Things To Do With NJ Kids This Weekend March 24-25: Astro Day, Pajama Jam, Kite Making & more!

Spring has most certainly sprung in NJ, with the high temps (and my kids begging to wear shorts and bathing suits!) This is the perfect weekend to embrace spring fever and get out there with your family. There's something for everyone including kite making, a frog watch, spring beach walk and the popular Family Fun Day at a biergarten. Read on for our picks and remember, you can always find a list of all NJ weekend activities for kids in our Event Calendar. Happy Spring, NJ!

NJ Kids Read to Therapy Dogs

As the saying goes, ”reading is fundamental”. However, there are children who still struggle to develop reading skills. Reading to a “therapy dog” is a new program has been implemented in many New Jersey schools and libraries. Reading to therapy dogs has helped young students build confidence as readers in an environment free from judgment and criticism. Read on to find out about Therapy Dogs International, located in Flanders NJ, and their program “Tail Waggin’ Tutors”.

Consignment Shops for Kids Clothing in Northern NJ

One doesn’t usually associate the phrase, “fun things to do with kids in NJ” with spring cleaning. However, this beautiful weather has got me thinking about how to combine the two! I have started to clean out one closet a day and I’ve found a great way to get my two kids involved by adding a twist. My daughters sort the piles into ‘donate,’ ‘garbage’ or ‘consign’. Consigning is a great way to repurpose and recycle and save or earn money. With the money we make from consignment shops my kids can either buy a new summer toy/outfit or bank it in our family Disney Cruise fund. They’re so into it, it is getting a bit out of hand- I found my favorite pair of Tory Burch sandals in a ‘consign’ bag!!!!! Here are some of my favorite “green” consignment shops that are merchandised to look like boutiques in Northern New Jersey.

5K Races and Fun Runs for NJ Kids and their Parents

This ridiculously mild winter has been running heaven, not too cold or too wet. I mean, I didn't run of course, but I assume those of you that do this sort of thing felt heavenly. Now that we are heading into what will either be a gorgeous spring or blizzard season, it's time to use all those great work-outs and your natural altruism, to get your 5k on. Lest you worry that this might be precious time away from your children, fear not, all of these also feature family fun runs for our active NJ kids, and one even comes with a baseball game. So lace up! Gird your quadriceps! Tie your tot's sparkly laces! Convince your mate that they love running, too! Run, mamas, run.

Things To Do With NJ Kids This Weekend March 17-18: St. Patrick's Day Fun, Honeybees, Cookie Party, Wizards & more!

Although we've been celebrating St. Patty's for a few weeks, this weekend it's the REAL deal. So get your green on and enjoy the holiday at the NJ Children's Museum or Saddle River Valley Cultural Center. There are also some great outdoor activities at various Nature Centers and Honey Bees are buzzing at the Community Children's Museum. Read on for all of our picks and remember, you can always find a list of all NJ weekend activities for kids in our Event Calendar. Enjoy, NJ!

GIVEAWAY! Tickets for Easter Bunny Train and Egg Hunt in New Jersey

Seems like we were just talking about the Polar Express, and here it is already time for Easter Bunny trains rides! Times flies, and so does childhood, so we’d like to give your NJ kids a special treat: a free trip on the Easter Bunny Train and an Easter Egg Hunt with the family on a Delaware River Railroad Excursion out of Phillipsburg, NJ. Read on for how to enter this fun springtime contest.

Fun & Mostly FREE Things To Do With Kids This Weekend in NJ Mar 10-11: Craft Festival, Archery, Montclair LEGO Build & More!

March is already in full swing and there's a TON of fun kids events happening throughout New Jersey. You can THINK SPRING while visiting Peter Rabbit, or get your craft on at the Sugarloaf Craft festival, or join thousands of others in Morristown at New Jersey's largest family oriented St. Patrick's Day parade. Read on for all of our picks and remember, you can always find a list of all NJ weekend activities for kids in our Event Calendar. Enjoy "springing ahead" this weekend, NJ!


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