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Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: Animal Fun, Storytimes, Tooth Fairy Day

There’s plenty to keep kids busy this week, whether you choose to stay warm at indoor storytime freebies or soak up early spring with animal-themed activities. Put away your wallet and take the little ones to free storytimes, including More Fun for Munchkins, Storytime at the Rancocas Nature Center, Mommy & Me Storytime, and First Friday Storytime. And as March comes in like a lion, enjoy animal time with Playtime at the Zoo and Paws Discovery Farm Grand Re-Opening.

Read on for our best children's events the week of February 27 – March 3, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and March GoList for even more late-winter fun.

Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: Family Day, Arts & Crafts, Chocolate Works

Presidents Day kicks off this week of winter break, with family-fun events such as President’s Day at Morris Museum and Family Day at State Theatre New Jersey. While the kids are out of school, you can help them keep their creative juices flowing at arts and crafts events that include Tree of Life Pendant Craft Workshop, Stars and Stripes Pottery Wheel Workshop, Winter Break art Workshop, and Mommy & Me Painting.

Read on for our best children's events the week of February 20–24, and check out our list of 30 things to do on February break for more ways to keep the kids entertained while school's closed. Look to our Event Calendar and February GoList for even more February fun.

Weekday Fun in NJ: Valentine's Day, Frozen, School Break Camp

You’re going to love the second full week of February, which kicks off with Valentine’s Day festivities and tops off with the start of a long weekend for many. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at creative, fun-filled events, including Valentines in the Forest, Valentine Basket Craft, and a heart-themed Winter Preschool Nature Class. And if the kids begin their break on Friday, keep them busy and entertained at day camps such as Winter Break Camp at Fernwood Farm and Winter Break Art Workshop.

Read on for our best children's events the week of February 13–17, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and February GoList for even more February fun.

Weekday Fun in NJ: Zoo Tots, Love Bugs, Growing in the Garden

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Get in the spirit this week at love-filled activities, including Macculloch Hall’s heart-themed Growing in the Garden, Jenkinson’s Family Date Night, and Morris Museum’s Love Bug Tot Tour. Plus, it’s a big week for animal fun with the Turtle Back Zoo Tots Program, Shark Feeding Time at Jenkinson’s, and Read and Explore Animal Tracks at Terhune Orchards.

Read on for our best children's events the week of February 6–10, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and February GoList for even more wintry fun.

30 Things to Do with New Jersey Preschoolers Before They Turn 5

When my girls were toddlers, I put a lot of time and energy into coming up with fun activities to keep them (and me) busy. And I soon discovered how many wonderful places and events New Jersey has to offer little ones. Now that my kids are entering kindergarten, the days of mommy-and-me classes, storytimes, and playgrounds will be replaced by soccer games, dance lessons, and homework. Take advantage of these great opportunities throughout New Jersey while your preschoolers are young enough to appreciate them. And for more can't-miss Garden State destinations, check out 100 Things to Do in New Jersey with Kids Before They Grow Up.

Weekday Fun in NJ: Chocolate Making, Animal Storytime, Pajama Jam

If you’re looking for fun indoor activities that won’t cost a dime, this is the week for you! Preschoolers can enjoy such free activities as More Fun for Munchkins, Pottery Barn Kids storytime, Uptown storytime, and First Friday storytime. And kids who are a little older are welcome to the no-cost School Age Story and Art and Pajama Jam.

Read on for our best children's events the week of January 30 – February 3, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and February GoList for even more winter happenings.

Winter Fun: 13 NJ Family Memberships to Consider Buying

As we head into the second month of winter, parents across the state are looking for some indoor action that will keep the kids both happy and warm. While it can be fun to try something new each week, some of us like the comfort of returning to a familiar spot where we know our kids will have a blast. Many places offer family memberships that will keep your entertainment costs down while giving you a break from wondering how on earth you're going to entertain the children. 

We've rounded up the best deals at 13 indoor destinations, and we've even done the math—so you know exactly how many visits it will take for your investment to pay off.

Weekday Fun in NJ: Winter Festival, StarLab, Valentine's Crafts

Conquer the winter doldrums this week with multiple opportunities for artsy fun and nature exploration. Get the creative juices flowing at a Pop-Up Card Workshop or a Mommy/Daddy & Me Valentine's craft session. Bundle up and discover the nature of winter at Tree Time for Tykes and Maple Tree Tapping. Or, for a taste of arts and culture, stop by the Lambertville Winter Festival all week long.

Read on for our best children's events the week of January 23–27, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and January GoList for even more midwinter events.

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