THINGS TO DO! Weekend Edition: January 5 to January 7

What a blizzard! That was a whole lot of snow. And I don’t know about you but being cooped up inside all day was not my idea of fun.  Now we are looking at frigid temperatures that can either have us trapped in the house, or in desperate need to find an indoor activity! It won’t be fun walking to and from the car, but I don’t think I can  stay in this house all weekend! 

You’ll be happy to find that there are a lot of things to do this weekend even though it’s going to be cold. I think we all need to get out of the house! 

Of course, since the weather is rather unsettled lately, make sure you plan ahead and confirm an event before heading out into the Arctic! 

Stay warm everyone, and if you have Friday off, enjoy your four day weekend! 

 

Friday, January 5, 2018

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

At 10 a.m., learn about how paintings tell stories through color, rhythm and repetition! Classes are free with admission but they are on a first come, first serve basis! For ages 2 to 3. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come meet parents and other kids for this fun play time with toys and books. Also held at 10:30 is the baby rhyme time for ages 0 to 2. No registration required, just drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., children can bounce for only $9. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., come create with clay during either a one hour workshop or a half hour preschool workshop. Preschool workshops are offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. and are recommended for ages 2 to 5.  Call ahead for reservations! See our Blog Post.

At 10  a.m., enjoy a special storytime in the Friends Café! For all ages. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., babies and toddlers will enjoy reading, singing, playing and rhyming during this storytime. For ages 0 to 2. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., explore movement, rhythm, repetition and the expressive qualities of line! Classes are free with admission but they are on a first come, first serve basis! For 3 to 5. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., toddler time is a special indoor bounce time for the littles. This is for children ages 6 and under. The cost is $10 for one child and parent for one hour of jump time. Additional children are $8 for one hour.

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy free ice skating including free skate rentals at the skating rink in Bushnell Park.

From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., come out for open play in the bounce houses, foam pit, obstacle course and more. Admission is $15 and includes 60 minutes in each gym. See our Blog Post

At 4 p.m., learn about how paintings tells a story through the lines and practice choreographing movement to describe the paintings! Classes are free with admission but they are on a first come, first serve basis! For ages 5 to 10. See our Blog Post.

 At 7 p.m., enjoy storytime and a special craft with your child. Free.

 

Saturday, January 6, 2018  

From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., toddler time is a special indoor bounce time for the littles. This is for children ages 6 and under. The cost is $10 for one child and parent for one hour of jump time. Additional children are $8 for one hour.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy free admission to the museum galleries all day. Activity sheets will be available for children and their families to use as the explore the exhibits. Kids activities and crafts start  at 10 a.m.  Check CHS.org for more information on this month’s Family Program.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., you and your child are invited to assemble, paint and decorate a wooden block calendar! All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Free. Please register online.

From 9:40 a.m. to 11 a.m., come out for open play in the bounce houses, foam pit, obstacle course and more. Admission is $15 and includes 40 minutes in each gym. See our Blog Post

At 10 a.m., children ages 3 and up with at least one adult family member are invited to enjoy stories, music and activities! Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come out and make a snowman canvas with the kids! The cost is $2 per project, including supplies.  For ages 3 and up. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., come create with clay during either a one hour workshop or a half hour preschool workshop. Preschool workshops are offered at 10 a.m. (if there are no parties scheduled) and are recommended for ages 2 to 5.  Call ahead for reservations! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., parents of South Windsor will learn about what the community has to offer at this event while their children have fun doing activities, listening to stories, and more. There will be vision screenings, raffles, book giveaways and more! Free admission.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in (or register) for this art class where children can learn to express creativity using varied art materials. Admission is $9 for non-members ($7 for members). For ages 6 to 8.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy this music and movement program with songs, games and movement! For ages 1 to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., drop in for storytime and listen to the story: What Do You Do With a Chance?. A fun activity will follow. Drop in. Free. Check your local store for storytime hours.  

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy free ice skating including free skate rentals at the skating rink in Bushnell Park.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., warm up and bring your A-game to the Aquarium for fun games including checkers, bananagrams, 4-in-a-row and more! Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a day of talking about ice fishing! There will be giveaways, seminars, drawings for prizes, demos and more!

At 11 a.m., drop in (or register) for this art class where children can discover art, listen to stories and explore elements of art. Admission is $7 for non-members ($5 for members). For ages 3 to 5.

From 2:50 p.m. to 4:20 p.m., come out for public skating at the rink. Admission is $7 and skate rental is $3. 

From 7:10 p.m. to 8:40 p.m., enjoy ice skating while the rink is open to the public!

 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., families and children with autism and special needs will enjoy this sensory sensitive experience that includes less crowding and noise, dimmed lighting, show and music turned off or down and limited appearances by Chuck E.  Parents are permitted to bring snacks for their children during this event.

From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy free ice skating including free skate rentals at the skating rink in Bushnell Park.

From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., warm up with laughter and amazement as you watch John Higby perform his hilariously astounding YoYo Show! Free and family friendly.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., come explore the museum with your family. Enjoy self-guided open house tours, engage in a scavenger hunt, enjoy music on the Steinway piano and much more! Included with museum admission.

From 1:35 p.m. to 3:05 p.m., come out for public skating at the rink. Admission is $7 and skate rental is $3. 

From 2:20 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. to 5:40 p.m., come out for open play in the bounce houses, foam pit, obstacle course and more. Admission is $15 and includes 40 minutes in each gym. See our Blog Post

From 4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m., enjoy ice skating while the rink is open to the public!

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy complimentary marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate and sticks along with hot chocolate for the kiddos at the outdoor fireplace.

 

 

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