As Boston's largest and oldest neighborhood, Dorchester boasts lots of fun activities for kids, families, and teenagers. Whether you are looking for a hike, an animal encounter at the zoo, fresh food from a farmers' market, classes, or a museum, you are bound to find it in Dorchester.
Since St Patrick's Day is the one day we all can enjoy the "luck of the Irish", it seems like the perfect time for kids to think about what makes them lucky. Experts now agree that expressing gratitude makes you happier, so maybe reflecting on how lucky we are will make us feel even luckier.
This craft is a fun way for kids to think about what makes them lucky and hide it as a secret message inside their art. The magic of St Patrick's Day!
This week we decided to shake things up a bit. Listening to the different noises that all the different recycled materials make is an amazing sensory experience for preschoolers. Instead of tossing your recyclables, let your kids explore the different musical properties of tin cans and yogurt tubs! Add in some pots and pans and you'll have a band.
Turn a typical flapjack into a finger food with this easy recipe. Customize with your favorite add-ins and the possibilities are endless. Better yet, toss them in the freezer and you've got a quick breakfast or snack for busy weekday mornings.
Regardless of whether your kids attend public, private or parochial, chances are their school is always looking for ways to raise much-needed funds to pay for enriching extras. Parents are often called upon to give money. But there are also lots of fun and easy ways for families to get involved in the fundraising process that involve donating your time and creativity, not your cold hard cash.
A few years back, I wrote a post featuring 7 successful large-scale fundraising projects I helped oversee at my son's school when I was PTA president. Today I'm sharing 9 simple fundraising ideas that can be implemented relatively quickly. In fact, inspired PTAs could get a couple of these off the ground before spring break arrives! You may have heard of some of these before (hello, bake sale) but I've included tips for ways to maximize profits and enjoyment.
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