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

Walk on the Wild side with Harbor Seals at Joppa Flats Education Center!

Come to Joppa Flats Education Center and begin with a 45 minute indoor introductory program in the Lookout (second floor) about Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walrus). Then, we’ll carpool to an on-the-beach viewing area where we can see the harbor seals hauled out on the rocks at low tide at the mouth of the Merrimack River.


Crabgrass Puppet Theater returns to the Firehouse Center for the Arts in NBPT.

From Crabgrass Puppets comes two funny folktales from Africa with stunning puppetry, spectacular scenery, and wonderful music! Koi and the Kola Nuts is a humorous tale from Liberia. The youngest son of a chief is cheated out of his inheritance; instead of his father’s riches he receives just one small kola nut tree. He sets off to make his fortune.


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.


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.


St. John the Evangelist School, Beverly MA K1-Grade 8

St. John the Evangelist School is hosting an Admissions Open House on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:00 am for the 2015-2016 school year. SJS students and parents will give tours. Come see St. John School in action.

Private Tours are always available by contacting the school at 978-922-0048.


The Power of the Purse fundaraiser at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield promise

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!


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.


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