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

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Northshore Mall, Peabody MA

Northshore Mall is in the spring spirit, celebrating the season with the Easter Bunny himself who is now at the mall and is gearing up for a very egg-citing event taking place. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 28th, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Northshore Mall and the Simon Kidgits Club will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Kidgits can participate in various craft-making activities including decorate-your-own Easter bucket, raffle prizes and having breakfast with the Easter Bunny himself!

Not a Kidgits Club member yet? Sign-up at Guest Services or at the event for only $5.00 that includes 1 year of fun activities!

Northshore Mall
210 Andover Street
Peabody, MA

Location: Northshore Mall


Caring Bunny Photo Sessions at North Shore Shopping Center in Peabody. Visit Nor

Children with special needs and their families are invited to a special photo session with Caring Bunny in an environment set up to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children with all abilities. Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny. The subdued environment is likely to include (specific elements or aesthetics may vary):

•     Turning off in-mall music, stopping escalators located near the photo set, dimming the lights and shutting down fountains for the duration of the event.

•     Eliminating queue lines through the use of a numbering system whereby guests approach the set when their number is called.

•     Special activities geared toward the needs of the child during the ‘wait’ period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit.

Please RSVP at

The photo session will take place in the Lower Level of the Nordstrom wing.

Location: Northshore Mall


Pickering Wharf for the annual Easter Egg Hunt with The Easter Bunny

Hop on down to Pickering Wharf for the annual Easter Egg Hunt with The Easter Bunny and a special appearance by Elsa from Frozen! Bring the family along for a fun filled time. The hunt starts 1 p.m. at The Happy Sunflower and continues along the Wharf. At 2 p.m., photos with The Easter Bunny in front of The Happy Sunflower until 3 p.m. Ages 8 and under please.

Candy for egg hunt is donated so there may be some with nuts.

Location: Happy Sunflower


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 a campus wide 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 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


Cultural Care Au Pair Boston, Northshore

Cultural Care Au Pair, Boston invites us to attend at the Manchester by the Sea Community Center for a fun-filled day celebrating cultures from around the world Bring your little explorer to this free event and learn more about the vibrant cultures of South America, Europe and Asia.

The event will feature food, crafts, face-painting, and more from cultures around the world.
Storytime from Dream big. Read Barefoot. Raffle from Big Apple Circus and enjoy much more.


Say goodbye to the cold and celebrate the arrival of warmer weather here at the

Say goodbye to the cold and celebrate the arrival of warmer weather here on the Farm! While we often associate eggs with the Easter Bunny, in many cultures eggs symbolize new life and are tied with the coming of spring. At this event, we celebrate spring, new life on the farm, and the bounty of fresh eggs produced by our hens.

Location: Appleton Farms


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.


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.


Kids will learn how easy and fun it is to make egg treats  at Williams-Sonoma's

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! Eggs aren’t just yummy to eat—they’re also good for you! Learn some basic egg-cooking techniques plus eggs-traordinary ways to enjoy those hard-boiled eggs that you’ve decorated. Suitable for ages 5 - 13.


Kids will learn about engineering at the next Science on Saturday!

Brought to you by MIT alumnus Todd Rider, Science on Saturday is a free 60-minute presentation with lots of fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer. It is free and open to all elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as their parents and teachers. Hands-on activity booths are available to students after the show. No pre-registration is required, but seating is limited - first come, first seated. Parental/adult escort is required for all children under 12.


Rockport Library invites kids and families to a fun block building session!

Rockport Public Library invites families for a fun afternoon session of crafting and play!


Get kids interested in learning to read by having them read to a dog named Blu!

A dog in the library? Yes! Welcome to Blu, a black lab therapy dog who needs some doggie down time. Children can sign up for a 10 minute session to read to Blu in a comfy section of the library. The ages of the readers can vary - if your child wants to flip through a picture book and tell Blu about it, that is just fine! It’s great for Blu, who gets some snuggle time, and great for the children who get to practice their oratory skills with a very special pup.


Newburyport Public Library want sto know if you've got what it takes to construct your own marshmallow catapult? Come give it a shot and show off your skills! This FREE program is sponsored by the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library. Please contact Jessica Hilbun, Teen Services Librarian, with any questions.


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

Join Essex County Greenbelt Association for a walk to look for signs of nature's rebirth in the Great Marsh, the largest salt marsh ecosystem in New England. We'll start at the Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary parking lot, and (depending on conditions) walk the trails or road down to Sawyers Island, where hot cocoa and snacks will greet you.


Kids will learn about quilts at Manchester Historical Museum and make quilt squa

The Manchester Historical Museum will be offering a program focused on quilts for children 3 and up. Come see examples of different antique quilts and make your own quilt patterns. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP.


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