshop lasts for approximately 20 minutes and includes activities such as decorating a cupcake or creating your own fruit pizza.
As part of every experience, your child will receive these Kroger Chef Junior items!
- Chef’s Hat
- Recipe Card & Box
- Cooking Utensil
Each child will take home a recipe card that includes step-by-step instructions so that together, you can continue the experience at home with a made-from-scratch recipe! It’s a great way to foster a life-long love of cooking!
Kroger Chef Junior workshops are recommended for children ages 4-10 years old, but all are welcome! Please note, registration via Eventbrite is required.
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Kroger, 1028 Roberts Branch Parkway, Columbia 29203
Literacy, Enrichment and Play (LEAP) is an interactive program for babies and their caregivers that uses books, rhymes, games, fingerplays and songs to encourage literacy through learning. For more information, call 785-2630. (ages birth – 18 months)
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: Lexington Main Library, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington 29072
Join the Cayce-West Columbia (CWC) Junior Chamber at Memorial Park to experience Cayce Field Days, an interactive field day hosted each Saturday in June. The Cayce Field Days provide the community with a free program to keep kids active and social at the start of summer. This event is free to children from preschool to middle school across the Midlands.
Cayce Field Days was created by the Cayce-West Columbia Junior Chamber and the City of Cayce to provide a resource to the community where kids spend each Saturday in June being physically active. Children will be divided into age groups for each activity, play games such as GaGa Ball, Kickball, Soccer, Tennis, Badminton and get crafty at the tie-dye station where children will create their own field day shirt to take home.
Time: 10 a.m. – noon
Location: Memorial Park, 1605 State St, Cayce 29033
They make; you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a fun project. Sign up online or just drop in. $2 per project, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Time: 10 a.m. – noon (drop-in)
Location: Michael’s (locations vary)
you see a poster that says “You Can Do Anything at the Library!,” it is NOT giving you permission to put on a circus! But Magnolia doesn’t see any problem with setting up her own big top. She’s got a lot of gusto and one mean human cannonball routine. So what if her greatest show on Earth won’t fit between the bookshelves? Activities to follow.
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Barnes and Noble, Midtown at Forest Acres, Richland Fashion Mall, 3400 Forest Drive, Columbia 29204
Big Bad Wolf can’t get any respect. He’s the laughing stock of the forest. He can’t even get the Three Little Pigs to answer the door. Just when he’s at an all time low, a little girl in a red hood happens by and he sees an opportunity! Will Big Bad live up to his name? Or will Little Red be able to outsmart him and make it safely to her Grandma? With a variety of puppetry techniques and plenty of humor, Little Red Riding Hood is an irreverent take on the classic fairy tale.
Time: 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Location: The Columbia Marionette Theatre, 401 Laurel Street, Columbia 29201
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences are invited to join us for exclusive Sensory Friendly Days the first Sunday of each month from 9 – 10 a.m., first hour the museum opens! They’ll have the opportunity to explore the museum in a safe and accepting environment, and enjoy interactive, hands-on activities.
This exclusive event will also provide:
- A comfortable, protected and accepting environment.
- An opportunity for parents to make connections with other families.
- Special needs information for parents.
Time: 9 – 10 a.m.
Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201
General admission to the South Carolina State Museum is only $1 for guests on First Citizens First Sunday!*
Included in general admission, guests can explore four floors of South Carolina art, cultural history, natural history and science/technology, including the brand new observatory and the new Robert B. Arial Collection of Historical Astronomy located on the fourth floor.
For an additional price, guests can experience the museum’s planetarium and 4D theater.
Time: noon – 5 p.m.
Location: South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201