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

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

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. Kinetic Sculptures will be the focus of this idea hub session where attendees will create a unique moving art piece with gears, cams, linkages and pulleys.


Location: MIT Museum


Messy Art Night at Essex Elementary School, February 1, 2013

Get ready to make a great big mess at the 6th Annual Messy Art Night!  At this event, children move freely from station to station learning about different art techniques, directly from local artists! BRING A SMOCK, bring a friend & get ready to PAINT, SCULPT, DRAW & more! Healthy snacks will be sold. The public is welcome.


Come enjoy a Saturday morning together with your child at Manchester Public Libr

Manchester Public Library invites kids and their caregivers to a Saturday morning session Books, Msuic, Crafts and intentional time together.  For kids ages 0-8.


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!


This 'Appleton Cooks' workshop focuses on Taza's organic chocolate at the Truste

Join Taza Chocolate and Appleton Farms as we lead you through the journey from cacao bean to delicious chocolate bar. Suhayl Ramirez, Events and Outreach Coordinator for Taza Chocolate, will start your journey at the Mayan and Aztec origins of Theobroma Cacao and bring you right to the American craft chocolate being ground by stone right in Somerville, Massachusetts. All the while, participants will learn about and taste many different facets of chocolate, from the bean to the bar to the brunch! To complete the experience Chef Jennifer Knight will demo the ultimate chocolate croissant to pair perfectly with a traditional taza de chocolate (sumptuous Mexican hot chocolate) that participants will help prepare!

Location: Appleton Farms


Rent Snowshoes for the whole family and hit the trails of Ravenswood Park in Glo

The Trustees of Reservations offer snowshoe rentals at the Cape Ann Discovery Center at Ravenswood Park (when there is enough snow) on Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday Holidays through the Winter months. Grab the family and get outdoors! Enjoy the wide open carriage paths during the winter wonderland. Warm up afterwards near our woodstove while enjoying hot chocolate. Adult and children’s sizes available. Snowshoes available on first come, first served basis.

Location: Ravenswood Park


YMCA health club membership voted best fitness club for families northshore Bost

When you join the Y you belong to an organization that makes a difference. Whether it’s maintaining a healthy lifestyle, making new friends or just wanting to get involved in the community, there’s no place like the Y.
Pay $0 Joiner's Fee through Jan 31.


The folks at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary have created an owling expedition

The folks at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary have created an owling expedition just for kids aged 3-6! In the barn, kids will learn about owls and how they live through hands on activities and a puppet show.  Then we'll head outside into the fading light of the sanctuary and practice our owl calls - hopefully prompting a response.  After the adventure is over, we'll meet back in the barn for a cup of hot chocolate!


Sled Safety reduces the risk of injury and allows everybody to make it home safe

Sledding is a great way to kill an afternoon on snowy days, have some fun with the family and get some outdoor winter exercise. I loved sledding as a kid, but now when I see 'B' pretending to have 'accidents' on the sledding hill we made in our front yard, I cringe to think of the possible dangers involved in sledding. Wiping out is fun, until somebody gets hurt.


The Newburyport Winter Carnival 2015 will take place on the Bartlet Mall

The annual Newburyport Winter Carnival is on! The day-long community event promises residents a day of winter fun following a schedule of events similar to years past, including the Annual Sled Race! This free event is hosted by the Newburyport Parks Commission and Newburyport Youth Services.

Location: Bartlet Mall


Bright Horizons, Bright Horizons: Curriculum Night Experience for Toddlers and p

The Bright Horizons curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips®, is uniquely designed to inspire, engage, and encourage children to be active learners. Join Bright Horizons for their Kindergarten Prep and Preschool Showcase events the week of February 9-13. These events will provide you with an overview of the curriculum through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) classroom activities and interactions with staff and other families.

In addition to seeing the curriculum in action, this event will allow you to:

  • Share in the learning with teachers
  • Explore classrooms
  • Meet with current Bright Horizons families


Best Sledding Hills and Slopes on Boston's North Shore

When it snows, we love to slip and slide the afternoon away. It's always a lot of fun, and it's a great way to get out and explore some new places. Local parks, golf courses, schoolyards, libraries, parks and even the backs and sides of buildings. If it doesn't make sense to drive around in the car, break out the shovels and start making your own hill by forming huge pile of snow in your own yard!


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.


YMCA Summer Camp, Summer Programs for kids north of Boston. Beverly MA

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.


Brookwood School in Manchester MA for children grades PreK - Grade 8.

On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., parents of students entering grades Pre-K through Eight are invited to Brookwood School's Open House to learn about the exceptional education the school offers.

The program will feature:

1:00 p.m. Classroom tours - meet and speak with Brookwood faculty
2:00 p.m. Information program- presentation by Division Heads, faculty, Head of School John Peterman, followed by Grade 8 student panel
Children's Activities include - Steel Drums, Puppet-Making, or Tinker Time

"At Brookwood, we know that what matters most is a child who is happily engaged in his or her learning and a student who is intellectually challenged, supported, and encouraged by teachers and peers alike," says Brookwood Head of School John Peterman. "Over the course of Brookwood's 55-plus year history we've learned that a confident child is a successful learner and successful learners are successful in life. And we know this is a question of balance -- balancing rigor with compassion, excellence with exuberance, and self-discovery with sensitivity to others."


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