If our weekday picks are any indication, it's an embrace winter and enjoy nature kind of week. There's snowflake making at the library, furry fun on Drumlin Farm, and nature story time in the Blue Hills. This could also be the week to try the skating path at City Hall Plaza (if the weather cooperates).
Not so keen on nature? Got the winter blues? The opportunity to school your kids in board game strategy and a musical about a boy who finds his passion in the dance studio might cheer you up. Plus, our Event Calendar is chock full of story times, theatergoing, and STEM activities this week, so take a look for more ideas each day.
Monday 1/23, National Pie Day – Arlington
Traveling snowflakes, anyone? Make giant, 3D snowflakes from old maps at the Robbins Library. (Ages 5-11; FREE)
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Tuesday 1/24, Compliment Day – Belmont
Family Game Night can be even more fun when you play with other families. Snack on popcorn and try out some new games or stick with your old favorites – the important thing is to beat your kids at whatever game you play. And be sure to compliment them on being good sports when they lose. (All ages; FREE)
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Wednesday 1/25, National Opposite Day – Lincoln
Explore Winter Wonders at Drumlin Farm, one of our favorite places to visit with kids any time of year. Participants get to feed hay to the sheep, search for eggs in the hen house, follow tracks in the snowy fields, and make treats for the birds. Basically, it's like an hour-long farm getaway. Call 781-259-2206 to register in advance (Ages 0-6; $12.50)
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Thursday 1/26 – Canton
It's Nature Time – a read-aloud story and nature activity – for little ones and their favorite adults at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. (Ages 0-5, included with museum admission)
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Friday 1/27, Chocolate Cake Day – Boston
Take your tween to see Wheelock Family Theatre's production of Billy Elliot the Musical, the live (and lively) version of the 2000 film about a young boy in an English mining town who stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class. (Ages 8 and up; $20 and up)
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There are always more activities on our Event Calendar and in our monthly GoList. And if you don’t receive our newsletters full of suggestions for family fun, you really should sign up for our newsletter—it’s free!
Photo of the Blue Hills Trailside Museum by the author.