what to do with the kids this weekend: 3/29 – 3/31/19

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Friday, March 29:

Each Friday this month the Children’s Museum of Easton teams up with Fuller Craft museum for characters and crafts from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. An imaginative story time will be followed by a process-based arts and crafts activity. Keep your eye on their calendar for other fun programs. https://www.cmeaston.org/events/characters-crafts/

 

Saturday, March 30:

The Hingham Public Library has a wonderful opportunity for your new(ish) reader to gain comfort and experience reading: it’s their read to a dog program! Saturday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. you can read to Salty the Chihuahua,and his partner Christina and you can book your 15 minute reading sessions through the children’s department by calling 781.741.1405 x1403 or sending an email to hijuv@ocln.org. Reading to a trained therapy dog helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence and self-esteem. This program is great for kids ages 5 and older.

 

And for the older kids, there is a handbell ringing workshop at the Hingham Public Library today from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. with the Back Bay Ringers. This program for kids in grades 6 and up brings in members of the Back Bay Ringer to teach you about handbell ringing as well as how to play a song that you’ll perform together at the end of the workshop. It’s a neat way for teens to experience a type of musical instrument they may not have encountered before. Registration is required for this event HERE or by calling 781.741.1405.

 

MamaSteph heads to the John Curtis Free Library in Hanover to entertain the littles today from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Beloved local musician Stephanie Chase performs well-known children’s songs and her own compositions.  She gets young children up and dancing, and also brings some special puppets, too. This event is rescheduled from March 16th.

 

Saturday, March 31:

***THIS EVENT MOVED FROM SAT TO SUN:

It’s the Legends and Royals Olympics at the South Shore Children’s Museum in Hanover! From 11:00 a.m. until noon, kids will crawl under, climb over, roll over, jump, skip, run and dribble their way through an obstacle course and they get to do it three times to see how much they can improve. There will be a pizza party and award ceremony after the Olympics and you’ll get a chance to meet Moana, Maui and a super hero! Cost is $10 per kiddo. https://www.facebook.com/events/264757541124100/ 

Upcoming

The Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norton invites you to join them for their annual fundraiser for their animals: Easter egg hunts! The hunts begin April 6 and 7 and will continue each weekend until Easter Sunday from noon until 3:00 p.m. The egg hunts are fun for all ages and kids can run or meander through the tall pines of the beautiful Nature Trail to find colorful eggs at their own pace. Please bring your Easter basket! For the safety of the animals they will not be interacting with visitors on egg hunt days. And don’t forget to dress appropriately for this outdoor event! https://www.winslowfarm.com/ Cost is $10 for adults and kids over 2 years old. This is a fundraiser for the animals of Winslow Farm. 

The Paragon Carousel in Hull opens for the season on Saturday, April 20 for pictures with the Easter Bunny! Spring weekend hours from 4/20 through 5/19 are Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. http://www.paragoncarousel.com/

 

Ongoing Ideas

Been to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Children under 12 are admitted for free and everyone is admitted for free Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Admission is free for Brockton residents! www.fullercraft.org 

The Children’s Museum in Boston costs $1 to enter Fridays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.! https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/

The Children’s Museum in Easton is a gem here on the South Shore with wonderful play areas and fun programs for kids in their MakerSpace area. https://www.cmeaston.org/

Check out the fun events & activities at the Boston Museum of Science: www.mos.org.

Visit the New England Aquarium: www.neaq.org.

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