In your race to get outside and play this morning (finally, it’s May!), you failed to notice one important detail: the rain.
If spring showers have you (and your kids) running in circles, it can’t hurt to add a couple more offenders to the mix: Rubbabu Torino racers. Made from natural foam and covered in a velvetlike material, the soft hot rod wheelies ricochet off walls and furniture without leaving so much as a scratch.
The Torino racing set includes two cars and a racetrack play mat (with markers) to facilitate the action. However, once our kids turned the corner, there was no stopping them down the hardwood straightaway of the hall.
Until we waved the checkered flag.
Available online at rubbabutoys.com, $25.
Natural History Road Show
What: Experts on insects, fossils, and minerals answer questions about your aspiring archaeologist’s treasured finds, plus a scavenger hunt and kid-friendly presentation on urban ecology.
Why: Who knows? That shell he hauled back from the shore might be worth something.
When: Sat. Presentation, 1 p.m.; road show, 2-4 p.m.
Where: The Wagner Free Institute of Science, 1700 W. Montgomery Ave. (215-763-6529). Admission is free.
National Train Day
What: See how passengers traveled in the past, decorate cookies, and make crafts.
Why: Meet the hardworking dogs of the K-9 unit.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 30th Street Station, 2955 Market St. Participation is free.
Mom’s Night Out for Mother’s Day
What: A silent auction to benefit The Birth Center with wine, cupcakes, and well-stocked goodie bags.
Why: Cocktail attire is encouraged, Hot Mama.
When: Wed., 7-10 p.m.
Where: The Radnor Hotel, 591 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids (610-688-5800). Tickets online at mainlineparent.com. Cost is $45-$75.
Photo: Courtesy of Rubbabu