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Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: Easter Cookies, StarLab, Brown Bag Ballet

Bid farewell to March this week at fun museum events that include the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts' Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Monmouth Museum’s MMKids StarLab Planetarium Show, and Hoboken Historical Museum’s Uptown Storytime. Plus, start prepping for Easter this week at Johnson’s Corner Farm’s Easter Cookie Decorating event, and explore the backstage of a professional dance performance at Brown Bag Ballet.

Read on for our best children's events the week of March 27–31, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and March GoList for more end-of-March fun.

Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: Storytimes, Fishing Clinic, Makers Day

Spring has sprung, and Mommy Poppins is on board with a week full of seasonal activities. Spend time outdoors at events that include Playtime at the Zoo, Growing in the Garden, and Fishing Clinic for Kids. It’s also a big week for free fun, with Art at the Library, Story & Craft Hour, Kids Music Go Round, and NJ Makers Day.

Read on for the best children's events the week of March 20–24, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and March GoList for even more early spring fun.

Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: Princess Tea, Zoo Explorers, Bug Club

Creatures big and small are in the spotlight during this second full week of March. Visit animals at Turtle Back Zoo Explorers Program, amphibians of all kinds at Bergen County Zoo’s Amphibians for Tadpoles, and a variety of insects at Essex County Environmental Center’s Kids’ Bug Club. Plus, celebrate an early St. Paddy's Day at St. Patrick’s Day Storytime, or enjoy high tea at Mommy & Me Tea with a Princess.

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

We're also happy to announce the brand-new Besties Awards. Nominate your favorite New Jersey businesses for kids: the best places to eat, make, do, learn, and play. Simply add your favorites to this nomination form, and we'll reward those businesses that make raising kids in New Jersey the best with a Besties Award. 

Weekday Fun for NJ Kids: Skate Night, Animal Fun, Paint & Pizza

With spring just a few weeks away, nature events are popping up throughout the state, including Great Swamp’s Awesome Animal Artists, Macculloch Hall’s Growing in the Garden, and Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed’s Winter Preschool Nature Classes. Explore your child's creative side this week at Gone Paintin’s Paint Me a Story and Kids Paint & Pizza Party, plus Chocolate Works’ Mommy & Me workshop. Looking for FREE fun? Join Mommy Poppins for a virtual scavenger hunt.

Read on for our best children's events the week of March 6–10, and don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar and March GoList for even more late-winter festivities.

St. Patrick's Day Parades and Celebrations for NJ Families

When March rolls around, all you want to do is drink green beer, eat corned beef and cabbage, and celebrate your Irish roots (even if you don’t officially have any). But if your days of rowdy reveling are a distant memory, you might find yourself wondering: Are there any child-friendly St. Patrick's Day activities in NJ? You bet your lucky charms there are! Grab the kids and march on over to any of these great St. Paddy's Day parades and celebrations. 

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.

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