Happy Mother’s Day to all of you hard-working moms (and grandmothers) out there! Mother’s Day is a favorite holiday around here, and while I won’t turn away a good gift, I’ve found that I enjoy the day much more when I’m doing something special with my family. Fortunately, there are tons of things to do around Kansas City. Here are just a few ideas:
Mother’s Day for Mother Earth Celebration at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Free activities on May 8 from noon-4pm, including hands-on art, The Mermaid’s Tail (Tale) puppet show with StoneLion Puppet Theatre from 2-2:30pm, and a chance to meet the giant puppets up close from 2:30-3pm.
Mother’s Day at the Kansas City Zoo: Enjoy a great day out at the zoo with the whole family on May 8! Moms receive free admission on Mother’s Day, plus a carnation, in honor of the special day. Be sure to check out those cute Koalas too.
Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk: What could be better than running alongside 4,000 mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends at the annual Mother’s Day 5K in Corporate Woods? Tiaras optional! May 8 at 8am.
May the Force Be With You: I know plenty of moms out there who love Star Wars…so why not enjoy a special Star Wars Party at Paradise Park? On May 7, from 11am-1pm, you can meet your favorite Star Wars characters and enjoy Star Wars and Paradise Park fun all day long!
If getting up for an 8am run doesn’t appeal, but you want to get active with your kids, some great places to have fun include UrbanAir Trampoline Park, Skate City (3 locations: Legends, Shawnee Mission and Overland Park), and Kansas City’s many beautiful parks and playgrounds (click here for a listing)!
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
Photo courtesy of KC Express Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk.