Category: activities: indoor

Time to reset the clocks!

Time to reset the clocks!

[ 3 ] November 3, 2007 |

Eastern Time Daylight saving time ends at 2 am on the first Sunday in November, when people in most parts of the United States move their clocks back an hour. This made for a brighter Halloween this year. But since it now gets dark earlier, this means I will miss the daylight during the dinner […]

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Spiders, snakes, alligators, oh my!

Spiders, snakes, alligators, oh my!

[ 0 ] October 3, 2007 |

I had my first opportunity to pet a six-foot alligator and an albino python. Although touching snakes may not be my favorite thing to do, it was definitely fascinating for my kids and their friends during a recent trip to Regal Reptiles. There are more snakes, lizards, turtles, and spiders than I have ever seen […]

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Let Your Children Be Your Museum Guides

Let Your Children Be Your Museum Guides

[ 1 ] October 2, 2007 |

by Cathy Saunders Director of Education Welcome to Providence Children’s Museum! It’s bright, it’s imaginative, it’s full of fun activities. Children of all ages know just what to do when they arrive — but parents are sometimes stumped. They wonder what their role may be — and what their children are going to “get out” […]

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ARTPlay: Joaquin Torres-Garcia – Words and Pictures

ARTPlay: Joaquin Torres-Garcia – Words and Pictures

[ 0 ] September 27, 2007 |

By Marianne Ruggiero Coordinator of Family Programs at The RISD Museum —- Note: The images of artwork from The RISD Museum collection will remain on the Kidoinfo website for only 3 months as requested by the Museum. Although the images have been removed, kids may still enjoy doing some of the following projects. —- Could […]

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The Little White House

The Little White House

[ 0 ] September 17, 2007 |

I recently wrote about all the things you and your kids can do with a cardboard box, but if you are feeling less than creative or would rather not use a utility knife, this ready-made precut house from Sparkability is easy to assemble from 100 percent recycled material. Keep it white for the minimalist style […]

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Life is a Laboratory

Life is a Laboratory

[ 0 ] August 30, 2007 |

by Lisa Kerr Exhibit/Program Developer Providence Children’s Museum I have a confession to make — I am science phobic. Having grown up in a family of writers and artists, the idea of formulas, periodic tables, scales, test tubes and beakers sent shivers down my spine. Even when I became an educator and embraced a wide […]

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Traction Man Action Figure!

Traction Man Action Figure!

[ 1 ] August 26, 2007 |

Traction Man Is Here! by Mini Grey is the story about a young boy’s new action figure toy, called Traction Man, and it comes complete with outfits for every occasion. He is ready for any adventure from protecting toys from evil pillows to guarding breakfast toast. With the help of his friend, Scrub-brush, he can […]

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ARTplay: Thinking About Portraits

ARTplay: Thinking About Portraits

[ 0 ] August 22, 2007 |

By Marianne Ruggiero Coordinator of Family Programs at The RISD Museum —– Note: The images of artwork from The RISD Museum collection will remain on the Kidoinfo website for only 3 months as requested by the Museum. Although the images have been removed, kids may still enjoy doing some of the following projects. —– Have […]

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ARTplay

ARTplay

[ 0 ] August 22, 2007 |

ARTplay is a new monthly column written by Marianne Ruggiero, Coordinator of Family Programs at The RISD Museum.   Various themes and activities will introduce kids and parents to the museum’s collection both online and off. Each month Kidoinfo will help spark your children’s interest in art — they can learn about different works at […]

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Cheap, Easy Entertainment

Cheap, Easy Entertainment

[ 0 ] August 19, 2007 |

A list of inexpensive and old-fashioned ways to entertain kids was recently posted on Lifehacker. In our house, my kids and I enjoy coming up with projects to make. I am often a make-it-yourself kind of mom when I have the time, but I also seek out fresh ideas and new venues. Reading the online […]

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