North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Come celebrate the holidays Fancy Nancy Style at the Wenham Museum!

Bring your fanciest doll to a swanky tea party with Mrs. Devine. She will guide us in a craft, play games and give you a refresher course on manners. Be inspired by the museum's Gingerbread Express featuring a holiday train traveling through a candy-covered gingerbread village. Appropriate for children ages 4+.

Location: Wenham Museum


Santa Claus is packing his boat, checking his charts and heading for Beverly and the site of Washington’s Naval Base. The seaborne Santa will arrive by lobster boat at the Ferryway Public Landing by the Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Public pier rain, show or shine.

Location: Glover Wharf


Family Gingerbread House Workshop at the New Hampshire Children's Museum will be

Get into the holiday spirit by building and decorating an authentic gingerbread house with your family. Brainstorm with your kids and bring your ideas to be creative together without messing up your own kitchen! The Children's Museum of NH will supply all the materials: a fresh and tasty unassembled gingerbread house, icing and a wide variety of candy and edible decorations – you supply the inspiration! Cider, cookies and holiday music make this a memorable family experience.


Funds raised at the Tree Jubilee hosted by Marini Farm will go directly to the I

Come to Marini Farm for the Tree Jubilee fundraiser to benefit The Ipswich Humane Group.  Tour the gallery of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths donated by local organizations, families, and businesses then choose the ones you want a chance to win! More than 60 spectacularly decorated trees and wreaths will be raffled off (decorations and all!) at the end of the Jubilee. You never know what our participants will decorate their trees with!

Location: Marini Farm


The Greater Salem Ballet performs the Nutcracker at Lynn Auditorium

Join Greater Salem Ballet Company for their first annual performances of 'The Nutcracker' at the at Lynn Memorial Auditorium at Lynn City Hall!  Follow Swampscott's Hailey Bucklin as Clara on her magical journey. Brave the battle of the mice and soldiers led by the Nutcracker Prince and be amazed by the growing christmas tree.  Glide through the Christmas tree forest complete with falling snow and arrive at the palace of sweets where Clara is entertained by a cast of characters and dazzled by the grand pas de deux of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavilier. Tickets available at the door!

Location: Lynn Auditorium


Come enjoy a Winter themed Panto performed by Theater in the Open at the Firehou

Come celebrate the holidays with everyone’s favorite soot-stained step-sister, as Cinderella shows her selfish, scroogey step-siblings the true meaning of Christmas, falls in love with a charming prince, and melts a lot of frozen hearts along the way!


Shore Country Day School Beverly MA Parent Education Katie Koestner

Please join parents and educators for a crash course on everything a parent needs to know about the troublesome world of the Internet, social media, mobile photo sharing apps, and erasable media.


Julie Cleveland Piano Lessons for North Shore Children and Families. Northshore

Piano is the most popular instrument in the world and the foundation for music learning. Numerous studies available show children who play an instrument score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike. There are also findings that show kids who play piano in particular scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.


Join an art session in Gloucester Ma designed just for the young artist!

Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.


Sparhawk School: Big Art for Little Humans PreK Classes

Join us for this special parent & child art class series on Wednesday mornings at the Sparhawk School with Catherine Kulik, the Sparhawk Elementary & Middle School art teacher. Your child will explore diverse ways of creating art and experiment with new, engaging materials while learning about line, color, texture and notable works of art. This class is sure to engage their sensory skills as well as their innate curiosity about the visual world around them.  Each class is limited to ten children and runs for 5 week sessions.  This class is absolutely free!

Location: Sparhawk School


Glen Urquhart GUS Admissions Open House 2015 Best Education North Shore Children

Tomorrow’s world is going to demand very different kinds of things of our children. Fortunately, Glen Urquhart is a very different kind of school.
At Glen Urquhart, learning isn’t confined to a book, a classroom, or even our 23-acre campus. For GUS kids, learning starts from within. When children leave GUS, they go as original thinkers with the academic readiness to meet the demands of the most rigorous high schools and colleges, and the global perspective to succeed in the new world.


Glen Urquhart School in Beverly MA Saturday Showtimes for families

As part of a new series of Saturday performances, Keith Wasserman, aka Mr. Whirly, will perform at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly on Saturday,December 13 at 10:30 a.m. The show, geared to audiences ages 3 to 6 and their parents, is free and open to the public.


Come celebrate the Winter solstice at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuarywith a nig

Throughout time, people have come together to celebrate the shortest day of the year and welcome the lengthening days ahead. Sanctuary staff and volunteers invite you to join us for this beautiful candlelit event. Lantern making begins at 4:00 pm, followed by some solstice stories and folklore. With lanterns in hand, we will stroll the trails to light up the night. We will serve hot cider and cocoa at the bonfire on our return.


Image: 'Seeds That Soar' ©2013 Bill O’Connor Kids will learn about seeds

Ever notice wavy lines on tree bark? That peppers and potatoes come in a crazy quilt of colors? That clouds can look like whispers in the sky? If yes, you won’t want to miss these classes. Sign up for all four, or choose individually. All participants (adults and children) will be expected to let loose their inner artist!


Kids can explore the wonders of Ice at this Imagine, Sing & Learn at Joppa Flats

This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag! In these sessions we'll explore the wonders of snow and ice!


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