North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Kidleidoscope at Maudslay State Park is for preschoolers

Maudslay State Park has created this program for their youngest crowd! Here’s the perfect opportunity for your children to become acquainted with Maudslay and its resources. Each week introduces a new topic about nature with an engaging story, craft and a short walk that involves outdoor exploration. The topic varies each week, so come every week! Meet at park headquarters on 74 Curzon Mill Road.

 

Sparhawk School PreK and Kindergarten Program

Sparhawk's PreK & Kindergarten programs are designed to build a love & excitement for learning through academically strong experiential programming.  Children age four and five years learn by doing in a resource rich habitat designed especially for early elementary learners. Weekly curriculum includes integrated arts & music programming, math, science, literacy and Mandarin Chinese as their foreign language.

Location: Sparhawk School

 

Glen Urquhart School Beverly MA

Teachers are everything. The kind of teacher that many feel lucky to have once in a lifetime, Glen Urquhart students have an abundance each and every day.

Limited spaces are still available for this fall in grades K-8. Contact Leslie Marchesseault at lmarchesseault@gus.org or 978-927-1064 ext. 115 for more information and a personal tour.

 

Hiding in plain sight is beneficial to predators who are looking to spot prey.

Did you know that animals in nature play their own game of hide-and-seek? Join the Park Interpreter in this program to learn about the fascinating and creative ways animals have adapted to hide themselves. Meet at the nature Center. Appropriate for families with children, best for kids 6 older.

 

Join Doug Savich, local butterfly expert to learn about the butterflies of Massa

Butterflies are a wonderful and captivating part of our natural world. Come and join local butterfly expert Doug Savich, author of “The Massachusetts Butterfly Guide to Good Butterfly Sites” will lead this fascinating program on Halibut’s butterfly species. This program, sponsored by The Friends of Halibut Point State Park is FREE and open to the public.

 

Rock the River at the Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival Labor Day Weekend!

92.5 The River and the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce team up for the Annual Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival! Spend the day on the waterfront in Newburyport! Come early and enjoy great food & shopping and head to Waterfront Park for a great FREE concert. A full afternoon of great music and fun entertainment bring Downtown Newburyport alive for the Labor Day weekend. Food vendors will be in Market Square all day.

 

Beach Plum Jam Workshop at Castle Hill in Ipswich!

Join The Trustees of Reservations to gather these sweet and tart beach plums at Crane Beach. We'll then head up to the Great House kitchen to make beach plum jam. All materials will be provided and participants are welcome to take their hard work home!
Adults only. Pre-registration required.

 

Junior Chefs will make fries at this FREE Williams-Sonoma Class!  Market Street

Do you have a mini iron chef in your house?  Here's a perfect opportunity to nurture their interest in the culinary arts at Williams-Sonoma's Market Street Lynnfield location! Who doesn’t love pizza! Kids will have a blast rolling out the dough and topping their pizzas as they please. We’ll bake them off and dig in to the best pizza ever! In this class we’ll be featuring Golden Boy Pizza’s SanFrancilian-style focaccia pizza. Suitable for ages 5–13.

 

The Gloucester Schooner Festival celebrates maritime, sailing and fishing herita

The Gloucester Schooner Festival is a  wonderful celebration of Gloucester's fishing and maritime history during labor day weekend. This year's festival, hosted by Maritime Gloucester,  is Gloucester’s major marine event, with participating vessels coming from ports along the Eastern seaboard and beyond. There will be both large and small vessels—ranging from 19 feet to over 100 feet in length. You will see new boats and old boats, from newly built (Ardelle - launched 2011) to over 100 years old!

 

Get fresh local produce at the Beverly Farmers Market in downtown Beverly Massac

This is a great farmers' market connected to a large grassy park in downtown Beverly.  There is always music and a lot of shade.  The market offers fresh local produce as well as cheese, meat, eggs, bread, muffins, dog treats, massage, jewelry, and books.  The kids have a blast playing tag, meeting new friends, and listening to music.  The park is dog friendly, has plenty of parking and access to the commuter rail. This is a wonderful spot for an impromptu picnic!

Location: Odell Park

 

Kids will enjoy this tour of the Halibut Point State Park and Quarry with a focu

Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration.  Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascades from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.

 

Walk through the Crane Wildlife Refuge with the Trustes under the full moon.

Join The Trustees of Reservations as they celebrate the August's Red Moon! Known as the Red Moon for the reddish hue it often takes on in the sultry summer haze, August's full moon is also called the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon. Colonial Americans dubbed this moon the Dog Days Moon, while North American fishing tribes, who knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full moon, called it the Sturgeon Moon.

 

Market Street Lynnfield MA

Enjoy outdoor movies on The Green each Tuesday in August.

Family fun activities will begin at 6:00 PM.

The feature will start at dusk, around 8:30 PM.

  • Rescheduled to August 27th  Home

 

Sparhawk School: Big Art for Little Humans PreK Classes

Register today for this special parent & child art class series on Wednesday mornings at the Sparhawk School with Catherine Kulik, the Sparhawk Elementary & Middle School art teacher. Your child will explore diverse ways of creating art and experiment with new, engaging materials while learning about line, color, texture and notable works of art. This class is sure to engage their sensory skills as well as their innate curiosity about the visual world around them.  Each class is limited to ten children and runs for 5 week sessions.  This class is absolutely free!

Location: Sparhawk School

 

The Salem Farmer's Market bring the goodness of local farm to downtown Salem!

The Salem Farmers' Market brings fresh local produce and other foods from North Shore farms and other local resources to downtown Salem every Thursday! It's a great place to come find healthy choices for your family's dietary needs, as well as meet local crafts people and artisans! This is a great community resource that strengthens social bonds and interactions, and helps local food producers by creating a direct to consumer channel for their produce and other goods! Come join the fun and experience one of the best farmer's markets on the North Shore!

 

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