Kids

Clayworks with Ann McCrea

Ann McCrae has 30 + years of art teaching experience.

Local artist, storyteller and teacher Ann McCrea will help kids use modeling clay to sculpt a rabbit or coyote! CLAY♦WORKS combines the magic of storytelling with clay sculpting. The 70-minute CLAY•WORKS program teaches kids from 1st-6th grade [ages 5-11]. Sitting in a circle on the floor, Ann tells a story which evokes their interest and creativity.

When: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 10am

Frozen Crystals at Maritime Gloucester

Kids will learn all about crystals at Maritime Gloucester.

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in grades 2-5 to a vacation week session about Wind Turbines and Sail Power - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation! Do you want to build a snowflake?  With salt and ice, we'll create a variety of ice sculptures using colorful frozen shapes!

When: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1-3pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Family Day at the Bird Banding Station

Family Day at the Banding Station will teach you about bird identification, and

Come for an exciting visit to the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research at a real field station. The station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October).

When: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:30-11:30 am

Vacation Week Flyby: Orbit the Earth!

This Flyby at Joppa Flats Center is all about the planet Earth.

Joppa Flats Education Center helps families beat the blahs and keep minds active and hands busy during school break! Drop in for an hour or stay all day for a vacation destination that suits your family's schedule. Participate in scheduled family presentations at 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. Let our volunteers provide guided instruction on how to blend science and art based on the day's theme. It's free-flow learning for the whole family. Come once, or make it a multiple-day adventure. Indoors and out, weather permitting.

When: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10am-3pm

Lego Day - Build and Play! at NPL

Children ages 4 & up are invited to come to the Newburyport Library's Lego Day!

Children ages 4 and up are invited to come to the library Lego Club. This is a drop-in program requiring no sign up.  Drop in any time between 10am and 12pm. (We will have Duplos for the younger kids.) Show off your building skills or just get creative.

When: 
Tuesday April 22, 2014 10am - Noon

Adventure Day: Marvelous Mammals

Kids will learn about plant eating animals that live at the IRWS

During this vacation week program, kids will learn about the plant-eating mammals that make their home at the sanctuary. We hope to catch glimpses of them, and certainly we'll see signs that they are living here. Participate in a mammal obstacle course. Build a beaver and muskrat lodge as a group, and track deer and other mammals in the fields and forests of the sanctuary.

When: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9am-3pm

Summer at Brookwood

Brookwood School Summer Camp 2014 Manchester MA

Summer at Brookwood is a coeducational summer camp for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Nine. Summer at Brookwood creates a fun and supportive environment in which students thrive in athletics, enrichment and the arts. Kids develop friendships, the body, the mind and the imagination.

PIL: Bubble Trouble!

Bubble Trouble is an interactive stage show that highlights the magic of bubbles

The Peabody Institute Library - Danvers is in big Bubble Trouble! A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic with science, he engages and delights audiences of all ages.

When: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10am

School Vacation: Literacy Crafts

Bring some of your favorite books alive! Drop-in to the Children's Room any time (10am - 8pm) to visit different stations around the room. Make a journal for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, create guinea pig from Stink, and many others! A fun way to spend vacation week! Registration is not required! While you're here, come up with a name for our library dog (no, he's not real!)

When: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10am-8pm

School Vacation: Make a Sock Dog

Create a reading buddy from a sock! That's right! A cute little dog that you can decorate with spots. stripes, or anything that your strikes your imagination. It doesn't require sewing, but will take produce a soft friend to read to in the end. You'll also be able to take home a brand new book of your choice! Grade K-5th. Registration is required.

When: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:30-2:30pm
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