Kick off summer break with some local family fun. Bonus: All of our weekend ideas are virtual or work with social distance guidelines. 

General fun! 

These ideas work for any time this weekend. What are you waiting for? 

1. Go on a Bike-Themed Scavenger Hunt

May is National Bike Month. Celebrate by going on a family bike-themed scavenger hunt. To participate, you can download and color these coloring sheets, hang them in your window, then head off to find other families who’ve displayed their bike art. Join the online conversation by tagging pics with @DitchtheKeys and using the hashtag #OzoneActionDays. 

The Details:

When: Through the end of May

Where: Central Arkansas

More info:

2. Learn a New Board Game with Kidsplaining

Kidsplaining is a new YouTube channel run by a Little Rock couple and their two kids. Each video is geared to teach fellow families how to play great board games with simple, easy to understand instructions. Check out their channel here

3. Take a Dip in an Arkansas Swimming Hole

Arkansas swimming holes are open! Take a refreshing dip in one of these eight secret spots. We love the family fun + social distancing combo. 

4. Go Fishing

Our June issue is out and we’ve got a great feature on where to fish with your family right here in Little Rock. 

5. Check out CALS Curbside Service

CALS branches are currently offering returns, holds pickup, concierge pickup and mobile printing. We broke down how you can check out books here. Make that long overdue library run right now!

6. Submit your Art to Outlets of Little Rock’s Happy Distraction Virtual Exhibition

Calling all local creatives! Outlets of Little Rock’s virtual exhibition, #HappyDistraction is now accepting submissions. Can you say family art night? 

The Details:

When: Submissions open until June 7. 

Where: Submit artwork here.

On a Schedule:

Put these activities on your calendar. 

7. Check out Storytime, Crafts and Movement with Ballet Arkansas

Great news: Ballet Arkansas has expanded their at-home enrichment programs through the month of May! In addition to their Thursday evening storytime, they are also streaming a video series on exploring movement and another on creative crafting. 

The Details:


  • Storytime: Thursday | 7:30 p.m.

  • Movement: Friday | 2 p.m. 

  • Crafts: Saturday | 11 a.m. 

Where: Ballet Arkansas Facebook 

8. Grab and Go at a Local Farmer’s Market

We found a couple places where you can find delicious, healthy food for your family while supporting local farmers. Check the details below to grab greens, goat cheese and more — all while social distancing, of course. 

Whitewater Tavern Market

When: Saturday | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Where: 2500 W 7th St, Little Rock

Bernice Gardens Farmers Market

When: Sunday | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Where: 1401 Main St. 

9. Try Girl Scouts 

Learn more about Girl Scouts through their virtual video series! For more information, click here

When: Saturday | noon 

Where: Girl Scout Diamonds Facebook page