All ages invited to donate and sort food, tour the Food Bank, enjoy festive music and meet local celebrities. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will open its doors to the public on Saturday, December 7, from 9 am to noon, for the annual Holiday Meal Drive Open House. The event, sponsored by Unilever and […]
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I’m not anti-toys or anti-shopping but I am against glorifying the need to buy stuff from a big box store by squashing or diminishing the importance of something valuable—in this instance, environmental education or any educational school field trip of which there are so few these days. A recent ad put out by Toys R […]
My kids love getting dressed up in costume, roaming the neighborhood with friends to trick-or-treat, sampling candy along the way then home to watch The Great Pumpkin and count/categorize/trade their candy loot. Then it’s only a matter of days after Halloween that my children start to forget about their candy choosing ice cream or cookies for their desert choice.
So what do we do with all the candy collected? Over the year’s we have gathered numerous ideas from other parent’s on how they handle the candy overload.
As we prepare our kiddos for a fun day or evening of trick-or-treating, let’s also help make it safe for them. The American Red Cross offers us some common sense safety tips worth repeating (and if you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween activities in the area this weekend and even on Halloween Day, take a look right here).
RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Lincoln School – 301 Butler Avenue, Providence, RI Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it boasts one of the best book festivals in the nation. Thousands of people come to the Book Festival each year to meet […]
First up, is Weird Cartoon Universe: Making Short Comics and Stop-Motion Animation, taught by local cartoonist and ‘zine maker Mimi Chrzanowski. Perfect for kids who want to see their drawings come to life and dance across the computer screen. Let your creativity loose, all ideas are welcome! In fact, the weirder the better! The first […]
Rhode Island is home to a wide variety of food options all year long. Design your food plate from the seasonal bounty this autumn!
Fans of reading and a certain galaxy far, far away have reason to rejoice: Star Wars Reads Day, a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars, is returning. The second annual Star Wars Reads Day is to be held this October 5, 2013, and will again feature Star Wars […]
This month, Whole Kids Foundation™ is fundraising with the goal of raising $3 million to provide schools nationwide with salad bars, gardens and nutrition education classes for teachers. “With one-third of the nation’s children overweight or obese, and 31.6 million children relying on lunch served through the national school lunch program each year, the opportunity […]
“One Kid Can!” Toolkit Helps Kids Make a Difference RI Community Food Bank to distribute free toolkits at Farmers Markets
Now, kids and teens who want to make a difference in their community have a free resource to help them get started.