Category: activities: outdoor

PawSox Season Starts April 8, 2010. Kids Eat Free at McCoy: some resctrisons apply

PawSox Season Starts April 8, 2010. Kids Eat Free at McCoy: some resctrisons apply

[ 0 ] April 2, 2010 |

For the second year in a row, the Pawtucket Red Sox announce a Kids Eat Free* at McCoy Stadium initiative that will provide youngsters (aged 12 & under) attending a PawSox game at McCoy with a concession coupon good for a free hot dog, Pepsi, and bag of chips. Youngsters, who must be holding a […]

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Animal Sounds

Animal Sounds

[ 2 ] March 22, 2010 |

By Roger Williams Park Zoo, Education Department Like learning to count or recite the alphabet, learning animal sounds is a fundamental part of childhood.  We often ask our little ones, “What sound does a cow make?” and then giggle with glee when “mooo” comes out of the mouth of babes. If we ask children, and […]

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Winter Safari

Winter Safari

[ 9 ] February 24, 2010 |

By Jeanine Silversmith I’ve had enough. Between the sinus infections and fevers, the wind and the rain, the frigid temperatures, and the toddler who absolutely refuses to wear mittens yet screams, “Cold! Cold!” while pointing to his chubby, purple hands, I am pretty much done with winter. For those of you who know me or […]

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Exploring the Legend of Groundhog’s Day

Exploring the Legend of Groundhog’s Day

[ 0 ] February 1, 2010 |

By Roger Williams Park Zoo, Education Department February is a big month for groundhogs! Easily overlooked the rest of the year, all eyes turn to the groundhog (also known as the woodchuck or whistle pig) tomorrow on February 2. Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow, then we are due another six […]

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Winter: the Season of Snow

Winter: the Season of Snow

It may not be snowing now but it is January in New England so any day can bring a winter wonderland. By Kristen Swanberg, Senior Director of Education Winter may bring cold temperatures but it also brings the magic of snow – like confetti falling from the sky! Are you fascinated with snow? Have you […]

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Free Fun for Families in Rhode Island

Free Fun for Families in Rhode Island

[ 9 ] January 21, 2010 |

Here are 10 ways to have fun with your kids in Rhode Island without spending a dime. I know there are many more great things to do than listed below. See our list of 100 Things to Do for additional ideas. Please add your own favorites in the comments below. 1. Libraries are free to […]

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Animal Tracks: Red Fox

Animal Tracks: Red Fox

[ 0 ] January 15, 2010 |

By Roger Williams Park Zoo, Education Department Wild animals are all around us — even in the most urban areas of Rhode Island. This may be hard to believe because we rarely see them, but it’s true! Even now, during the chill of winter, there are many animals that are active in the area. One […]

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Wintertime Play

Wintertime Play

[ 2 ] January 8, 2010 |

By Jeanine Silversmith With the temperatures near or below freezing and the number of daylight hours still far from equaling the dark ones, it can be difficult for even the most nature loving amongst us to get our kids outside. Here are five ways to help make it happen: 1. Understand why it’s important to […]

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Top 10 Things To Do During Winter Vacation

Top 10 Things To Do During Winter Vacation

[ 5 ] December 21, 2009 |

Looking for something to do with your kids during vacation? Here’s my Top Ten List of things to do — many are Free and Cheap. Check the Kidoinfo calendar, Winter Guide and blog for more ideas. 1. Host a crafternoon. Have kids (and parent) bring a shoebox filled with stickers, magazines, ribbons, rubber stamps, glue […]

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It’s a Winter Wonderland outside. Go Sledding!

It’s a Winter Wonderland outside. Go Sledding!

[ 1 ] December 20, 2009 |

Wow, what a great to day to play in the snow. Make snow angels in the driveway, have a snowball fight and go sledding. Here’s our list of Rhode Island spots (Click here for complete list): In Providence – Moses Brown School – 250 Lloyd Avenue, East Side. There is a steep hill on the […]

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