Have fun outdoors celebrating the season decorating Pumpkins with Miss Jen.
Tuesday, October 27 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Cost $15 per person per session
Pumpkin included in cost.
Join Miss Jen to explore the Science of Candy. Get ready for Halloween in this candy science class. We will remove the m from M&M candies and make a Skittles rainbow.
Friday, October 30th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Join Miss Jen to make and watch things bubble and fizz, thinking like scientists to figure out why.
Friday November 6th
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Learn about animals in winter and make clay for footprint stamps.
Tuesday November 10th
10:00am to 11:00am
This 4 week music and movement program will build music literacy and appreciation in your child and is perfect for family bonding and making new friends! The class will enhance gross and fine motor skills, cognitive development, verbal communication and social skills through musical activities and sing a-long’s.
Thursday’s Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3 & Dec 10
10:00 – 10:45
Ages 6mo – 3yrs
Music for Little Mozart classes are designed to provide children with a fun and accessible musical foundation through hands-on instrument discovery and the introduction of musical concepts in a fun and encouraging environment. It gives young musicians the tools to explore their creativity while building music appreciation and literacy.
Friday’s Nov 13, Nov 20, Dec 4 & Dec 11
10:00 – 10:45
Ages 4 – 6
Explore the Science of weather with Miss Jen and make your own rain clouds and tornado in a jar.
Friday November 13th
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Join miss Jen and have fun making turkey crafts.
Thursday November 19th
10:00pm to 11:00pm
Have fun making popcorn dance and more in this fun class featuring a favorite snack!
Friday November 20th
1:00pm to 2:00pm
If you’re like most households, you’ve been staying home as much as possible and adhering to social distancing guidelines for the past five- to- six months. And if you’re getting restless and looking for some new family activities to switch things up and keep your kids active and entertained, you’ve come to the right place! Read on to explore some of the activities and attractions that can help to keep your family entertained throughout the remainder of COVID-19.
Outdoor Activities for Families
From observing local wildlife to enjoying a movie or concert in the park, these outdoor activities are perfect for families practicing social distancing amid COVID-19.
● Enjoy safe, age-appropriate activities like gardening, picking fruit, and bird watching. Getting kids outside isn’t always easy, but these tips from StopNDD.org will help to make outdoor time more enjoyable for your little ones.
● Join Merrimack Parks & Recreation for its Summer Concert Series, Movie Nights in the Park, Community Special Events or simply enjoy our the parks & conservation areas.
● Read The Home-Based Safari Guide: How To Safely Observe Wildlife From Your Home. With these tips from Redfin, you and your kids will have a blast observing and identifying local wildlife species.
Camping, Hiking, and Biking
Even outdoor newbies can enjoy the many wonderful benefits of camping, hiking, and biking during the pandemic — and families don’t need to spend a whole lot of money on new clothing and sporting equipment.
● Review REI’s guide to camping for beginners. You’ll explore the different types of gear, clothing, toiletries, and food needed to camp, and you’ll learn how to choose a great family campsite.
● Play family-friendly camping games like glow in the dark bowling, bean bag toss, and scavenger hunts in nature.
● Grab a comfortable pair of shoes, plenty of snacks and fluids, and set off on a family hiking trip.
● Strap on your helmets and head out on a family bike ride. With resources like TrailLink, you can search for paved and unpaved bike trails near you.
Indoor Attractions and Activities
While outdoor attractions are safest amidst COVID-19, these tips will keep your family healthy and entertained as you slowly venture out into the community after months of self-isolation.
● Visit historical sites and museums, but take protective measures to keep you and other visitors safe and healthy during the coronavirus crisis.
● Tour 12 museums from around the world, all from the comfort and safety of your home.
● Spend a few hours at your local zoo or aquarium, or enjoy a virtual tour of the San Diego Zoo, Georgia Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, Houston Zoo, Kansas City Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoo, or National Aquarium.
Now that coronavirus restrictions are loosening throughout the U.S., you and your family can venture out a bit more — but make sure you’re familiar with your local social distancing guidelines and face covering requirements. Whether you visit a local park, campsite, or hiking trail, it’s important to be mindful of these regulations whenever you leave your home — as doing so will help to protect your family and other households from the coronavirus.