Weekday Picks for Connecticut Kids: Winterfest, Nature Outing, Toddler Art, January 9-13

Best Kids Activities in Connecticut, January 9 - 13, 2017

The weather has been unusually warm this week, but if you want to keep it indoors, we have loads of suggestions in our Indoor Family Fun Guide. This week you can enjoy outdoor ice skating at Winterfest or if indoor roller skating is more your speed, check out one of these great family roller rinks. Your teen can take a teen nutrition and cooking class, and there are some nature inspired events for toddlers and families. Follow Mommy Poppins CT on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you don't miss a thing! For even more things to do, check out our frequently updated Event Calendar and Winter Guide.

Monday, January 9
Winterfest Ice Skating Hartford
Through January 22, there are free skate rentals in the pop-up rink in Bushnell Park. Don't know how to skate? No problem, all-ages skating lessons are also free.

See all Monday events.

Tuesday, January 10
My Plate: Cooking and Nutrition for Teens Groton
Participants will learn about the five important food groups in the My Plate plan. After the lesson, teens will be given recipes and taught how to cook delicious snacks and meals featuring those foods. This particular workshop will focus on fruit.

See all Tuesday events.

Wednesday, January 11
Wednesday Crafternoons – New Canaan
Create a free nature-inspired craft. The crafts you'll be making this month include: Cotton Ball Snowmen, Egg Carton Penguins, and Hibernating Bears. No registration required, drop in.

See all Wednesday events.

Thursday, January 12
Museum Children Free Week – Litchfield
See a life-sized beaver lodge, learn about alternative energy, touch real animal fur, and test your bird identification skills, visit a fluorescent rock cave, and view nature through a digital macro-scope at this state-of-the-art Nature Museum.

See all Thursday events.

Friday, January 13
Taja's Toddler Times Art – Bridgeport
Join Miss Taja and Miss Michele for fun easy toddler crafts even a parent can do!

See all Friday events.

Photo courtesy of Winterfest.