Join Mass Audubon for this fun, hands-on science program about animals who build nests, burrows, webs, and dens and make their own homes comfy and safe. We will make make-believe bird nests, learn how animals use materials from nature and people to create their homes and we’ll burn off some energy with fun role plays as we dig, weave, spin and build! This program will include active group play, a take home craft and a very special homemade snack!
Miss Lisa of the Joppa Flats Education Center visits Amesbury Public Library each month for a 1 hour program focused on pre-schoolers! Participants will be engaged, excited, and learning about all kinds of things in nature. Each program is an hour long and includes hands-on activities, group role play, and fun take homes. Register for each program separately.
Bring the kids! Make a postcard inspired by the Museum’s collection of historic cards written by vacationers telling of their adventures on Cape Ann. The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in hands-on activities that delve into the art, history and culture of the region. Each Second Saturday focuses on a specific theme based on the Museum’s collection and/or special exhibitions.
Get into the holiday season by creating your own evergreen wreath! Kids will craft their 16" wreaths by hand using local greenery, winter berries, fallen cones, holly leaves, ribbon, and more! Materials and instruction included. Parents are encouraged to attend but wreath making is for kids only please. (Check out our adult workshop as well: From the Forest: Wreath Making Workshop) Ages 8 and up.
Get into the holiday season by creating your own evergreen wreath! There is nothing more beautiful that what nature offers us to decorate our homes in fall. Using burgundy blueberry twigs, fallen lichen, mosses, a variety of seed pods, unusual cones, deep red rosehips, dried flower heads, and deeply colored leaves, we will build our 16" wreaths by hand. All supplies, instruction, and light refreshments included. There's also a kids only wreath making workshop: Kids Wreath Making Workshop
Are there fairies and gnomes at Ravenswood Park? Using only all natural materials found on the forest floor, kids can create your their own secret home. Elves, gnomes or fairies will love them! Even our littlest wildlife friends will enjoy checking out your wee secret home. Wear your faery frock and dance along the children's trail with wee secret homes!
Head to Gloucester Stage for some Halloween fun! Enjoy a live retelling of the your favorite Halloween stories and stick around for Halloween cookie decorating afterwards! Memebers of the GSC Youth Acting Workshop will be performing selections from It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,by George M. Schultz, The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg, and Benny the Bat by George Ulrich. Wear a costume and get a holiday treat!
In partnership with the Imagination Foundation, the Phoenix School will host its annual Cardboard Challenge at Armory Park in Salem. Join in the worldwide celebration of creativity and imagination where everyone is challenged to design and create using cardboard and recycled materials. The Phoenix School Cardboard Challenge is part of a global Day of Play around the world. The Phoenix School’s Global Cardboard Challenge is an opportunity for kids, parents, students of all ages, adults -- everyone!-- to join in the FUN!
Select weekends this fall, let us help you explore the fall foliage of Ward Reservation. With craft activities, games, story times, and scavenger hunts to take with you on the trail, we have all you need to create a memorable nature adventure fit for the whole family. Activities can be found up on Holt Hill. Drop in anytime between 10am and 1pm Story Times at 10:30 and 12:30