Let’s clink together some chilled glasses of lemonade and make a toast — we made it to summer! We’ve gathered a list of family-friendly events for your family to do this June. With some restrictions still in place due to coronavirus, we’ve included both in-person and virtual events.
And if you’re looking for additional summer care resources for your kiddo, our “Guide to Summer Break Camps” can help fill any voids in childcare or simply be a fun way for your kiddos to spend the summer.
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Coyote Music Studio // Coyote Music Studio is offering free music activities on Facebook Live five days a week while schools are closed. You can Join Ms. Tonya on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays on Coyote Music Studio’s Facebook page.
Explorium Denton Children’s Museum // Join Explorium each week as it hosts Virtual Story Time through the end of May! Tune in at 11:00 a.m. to Facebook Live for a fun story time at the museum. The books will be related to its themed make-and-think activities. It will be reading one to two themed books and engaging in dance and movement activities.
Family Friendly Gardening, hosted by AgriLife Water University // In this class, you’ll learn how to create a safe, beautiful, interactive space every member of the family will love. Discover ways to bring children back to nature with simple tips for butterfly gardening, edible landscapes, and sensory gardening. The class will cover practical ways to reduce (or avoid) chemical use, plus toxic plants to steer clear of — for both kid- and pet-proof plantings.
HopeKids Pretzel Twisting Class // Taste Buds Kitchen is making the tastiest pretzels you’ve ever had complete with a oh-so-good cardamon honey dipping sauce that will knock the socks of any competition. Grab your pretzel loving friends and get cooking! Dairy-free & egg-free.
Josh Gad Does Nightly Story Time // Everyone’s favorite voice actor Josh Gad, who is the voice of Olaf in Frozen and Frozen 2, is doing nightly readings of popular children’s books. Follow him on Twitter to learn more. #GadBookClub
KERA At-Home Learning // At kera.org/learn, parents, teachers, and caregivers will find services they can use to “turn every home into a classroom.” They’ll also find an educational TV schedule, digital media collections, and curated tips and tools for teachers.
The Kimbell Art Museum’s Kimbell At Home program // Experience the Kimbell from Home. Explore the collection, download family art activities, and take an audio tour.
Museum and Zoo Virtual Tours // Scroll through this list of iconic museums and zoos around the world, and take a tour without leaving your home!
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame // Need activities to keep your young cowgirls and cowboys busy? Take advantage of this free online resources and activities!
Play Wisely // PlayWisely will host live classes for littles through Facebook Live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 11:00 a.m. Visit Facebook for more information.
Royally Fun Parties // Book an online party to connect a birthday girl with her friends and her favorite character, or have a princess give your little one a call to brighten her day! Virtual services include phone calls, video calls, video messages, and virtual parties.
Storyline Online // Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White, and dozens more. Visit Storyline Online for more information.
Van Grow Art Studio for Kids // The artists at Van Grow can mail your kiddos a mystery bag challenge, which is a package of art supplies filled with items that don’t appear to go together — but that’s where creativity comes in. See if your kids can take the challenge and visit here!
Virtual Prego Expo // The Virtual Prego Expo – Summer Edition will be hosted in a private Facebook group on June 10, 11, and 12. During the event, more than 1,000 viewers will have the chance to connect with brands and win prizes. Sponsors will go live to chat about products and host a game or educational segment. A portion of the proceeds will go to a charity that has been impacted by the current COVID-19 situation.
Paint Party Pop-Up, hosted by Perfectly Paint // Hosted at Renfro Streets Eats on May June 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy some Craft Food Truck food and drop your kids off to paint! Cost is $7.00 per child.
S.T.E.A.M. Camp, hosted by Explorium at Denton Children’s Museum // Come learn about the moon, participants will enjoy embarking on a journey to investigate what the moon is like, how space vehicles are designed, how scientist and astronauts explore space, and many other activities. Follow this link to register.
Craft Fair at Cook Children’s Medical Center // This craft fair showcase Disney-inspired accessories, plus homemade candles, blankets, and other items from a variety of vendors.
June 26 – 28
Main Street Fest: A Craft Brew Experience // This three-day family-friendly festival coincides with American Craft Brew Week and is one of the longest-running and most exciting annual events in North Texas. Guests can “Texperience” craft brews from more than 36 breweries across 15 states, boogie down to live music on two stages, sample delicious festival food, and much more right in the heart of historic downtown Grapevine.
Estate Patio, Garden, and Home Show, presented by Collected Treasures // Find wonderful vintage items with a garden and home show on the back patio of Collected Treasures antique store. There will be great shopping, as well as light refreshments, all day long.
Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion // This family-friendly event will take place every Sunday from June 28 through September 6. Tubes and pedal boats are available to rent, along with kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards. There will also be yoga, tasty food trucks, music, and floating the Trinity River. Cold beer, sodas, and water will also be available for sale on site.
Lola’s Rock ‘n Roll Rummage Sale // Visit this open-air market on the last Sunday of every month, rain or shine. More than 50 local vendors selling vintage art, retro collectibles, antiques, records, books, music equipment, handcrafted items, reclaimed items, jewelry, oddities, and so much more. There will be food trucks, beverages from the bar, live music, and face-painting! Free admission.
Country Critters Farm, in Alvarado // Country Critters Farm is now open during the weekends. Activities include bounce houses, a tractor and train playground, pony rides, petting zoo, barrel train ride, hayride, wooden maze, and duck races. More included in private tours.
Fort Worth Zoo // The Fort Worth Zoo is open to the public on a reservation-only basis. Tickets can be purchased three days in advance.
Mainstay Farm Park, in Cleburne // Mainstay Farm Park is now open Thursday through Saturdays. Visit the “biggest backyard in Texas” and enjoy fresh watermelon from Texas farmers and stick around to enjoy a glass of Mainstay Farm wine or specialty watermelon beverages, photo ops, play, and wide open spaces.
What did we miss? What virtual activities and events do you want to share with Fort Worth Moms readers? Let us know at [email protected].