Category: activities: indoor

Cabin fever…with babies!

Cabin fever…with babies!

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014 |

A snowy day beckons much joy on the face of our 5 year old.  She rushes to throw on gloves and boots even before breakfast has been gulped down.  As the parent of a 5 month old however, more snow brings on dizzying thoughts of “what are we going to do all day”.  We love […]

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March means Muddy boots and Maple sugaring!

March means Muddy boots and Maple sugaring!

[ 0 ] February 26, 2014 |

It’s spring at last! Bring the family and enjoy sweet maple sugaring or get outside and take a guided hike on a wildlife refuge. The warmer weather is on its way, so pull on some boots, head outside, and enjoy nature with Audubon! Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. A complete listing of […]

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Celebrating Engineers Week

Celebrating Engineers Week

[ 0 ] February 10, 2014 |

Providence Children’s Museum is celebrating Engineers Week (February 16-22, 2014) with engaging design and building challenges that support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.  STEM explorations — particularly hands-on — are essential for developing critical thinking and problem solving abilities, and for encouraging kids’ future interest in math and science fields. On February 15, […]

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Winter creations

Winter creations

[ 2 ] January 7, 2014 |

The cold weather invites us to stay indoors more and often leads to digging out the old craft box and creating.

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What is a Meditation for Kids and Family Class?

What is a Meditation for Kids and Family Class?

[ 0 ] December 23, 2013 |

Local parent, Tara Demyan is a fan of the Meditation for Kids and Family class at Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. To learn more about what it means to meditate together as a family, read Tara’s recent interview with Angela Stewart, Education Program Coordinator of the Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. What is a “family” meditation class? […]

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5 Pint-sized Painting Projects and Chalkboard Paint 7 Ways

5 Pint-sized Painting Projects and Chalkboard Paint 7 Ways

[ 0 ] September 23, 2013 |

From crayons to chalkboard art, painting is one activity that pretty much every child enjoys and for good reason: what kid could turn down a chance to get messy with mom’s permission? Whether you’re looking for a family project or just trying to find something to occupy your little one for a while, following are […]

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Rhody Ramble Offers Busy Summer Schedule of Activities for Families

Rhody Ramble Offers Busy Summer Schedule of Activities for Families

[ 0 ] June 4, 2013 |

Rhody Ramble helps families connect with unique places around the state – from oceanfront mansions to historic farms – through a calendar of events designed for children ages 5-12.

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Birthday Party Option: Roller Skating and Laser Tag

Birthday Party Option: Roller Skating and Laser Tag

[ 0 ] April 21, 2013 |

Realizing that a home birthday party for third grade boys was a horrible idea destined to end in wrestling and flying plasticware, I insisted my son have his ninth birthday party elsewhere. He decided quickly—roller skating and laser tag at United Skates of America (USA) in Rumford. I confess that it wasn’t my first choice, but he made a great selection.

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Kidoinfo DIY Project: Tin Can Magnetic Robots

Kidoinfo DIY Project: Tin Can Magnetic Robots

[ 1 ] March 26, 2013 |

These tin can robot kits reminiscent of Mr.Potato allow kids to create (and re-create) robots from recycled parts and magnets. All the “body” parts can be stashed inside the tin can, wrapped with a how-to label—perfect for a DIY party craft or gift.

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Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun

Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun

[ 2 ] February 7, 2013 |

ddn101412lifebooknookThis short film of a walnut-eating snake* is what inspired me to Tiger-Mom my children into claymation supremacy. So far that effort hasn’t really blossomed, but once I got my hands on a copy of the filmmakers’ recommended text UNBORED: the Essential Guide to Serious Fun, upper-echelon claymation became a less urgent calling. This book opened my eyes to a parallel universe filled with people doing all kinds of tantalizing, crazy, and fun stuff I’d never considered.

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