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Grab & Go Kids Planner: Top 5 Family Picks for the Week

Check out all the things to do with kids this week in the Sarasota area.

Juggling your responsibilities, and entertaining the kids is no easy task. Sarasota Patch is coming to the rescue, with the top 5 family-friendly activities in the area.

  • Where/When: Saturday at 11 a.m. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 4010 S Tamiami Trail.
  • Why Go: Kids age 3 and older, will participate in a group reading, games and hands-on craft projects. 
  • Pricing: Free!

  • Where/When: Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy. Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m.
  • Why Go: Children ages 2 to 5 will participate in marine-themed projects during this one hour program. This week's classes are Sharkapalooza: Sense-ational Sharks.
  • Pricing: $14 members, $17 non-members.

Fun to be Fit

  • Where/When: Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave. Friday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Why Go: Families are invited to Gulf Gate Library for an early morning of physical activities to keep you moving, and help you stay fit. Children ages 1 to 5, along with parents, will learn fun ways to stay in shape with music, and animal movements.
  • Pricing: Free.

  • Where/When: Bounce U, 1925 Northgate Blvd. Friday at 4:30 p.m.
  • Why Go: Children of all ages will enjoy hours of jumping fun on the inflatable bounce houses, slides, climbing structures and more!
  • Pricing: $7 per person

Home Depot Kids Workshop

  • Where/When: Home Depot,4111 Cattlemen Rd. Saturday at 9 a.m.
  • Why Go: In this exciting Do-It-Yourself class, kids ages 5 to 12 will design, construct and paint their very own race cars. In addition, participants will learn important safety tips while enjoying quality time with their parents.
  • Price: Free!

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