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

National Marionette Theater presents Aladdin at the Roger Center for the Arts in

National Marionette Theatre returns with is production of this classic tale of Aladdin and his exciting adventures--thanks to a magic lamp! National Marionette Theatre has charmed audiences for years with its beautiful marionettes, elegant scenery, and talented performers. This is a guaranteed fun time for the whole family!


Kids in grades k-12 are invited to play chess at Salem Public Library.

Kids in grades k-8 who have an interest in chess are invited to come to the Salem Public Library to play chess with other enthusiasts of the game! Novice players are welcome and there are no instructors present. This two hour session is designed to provide a friendly environment for kids to test their skills against other opponents! Come to the library and play!


Lily Stewart will be at the Ipswich Library for a free dog sledding presentaiton

Ipswich Public Library invites you to meet real sled dogs and learn how a professional sled dog racer trains her dogs and races them in the United States, Canada and beyond. Lily Stewart, an Ipswich High School senior and adult sled dog racing champion, will lead this program and introduce the audience to her dogs, the equipment she uses, and to a demonstration of the dogs in action. Snow is not required for the demonstration. Appropriate for children ages 5 and older who are comfortable around dogs. Adults are welcome, too!


The Amesbury Public Library invites families to build LEGO creations!

APL invites families to come and create with LEGOs! Come on up to the Children's Room and build anything you can imagine! We'll provide the Lego, you provide the builders! Everyone is welcome (we have some Duplo for youngers)! We'll have some challange suggestions each month, if you'd like! No registration required and drop in anytime between 2pm - 4pm. We will display any creations made in our fiction section!


Salem So Sweet, Salem MA, Valentines Festival, Visit Salem MA,  Salem So Sweet i

Celebrate chocolate during the Salem So Sweet festival, February 6-15, 2015. Activities include the sell-out chocolate and wine tasting on February 6, chocolate samplings and chocolate-inspired menu items at restaurants throughout Salem, and the Golden Ticket raffle. Enjoy viewing ice sculpture installations all around downtown.

Location: Downtown Salem


Come see Warren Miller's 'No Turning Back' at the Firehouse Center for the Arts

Still making fresh turns around the world, No Turning Back, the latest film from Warren Miller Entertainment is 65 years in the making. Come celebrate the legacy that annually marks the beginning of winter.


Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls

Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; common perches are dunes and salt hay staddles. In winters past, the owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Join us as we hike the dunes in search of these magnificent birds. Unlike most owls, snowy owls are diurnal (they hunt and are active both day and night) so we have a good chance of sighting one even in the daylight hours! We'll warm up with hot cider at the end of our hike.


What animals do you see in winter?  Find out at IRWS in Topsfield Massachusetts

What animals do you see in winter? Where do they find their food? We will hike to the woods and look for clues of what they have been eating and where they have been sleeping. Discover tracks in the snow and try to guess what animals have been on the trails.


Find out where coyotes get food and how they keep warm through the winter.

Predators such as the eastern coyote can't go to the market for groceries, so how do they get their food? We'll spend some time indoors learning about the different predators in Massachusetts, including how they hunt and how they stay warm to survive the cold winter months. Then we'll take a walk to look for fishers, river otters, foxes, hawks, and owls. Tracks, chews, scat, pellets, and bones will show us where predators have partied.


Build a Birdfeeder with your child that attracts birds to your yard this winter

Brighten up your yard this winter with a bird feeder handmade by you and your child. Each family will receive a kit containing all the necessary parts to build a feeder that will attract chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, cardinals, and many other birds to your yard. A short slide presentation will highlight the birds that commonly come to feeders. We'll also observe the sanctuary feeders to see which birds are looking for food. Instructors will circulate to provide assistance.


Every Friday night, families can use visit the Children's Museum of New Hampshir

All families are invited to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire on the first Friday night of every month during the school year for Dollar Deal Night! For just $1/person, families are free to explore and experience the museum as a low cost night out together. The Children’s Museum is not normally open at night, so this is also a special treat to visit after-hours and enjoy creative play before bedtime.


MSL: New Year's Eve Family Block Party

Celebrate New Years Eve with your little ones on MarketStreet Lynnfield,in front of J.P. Licks and Lively Kids, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

This family friendly festival will include a DJ, Street Performers, Ice Skating and a Ball Drop at 7:00 PM


Come learn survival skills like how to build a shelter at Ipswich River Sanctuar

Through teamwork and problem-solving, we will explore the woodlands of the sanctuary and imagine that we are explorers stranded in the wilderness. In order to survive, we will need to build shelters, collect firewood, and find food and a water source. Come and find out how you would survive!


Come see the original Toy Story at Newburyport Public Library!

Come in out of the cold and join us for a movie afternoon! We'll be showing Toy Story, rated G. Snacks will be provided. Kids of all ages are welcome at this drop-in vacation week event. Buzz and Woody have a great adventure as they escape from the deranged Sid next door!


Come to NPL for a special, midday celebration for kids ages 3-7 to ring in the new year. There will be  games, a craft, and even a countdown! Visit the Children's Room or call 978-465-4428 ext. 4 to register.


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