The Goddard School's "Things to Do With Kids"

May 20, 2020

May 22 is Buy a Musical Instrument Day and in today’s climate, most of us have some time to take up a new hobby like learning a new instrument and/or creating our own music. These days, there is also plenty of time to introduce your little ones to songs and music genres you like and to help them ...

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If you are looking for ways to keep your kids busy, you are in luck because May 18 is International Museum Day and there are tons of free online museum tours to choose from. You can opt to virtually tour museums that reinforce material your kids are learning in school, or those that reflect topics ...

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As we honor the heroes on the front lines for all they are doing to combat COVID-19, the first week of May celebrates a few others -- many of whom are also on the front lines including nurses. National Teachers’ Day is on May 5; National Nurses’ Day is on May 6; Child Care Provider Day/Daycare ...

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These days, we can all use a little levity as we social distance and quarantine. Perhaps celebrating International Dance Day on April 29, is just what the doctor ordered. You do not have to be a professional dancer, or even a good dancer to express yourself through dance. All you need to do is turn ...

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Volunteer Recognition Day, which is celebrated on April 20, honors volunteers who dedicate themselves to causes and helping others. Every day, they make large and small differences in the lives of millions of people all over the world, often saving lives, improving lives and providing comfort. They ...

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International Moment of Laughter Day is celebrated on April 14, and in today’s climate, having some laughs is a great way to relieve some social distancing stress. And, sharing a laugh with a friend or loved one can help make some lasting memories. There are many ways to celebrate. You can tell ...

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Caramel Popcorn Day is celebrated on April 7. Billions of people love caramel popcorn according to these Caramel Popcorn historical facts. With hundreds of flavors to choose from, there is sure to be a favorite flavor for everyone. Therefore, it makes sense that this delicious snack has its own ...

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If you are looking for ways to keep your kids busy as you spend time at home, you can celebrate International Children’s Book Day on April 2nd, by trying some ideas and activities listed below. You can also spend some time discussing some below mentioned historical facts, courtesy, ...

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While we are all home social distancing, you might want to try some of the activities listed below to keep your kids busy, courtesy, of The Goddard School in West Orange’s "Things to Do with Kids" column. In addition, National Goof Off Day is celebrated this week, so you can try some of these ...

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While we all take it day by day, watching to see how NJ deals with the current State of Emergency, the following list of “Things to Do with Kids” in and around town, brought to you by The Goddard School in West Orange, includes some crafts and baking suggestions to do at home. Absolutely ...

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Spring is in the air and there’s a lot to do. Your kids will enjoy spending time at the Frog Pond, storytimes, a cooking class and more this week into next. Teens may enjoy playing D&D, a Comic Book Club and more. There is also a fun activity for adults listed below. In addition, there are a ...

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This week into next, families will enjoy reading to therapy dogs, attending camp Open Houses, Holi & Purim activities, partaking in a Kids Pokémon Paint & Card Exchange, storytimes and more. Teens will enjoy playing D&D, Teen Open Mic Night: Featuring Songs by Female Artists in ...

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From hearing stories read by Marley Dias for Black History Month, taking Giraffe tours, enjoying storytimes, playing D&D, joining a comic book club, and more – there’s something happening for everyone this week into next. There are also some fun activities for adults listed below, as well as ...

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This is a busy week as both Valentine’s Day and President’s Day are taking place. From building birdhouses, taking Giraffe tours, painting, cooking, entering video game tournaments, enjoying D&D events and more – there is something for everyone happening this week into next. There are also some ...

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From having Breakfast with Pangolin, attending storytimes, cooking events and more – there are many fun things listed below to do with your families and kids this weekend into next week. There are also some fun activities listed for adults. If you are looking to participate in fun activities and ...

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From Maple Sugar Demonstrations, Seussical, Groundhog Day, Super Bowl Sunday and more – there are many fun things listed below to do with your families and kids this weekend into next week. There are also some fun activities listed for adults. If you are looking to participate in fun activities ...

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There are many fun things listed below to do with your families and kids this weekend into next week. There are also some fun activities listed for adults. If you are looking to participate in fun activities and more this week, please enjoy this list of “Things to Do with Kids” in and around ...

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There are a lot of great activities happening this week into next including many MLK Jr. Day activities that can be found listed below. There are also some camp fairs coming up as well as vacation day camps. If you are looking to participate in fun activities and more this week, please enjoy ...

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January is getting busier. There are many fun things listed below to do with your families and kids. In addition, National Dress Up Your Pet Day is on Jan. 14, which provides you with another day, aside from Halloween, to dress up your pet. And, we want to see your best-dressed pets. Send photos to ...

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Happy New Year! January is off to a slow start as far as local activities are concerned but there are still many fun things to do with your families and kids. If you are looking to participate in fun activities and more this week, please enjoy this list of “Things to Do with Kids” in and around ...

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The holidays are almost here and there are a lot of holiday-themed activities coming up this week into next. There are also a few Vacation Day camps taking place. Since the holidays are coming up, it makes sense that most of the activities listed below are for families to do together. If you are ...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and there’s so much to do in the local area. You and your family can visit the Camuso Holiday Display in Livingston; Make Rice Krispies Treats at Macy’s at the Short Hills Mall; Learn all About Edison's Christmas Lights at the West Orange Library; Meet MMA ...

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December is jam packed with fun activities for families and kids. You and your family can attend Santa's Flight Academy at the Short Hills Mall, a Gingerbread House Contest or West Orange’s Holiday Open House and Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, go behind the scenes for Giraffe Tours at the Turtle ...

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Thanksgiving is finally here! After spending some quality time with family and friends on Thursday, you may be looking for some fun activities for your children and family. You are in luck because there’s a lot happening in and around town. You and your family can attend Santa's Flight Academy at ...

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It’s almost Thanksgiving and things are slowing down a bit as people prepare for the holiday. However, there are still some fun activities happening in and around town. You and your family can make a Thanksgiving Cornucopia at the West Orange Library, enjoy the West Orange High School Fall Band ...

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November is always a busy month. From starting to plan for Thanksgiving to finding things to do to keep your kids busy — we’ve got you covered! You and your family can participate in Santa's Flight Academy at the Short Hills Mall, go Behind the Scenes at the Giraffe Tours at the Zoo, make a ...

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With school out for three days this week, your children may enjoy attending some Vacation Day Camps, the Monica + Andy Movement Class, the Little Explorers Fall Nature Program, Storytimes and so much more. Tweens and Teens might enjoy Learning to Play Dungeons & Dragons, Teen Gaming, ...

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As we approach Halloween and Election Day, there are many events and activities happening that you can enjoy with your children. You and your families can attend World Wednesdays Presents: Dia de Los Muertos on Oct 30; watch Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)! – Presented by West Orange ...

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There are many activities happening this week into next, but the ones on most people’s minds are related to Halloween and are listed below including the Halloween Harvest and Barktober (Pet Parade) at the West Orange Farmer’s Market on Oct. 26, Spooky Storytime at Turtle Back Zoo on Oct. 26, the ...

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There are tons of activities happening this week into next. You and your children can participate in the Frog Pond Club on Oct. 16, Family Walk & Campfire on Oct. 17, Pajama Storytime on Oct. 18, the Pumpkin Painting Party on Oct. 19, have Breakfast with the Flamingos on Oct. 20, join the ...

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