Egg Hunt at Elver Park, Madison (west side)11am – Egg hunt sponsored by Madison Metro Jaycees, including visits from the Easter Bunny, Madison Firefighters, drawings for prizes and more! www.madisonmetrojaycees.com
Egg Hunt at Lakeview Park, MiddletonAges 4 & Under: 12pm
Ages 5-8: 12:30pm
Ages 9 & Up: 1pm
Please bring a basket or bag for collecting eggs, dress for the weather, and don’t forget a camera! There are many free activities planned: meet the Easter bunny, face painting, coloring, live bunnies courtesy of Pet World Warehouse, and the Middleton Fire Department will attend as long as no emergency arises. Enjoy a hot dog or brat lunch by donating $1 or a non-perishable food item, which will go to the Middleton Outreach Ministry’s Food Pantry. www.middletonjaycees.org
Egg Hut at 9:30 AM High Point Church, 7702 Old Sauk Rd, Middleton10,000 eggs are hidden indoors for kids of all ages (hunts arranged by age groups with a special one for toddlers). The morning includes games, crafts, prizes, cookie decorating, and has live music. Tree Nut and Peanut allergy precautions taken.
Great Eggspectations 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Legend has it that every spring a rabbit would visit children’s homes during the night and leave a woven nest with an egg in it as a sign that spring had arrived. Join us to hear this wonderful story and adorn your own spring basket. We’ll search for leaves, pinecones, flowers, grasses and other materials for your basket trimmings. Then, we’ll dye eggs naturally with leaves, grasses, spices and other gifts of nature to mimic the variety of colorful eggs made by our wild critters! ALNC Members: $6/person or $20/family; Non-members: $7/person or $25/family. Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Dr, Monona, Dane County. Call 608-221-0404 x1
Indoor Farmer’s Market
I SOOOO can’t wait for the outdoor one to start – but here is a close fix: 7:30-noon at the Madison Sr Center. 330 W. Mifflin St., Madison
Super Saturday Story time – at Barn’s N Noble Bookstore (10:30 AM – 11:15 AM)
Super Saturday Imagination Story time is on the first and third Saturday of each month and begins at 10:30am. It’s an amazing adventure for children and their family to take together!
Kids in the Rotunda
Every Saturday October thru May – Overture Center for the Arts
Overture Center offers free arts programs designed for children and families at 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM. The popular performing arts series for children and families offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment in which to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, storytellers, jugglers, theater troupes, magicians and dancers.
The 1 PM performances are sign language interpreted. Kids in the Rotunda takes place on the Rotunda Stage. This week: Magic Morgan & Liliana
Chemistry Fun at UW Space Place
Space Place family workshops are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. for children ages 6-10 and their parents. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required for any of the workshops but attendance is LIMITED to the first 50 people. Space Place is located at 2300 S. Park Street in the Villager Mall, which is just north of the Beltline HighwayThis weekend: Kitchen Science: Separate the colors used in making your favorite candy coatings and find out how to make invisible ink from materials you have in your kitchen.
Visit the UW Geology Museum
1215 W. Dayton St., 262-2399, http://www.geologymuseum.org/ (Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.) —Besides its extensive mineral, rock and fossil collections behind glass, kids can touch rocks from a time when there were volcanoes in Wisconsin, see rocks and minerals that glow, and stand under huge mastodon tusks. Great for those like my daughter who want to be a Paleontologist!
Egg Hunt at SwimWest, MadisonFrom 1pm – 4pm, join SwimWest at 1001 Deming Way for an Easter Egg Hunt and Pool Party! Admission is just two non-perishable food items per person to benefit Middleton Outreach Ministry’s food pantry. Enjoy open swim, an egg hunt at 2pm, and preview of Swim&Gym All Sports Camp preview. www.swimwest.com or (608) 831-6829.
It’s going to be over 75*
Have a picnic, go to the zoo, feed the ducks at the lake, just get out and enjoy the day!