Category: things to do

Tree of Thanks

Tree of Thanks

[ 2 ] November 20, 2014 |

First published in 2007, but still one of my favorite Kidoinfo projects and love seeing how others have adapted it over the yeas. This project has become a Thanksgiving tradition in our house. It’s a way to celebrate fall and remind us of the many relatives and friends we have to be thankful for. This […]

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All-New Water Ways – A Flurry of Fun!

All-New Water Ways – A Flurry of Fun!

[ 0 ] November 9, 2014 |

Providence Children’s Museum’s popular Water Ways exhibit has a whole new look and torrents of fun-filled, imaginative new water play!

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More Easy Fall Craft Projects for Kids

More Easy Fall Craft Projects for Kids

[ 0 ] November 4, 2014 |

Time to replace the Halloween decorations with some more natural DIY crafts. We like to celebrate fall by making crafts that remind us of the season’s colors, shapes and textures or using natural materials found on our outdoor hikes. Many of these projects are simple and need little advanced planning. Although I show samples of […]

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Just Add Water

Just Add Water

[ 0 ] November 3, 2014 |

By Robin Meisner, Director of Exhibits, Providence Children’s Museum Splashing in puddles and bathtubs, floating sticks in rivers, building fountains at the Children’s Museum, water motivates engagement and learning for children of all ages. With no one right way to interact with it, water affords a variety of options for purposeful play – play that […]

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Call kids ages 13+! The Rhode Island Video Challenge

Call kids ages 13+! The Rhode Island Video Challenge

[ 0 ] November 1, 2014 |

I just learned about this movie challenge for kids ages 13 + ….We love opportunities that challenge our kids to use digital devices in creative ways. THE LOWDOWN: A new component to the National Grid-SmartPower program, Rhode Island Energy Challenge Find Your Four!, challenges Rhode Island residents to create a video no longer than 60 […]

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Get Your Squash On!

Get Your Squash On!

[ 0 ] October 20, 2014 |

Each year the Summit Neighborhood Association introduces a festive gathering which offers family fun and seasonal treats. This year, it’s 4th time around, local families are invited to don their Halloween costumes and serve up their favorite squash dish. There is no entry fee and prizes will be given for best dish.  No worries if […]

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Children’s Healthy Cooking Classes

Children’s Healthy Cooking Classes

[ 0 ] September 22, 2014 |

Don’t know about you but I have all the best intentions to have my kids help out more in the kitchen.  When dinner time actually comes around, we often run out of time and energy and the scene is rather like that of Swedish Chef from The Muppets!  I really do want my kids to know where […]

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Bring the kids: See Providence through a Polaroid lens…

Bring the kids: See Providence through a Polaroid lens…

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

Let’s make Providence an Instant City. Looking forward to bringing my kids to check out the The Providence Polaroid Project, an interactive gallery space and Polaroid Camera Shop that has popped in downtown Providence this summer. One of this years PopUp Providence 2014 projects, The Providence Polaroid Project creators Devan Durante and Brandon Lane designed […]

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Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill

Teaching children to manage boredom will serve as life skill

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

There are plenty of ways to teach kids to conquer boredom but first we need to provide an opportunity for them to get bored. Many of today’s kids are over scheduled and have access to digital devices from morning til night–phones are not just phones but provide hours of entertainment, electronic reading tables often have […]

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5 things to do on a rainy day

5 things to do on a rainy day

[ 0 ] June 20, 2014 |

Thank you to Rhode Island Monthly for sharing (June 2014 issue) some of our favorite things to do in the summer on a rainy day!

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