Category: activities: outdoor

Climb out of the Darkness 2015

Climb out of the Darkness 2015

[ 0 ] May 27, 2015 |

Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety & OCD, postpartum PTSD, postpartum psychosis, postpartum bipolar disorder, and pregnancy depression and anxiety. Climb Out of the Darkness is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help […]

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7 Outdoor Farmers Market Shopping Tips

7 Outdoor Farmers Market Shopping Tips

[ 0 ] May 15, 2015 |

Our friends at Farm Fresh Rhode Island are excited to announce the opening of many farmers markets across the state this weekend! Shopping at the farmers market is the easiest way to eat local goods and support local farmers. I know that my family and I are looking forward to strolling over to Lippitt park […]

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RI Wool and Fiber Festival at Coggeshall Farm

RI Wool and Fiber Festival at Coggeshall Farm

[ 0 ] May 4, 2015 |

The wonderful RI Wool and Fiber Festival takes place on May 16th from 9am to 4pm. Combining animals, history, delicious food in an idyllic setting and good old fashioned crafts and games, this is one of our own family’s favorite annual events. Against a backdrop of a working 18th century farm, artisans, vendors and producers of […]

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10 Things to do during Spring Vacation Week

10 Things to do during Spring Vacation Week

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015 |

Looking for some fun and interesting things to do during the upcoming vacation week? Check out the following ideas: From furry animals, seals and bluebells to mud, masks and tree canopy walks – there is plenty to do in our local area to keep even the busiest of littles happy. 1. Explore the bluebell woods […]

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April Vacation Activities at Providence Children’s Museum

April Vacation Activities at Providence Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015 |

So much fun to be had at one of my favorite local places to visit for all aged children. Check out the fun-packed calendar of events at Providence Children’s Museum this April School Vacation Week. Mad Science: Marvels of Motion Monday, April 20 • 1:00 & 2:00 PM Witness mesmerizing experiments exploring the laws of […]

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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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Winter Solstice Celebrations

Winter Solstice Celebrations

[ 1 ] December 20, 2014 |

The Winter Solstice beckons this coming Sunday, December 21st, marking the shortest day and longest night of the year. ‘Midwinter’ is a wonderful time to look deeply at small things, retune to natural cycles and to welcome light into your home and family. There is a reason it occurs close to other seasonal celebrations.  It is […]

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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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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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