MacKID's Picks: 5 Events For Kids, Families This Week

Learn from zoo veterinarians, Native American artists and more... plus daylight saving time ends!

By Kara Murphy November 1, 2022

Happy November! These first days of November bring us some fun online free events, along with important dates like the end of daylight saving and election day. Here are our top five picks this week. 

Want more? Check out our Macaroni KID events calendar!

1. Craft an Ofrenda To Celebrate Día de los Muertos 

Craft an Ofrenda — a shrine to remember those who have died — while you learn about the culture and experiences of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the United States. No experience is necessary! Nov. 5

2. Daylight Saving Time Ends 

Before kids, the end of daylight saving time was probably a welcome date — after all, it meant an extra hour of blissful, uninterrupted sleep! But post-kids? That extra hour can now mean cranky kids and long days of disrupted naps and bedtimes. We asked a certified child sleep consultant for tips on how to survive the time change. Nov. 6

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3. Election Day 

It's election day! Show your kids that your vote matters by taking them with you to the polls today. Nov. 8

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4. Learn About Native American Art 

The Smithsonian Portrait Gallery invites children ages 3-6 and their adult companions to learn about Native American Art as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Nov. 9

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5. How Does an Orangutan Get a Checkup? Learn From National Zoo Vets!

What happens to a seal who has a toothache? How does an orangutan get a checkup? Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute team of veterinarians to explore how animals go to the doctor, just like us! Nov. 9