MacKID's Picks: 5 Things To Do With Kids This Week

Taco Day! Coffee Day! Minions!

By Kara Murphy September 28, 2022

We're halfway to the weekend ... and Saturday marks the beginning of OCTOBER! The fall and Halloween fun has already begun, with fall fests, corn mazes, haunted houses and more. The kids can't get enough of this time of year and, to be honest, neither can we.

Here are five things we're looking forward to this week:

1. Celebrating Roberto Clemente

Got a kid into baseball? Don't miss this very cool event: You can join the National Postal Museum for a live virtual reading of the children's book Clemente! by the book's author, Willie Perdomo. Then participate in a live Q&A with Perdomo and Roberto Clemente, Jr., the son of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente! Registration is required. Wednesday, Sept. 28

2. Minions!

Kids can't get enough of Minions? Mine started playing the Minions soundtrack on Alexa last night, if that gives you an idea of what I'm working with. I haven't told them yet, but they're gonna be THRILLED to find out Minions: The Rise of Gru is now streaming on Peacock. I see a family movie night in our immediate future! Streaming now.

3. Drinking allllllll the coffee 

Many of us operate solely on caffeine. If that's you too, then we've got big news! It's National Coffee Day! Many local coffeehouses will offer free or discounted coffee today to celebrate. Here are just a few chains taking part. Thursday, Sept. 29

☕️ Dunkin' Donuts Perks members: Make a purchase and get a free medium hot or iced coffee.

☕️ Duck Donuts: Buy a donut and get a free medium hot coffee or cold brew. Ordering online? Use code "COFFEEDAY."

☕️ Tim Hortons: Get a medium hot or iced coffee for just 25 cents through the Tims app.

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4. Taco-ing about tacos

Let's all make a pact now to make the absolute most of Taco Day. Many restaurants will likely have deals today! In past years, Taco Bell, On the Border, and even 7-11 have offered great deals on Taco Day. So get that crunchy goodness and let us know where you find great deals today. Tuesday, Oct. 4

5. Making puffy candy corn slime

Whether you're Team Candy Corn or you're right, this DIY puffy candy corn slime will keep your kids occupied for HOURS. You only need five ingredients. Just keep it off the carpet.

 Jennifer Hill