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 Incredible Kids Day is on March 19 !!

While we all (generally) think our kids are incredible, sometimes we forget to tell them how great they are. Absolutely Incredible Kids Day is the perfect time to do so. To celebrate, you might want to write your kids a letter or spend some time with them playing, cooking, crafting or tossing a ball. However, the most important thing you can do to celebrate is to remind your kids how incredible they are!

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Below are a few ideas for celebrating the day. However, with the impending quarantine, while you may not always be feeling that your kids are incredible, you might enjoy doing some of this while you are cooped up at home.


The next time you sit down for a family dinner, toss out some of these facts to spark a lively and informative family conversation. After dinner, look up some of these dates and facts and explore the historical moments as a family.

  • On March 13, 1868 – The Senate began the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.
  • On March 13, 1639 – Harvard University was named after clergyman John Harvard.
  • On March 14, 1794 – Eli Whitney patented the Cotton Gin.
  • On March 15, 44 BC –Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus (The Ides of March).
  • On March 16, 1926 – Professor Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket.
  • On March 16, 1968 – The Mai Lai Massacre took place in Vietnam.
  • On March 17, 1845 – The rubber band was invented.
  • On March 18, 1965 – Soviet Union cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov became the first person to take a spacewalk.
  • On March 19, 1918 – Congress approved Daylight Savings Time.