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

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

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy.  This week we will explore the Salt Marsh to learn about the habitat and the creatures that live and hunt there.


Community Giving Tree's mission is to help low-income families in northeastern M

Time to clean out and drop off your gently-used donations to Essex County children in need. On Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Community Giving Tree van is accepting donations at the Winthrop Elementary School, 325 Bay Road, Hamilton.

Community Giving Tree, a non-profit organization serving all of Essex County, collects gently used baby equipment such as car seats, strollers, high chairs and more and gives them to local children in need. Every baby needs a safe crib.

Community Giving Tree's mission is to help low-income families in northeastern Massachusetts raise healthy children by providing recycled clothing, baby equipment and other basic necessities.


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.


Kestrel Adventures encourages kids to grown through connecting with nature!

Kestrel Educational Adventures offers five day Summer programs that encourage your kids to grow by connecting with the natural world around them.  Nature Specialists help kids use real science as a way to explore local wild places, make some new friends and learn about themselves along the way!


Lynn Spring Carnival & Fundraiser for North Shore Children and Families

The Lynn Spring Carnival is in full swing May 7-10, 2015 at the McManus Field
Commercial St. in Lynn, MA 01902.

The carnival will feature rides, exciting games, food and a petting zoo.

Ride unlimited rides for $25 during our discount ride promotion days.

Those are scheduled for:
• Thursday 6pm-close
• Sunday 1pm-5pm OR


Spring Carnival in Lawrence MA for northshore children and families

The Spring Carnival in Lawrence is in full swing May 7 - 10 on the South Common, in Lawrence.

The carnival will feature rides, exciting games, food.

Ride unlimited rides for $25 during our discount ride promotion days. Those are scheduled for:
• Thursday 6pm-close
• Sunday 1pm-4pm OR 4pm-8pm

Discounts can be found at

For over 75 years, Fiesta Shows has been providing New Englanders with old-fashioned carnival fun, excitement, and family entertainment. Fiesta Shows, New England's largest carnival, visits over 50 communities throughout New England each year. So, step right up and learn more about Fiesta Shows,what we do for communities, and discover how you can join in the fun by touring our site.

Location: Lawrence Common


Brookwood School Manchester MA

On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015, at 7 p.m. Doug Fodeman, Brookwood School's Technology Director, will give a workshop to discuss technology safety for children.


The Pop Ups bring music and fun to the Friehouse Center for the Arts!

The Pop Ups (Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein) are a two-time-GRAMMY-nominated, Brooklyn-based musical duo which the Wall Street Journal says “reflects the creativity percolating on the independent children's music scene.”In 2014, the duo made their national TV debut on Sprout’s “Sunny Side Up Show,” and released their Grammy-nominated album, "Appetite for Construction."


Come to a Girl Scout Presentation on 'How to Save the World' at MPL!

The Ambassador Girl Scout Troop, #60085 will host How To Save The World program at the Manchester Public Library. The program is for grades kindergarten to 4th. Participants will learn how they affect the environment. The Girl Scouts will also have a fun project for the participants! Registration deadline is April 30th. Register by calling 978-526-2016 or send an email.


MIT Museum's Idea Hub is a focuses on hands-on design and engineering!  In this

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission.

Location: MIT Museum


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.


Tillium is plentiful at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport!

Maudslay State Park has one of the best shows of flower bloom in the Commonwealth.  The rhododendrons are starting to bloom. Each week promises a new show of bloom, as our various species exhibit their beauty in cycle.  The beautiful trilliums are in bloom right now, and if you’ve never seen one, you’re in for a treat! Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate warm clothes.  Curzon Mill Rd


Rhododendron's are plentiful at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport!

Flowers are for kids, too! Children ages 6 – 10 can accompany their parents and the park interpreter to learn about the fabulous flowers at Maudslay, one of the premier viewing locations in Massachusetts. Meet at the park headquarters on Curzon Mill Rd. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Children must be accompanied by an adult!


Shore Country Day School - Massachusetts Private School Pre-K Elementary, Middle

The sooner a child engages in excellence,
the better each year of learning becomes.

Building instruments in the Innovation Lab, Pre-K math lessons with Fifth Grade Big Buddies, Zimbabwean marimbas, Shore’s StarLab Planetarium, and songs in Spanish—all excite your child about learning. Our Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade teachers encourage innovative thought and creative expression right from the start.


Market Street Lynnfield events for families and children

Grab the family and go to Taste Of MarketStreet at Market Street Lynnfield! Sample delicacies from your favorite MarketStreet restaurants while kids enjoy live music form Katrina Gustafson of Lynnfield.   Plus, fun family entertainment provided by the YMCA!


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