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

Community Giving Tree's mission is to help low-income families in northeastern M

Support Community Giving Tree programs by donating excellent-quality, contemporary toys. Books, bikes and other like-new toys will be sold at the Twice Loved Toy Sales. Drop off gently-used donations to Essex County children in need at the Middleton Industrial Park.
Proceeds support Community Giving Tree’s expanding mission to provide children’s clothing baby equipment and provides other necessities such as school supplies and toiletries to low income families in Essex County, MA.


Ipswich MA Public Library

Mother Goose on the Loose is a program for infants through 2-year-olds that helps babies and toddlers to begin to develop pre-literacy skills through a specially formatted curriculum of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays and large-motor activities.


Boston Ballet School Open House, Open Studio. See all that Boston Ballet School

See the BBS state-of-the-art studios located in the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA and learn about the many programs for children and adults. Try a FREE class and make new friends at Boston Ballet School's North Shore Open House! Beginners welcome.


Beverly Public Library invites kids ages 4-6 to their math and science club designed just for younger kids!

Based on the 'What’s the Bid Idea?' program created by Mother Goose Programs (Vermont Center for the Book) this story time incorporates math and science into a story time and activity to nurture curiosity and an interest in science and math!

Please register for this program.


Storytime, story time for children at Newbury Town Library

The Newbury Town Library’s Simple & Sweet Story Times are thematic in nature and offer an opportunity for children to hear stories from classic children’s literature as well as new additions to the library collection. Children practice developmental skills, such as listening and taking turns, in a warm and welcoming environment With a sing a song and share a story or two, participants will use fine motor skills to create a simple crafts.

Register online and receive a confirmation email upon registration.

Enjoy the for the final story times of the year with songs and craft just for the little ones, ages 3-5. Siblings welcome.

The next 6-week session of story times begins January 9, 2015. Please register online at


Join an art session in Gloucester Ma designed just for the young artist!

Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.


IMADA is pleased to present PROJECT Trio in this concert event at IPAC.

IMADA is pleased to present the critically-acclaimed group - PROJECT Trio. Known for their improvisational mix of classical, rock, jazz, with a bit of beat-box thrown in, this performance is sure to please! Come enjoy the show and help raise funds to continue IMADA programs.


Preschool Toddler Program at Brookwood School in Manchester MA. Great Schools fo

Led by Brookwood Faculty, these hour-long classes for 3-5-year-olds are free and family friendly. Parents and children are welcome to attend one or multiple sessions.
Please email Kate Fuge, to register.


Where the Wild Things Are will be shown at the Newbury Town Library for the 1/2

Popcorn and bottled water will be served. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register on our online calendar found at  (Sponsored by the Friends of the Newbury Town Library). Parents should know that this adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are is probably best for older children (age 8+). For more information and to help determine if this movie is appropriate for your child, check out


Calling all dads! Bring your kids to  Peabody Institute Library Danvers for a Sa

Children and their dads (granddads or male role models) are invited to join us for a fun filled hour for donuts and light refreshments. Plus story time, crafts and music and movement.


Hike the trails of Bradley Palmer State Park with park rangers!

Join Park Rangers and staff for a Winter Hike at Bradley Palmer State Park! Explore the trails of the park and learn about the natural history of the North Shore.  Hikes generally cover over 3 miles and may be too strenuous for children under 10. No dogs, please. Please wear sturdy footwear, dress for the weather, and bring water. Severe weather cancels. Meet at Main Lot, 40 Asbury St, Topsfield (1/4 mi off of Ipswich Rd).


Walk the trails in a group at Harold Parker State Forest Every Wednesday at 10am

Walk the trails with a group at Harold Parker State Forest every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. – meet at the headquarters at 305 Middleton Rd., North Andover.


Peabody Essex Museum programs for children and families. PEM Pals story and move

This fun, interactive programs with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed specifically for preschoolers and their caregivers. Drop in, Meet at Information Desk.


Bob The Magic Guy "Magic For Smart People"  Family Fun Series - Magic Month at t

 Bob the Magic Guy's 'Magic For Smart People' will make you believe in the impossible again while making you smile and laugh. Bob has bewitched audiences from New England to the Virgin Islands with his easy manner, clever dialogue, and a hat and handful of tricks, captivating youngsters and oldsters alike. Audiences are amazed, delighted and mystified by this magician who weaves stories and slapstick humor around clever magic tricks!

Location: Regent Theater


Come to Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm for an open house and winter bonfire!

Come to  Spencer Peirce Little Farm for a mid-winter open house and bonfire to celebrate the official purchase of the town of Newbury on January 13, 1701. As part of this community-wide event, tour the Spencer-Pierce-Little House, enjoy hot cider and donuts for sale in the visitor center, and then walk to the nearby town-sponsored bonfire fueled by Christmas trees in the growing fields of Tendercrop Farm!


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