Top 10 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: May 3 to May 9, 2021

Courtesy of Houston Polo Club

Discover the best events in Houston this week with our picks for things to do with kids in and around Houston from Monday, May 3 through Sunday, May 9, 2021.

This week, set the kiddo’s imagination wild with story time, take in dazzling performances around town, celebrate the mothers in your life, and more with our picks for kids and family events in Houston this week.

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Scroll below to find great things for kids and families happening in Houston from Monday, May 3 to Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Top 10 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston

  • Story Time at Redemption Square | Thursday, May 6 | FREE Start a new tradition on the first Thursday of the month when Redemption Square near Lake Houston hosts a family-friendly morning reading of a new children’s story. 11am.
  • Children’s Bingo at Levy Park | Thursday, May 6 | FREE Bring the kiddos to Levy Park for an evening of socially distanced children’s bingo. This 30-minute program, ideal for ages 4 to 12, is a fun way for children to practice their letters and numbers while earning prizes. Levy Park will provide the bingo cards, markers, and prizes. 4:30pm.
  • Mother’s Day Dance Day with Jazzercise Sugar Land at Sugar Land Town Square | Friday, May 7 | FREE Get your cardio pumping with the mother in your life when Sugar Land Town Square hosts a special Mother’s Day Jazzercise session. 7pm.
  • Houston Ballet Reignited at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8 | FREE Houston Ballet returns to the stage for the first time in over a year with two evenings of dance, music and film that reflects on the creativity of the past year and the return to the theater. Seating on the hill does not require tickets and will be sectioned into pods (maximum 10 adults). Covered seating requires reserving advance tickets (limit four). 8pm both nights.
  • Drop-In Experience: Scavenger Hunt for Textures at CAMH | Saturday, May 8 | FREE In conjunction with Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves, this Contemporary Arts Museum Houston drop-in event sends visitors on a scavenger hunt for different textures, along with other activities you can do in-person or at home. 1pm to 4pm.
  • Houston Grand Opera presents My Favorite Things: Songs from The Sound of Music at TDECU Stadium | Saturday, May 8 Delight in a family-friendly singalong of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, The Sound of Music, featuring members of Houston Grand Opera and performed at the University of Houston’s stadium for maximum social distancing. $10; $7.50 for ages 16 and under. 7:30pm.
  • Shrek Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, May 8 | FREE – Partner up with the donkey in your life for a family-friendly outdoor screening of the 2001 animated classic, Shrek, starring Michael Myers and Eddie Murphy, at Sugar Land Town Square. 8:15pm.
  • Mother’s Day Celebrations Around Town | Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9 – This year, show the mothers in your life how special they are with a slate of events around Houston that can help convey that appreciation, from markets dealing out the perfect gifts to breweries and popular eateries serving up delicious brunch plates. Times, locations, and prices vary.
  • Ponies and Petals Cup at Houston Polo Club | Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9 – Near Memorial Park, the Houston Polo Club returns to the pitch for a special Mother’s Day match, featuring two teams competing for the Ponies & Petals Cup. Plus, awards will be handed out for the ladies’ best hat contest, along with door prizes, a halftime Champagne divot stomp, the McDugald-Steele pony hops, and more. Tickets start at $15. 5pm.
  • Current Museum Exhibits & Art Installations in Houston | Ongoing | Some FREE – Across the Museum District and throughout the Greater Houston area, world-class museums and installations are offering up fascinating and engaging exhibitions that are ticketed or free. You can also dig into our Visitor’s Guides at several of Houston’s flagship museums, including The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS)The Health MuseumHolocaust Museum Houston, and more.
Courtesy of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Social Distancing & COVID-19 Precautions

As we enter into the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts still advise that we have a way to go before we achieve herd immunity and can safely resume pre-pandemic activities. In the meantime, you can remain vigilant in protecting yourself against the coronavirus by continuing to wear face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces, and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

While the Governor of Texas has lifted mandatory mask orders and capacity limits, most businesses are still requiring face masks to enter and enforcing reduced capacity. Familiarize with your destination’s policies ahead of time and please respect their public safety precautions.

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Shea Kummer
Shea Kummer is a mom to 3 active boys living in Katy. She has a business degree from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she's not cheering on her boys, she can be found looking for the best ways to make lasting family memories.

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