{Weekend Wednesday}: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar Rapids April 27th-29th

Happy Wednesday!! Are you wondering what to do with your family this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Here are our Top Picks of this weekend’s family friendly activities in the Cedar Rapids area! 

Weekend Wednesday: Family Friendly Activities in Cedar RapidsFriday, April 27th

Crafts for Kids: Sidewalk Chalk  |  3:00 p.m. @ the Hiawatha Public Library

On April 27th join us at Hiawatha Public Library as we make homemade sidewalk chalk! Registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crafts-for-kids-sidewalk-chalk-tickets-44241033121 for every child participating in the craft. Caregivers need not register.

Shrek the Musical |  April 26th & 27th @ 7:00 p.m.; April 28th @ 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. @ Linn Mar High School

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of a unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.  Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.  Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online.

Saturday, April 28th

Horizons Masters of Money |  9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. @ the Downtown CRPL 

Learn about financial literacy while playing a round of mini golf throughout the Downtown Library! Horizons Masters of Money is a free indoor mini golf event for children and their families to celebrate Money Smart Week. The course will take over the Downtown Library on Saturday, April 28, from 9:30am to 12:30pm as a part of Money Smart Week.

Superhero & Safety Day  |  11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. @ Collins Rd Hy-Vee

Stop by your Collins Rd Hy-Vee to see our community SUPERHEROES from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.! We will have EMT’s, Firefighters and Police Officers for you to visit, thank and admire and they will be able to give some safety tips to keep you and your family safe!

Family Bluebird Hike  |  1:00 p.m. @ Wickiup Hill Learning Center

Head out on a hike with the bluebird box with naturalist Gail Barels and carefully peer inside bird houses. Find out what Linn County Conservation is doing to encourage blue birds on our areas and what you can do to provide housing for birds on your property. Suitable for families with children ages 7 and up with adult. Cost: $2.50/adult, $1/child (16 and under)or $5/family.

Family Weekend  |  1:00-5:00 p.m. @ The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums

Join the Old Capitol Museum and the UI Museum of Natural History for our annual Family Weekend! Kids will be able to enjoy many crafts and activities that relate to our current exhibits, Faces of Iowa Through the Early Lens and National Geographic Photo Ark, and the University of Iowa’s theme semester, Climate for Change. Come and try your hand at some eco-friendly, fun crafts! 

**Don’t forget to get your ticket to Cedar Rapids Moms Blog’s Bloom Moms Night Out on May 3rd!! Tickets include admission to the event, food, a glass of wine or mocktail, swag, giveaways, a chance to ask questions of our expert panel, and a night out just for YOU!! Tickets MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE!! Get yours here!!

Make sure you never miss out on a parenting or community-related blog post: sign up to receive CRMB posts in your inbox.  While you’re at it, join our VIP List to ensure you’re one of the first to know about upcoming Cedar Rapids Moms Blog events and promotions!!



Wrapping Up Experience Gifts for Kids in Cedar Rapids

20+ Experience Gift Ideas for Kids in Cedar Rapids

I'm all about experience gifts for kids this year. Yes, I hear you. You are saying that experience gifts sound like a great idea, but, “They need something to open!”  No worries, I’ve...
5 Gifts for Grandparents They Will Treasure

5 Unique Christmas Gifts for Grandparents

Grandparents are invaluable, especially when they are some of the very best. It can also feel impossible to shop for grandparents at Christmastime. There is very little they need and they also often have the...

2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids | 3-11

Who else struggles with gift ideas for their kids? Whether it's for the holidays, birthdays, or a special occasion, I feel like I could have always done better. If you are at a loss,...

3 Filling Meals When Funds Are Low

Prepping meals is my least favorite task. At least once each season I find myself out of groceries and zero desire to make those groceries into something edible for the fam.  I get real...
7 Post-Holiday Stress Relievers

7 Post-Holiday Stress Relievers

Don't get me wrong; the holidays are great but post holiday stress is EXHAUSTING. You pull out your cozy sweaters, sit by the fireplace, and drink hot cocoa. You bake cookies and sweet breads with...
Join our community.
Be the first to know about new resources, can't-miss happenings, and new blog articles! 
Yay, we're so glad you're here! Keep an eye on your inbox