This is our new weekly feature offering five weekend activity suggestions.
March 1 is National Pig Day, so why not head to the zoo or a farm? You can learn about pigs from the pros, and if there’s a petting zoo, you can let the youngsters touch these intelligent creatures. If you’re looking for a craft idea for the kids, have them make a piggy bank out of a milk jug.
Have you seen ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ yet?
“Slumdog Millionaire” won big at the Oscars last weekend, including taking home the Best Picture award. If you haven’t seen this feel-good movie yet, now’s a perfect time, as many theaters are still showing it. If you have pre-teen or teenage children, you’ll probably be headed to the theater anyway to see “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.”
Read about (and perhaps eat) green eggs and ham
This weekend is the perfect time to re-read Dr. Seuss books – Theodor Geisel’s birthday is Monday, which also is Read Across America day. Get a jump start on the day by reading "The Cat in the Hat" or another favorite to your children. You also could celebrate by making green eggs and ham with your kids. If you’re looking for a Dr. Seuss Web site with activities, check out www.seussville.com.
Do some crosswords
This weekend marks the end of American Crossword Puzzle Week, so make sure you celebrate it by trying to complete the puzzle in your newspaper. If you’re somewhat of a crossword pro but haven’t yet tried the Sunday New York Times crossword, give it a try – we dare you.
Relax and crack open a brewski
Sunday is Beer Day in Iceland, but that doesn’t mean they have to be the only country to celebrate it. While you’re watching the game Sunday afternoon, go ahead and crack open your favorite brew -- or head to a brewpub and try something new.
GateHouse News Service