MacKID Picks: 5 Events Your Family Won't Want To Miss This Week

Explore a petrified forest, learn from a professional illustrator & celebrate the first day of fall

By Macaroni KID September 19, 2023

Looking for fun with kids this week? We've curated a list of free events that will have kids exploring everything from a petrified forest to your kitchen. Plus, the season changes this week! Here's what you don't want to miss Sept. 20-27:

1. Explore Guatemala’s Petrified Forest 

Join National Geographic Explorers Gabby Salazar and Ross Donihue in a free and virtual program to learn about their expedition to a recently discovered petrified forest in Guatemala. Sept. 21

2. Become a Kitchen Savvy Chef 

Kids can learn to be talented kitchen helpers with some age-appropriate training in this free and virtual event from Y World Markets. Pretty soon, they’ll be making YOUR dinner! Sept. 22

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3. First Day of Fall

Pumpkin patches, apple picking, corn mazes, bonfires, piles of leaves ... there are so many things that make fall special for families. What's on your family fall bucket list? Sept. 23

Read: From Coast to Coast: 50 Family-Friendly Hikes Across 50 States

4. Yom Kippur Begins

Once you break from the fast, try this amazing recipe for a Jewish Noodle Kugel! Sept. 24

5. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Author and Illustrator

Hear "My Papi Has A Motorcycle," a heartwarming story about a daughter and the memories she has of riding with her father on his motorcycle through their neighborhood, inspired by author Isabel Quintero's own childhood. Then join illustrator Zeke Peña to create a vibrant mural in this Crayola Experience free and virtual event. Sept. 26