From forts to fairyhouses, gnome homes to hide-a-aways - what will you build in the museums’ backyard?! Design, create, and explore as we head outside and turn recycled, repurposed and natural materials into one of a kind structures! *Activities and location may change depending on weather. This program is part of our Backyard Builders series and is sponsored by The Boston Society of Architects >>
This week is full of intriguing stories, mystery, fun and lots of art making. Become an archaeologist, a detective, and an artist! Create art inspired by hidden objects, newly discovered facts, and what they represent. Registration required. GR K-11 ($180-$325). >>
Free and open to the public, the Explo Learning Festival invites kids ages 6-12 for an afternoon of learning, discovery, and fun in the Haas Athletic Center at Wheaton College. You'll play games, explore ideas, and tackle challenges you (almost) never get the chance to try at home. Come ride giant hovercrafts, program Lego robots, play improv games, paint pictures with light, debunk magic tricks, >>
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art presents The Art of Eric Carle: Bees, Butterflies, and Other Bugs on view April 7 through August 30, 2015. The exhibition highlights the wings, stings, and crawling things that have appeared in Carle’s art throughout his career, from advertisements created in the late 1960s to familiar picture book favorites such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The >>
Celebrate spring with open-ended, butterfly-themed activities for the whole family! We’ll discuss the migration of the Monarch, create and personalize handmade nature observation journals, design insect sculptures with natural materials, and construct paper butterfly gardens to give as gifts or display at home. Workshop does not include Museum admission. (Ages 6 and up with an adult; up to 2 >>
Inspired by The Carle’s exhibition, The Art of Eric Carle: Bees, Butterflies, and Other Bugs, join us for a day celebrating these small creatures! Activities include fun art projects, a workshop with Luminarium Dance Company, a presentation with Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory, story times, book signings, and more. Creative bug costumes welcome! Free with Museum admission. >>
The Acton Cooperative Theater (The A.C.T.) is pleased to present their production of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids on Saturday, April 4, 2014 at the R.J. Grey Jr. High School Dragonfly Theater, located at 16 Charter Road in Acton. Show times are 11:00am and 1:00pm. General Admission Tickets are available at the door for $12 or can be purchased in advance by calling 978.760.2577 or at Buttons >>
Fill your day with art and play. Each biweekly play-based session features a unique opportunity to engage with art, materials, the environment, and new friends. For children 5 and under accompanied by a caregiver.
Fill your weekend with art and family! Engage with materials and processes inspired by the featured artist of the day. For families with children of all ages. For children ages 2–12, but all are welcome. Drop-in anytime.
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!
Big Joe had visited our kids' preschool day care center (KinderCare) from time to time. We had such fond memories of his performances that we hired him for our daughter's 6th birthday party. Kids just love him--lots and lots of giggles and smiles!