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

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.

 

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.

 

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!)

 

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.

 

Create a fuzzy toy for a dog in a local shelter! You'll have fun creating it and the dog will have fun playing with it. Grades K-6th (it takes some braiding skill). Registration required. We will also throughout the week have a donation box to bring in items for the shelter: fleece blankets, kleenex, latex gloves, zip-lock bags, toilet paper, kitchen garbage bags, paper towels, new collars.

 

Kids will explore, discover and have fun at Joppa Flats during April Vacation!

Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport will be busy with lots of different outdoor/indoor activities this April school vacation. There will be three days of Vacation Week Flybys that  feature activities, games, experiments, and more. Children ages 2 to 12 are invited to drop in anytime with their families for indoor and outdoor fun that will keep minds active and hands busy during school break!

 

The vacation week fly by will focus on the creatures of the deep.

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.

 

Vacation Week Flyby at Joppa Flats will focus on flocking.

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.

 

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.

 

Kids will explore and learn about the winged creatures of IRWS for Spring break

Kids will learn about the winged creatures that inhabit the sanctuary at this vacation week program. Spring is in full swing and all our flying friends are in a frenzy. If it has wings, we'll find it, and learn about the different ways creatures use their wings. Using binoculars, nets, and bug boxes, we'll take an up-close look at birds, dragonflies, butterflies, and other insects that make their homes at the sanctuary.

 

Kids preK-1st grade will learn about how bubbles are used at Maritime Gloucester

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session about bubbles - part of a week full of educational sessions during April vacation!. Is it possible to make a square bubble?  What about a giant bubble, large enough to stand in? 

 

Kids pre-k through grade 5 will love the engaging, interactive and fun April Vac

Maritime Gloucester has planned a fulfilling and fun week of programs for kids during April Vacation 2014. The programs are geared towards learning about life in the sea, and on it! Daily session are offered through the week, and offerings will be split by age - pre-K through 1st grade and grades 2-5.  These sessions are part story, part presentation and part art or craft project.  Kids will learn about sea life, sail and wind power, lobstering and more!

 

Earthday for shoreline cleanups at Halibut Point and Coolidge Point Reservation!

The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to one of their most spectacular coastal reservations to celebrate Earth Day 2014. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family.  At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up the shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!

 

The 'Power of the Purse' event is a fun night of charity with proceeds to benefi

Come to the Willowdale Estate for the 'Power of the Purse' - a ladies’ evening of hors d’oeuvres, wine, purses and fun! Designer Purses and Specialty Bags will be raffled the night of the event. Buy a ticket and join us for a night of fashion and fun, all for a good cause. Proceeds will go to benefit the The Women’s Fund of Essex County! Casual attire please!

 

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

 

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Limited space left. Reserve a place now if you plan to attend.

Learn to craft a palm-sized felted animal to take home, along with some tools and instructions so can continue to craft with confidence. Art instructor Margaurita Spear will teach you how to work with un-spun wool roving and a few other easy to find materials. Ages 8+

Reserve your spot now!

Location: Wenham Museum

 

Swan Boat Boston North Shore Parent, North Shore Parents Summer Activities Guide

The Public Garden may be one of the most ideal picnicking locations in Boston. Well-groomed and overflowing with tulips, cherry-trees, with willows cascading over the duck pond, the Boston Public Garden is a great place to relax during Boston's most beautiful season.

 

From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park

From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park. As we walk in his footsteps to the site of his cabin, we'll track signs of wildlife just as Walton did, using these clues to determine the animal's behavior. Along the way we'll share tales from his book A Hermit's Wild Friends, only available used from Amazon: A Hermit's Wild Friends or check it out from the Sawyer Free Library.

Location: Ravenswood Park

 

Give back to the community through this volunteer opportnity at Ravenswood Park

Get out and give back April 26th, with service learning opportunities for high school students to assist our trail steward, management, and education programs. Through our service-learning opportunities,  teens will build real-world skills as they help with our trail steward, management, and education programs.

Spring is the time to get our special places ready for more visitors. Earn community service by helping us at Coolidge Point, Misery Island, and Ravenswood Park.

 

Rejuvenate with Naturopathic Healthcare in Newbury, Newburyport MA

Do you experience fatigue, allergies, skin disorders (i.e. eczema), digestive problems, headaches, food cravings, weight issues, and/or foggy thinking?
Want to make changes but don’t know where to start?

Naturopathic Doctor, Sue Doyle will lead a three week cleanse that can help to clear the slate and reveal which health issues you might be grappling with, as they relate to diet, lifestyle, and inflammation.

 

Learn about the science behind long distance endurance running at MOS

Whether you're running or spectating at the Boston Marathon this year, a visit to Museum of Science will teach you the latest in endurance sports science! The museum has created special exibits and hands-on activities that will allow visitors to explore the science behind long-distance endurance running.  Combined with presentations by special guests, visitors will gain a better understanding the forces experienced by the runner's body, and what training does to minimize their effects.

 

Kids with an interest in Science and Astronomy will enjoy the weekly science clu

Beverly Public Library hosts the Science and Astronomy Club every Thursday that school is in session.  The program is geared toward kids in grades 1-5 and is designed to nurture an in interest in the sciences.  This is a drop in program - no registration required!

 

Join the Trustees of Reservations on a treasure hunt at Hamlin reservation in Ip

Looking for something fun to do with the kids during school vacation? Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Hamlin Reservation on a treasure hunt and hike.  Kids will search for natural treasure (and some man-made as well!) as they walk through the gently rolling fields of this former farmland, then over a dike path that leads to a loop trail around Eagle Island in the marshes of Ipswich. Bring your sharpest skills of observation and a bag to collect your treasures!

 

Come enjoy a free open house during April Vacation at Lynn Museum!

Join the Lynn Museum and Historical Society for FREE family fun. Every half hour there will be a story time for kids and each child that attends the program will receive a free children’s book on behalf of the Museum and the Lynn Literacy Campaign.

 

Sparhawk School Amesbury MA PreK to Grade 12

Finding the right educational fit is a defining moment in each family’s life. Join us for our Open House and learn more. No letter, conversation or brochure can say as much as the feeling of peering into a classroom that feels like home. Our campus wide open house will include tours of the Lower Campus (PreK- 7) at 259 Elm St. in Amesbury and the Upper Campus (8-12th grade) at 196 Main St. in Amesbury. Families interested in boarding can visit the Residential Campus via shuttles from our Upper Campus.  Interested families can register for the open house by visiting sparhawkschool.com or by calling 978-388-5343.

Sparhawk School is an independent, PreK -12 college preparatory day school with a focus on academic excellence in a culture of kindness.

Location: Sparhawk School