Kids see what sounds can be made at Yuri Suzuki's Sonic Playground. Photo courtesy of Kirsten Gilliam.
Kids see what sounds can be made at Yuri Suzuki's Sonic Playground. Photo courtesy of Kirsten Gilliam.

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Sonic Playground STEM Extravaganza, Sept. 7-8

A big congratulations to all the parents out there is in order; you've successfully made it through not only the start of school, but the first school holiday as well! You now what that means... it's time to buckle down, because the first semester is full steam ahead. And like a good friend, we're prepared to tackle this school year alongside you, providing both guidance and entertainment in equal doses.

In the spirit of the school year, we've compiled a list of 65 school lunch ideas for your kids that they'll actually eat. These Bento box meals are balanced, tasty, and just plain fun, so you won't have to worry about your kids bringing home the lunches you lovingly packed for them virtually untouched. 

For everyone who's not quite yet filling their daytime hours with school or looking for great afternoon activities, our event calendar is an awesome resource for finding fun weekday activities, our Free Things to Do in September list gives you plenty of ideas that don't include your pocketbook, and our September GoList highlights the top events happening throughout the month. We also have a weekly newsletter that you can sign up for so you always know what's happening here at Mommy Poppins.

Did you know that you can also submit your event to our calendar? If you're planning something awesome, we'd love to hear about it and share it with our readers! Fill out the form, hit submit, then we'll review it and publish it for all to see.  

Now let's tackle this weekend planning together with a sneak peek at what's happening around town. 


Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77265

Traders Village
7979 N Eldridge Pkwy
Houston, TX 77041

Owen Theatre
225 Metcalf Street
Conroe, TX 77305

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010

Candytopia Houston
7620 Katy Freeway Building 3B, Suite 360
Houston, TX 77024

Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

ArtMix Creative Learning Center
2522 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005

Beck Building at MFAH
5601 Main St
Houston, TX 77005

Kingwood Town Center Park
8 N. Main St.
Kingwood, TX 77339

CityCentre Plaza
800 Town and Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024

Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Drive
Humble, TX 77338

Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554

Northshore Park
2505 Lake Woodlands Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77381

Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford St
Houston, TX 77002

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010