North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Search for frogs, salamanders and their eggs at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Spring is the season when frogs, toads, and salamanders return to the wetlands to lay their eggs. After a short introduction in our Nature Center where we will learn about the life cycles of these amazing creatures, we will search the sanctuary's wetlands and woodlands for amphibians on the move. If we're lucky, we might be able to catch a few of them! We'll also be sure to swing by our vernal pool where we should be able to find large masses of wood frog and spotted salamander eggs.


Methuen Ballet Ensemble will interpret the classic story of Oz at the Firehouse

Methuen Ballet Ensemble will present their interpretation of 'The Wizard of Oz' at the Firehouse Center in Newburyport! Join Dorothy, Toto, and their friends as they follow the yellow brick road in search of the Emerald City. Share in the adventure as they encounter many unusual obstacles on their quest to see the great Wizard of Oz!


Silhouette Artist, Carol Lebeaux, Hand-Cut Heirloom Portraits Wenham Museum

Every year families across New England reserve time with beloved silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux who chronicles their children's growth by cutting out profile portraits while they pose. Wenham Museum is hosting a rare opportunity to have a hand-cut heirloom portrait created by silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux from a sitting or photograph.

Location: Wenham Museum


Kids will learn about making homemade drinks at Willaims-Sonoma Lynnfield!

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! Making fresh fruit and vegetable drinks is a fun and healthful way to entice your kids into the kitchen. Join us and learn how to whip up smoothies, juices, fruit slushies and more. Suitable for ages 5-13.


Shore Country Day School Summer Programs. Beverly MA Boston Children’s Theatre (

Summer Shore camps are all about enjoying sun and fun through a vivid learning experience. Enroll your child today in enrichment, S.T.E.A.M., sports or theater camp and get ready to hear about how this is the best summer ever!
Check out for dates and details on the camps listed below. E-mail Alyssa Freda, Director of Summer Programs, at with any questions.


Dr. Michael Thompson, psychologist, specialist and author of New York Times best

Glen Urquhart School proudly welcomes Dr. Michael Thompson, psychologist and author of the New York Times best-seller Raising Cain and seven other best-selling books on children and parenting.


Come tot he Crane Wildlife Refuge in search of toads and other peepers!

Ever wonder what that screeching sound is on damp spring evenings? The cacophonous chorus of toads and Spring Peepers means winter is finally coming to an end. In the early evening darkness we'll quietly make our way through the dunes to the bogs and puddles that serve as breeding pools for the American Toad, and hope to catch a glimpse of them (and other species too!) as they call to find a mate. These are the toads you most often see around your yard – but there's a lot to learn about them! Come with us as we get up close and personal with these bumpy jumpers!  *Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Boston Ballet School Northshore Summer Programs. Register online today for summe

The Boston Ballet School North Shore Studio in Marblehead is comprised of young people whose dedication, effort and talent is evidenced in their well-worn ballet slippers. Register today for the BBS Summer Program where children ages 3 and up enjoy a supportive, welcoming, and engaging experience.

We had the pleasure to speak with Jessica Kreyer, Principal and Director of the Boston Ballet School Marblehead Studio about the Summer Dance Programs for ages three through adult at the state-of-the-art facility conveniently located on the Salem/Marblehead line within the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA.


Glen Urquhart School Summer Program in Beverly MA

Join us for a special summer program at GUS! Our long-standing tradition of combining educational, hands-on workshops with easygoing summertime fun for children ages 4 to 14 continues. Our camp atmosphere is noncompetitive, creative, inquisitive, playful, and relaxed. We welcome children from schools all over the North Shore and beyond.


See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways at the Cambr

Cambridge Science Festival 2015 hosts their annual Science Carnival at the Cambridge Public Library during April Vacation! See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways, and celebrate the kickoff of the Cambridge Science Festival 2015 at Noon! The 2015 Carnival will have 5 distinct themes: Earth & Space, Micro-Zone, No Limits, Game Corner and Robot Zoo!


Bright Horizons, Bright Horizons: Open House Week for Toddlers and preschoolers.

Attend and enjoy Open House week April 13-17 at Bright Horizons and you'll experience The World at Their Fingertips curriculum in action. Built around extensive research, 21st century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, The World at Their Fingertips curriculum introduces the concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.  We invite you to explore our enhanced infant, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten Prep programs at any one of the nearby centers.


Messy Art Day at Lanesville Community Center

A group of former and current preschool teachers and enthusiastic artists have joined forces to bring 'Messy Art Day' to the Lanesville Communtiy Center! Kids in preschool and grade school are invited to come paint, draw and create using charcoal, pastels and paint! Come join the fun, make a mess and discover the masterpiece hidden within!


Pike School Andover MA PreKindergarten through Grade 9

At The Pike School, we believe positive energy makes everything possible. In fact, our school runs on it. It fuels our campus and ensures our students are happy, confident, curious children – who, not surprisingly, go on to be very successful adults.

There is a certain sort of joyful exuberance that permeates everything we do. And yes, it's contagious. Blame it on our teachers. They create an environment so welcoming-- and so filled with the thrill of risk-taking—that even our youngest students think learning is the most natural thing in the world.

That's the power of positive energy. That's Pike.

We are currently accepting applications for our Pre-Kindergarten program, as well as for Kindergarten - Grade 2. Join us at a Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten - Grade 2 Open House.

Location: Pike School


Did you know Fluff was made in Lynn, MA? Come find out more at Lynn Museum!

Join the Lynn Museum and Historical Society to learn about Fluff! As part of the museum's April Vacation Week programming join us for a 15-minute tour given by Museum-trained guides that will feature an in-depth look at a museum object on view. These tours are open to all museum visitors and will spotlight a different object from the collection. This tour will look at our favorite marshmallow treat Fluff using photographs and advertising materials! After, visitors will be invited to create mosaic style recreation of the Fluff sign.


Come enjoy a free Earth Day admission for kids during April Vacation at Lynn Mus

Join the Lynn Museum and Historical Society for Earth Day! As part of our April Vacation Week programming join us to celebrate Earth Day! Visitors will have the opportunity to decorate a pot and plant a seed to take home, engage in scavenger hunts, and take zip tours focused on Lynn Beach and Lynn Woods!


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