Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: May Flowers, Garden Day, Read and Pick

Things to Do with New Jersey Kids, May 8-12, 2017

May is in full bloom this week! Kids can explore beautiful flowers at Tree Time for Tykes: May Flowers and National Public Gardens Day or create their own flowery fun at Blooming Flowers Paper Craft and Mother’s Day Gift-Making. Plus, museums host tot-oriented events this week, including Montclair Art Museum’s Park Bench and Hoboken Historical Museum’s Uptown Storytime.

Read on for our best children's events the week of May 8–12, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and May GoList for even more mid-May fun.

Monday, May 8

Northern NJ:
Tree Time for Tykes: May Flowers – Mendham
​Tots are invited to take a hike through the woods of Schiff Natural Lands Trust in search of pretty springtime flowers. Pre-registration is required.

Jersey Shore:
Blooming Flowers Paper Craft – Holmdel
Holmdel Library hosts this after-school workshop, where participants will create paper flowers and plant their own flower seeds. Pre-registration is required. FREE

See all Monday events.

Tuesday, May 9

Central NJ:
Read & Pick at Terhune Orchards – Princeton
Terhune Orchards presents this bi-monthly story, craft, and garden event that's a perfect spring activity for little ones. This week’s theme is Read & Pick Vegetables. Pre-registration is required.

Northern NJ:
Mother’s Day Gift-Making at Abma’s FarmWykoff
​Get prepped for Mother’s Day at Abma’s Farm, where kids 5 and up can create a floral gift for mom or other female role models in this after-school event.

See all Tuesday events.

Wednesday, May 10

Northern NJ:
Park BenchMontclair
Introduce the little ones to museum culture at Montclair Art Museum’s monthly art workshop. Preschoolers will create projects, tour the museum, and have snacks.

Central NJ:
Tod Squad – Branchburg
​Toddlers can burn energy at Branchburg Sports Complex’s morning playtime, which includes climbing, bouncing, and Playmaze fun. Bonus: parents get a free coffee.

See all Wednesday events.

Thursday, May 11

Northern NJ:
Uptown StorytimeHoboken
Preschoolers will learn all about city life through stories and songs at Hoboken Historical Museum. Pre-registration is required. FREE

Central NJ:
Preschool Story and Music Time – Westampton
Stories, instruments, and crafts are all part of the fun at Rancocas Nature Center’s preschool activity. Pre-registration is required. FREE

See all Thursday events.

Friday, May 12

Northern NJ:
National Public Gardens Day – Morristown
​Enjoy the blooming gardens of Macculloch Hall, and take part in family activities and presentations. Pre-registration is required. FREE

Southern NJ:
Funzone Fridays – Cherry Hill
Have an active Friday with the little ones at ISC’s sky-high climber and indoor gym. The adventure includes swings, slides, bridges, and obstacles.

See all Friday events.

Top photo: Enjoy the beautiful grounds at Macculloch Hall. Photo courtesy of Macculloch Hall.