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Family Sunday: Open Book
This weekend’s Bank of Hawai‘i Family Sunday will focus on the fun of reading. Bring a gently used book to the pop-up book swap and trade it for another. Keiki can learn to make paper collages inspired by local books, such as Island Toes, Hush Little Keiki and Shave Ice in Hawai‘i, and make a pop-up card to celebrate the museum’s 90th birthday. Families can also purchase the book Ordinary O‘hana and have it signed by author Lee Cataluna and illustrator Cheyne Gallarde. There will be two free showings of the film The Little Prince at 11:10 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Hop on a free shuttle to Spalding House for an Easter Egg Hunt at 11:45 a.m. But, before you pack a giant basket, be aware that the hunt has a two-egg limit.
All ages Free Sunday, April 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Activities end at 3 p.m.) Honolulu Museum of Art. 900 S. Beretania St. 532-8700, honolulumuseum.org
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Wet’n’Wild Easter Egg
Visit Wet’n’Wild for a discounted rate, join an Easter Egg hunt and then float down a lazy river or hit the slides and wave pool. The first 400 kids to enter the park will receive a free gift from Diamond Bakery and Ocean Potion. Creative keiki can also enter an Easter Basket contest for a chance to win a season pass. From Gunstock Ranch to Hawaii Kai, check out our full list of Easter Egg hunts going on this weekend.
All ages. Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Basket Contest for children 12 years and younger.
$19.99 admission for kama‘aina and military, 2 years and younger free. $49.99 adult general admission, $37.99 general admission for children 42 inches and under but over 2 years old.
Sunday, April 16. Registration begins at 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. egg hunt for 5 years and younger, 9:45 a.m. for 6 to 9 years, 10 a.m. for 10 to 12 years. Water rides open at 10:30 a.m.
Wet’n’Wild, 400 Farrington Highway, Kapolei.
If you missed the Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s production of Home at Tenney Theatre, you can watch it for free this weekend at the Hawai‘i State Library. This 30-minute program explores the value of a shelter and what happens if you don’t have one. Two characters try to build their own individual homes until they realize that it’s better to share one.
Recommended for children 3 to 5 years. Free Saturday, April 15, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Hawai‘i State Library, Edna Allyn Room for Children on first floor, 478 S. King St. 586-3500, librarieshawaii.org
A portion of Kalakaua Avenue will be turned into a pedestrian-only area for shopping, eating, painting and bouncing this Saturday. There will be a street performer showing off his magic skills through skits and audience participation in front of the Beachcomber Hotel as well as four inflatable bounce houses. No alcohol will be served at the event, but Wine and Canvas will be teaching keiki and adults how to paint a work of art on a canvas for a fee. Choose dinner from more than 30 food vendors including PF Chang, Snow Factory, The Taco Man, Mega-Load Burgers, Mahoe’s Hawaiian Delight and Uncle’s Handmade Ice Cream. And, shop at around 50 craft booths including kid-friendly Wacky Whistles, which sells instruments that make animal noises, LED Novelties Hawaii, which sells light-up toys, and VH07D, which spells “Aloha” when you read it upside down. A portion of the sales from festival vendors will go to Easter Seals.
All ages Free. $5 for a single bounce house entry. $12 for a wristband for unlimited entry to all four bounce houses. Saturday, April 15, 4 to 10 p.m. Kalākaua Ave., between Seaside Ave. and Kapahulu Ave. 532-5050, millwoodohanaproductions.com
Hip-Hop-Pening Easter Celebration at Salt Lake Shopping CenterDonate a canned good or at least a dollar to the Hawaii Foodbank and kids will get a wristband for free pony rides and entry into a petting zoo with bunnies, chicks, ducks, goats, sheep and more animals. Bring your camera for free photos with the Easter Bunny and receive a free treat. Make crafts, play games and enter for prizes from merchants including Pizza Hut, Diamond Nails and Supercuts, and a big movie premier prize package from Krater 96.3. Check out our full list of Easter activities here.
All ages Free Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Salt Lake Shopping Center, 848 Ala Lilikoi St. 735-8822, saltlakeshoppingcenter.com
Looking for more family-friendly activities? Check out the honolulufamily.com calendar.