Category: things to do

Snow more: Cabin fever suggestions for you and your littles

Snow more: Cabin fever suggestions for you and your littles

[ 1 ] February 19, 2015 |

As the parent of two active children, we are, like many of you, finding this winter a long event. My kids are 6.5 and 18 months old and so have very different wants and needs for activities.  The older wants to go out in freezing conditions and play in the snow, while our toddler struggles […]

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Children’s Garden: A Healthy Relationship with Nature

Children’s Garden: A Healthy Relationship with Nature

[ 0 ] February 19, 2015 |

by Wendy Fachon and Jeanine Silversmith Healthy fun is coming to the Rhode Island Flower Show at the Convention Center in Providence on February 19-22! This year’s theme is “Garden Adventures” and it promises to deliver fun for the whole family. The magnificent gardens not only offer ideas and inspiration for outdoor living spaces, but […]

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Love is in the Air!

Love is in the Air!

[ 0 ] February 8, 2015 |

Since our local elementary school has tightened food rules to restrict giving candy etc, we have been trying to think up some easy ideas for non-food Valentines gifts for my daughter’s first grade class.  Here follows some multi-age, inexpensive ideas to fit the bill. * Fabric Hearts (image shown above). Can be made out of […]

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Breaking the myth of “the Big, Bad Wolf”

Breaking the myth of “the Big, Bad Wolf”

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015 |

By Kelly Fenton “Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf,” and where did this fear originate? I have a hunch that several classical stories incited terror into us at a young age. I’m talking about “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Three Little Pigs” and “Peter and the Wolf.” These stories portray a horrible wolf plotting […]

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Explore the world at the Providence Children’s Film Festival: February 12-22!

Explore the world at the Providence Children’s Film Festival: February 12-22!

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015 |

The Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) returns this February for its sixth exciting year, February 12 to 22, showcasing 18 feature films including both a USA and Rhode Island premiere, over 50 shorts from around the world and the 2nd Annual Youth Filmmaker Showcase. Coinciding with the February 2015 School Vacation, the Festival presents the […]

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Learning from the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Learning from the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

[ 1 ] January 14, 2015 |

By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum I started school in the early 70s, a white child in a Boston suburban school that had integrated busing. I wondered what it would be like to have an hour-long bus ride to school, but I gave no thought to why other students traveled so far […]

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Winter Fun: Make an Icy Suncatcher

Winter Fun: Make an Icy Suncatcher

[ 0 ] January 7, 2015 |

As the temperatures drop, try your hand at making some nature-inspired sun catchers to decorate your windows.  Using a tub, box of any kind, collect some nature bits, pop in tub and fill with water (which could also include food coloring if you wish).  You can also include some string or yarn to be used […]

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Let it Snow!

Let it Snow!

[ 0 ] December 31, 2014 |

Are we the only New Englanders who are ready for some for some of the white stuff to fall? In lieu of the real thing, try making these fun, pasta snowflakes from Amy’s Sandblog. Paint pasta shapes white or with glitter and glue together to make snowflakes. They look lovely hung at a window!

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Children’s Inaugural Celebration at Providence Children’s Museum

Children’s Inaugural Celebration at Providence Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] December 30, 2014 |

Sunday, January 4  |  12:00 – 3:00 PM In celebration of the inauguration of Providence Mayor-elect Elorza, join a resource fair at Providence Children’s Museum to learn about and try activities with Providence-based arts/education nonprofit organizations, including the Children’s Museum, Manton Avenue Project, Partnership for Providence Parks, Providence Children’s Film Festival, Providence CityArts for Youth, […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Family

New Year’s Resolutions for the Family

[ 0 ] December 30, 2014 |

As the flurry of the holidays comes to an end, our thoughts shift towards the welcoming of a new year and what it may have in store for us and our families. If you’ve ever tried to set and stick to self improvement goals on your own, you know that by February 1st, things start […]

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