Connecticut

Weekday Picks: Eagle Watching, Day Camp, Nature, February 20-25

With the unusually warm weather this week, make sure to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. You and the kids can attend one of these great family events happening all over the state, from Bald Eagle Viewing to free admission to White Memorial, in Litchfield. Check out our frequently updated Event Calendar and monthly Go List for even more great fun. For even more suggestions, be sure to check our our Winter Guide and the frequently updated Event Calendar. Follow Mommy Poppins CT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and don't forget to cast your vote for your favorite Connecticut businesses in our Bestie Awards Contest

A Visit to the New England Air Museum with Kids

Whether they're excited about Amelia Earhart, the Wright brothers, or Buzz Lightyear, if your children have an interest in flying - or you want to spark their love of science and exploration - get ready to board on a family adventure to the New England Air Museum where real-life aircrafts and interactive exhibits make for an educational and thrilling outing in the Hartford area.

President's Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Aircraft, Nature Cruises, and Art Adventures February 18-20

A three-day weekend is ahead and plenty of fun awaits around the state. We've got all kinds of ideas to get outside from seal spotting cruises to a guided nature hike to a farm tour. If you're feeling more of an indoor vibe, check out the Harlem Globetrotters, a puppetry festival or museum adventures in Ridgefield and Newtown

We update our Events Calendar frequently so be sure to check back for even more great suggestions. To keep up with the latest family-friendly events and activities, sign up for our newsletters, and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest. If you haven't had a chance, be sure to vote for your favorite Connecticut businesses with our BESTIE awards—there are some terrific prizes for sharing your input.

Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Valentine Fun, Math Confidence, and Nature Exploration, February 13-17

For many schools in Connecticut, schools are closed some or all of this week which, after a week of snow days and delays, is not entirely welcome news for those of us not wending our way to warmer vacation destinations. Happily, there's a lot going on here in Connecticut, from Valentine's Day fun to nature adventures to drop off school vacation activities for busy parents who need a moment to themselves (I'm not alone in this, am I?). For even more suggestions, be sure to check our our Winter Guide and the frequently updated Event Calendar. Follow Mommy Poppins CT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and don't forget to cast your vote for your favorite Connecticut businesses in our Bestie Awards Contest!

New Haven County Drama and Dance Camps

Do your children opt to act or dance instead of play team sports? Participating in a play or a performance of some type is a great experience and teaches kids all about teamwork and reaching personal goals. If your son or daughter loves to be on-stage or in front of the camera tap-dancing their hearts out then New Haven has a camp for them! And of course, check out our entire Summer Camp Guide for 2017.

Family-Friendly Ethnic Restaurants in the Hartford Area

Children’s curiosity is boundless, especially when learning about the world around them, and food has the power to educate while filling our bellies with yumminess. Coq au vin? Paella? Pansotti alla genovese? Chow Mein? Moussaka? You’re getting hungry…very hungry...and below are 10 suggestions for international cuisine in the Hartford area, where you can turn a family lunch or dinner into an exciting opportunity to try a new texture or spice. For even more fun, perhaps your family can practice learning a few words in a foreign language or listening to music from that particular culture. If you're feeling really ambitious, you can even try to replicate favorite recipes at home, at a later time. Of course, Connecticut abounds with delicious eateries, so you can also check out some ethnic family-friendly restaurants in the New Haven area

40 Snow Day Boredom Busters for Kids

Whenever the weatherman predicts a big snow, you can almost hear the collective cries of joy from children, and the sighs of resignation from the adults who know they’re going to have stir crazy kids at home. Somehow the initial excitement always seems to wear off way too early in the day, leaving hours still to be filled.

Before your brood drives you batty, scan through this list of things to do at home on a snow day, from baking projects (cake in a mug) to cool crafts (homemade puff paint) and fun games (indoor snowball fight). We think you’ll find enough ideas to keep them happily entertained until the school bus pulls up again. Have fun and good luck!

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