5 ABQ Kids Things to Know this Week

Get Your Tickets Now!

One of our favorite places, Bricks & Minifigs, just announced a special make and take event during Balloon Fiesta. Participants will build and take home a LEGO hot air balloon, and everyone will work together to make a replica of Balloon Fiesta Park! They promise this event will sell out fast, so get your tickets (just $8!) now on their Facebook event page.  If you’re wondering “What IS a minifig?,” check out this post.

Read to the Dog is a Tail-Wagging Joy

A lot of amazing events take place at Albuquerque’s libraries, but the Read to the Dog program is, perhaps, the best. The kids love it! The dogs love it! And reading out loud to therapy dogs helps kids become stronger readers and more confident public speakers. Check out the schedule here.

Color Wheel Toys is Open!

If you aren’t already, follow Color Wheel Toys on Instagram. They’ve just opened for their second year as a pop-up shop of toys and arts and crafts materials  — next to the Flying Star in Nob Hill! We’re so excited! Color Wheel Toys has an amazing selection of treasures, but they also have a Sensory Bin and a Craft Bar, AND sometimes you can get a FREE marble by telling them a joke! Go check it out; they are only open until Dec. 31st: 3418 Central Ave. SE

Join The Wizard of Oz Show Choir — FREE!

Call for Munchkins! The Treble Makers is a free kids choir, and they are looking for kids kindergarten – 8th grade to join the production of The Wizard of Oz. Rehearsals are every Wednesday, 6 – 7 pm. To learn more, visit High Desert Music Education.

FREE Kids Geology Classes Saturdays at Mama’s Minerals

On Saturdays Mama’s Minerals hosts free kids geology classes, taught by Geologist David Mueller. There are two classes, one for kids 7 and older, and one for the younger kids. The next class is September 22. Check here for upcoming dates. Kids learn about the basic concepts of Geologic Time, and get to explore crystals, minerals, fossils, and stones.

Call for kids art!

Would your kid like to see something they’ve drawn featured on our “5 ABQ Kids Things” messages? Private Message us a HORIZONTAL image using Facebook Messenger, or email us at info@abqkids.com. Include the kid’s age and first name, if you like.

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