Category: things to do

Going to the movies! 2014 Providence Children’s Film Festival!

Going to the movies! 2014 Providence Children’s Film Festival!

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014 |

Join us! 18 features and 65 shorts from around the world for children and their families.

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Celebrating Engineers Week

Celebrating Engineers Week

[ 0 ] February 10, 2014 |

Providence Children’s Museum is celebrating Engineers Week (February 16-22, 2014) with engaging design and building challenges that support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.  STEM explorations – particularly hands-on – are essential for developing critical thinking and problem solving abilities, and for encouraging kids’ future interest in math and science fields. On February 15, […]

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See the World at this Year’s Providence Children’s Film Festival, February 13-23, 2014

See the World at this Year’s Providence Children’s Film Festival, February 13-23, 2014

[ 0 ] February 3, 2014 |

The 5th Annual Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) will take place from February 13 to 23, coinciding with the February 2014 School Vacation.

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Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

[ 3 ] January 29, 2014 |

We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.

Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentley’s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.

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Family Hiking: Audubon’s McIntosh Wildlife Refuge and Environmental Education Center

Family Hiking: Audubon’s McIntosh Wildlife Refuge and Environmental Education Center

[ 0 ] January 18, 2014 |

Go it alone, or join RI Families in Nature on Monday, January 20th, as we explore this area together. Tucked behind the renowned Audubon Environmental Education Center (EEC), a state-of-the-art natural history museum and aquarium with interactive exhibits featuring local habitats and fun activities to learn about and enjoy nature, is the McIntosh Wildlife Refuge. […]

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Ski School is Open!

Ski School is Open!

[ 0 ] January 9, 2014 |

Rhode Island is not exactly the obvious choice for skiers in New England. The highest point in our state, Jerimoth Hill stands at a lowly 812 feet above sea level and so it is hardly surprising that most folks travel further afield to hit the slopes.  There are some reasonable local options however, which are […]

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Winter creations

Winter creations

[ 2 ] January 7, 2014 |

The cold weather invites us to stay indoors more and often leads to digging out the old craft box and creating.

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10 Fun Winter Activities (preferably with snow)

10 Fun Winter Activities (preferably with snow)

[ 2 ] January 2, 2014 |

From skating to snowplay, get out there and make this winter weather a family affair. While we wait for the next great snowfall, let’s get out there and start having winter fun (and yes, some of these are great for snowy days).

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Flack’s Review)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Flack’s Review)

[ 0 ] December 27, 2013 |

Movie review by Flack of FlickFlackMovieTalk.com, where two 12 year-old brothers like to talk about film. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2 1/2 Stars With his latest film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Peter Jackson puts on full display the best and worst of his own filmmaking styles. The film is pretentious, noisy, […]

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What is a Meditation for Kids and Family Class?

What is a Meditation for Kids and Family Class?

[ 0 ] December 23, 2013 |

Local parent, Tara Demyan is a fan of the Meditation for Kids and Family class at Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. To learn more about what it means to meditate together as a family, read Tara’s recent interview with Angela Stewart, Education Program Coordinator of the Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. What is a “family” meditation class? […]

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