In honor of craft month (+ beyond), I challenge Kindoinfo readers (and myself) to make art a part of every dayâ€”art-making or appreciation needn’t be elaborate.
Category: family matters
To get off the weight loss cycle of one step forward, two steps back, we need to focus on truly important life goals – health, happiness and setting positive examples for our ourselves and our families.
Nutrition and exercise should not be an annual intervention, but a part of our everyday life. Maybe if we were focusing on goals that are truly meaningful to ourselves, weâ€™d be more successful. What if we cared â€“ really cared – more about being happy and healthy? It sounds like a dream!
Looking for something to do with the kids this winter? Hereâ€™s a list of over 20 things to do in and around Providence. Whether your children enjoy staring at the stars, talking to the animals, making stuff, hiking or watching movies â€“ you will find plenty of ideas not only to keep them busy all winter long, but possibly inspire them to explore and discover new things!
LOCAL 2013 EVENTS: “M.L.K: Amazing Grace” Providence Children’s Museum – Providence, RI Monday, January 21st from 11:30AM-4:00PM (3 shows – 11:30AM, 1:00PM, 2:30PM) Cost: Activities free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person. The Civil Rights movement comes to life at the Providence Children’s Museum in provocative performances of “M.L.K: Amazing Grace”.Â The event features […]
Looking for something to do with your kids during this holiday vacation? Hereâ€™s the Kidoinfo Top 12 List of things to do â€“ many are Free and Cheap. Check the Kidoinfo calendar and blog for even more ideas.
Books make great gifts for kids at the holidays. But with so many titles to choose from, it can be hard to find just the right one. The staff at Barrington Books put together a short list of teen fiction and picture book gift suggestions for Kidoinfo readers.
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING: THE CARSON PHILLIPS JOURNAL
By Chris Colfer
A great way to do something to help our community with the kids this holiday season.
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will open their doors to the public on Saturday, December 15, 2012, from 9 am to noon for a Holiday Meal Drive Open House at 200 Niantic Avenue in Providence.
All ages are invited to bring donations of non-perishable food, sort their donations, take a tour of the facility and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Celebrity guests include Miss Rhode Island and Miss Teen Rhode Island. Scavenger hunts for children and adults will also take place.
Creating a gingerbread village has become an annual tradition in my family. Even though I love to make the houses for it with my kids, I am a better crafter than a baker. And since I have not mastered the art of creating an edible gingerbread house, I have hacked together gingerbread houses that look pretty good in the end and are fun for the kids to assemble.
I use a combination of ready-made gingerbread kits, graham crackers, old Halloween candy, and a low-temp glue gun to construct our village. Add some lights, trees, figurines, and cotton batting, and you have a miniature winter wonderland. If you want a pre-assembled house or to bake yours from scratch, check the list of helpful resources below.
Providence is a magnet for people who make things happen – using talent, sharing ideas, or forming partnerships. The newly formed Partnership for Providence Parks is an amazing city-wide public/private non-profit geared toward helping the people and community partners help our parks be active, vibrant, healthy, playful and unique places.
To support this mission, the partnership has designed the Winter 2013 Providence Parks Academy. Thanks to the support of community partners, the Parks Academy will offer the following workshops: