Kids

Egg-cellent Adventure at Appleton Farms

Say goodbye to the cold and celebrate the arrival of warmer weather here at the

Say goodbye to the cold and celebrate the arrival of warmer weather here on the Farm! While we often associate eggs with the Easter Bunny, in many cultures eggs symbolize new life and are tied with the coming of spring. At this event, we celebrate spring, new life on the farm, and the bounty of fresh eggs produced by our hens.

When: 
Saturday April 4, 2015 10am-Noon
Location: 
Appleton Farms

Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma

Kids will learn how easy and fun it is to make egg treats  at Williams-Sonoma's

Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! Eggs aren’t just yummy to eat—they’re also good for you! Learn some basic egg-cooking techniques plus eggs-traordinary ways to enjoy those hard-boiled eggs that you’ve decorated. Suitable for ages 5 - 13.

When: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10am

Science on Saturday at MIT

Kids will learn about engineering at the next Science on Saturday!

Brought to you by MIT alumnus Todd Rider, Science on Saturday is a free 60-minute presentation with lots of fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer. It is free and open to all elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as their parents and teachers. Hands-on activity booths are available to students after the show. No pre-registration is required, but seating is limited - first come, first seated. Parental/adult escort is required for all children under 12.

When: 
Saturday March 28, 2015 10am
Location: 
MIT Kresge Auditorium

Read to a DOG: Reading Sessions with Blu (Grades 2-6)

Get kids interested in learning to read by having them read to a dog named Blu!

A dog in the library? Yes! Welcome to Blu, a black lab therapy dog who needs some doggie down time. Children can sign up for a 10 minute session to read to Blu in a comfy section of the library. The ages of the readers can vary - if your child wants to flip through a picture book and tell Blu about it, that is just fine! It’s great for Blu, who gets some snuggle time, and great for the children who get to practice their oratory skills with a very special pup.

When: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10-11am
Location: 
Newbury Town Library

Rough Meadows to Sawyers Island "Early Spring" Walk

Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary is part island, part forest and part marsh!

Join Essex County Greenbelt Association for a walk to look for signs of nature's rebirth in the Great Marsh, the largest salt marsh ecosystem in New England. We'll start at the Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary parking lot, and (depending on conditions) walk the trails or road down to Sawyers Island, where hot cocoa and snacks will greet you.

When: 
Sunday, March 29, 2015 1-3pm

MHM Children's Program: Quilts

Kids will learn about quilts at Manchester Historical Museum and make quilt squa

The Manchester Historical Museum will be offering a program focused on quilts for children 3 and up. Come see examples of different antique quilts and make your own quilt patterns. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP.

When: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10 am

Summer at Brookwood

Welcome to Summer at Brookwood 2015. Find specialty camp programming in the area

Summer at Brookwood is a coeducational summer camp for students entering Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4+) through grade 8. Summer at Brookwood creates a fun and supportive environment in which students thrive in athletics, enrichment, and the arts. We develop friendships, the body, the mind, and the imagination. Our summer camp staff - many of them Brookwood teachers, coaches, and alumni - are 100% committed to fostering a fun, safe, and exciting environment for your child.

Walk on the Wild Side: Harbor Seals

Walk on the Wild side with Harbor Seals at Joppa Flats Education Center!

Come to Joppa Flats Education Center and begin with a 45 minute indoor introductory program in the Lookout (second floor) about Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walrus). Then, we’ll carpool to an on-the-beach viewing area where we can see the harbor seals hauled out on the rocks at low tide at the mouth of the Merrimack River.

When: 
Sunday, March 29, 2015 1-3:30pm

Debbie and Friends at the Regent Theater

Debbie & Friends use original songs to tell stories that children know and love.

A live Debbie & Friends show is a trip for the entire family—a joyful jaunt through a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae, all delivered by a band of musicians who are clearly there because they love it. Kids become the Big Bad Wolf and blow the house down, fix Rosie’s wrong rhymes, and test their skills with the Simon Says Song. Like everyone’s favorite teacher, Debbie connects with her audience and respects kids for the people they are, and her warmth is sincere and her radiance downright contagious.

When: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Regent Theater

Sense of Wonder Walk: Animal Architects

Beavers are natural builders. We'll explore their instinct to build at IRWS

Come hike to the Rockery Pond to observe a beaver lodge. Then as a group, we will attempt to build our own lodge. Along the way, we will investigate other animal homes including bird and squirrel nests, chipmunk holes, and tree cavities, and discover who made them and how.

When: 
Sunday, March 22, 2015 1:30-3pm
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