North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Boston Ballet School Northshore Summer Programs. Register online today for summe

The Boston Ballet School North Shore Studio in Marblehead is comprised of young people whose dedication, effort and talent is evidenced in their well-worn ballet slippers. Register today for the BBS Summer Program where children ages 3 and up enjoy a supportive, welcoming, and engaging experience.

We had the pleasure to speak with Jessica Kreyer, Principal and Director of the Boston Ballet School Marblehead Studio about the Summer Dance Programs for ages three through adult at the state-of-the-art facility conveniently located on the Salem/Marblehead line within the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA.


Glen Urquhart School Summer Program in Beverly MA

Join us for a special summer program at GUS! Our long-standing tradition of combining educational, hands-on workshops with easygoing summertime fun for children ages 4 to 14 continues. Our camp atmosphere is noncompetitive, creative, inquisitive, playful, and relaxed. We welcome children from schools all over the North Shore and beyond.


See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways at the Cambr

Cambridge Science Festival 2015 hosts their annual Science Carnival at the Cambridge Public Library during April Vacation! See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways, and celebrate the kickoff of the Cambridge Science Festival 2015 at Noon! The 2015 Carnival will have 5 distinct themes: Earth & Space, Micro-Zone, No Limits, Game Corner and Robot Zoo!


Bright Horizons, Bright Horizons: Open House Week for Toddlers and preschoolers.

Attend and enjoy Open House week April 13-17 at Bright Horizons and you'll experience The World at Their Fingertips curriculum in action. Built around extensive research, 21st century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, The World at Their Fingertips curriculum introduces the concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.  We invite you to explore our enhanced infant, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten Prep programs at any one of the nearby centers.


Messy Art Day at Lanesville Community Center

A group of former and current preschool teachers and enthusiastic artists have joined forces to bring 'Messy Art Day' to the Lanesville Communtiy Center! Kids in preschool and grade school are invited to come paint, draw and create using charcoal, pastels and paint! Come join the fun, make a mess and discover the masterpiece hidden within!


Did you know Fluff was made in Lynn, MA? Come find out more at Lynn Museum!

Join the Lynn Museum and Historical Society to learn about Fluff! As part of the museum's April Vacation Week programming join us for a 15-minute tour given by Museum-trained guides that will feature an in-depth look at a museum object on view. These tours are open to all museum visitors and will spotlight a different object from the collection. This tour will look at our favorite marshmallow treat Fluff using photographs and advertising materials! After, visitors will be invited to create mosaic style recreation of the Fluff sign.


Come enjoy a free Earth Day admission for kids during April Vacation at Lynn Mus

Join the Lynn Museum and Historical Society for Earth Day! As part of our April Vacation Week programming join us to celebrate Earth Day! Visitors will have the opportunity to decorate a pot and plant a seed to take home, engage in scavenger hunts, and take zip tours focused on Lynn Beach and Lynn Woods!


Wolf Hollow Ipswich MA Memorial Day Weekend Free Family Fun Fest Day

Make your Memorial Day weekend truly memorable. Bring the whole family to howl with the wolves for FREE! Wolf Hollow offers a unique opportunity to view gray wolves in as natural a setting as possible. Come see how they interact with their pack members and live in a social unit very similar to human families.

Location: Wolf Hollow


Dane Street Playground Beverly MA

The Friends of Dane Street Playground is an enthusiastic team of neighbors who are committed to designing and installing a new, safe playground by encouraging and mobilizing the financial support of neighborhood groups, foundations and citizens. With a goal of raising $125,000, the first large donation for $10,000 was made by the Isabella Rose Marino Endowment Fund, which was established in memory of the young daughter of the Friends of Dane Street Playground founder, Josie Marino.

On Sunday, May 2, at 1 p.m., Mudeye Puppet Company presents “Deepsy Diver,” a seriously fun puppet show about oceans and recycling. On this day of puppet shenanigans the children will make their own puppets and boogie down at a Glow Dance Party! Puppet making kits, and light snacks provided.

Please support this project and attend this important fundraiser.


Come enjoy some interactive musical fun with Steve Blunt at Danvers Library!

Kids are invited to a fun, interactive music session with musician and story teller Steve Blunt at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers! This family program is for patrons of all ages… featuring mostly humorous original compositions and traditional American & multicultural selections.


Earthday for shoreline cleanups at Halibut Point and Coolidge Point Reservation!

The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to one of their most spectacular coastal reservations to celebrate Earth Day 2015. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family.  At the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up the shoreline or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!


From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park

From 1884 – 1917, Mason A. Walton lived a hermit's life in Ravenswood Park. He closely observed, wrote, and drew about wildlife behaviors and published a book in 1903. As we walk in his footsteps to the site of his cabin, we'll track signs of wildlife just as Walton did. Along the way we'll share tales from his book A Hermit's Wild Friends, only available used from Amazon: A Hermit's Wild Friends and on loan from the Sawyer Free Library.

Location: Ravenswood Park


Kids can learn chess from a master at the Abbot Library in Marblehead!

Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players ages seven and up a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights from 6-8pm.


Art and Nature Summer Program, Camp at Sparhawk School in Amesbury MA

Sparhawk is the premier independent progressive day and boarding school on Boston's North Shore where the intellectual vitality of each student's educational experience is considered paramount. We build strong community, encourage collaboration, and respect the uniqueness of each individual.  We create real and tangible experiences that stimulate curiosity and inspire inquiry.  Students are encouraged and guided in their journey toward deep understanding across disciplines, and benefit from positive adult and peer mentorship, secure in the knowledge that their strengths, needs and interests are recognized.

Location: Sparhawk School


Ramona Latham - Directory of the Discovery Center at Ravenswood park in Gloucest

The Trustees of Reservations invite you to bring the whole family to Ravenswood Park for an introduction to Vernal Pools.Vernal pools are crucial to the survival of fairy shrimp, salamanders, and wood frogs. We’ll have fun exploring the pools at Ravenswood Park. Participants will learn how to certify and protect vernal pools. When vernal pools become certified, we can prevent development on and around them. This program is instructive for participants, so you, too, can take home the techniques, forms, and methods to certify pools.

Location: Ravenswood Park


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