Ipswich Recreation has a great lineup of activities and fun for February Vacation to keep your kids entertained and active with February Fun-o-rama! Boys and girls in grades 1-5 are invited to join in with their friends at the Winthrop Elementary School gymnasium, playground and theater! There will be basketball, floor hockey, soccer, whiffleball, Shipwreck, Capture the Flag, board games dance contests and more!
Grab your pajamas and join us for a Night at the Lynn Museum! Enjoy a live animal demonstration, dinosaur crafts, and a showing of the movie. A Night at the Museum” with complimentary snacks for the kids. Be on the lookout for some of our surprise guests! Conveniently scheduled during February vacation week, this is one dino-riffic event you do not want to miss!
Maritime Gloucester invites kids to a vacation week workshop on recycled boats - part of a week full of educational sessions during February vacation! We’ve all heard of a ship in a bottle, but what about a ship made from a bottle? Students will build their own boats using recyclable materials. What makes a better boat, a water bottle pontoon boat or a juice carton skiff? As we discuss the importance of recycling, we’ll learn about real boats that have been built from recycled materials.
Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session about boats that float - part of a week full of educational sessions during February vacation! Foam floats, but does it make a good boat? How about a popsicle stick raft? We'll explore why boats float through building projects using a variety of household materials. We'll learn about the different types of boats in Gloucester Harbor and read some fun boat books as well.
Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session about fish and the similar traits all fish have in common - part of a week full of educational sessions during February vacation! What makes a fish a fish? You might be surprised by just how much a great white shark and a guppy have in common! By hearing a story and looking at models and pictures, kids will learn all about the fishes that live in Cape Ann and beyond. Using ordinary socks, children will craft their own toy sharks and colorful fishes to take home!
Maritime Gloucester invites kids to a vacation week session about the unique properties of ice and snow - part of a week full of educational sessions during February vacation! Does this time of year have you thinking of ice and snow? Students will learn all about ice through a variety of icy experiments, challenges, and projects. After looking at how salt affects ice, students will create saltwater paintings to take home. We’ll also learn about how arctic and Antarctic sea creatures have adapted to survive at extreme temperatures.
Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session about Jellyfish and Coral - part of a week full of educational sessions during February vacation! Did you know that the biggest jelly is found right here in Massachusetts and can have tentacles longer than four school busses? Found in every ocean, from the dark depths to the sunny surface, jellies are amazing animals! We will learn about jellies and corals and make jelly crafts to take home. We’ll highlight our adventure with a story about Jenny Jellyfish and the challenges she faces in her ocean home.
Maritime Gloucester invites kids to a vacation week session focused on making art with recyclables - part of a week full of educational sessions during February vacation! Can you transform a water bottle into a fish, or a plastic plate into a sea turtle? Using a variety of recyclable materials, students will create their own sea creature sculptures to take home. We’ll look at a vast collection shells, bones, and exoskeletons for inspiration and discuss sea creature adaptations. As we talk about the importance of recycling, we’ll look at pictures of sea creature art made from recycled materials, such as marine debris and water bottles.
Maritime Gloucester invites kids to a vacation week session about crabs - part of a week full of educational sessions during February vacation!. Did you know that some crabs like to play dress up? We’ll learn all about decorator crabs by making some fancy crab crafts decorated with shells and sea glass. We’ll also explore the different types of crustaceans as we study tiny horseshoe crabs, gigantic lobster claws, and an unusual Caribbean spiny lobster. We’ll end the day with a story about our favorite costumed crustaceans!
The Newbury Town Library invites kids to perform some acts of chivalry! Come to the library to learn about the Middle Ages -- knights, swords, chivalry, and so much more! After the interactive presentation we will be making our own shields! Please register in advance at and please bring a large cardboard circle for your shield (like the circle from a pizza box).