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Things To Do at Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, Boston's North Shore
The vegetable your child tolerates today may be old news tomorrow. Their eating habits are unpredictable and that’s normal. Your eating habits and the way you speak about food, however, are major influences in forming their life-long habits. It’s important to teach children that you eat to fuel your body and your brain. Marit Pywell, RDN, CDE, a nutritionist at Anna Jaques Hospital, shared 7 habits that will have you feeling great while leaving a lasting impression on the kids. Prepare your meal schedule and the meals for your family with these tips in mind.
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital
Music Classes for North Shore children and families
Music Together® of the North Shore is a research based music & movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grown-ups who love them. Music Together® classes make it easy for parents/primary caregivers to play a crucial role in activating thier child's music development. Classes are 45-minute long and include rhythmic games, dance, instrument play and are age & developmentally appropriate for the children while easy and fun for the caregivers, regardless of their own musical ability. Schedule your class today!
Events and things to do in Beverly MA
Glen Urquhart School invites children ages 4-7 to attend a fun 90-minute outdoor program on the Glen Urquhart campus in Beverly. Activities will include creative field games, a guided hike on the woodland trail, and songs and stories in the GUS greenhouse classroom. Organized groups and families are welcome. Reserve your spot today.
Location: Glen Urquhart School
Massive Spring and Summer Children's Consignment Event
Don't miss the Children's Drop and Shop Spring and Summer consignment sales event at Pingree School, Hamilton MA, for name brand children’s clothing, toys, gear and furniture. Shop for the best bargains on new & gently used Spring and Summer children's clothing, brand name toys and gear, furniture, maternity and boutique items. The consignment sale is an organized, store-like environment where individuals sell and purchase gently used baby and kids clothing, toys, and baby gear. See you there!
Location: Pingree School
Families will learn to make farm fresh cheeses at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA
Cooking together and having fun in the kitchen makes our farm family happy and we want to share that enthusiasm for cooking with you. With the help of our cheesemaker we will make a batch of fresh farm cheese while we learn about how our cows turn green grass to creamy, nutritious milk. Afterwords we'll enjoy the sweet fruits of our labor together. This program is designed for families with children ages 5-10.
Location: Appleton Farms
Learn about the process of making felt from wool at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts.
Warmer spring weather means its sheep shearing time on the farm.  But what to do with all that wool? Learn about the time honored tradition of wool felting. We’ll start by learning how to “card” the raw wool into soft fiber for spinning or felting. Afterwards, we’ll try our hand at making felt balls to be used for farm-fun necklaces. Wool, wood beads and decorative string will be provided, but feel free to bring anything special of your own to add to your necklace. Recommended for ages 5-9.
Location: Appleton Farms
The Cedar Point Trail at the Crane Estate winds through varied terrain to the be
An outdoor adventure for the whole family!  An easy rambling walk that will take us along the Cedar Point Trail to Steep Hill Beach with naturalists from The Trustees of Reservations. We’ll take note of how winter has changed the landscape, and how plants and animals adapt to survive this “dormant” season. Our wander will end in the Pine Grove, where we’ll warm up with hot chocolate around a campfire.
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Learn all about harbor seals at Joppa Flats Education Center! Photo ©Bill O'Connor
Winter is prime time to see harbor seals from the beach! We’ll begin at Joppa Flats Education Center, where we’ll learn about seals and safety. Then, we’ll fill our thermoses and head over to Salisbury Beach State Reservation to watch these charismatic creatures through our scopes and binoculars.
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center, Salisbury Beach State Reservation
YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camps
Friends, Fun & Summer Sun - YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camps Build friendships and memories to last a lifetime! YMCA of the North Shore camps offer a variety of experiences for children of all ages.
There's plenty to do at the Northshore, Cape Ann YMCA during February break!
The North Shore YMCA has a ton of fun packed into this February Vacation week. Find lots of open time in the gym, pool and gymnasium for you to be together as a family, full day field trips for kids, intensive swim and gymnastics lessons, sports and gymnastics camps and family fitness fun.
Location: Cape Ann YMCA, Sterling YMCA

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