Drop-Off Camps for Westchester Kids on MLK Day

We’re hardly off the heels of our last school break when it’s time to plan for the next one. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on Monday, January 16, 2017, and most schools will be closed. If you’re in need of childcare—or your kids are just flat-out sick of hanging around the house—there are a few options for mini-camps that day. Most of these camps require advance registration, so be sure to click through for the full details. 

Looking for more activities for MLK Day or the entire three-day weekend? Consult our Event Calendar or follow us on Facebook

Weekday Picks: Last Chance for Nutcracker and Cirque Returns, Jan. 9-13

OK, we all made it to the other side of the holidays; it's time to settle back into routines.

Luckily, "routine" here means there's still plenty of opportunities to go out to see and do things with the kids. Your less crowded calendar lets you get around to ongoing activities that include classic movie screeningsweekly storytimes, and myriad free museum days. There's still time to catch Rogue One at El Capitan and the Science Behind Pixar exhibit at the Science Center. And there are some last-chance events as well this week: Bob Baker's Nutcracker and Universal's From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience are both in their final days. There are even two kinds of circus in one day later in the week.

Read on for some of our favorites for the week, and you can always find more ideas through the Mommy Poppins Event Calendar, as well as our monthly picks in our GoList

Free Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: A Wintry Mix; Jan 9-13

Whether the weather outside is frightful or delightful, we've found a reason for each day of the week to get out of the house with the children. This week's top picks, which are all free and all indoors, include trying a new class, enjoying the oasis of the library, joining in a meaningful celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and solving winter-themed math puzzles.

It looks like the latter part of the week may bring warmer temperatures and some sunshine: perfect for a winter walk, ice skating, or even a trip to the park.

Have an enriching week, and remember to check our Event Calendar for more ideas each day.

Weekday Fun in NJ: Toddler Trek, Tot Tour, LEGO Challenge

Just because it’s January doesn’t mean the little ones need to be cooped up indoors. Winter nature programs are in the spotlight this week. Bundle up, and check out Toddler Trek: Tricky Tracks and Little Explorers Winter Nature Program. It’s also a great week for young LEGO fans. Morris Museum hosts a Winter Fun Tot Tour that includes its LEGO exhibit, while pre-teens and teens can try the LEGO League Challenge at Old Bridge Library.

Read on for our best children's events the week of January 9–13, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and January GoList for even more wintry events.

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

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.

Weekday Picks for Westchester Kids: Gluten-Free Baking, Nail Polish Art

Take a break from the winter weather at some exciting indoor activities for Westchester families. This week’s programs are big on enrichment, as you’ll notice on our roundup of top weekday picks.

Learn to make gluten-free treats (and sample your creation) at Get Your Dessert On. Gear up for STEM fun at science and math programs that hone skills, such as Math Play. Celebrate MLK Day with an award-winning documentary featuring assorted celebrities at King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis.

These are just a few of our highlights, so keep reading on. Our Event Calendar has many more activities to choose from of various ilks, and our January GoList can help you plan the rest of the month!

NYC Winter Fun List: 50 Things to Do Indoors with Kids

Cooped up in a tiny apartment with your kids hanging off the furniture, and you, is no way to spend the winter. We know it can be hard to put on all that winter gear, head out into the cold, and hit up one of the million daily kid events happening in NYC, but we're here to help. 

To inspire you, we've compiled a list of 50 awesome drop-in spots in the five boroughs, where kids can run, jump, bounce, learn, create, and get cultured. Some are even FREE.

Still not willing to open that door? Try one of these indoor craft projects at home as a family to keep those little hands busy, or one of our 40 Indoor Snow Day Boredom Busters.

Of course, you can always find more winter fun ideas in our Indoor Family Fun Guide, or even sign up for a new class.

Weekday Fun for LI Kids: Minecraft, Red Riding Hood, Cooking

After a long holiday break, school is finally back in full swing. But that doesn't mean the weekday fun has to stop. Take in a show, brush up on craft skills, and stay fit and peaceful with yoga. Feeling adventurous? Visit one of Long Island's beautiful nature preserves and engage in hands-on science activities that take full advantage of the winter season. Or stay warm but active at one of these indoor play spaces, bounce houses, and action centers. 

Don't forget to check out our January GoList and Event Calendar for more ideas on how to keep your entire family entertained, whether the weather outside is frightful—or delightful. There's also plenty of seasonal fun in our Long Island Winter Fun Guide, from skiing to hot chocolate spots to FREE events all winter!

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