What to do in Toronto With Kids This Week: March 29

Earth Hour 2012 takes place this Saturday and Toronto isn’t missing out. Stop by the Ontario Science Centre to celebrate Earth Hour, take in some storytelling at the Bata Shoe Museum, or browse the list for some other exciting outings. There are always lots to see and do with your kids in Toronto!

Earth Hour at the Ontario Science Centre

Celebrate Earth Hour at the Science Centre with an evening of free outdoor events. Observe the planets through telescopes, meet creatures that call the night home, enjoy some rhythmic drumming and storytelling. A fire performance will wrap up the evening.

When it’s on: March 31 at the Ontario Science Centre, 777 Don Mills Road, Toronto, 416-696-1000.

Toronto Storytelling Festival at Bata Shoe Museum

Take part in Toronto’s 34th annual Toronto Storytelling Festival with two days of family events at the Bata Shoe Museum. Saturday offers up a session of the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program, suitable for parents and babies as well as a session of CBC favourite Andy Jones telling Jack Tales for ages 7 and up. Sunday offers Stories from Mother Earth, for ages 4 and up.

When it’s on: March 31 and April 1 at the Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street W, Toronto, 416-979-7799.

Arts Market Fundraiser for Boost

Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family while also supporting a good cause. A day of games and activities at the Arts Market all go to support Boost – Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention.

When it’s on: April 1 at the Arts Market, 1114 Queens Street E, Toronto,  647-997-7616.

Jack and the Giant Beanstalk

Enjoy the beloved tale of Jack and the Beanstalk on stage at the Young People’s Theatre. Watch Jack trade his toys for magic beans which takes him on his amazing  journey as he climbs the giant stalk. The performance is suitable for children JK to Grade 3.

When it’s on: April 2 to 21 at Young Peoples Theatre, 165 Front Street E, Toronto, 416-862-2222.

Easter Egg Painting Workshop at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site

Learn the Ukrainian art of egg painting with your little one. Create your own personalized Easter egg using traditional wax techniques. Suitable for children ages 6 and up, pre-registration is required.

When it’s on: April 1 at Todmorden Mills, 67 Potter Road, Toronto, 416-396-2819.

Photo by Christian Haugen

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