While Spring is the time of new growth, it may still be too cold for fresh flowers or green grass. Bring some green life inside with an easy and adorable mason jar terrarium. We’ll use glass mason jars, gravel, soil, mosses and plants to create a miniature natural world that can stay on your desk or windowsill. You’ll leave with a mini terrarium of your own, plus the skills to make bigger ones at home. All materials provided. Recommended for ages 7-12
Join Joppa Flats Education Center on the 100th day of the year to celebrate 100 years of Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries! Enjoy free admission, "ask a naturalist" opportunities, the occasional guided walk around our grounds and free cake! Back in 1916, the Moose Hill Bird Sanctuary was established in Sharon when Dr. George W. Field offered his estate to Mass Audubon to attract birds and people interested in birds. Fast forward to 2016 and there are 56 wildlife sanctuaries to explore in Massachusetts!
This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and active preschooler who loves animals. 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! Let's learn all about animals and their life cycles and what they will grow up to become!
Star Wars and Interplanetary Crafts for kids and teens at Ipswich Public Library. Drop-In between 2:30 and 4:30 and choose between a variety of crafts. Children ages 8 and older may attend independently. Younger children should be accompanied by a caregiver.
Join Museum staff for a family oriented tour and specialized activities focusing on the dynamic work and life relationships formed by these artists. This drop-in program is perfect for families with preschool and elementary school aged children. Free for children and Museum members or with Museum admission.
Make lollipop valentines for all of your friends! We’ll also make valentines for people in the community. Come show your friends and your community that you care! Drop-in for all ages.
Mandalas are geometric symbols representing the universe or cosmos, and can be drawn onto many mediums. For this Laughs and Crafts, we will be using acrylic paint and painting our mandalas on smooth stones.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be offering workshops for children and adults to kick-off the new Cape Ann Reads initiative. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum and is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are required.
Santa will be the star of this Polar Express themed party! Santa will be available for consultation or just for viewing from across the room. It is a low-pressure Santa opportunity and especially for children who visit the library frequently, a comfortable one. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library. It is free and no registration is required. Holiday crafts and snacks will be offered.
Make a lantern out of a plastic bottle and tissue paper and then bring it to Santa's arrival at the Hawthorne Hotel and procession down the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall to the Tree Lighting in Lappin Park. Plastic bottles provided or bring your own! SCAM will also be collecting bottles throughout the week, so bring your recycleable plastic bottles down for us!