It’s time for kids in Boston to break out the Easter baskets, because it's egg hunting season! We’ve rounded up some options for Easter egg hunts that take place in diverse locations - both indoors and outside - including parks, farms, the zoo, local businesses, and even a carousel.
Most of the egg hunts are for little ones only, but there are plenty of other festive activities for older kids and parents, like games, crafts, refreshments and visits with the Easter Bunny.
While some kids can think of nothing but Easter bunnies and scrambling to fill their baskets with eggs this time of year, children who celebrate Passover have plenty of ways to mark the holiday. Even some of the youngest members of the family can participate in Passover celebrations in a meaningful way.
Through stories, music and hands-on activities hosted by Boston-area organizations, children learn about the history and traditions of Passover.
One of the sweetest things about living in New England is being able to experience maple sugaring first hand. Bostonians don’t have to go very far to enjoy maple sugar festivals, take tours of farms, watch sap being boiled down in sugar houses, or learn to tap maple trees.
Of course, the best part is tasting the final product – in syrup form poured over pancakes, as candies, and even in hot dogs (!). Celebrate maple sugaring season with special events and visits to these local maple farms.
We welcome guest contributor Cyndi Reitmeyer, BostonTechMom blogger, who tells us about a gem of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) opportunity for middle schoolers.
If you have a 7th or 8th grade child and live in the greater Boston area, then I want to make you aware of a one-weekend program called Spark, hosted by MIT’s Educational Studies Program (ESP). For a small flat fee, your child can take a wide variety of really unique classes in STEM subjects, taught on MIT’s campus by MIT students and community members.
Welcome to Part II of our February Vacation Week coverage. There are so many things to do with kids in Boston during vacation that we've rounded up the activities in two separate posts: We’ve highlighted shows, nature and programs and craft activities in our first post, and continue our coverage with a roundup of the many vacation week museum programs here.
Whether your kids are into history or science, art or animals, they can find plenty to do at local museums during the mid-winter break.
Looking for fun things to do with kids during February vacation week? There are plenty of programs and special events for families going on in Boston, including films and live performances, arts and crafts, outdoor fun and nature programs. So many, in fact, that we almost wish there were at least another week of vacation to do everything!
Whether you’re looking for traditional music and dance, a parade, a big Chinese New Year festival complete with a Lion Dance, or simply a fun craft to celebrate the the Lunar New Year, Boston has it all. Check out these great picks for families to celebrate the Year of the Goat.
You’ll also find links for cooking traditional recipes for kids, children's books about the New Year, and visiting Boston’s Chinatown.
We're always on the lookout for ways to make parenting in Boston a little easier and a lot more fun, and blogs written by local parents are a terrific resource. Last year, we highlighted our 13 favorite new (or new to us) parent blogs in 2013, covering everything from autism to umami, parenting in Boston on a budget to LGBT parenting adventures.
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