Jacqueline Miller

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Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Winterfest, Seals, and Art Adventure, January 21-22

This weekend includes not one but two Winterfest celebrations: the last weekend for free skating in Bushnell Park and the annual celebration at Earthplace in Westport. If, on the other hand, you're having a case of the winter blahs and looking to stay warm and toasty inside, there are some fantastic children's theater opportunities, including adaptations of Fancy Nancy and Biscuit, some sweet and messy cooking, and an art adventure at the Bruce Museum, just to name a few.

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Weekday Picks for CT Kids: MLK Day, Pound Fitness, and Science Lab, January 16-20, 2017

This week begins with a bonus day off in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.. We have a whole range of suggestions to celebrate the day, and it's also a wonderful time to spend the day outside together at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, where there will be activities celebrating heroes in nature. You can continue talking about the history of civil rights in the U.S. with a movie screening at the New London Public Library on Tuesday. The rest of the week has opportunities for a new kind of family fitness class, a winter-themed science lab, and even an indoor camp out

Check out our January Go List for our recommendations for don't miss events across the state. For even more suggestions take a peek at our frequently updated Event Calendar. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you don't miss a thing!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 Events for Kids in Connecticut

From crafting dream clouds and peace doves to planting seeds of diversity, there are so many incredible ways to honor MLK Jr.. Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King next Monday, January 16th at  The Yale Peabody Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, or the Bruce Museum where day-long events paying tribute to Dr. King will be offered. Here's a listing of fun events happening around CT on MLK day.

Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Eagles, Whales, and LEGOs, January 7-8

I have to confess that my household is struggling a bit in the first week back to reality: We've forgotten our school and routines and are trying to find our groove. I'm looking forward to a weekend of downtime and plenty of fun, perhaps with a little ice skating or eagle watching or maybe event a little yoga (serenity now!). 

It is a wonderful weekend to explore the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. LEGO and super hero fans alike will be thrilled to see the Billion Bricks: LEGO Super Heroes in Gotham exhibit, as well as special planetarium show on Sunday and, weather permitting, a visit to the animals on Heckscher Farm. If your interests are more inclined to marine life, check out the Celebrate Whales exhibit at the Maritime Aquarium where you can walk through a 43-foot long inflatable humpback whale.

To keep up with the latest family-friendly fun, check our January Go List, our round up of our favorite activities for the month, and be sure to sign up for our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Stay warm out there!

Weekday Picks for CT Kids: Birds, Art, and a Night Out January 2-6, 2017

Happy New Year! I'm not much for resolutions, but every year I promise myself to spend more time being present and engaged with my children. This year, as my oldest works through his first year of middle school, time seems especially short, and I'm on the hunt for activities that we can enjoy together that don't involve Minecraft, YouTube, or bottle flipping. Happily, there's a lot going on across the state this week, including a birds of prey demo, an open art studio, and even a great drop off activity that will give you a night off

Check out our January Go List for our recommendations for don't miss events across the state this month (act soon if you want to score tickets for Disney on Ice in Bridgeport or Hartford). For even more suggestions take a peek at our frequently updated Event Calendar. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you don't miss a thing!

20 Fun and Free Things to Do with CT Kids Over Holiday Break

Are you feel overwhelmed yet? I sure am. As much as I love the holidays—and I do love them—it's a hard time of year to be a parent, running around doing last minute shopping and cooking and decorating and entertaining, and just when you think you've got the whole thing covered: the kids are out of school for a few weeks (if you have preschoolers, your kids may even be on vacation already)! Now what are you going to do? (I'm not the only person who feels this way, right?) The good news is there's a lot going on across the state through the holiday break, from light displays to craft workshops to carol sings and more. The better news is that many of the activities are completely free!

For more great ideas to keep the whole family entertained, check out our frequently updated events calendar and our Holiday Fun Guide. Enjoy!

Christmas Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Skiing, Skating, and Hanukkah Celebrations, December 24-25

All of us at Mommy Poppins hope you are enjoying the season with your family and friends, and we wish you the happiest of holidays. If you're looking to get out and about and spend some time seeing the sights in our great state, there are all kinds of activities going on all weekend, whether you're looking to enjoy the decorative splendor of the seasonsing some carols, light the menorah, do a little skating, or hit the slopes

For more great ideas that will make your holidays that much sweeter, check out our calendar of events. To keep up with the latest family-friendly fun, be sure to sign up for our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Weekday Picks for CT Kids: Lighthouses, Stories, and Animals December 19-23, 2016

We are down to the wire now: with shopping and wrapping and cooking and making merry, the days are feeling very short indeed. It's a good week to have a few activities in mind to keep everyone happy and to avoid the pre-holiday burnout. Whether you want to do something holiday related, like a seasonal storytime or an ornament craft, or get away from it all by spending some time in a planetarium or with a real life kangaroo, there's lots going on around Connecticut all week long.  

Check out our CT Holiday Fun Guide for our favorite ways to celebrate this time of year and for even more suggestions take a peek at our frequently updated Event Calendar. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so you don't miss a thing!

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