MLK Day of Service Ideas

Monday, January 18 marks the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals,  strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. In… Read More

MLK Day of Service Ideas

Visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston

My children and I all share a love of LEGOS! So of course we all love that we can experience a day of everything LEGO so close to home to visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston! Outings can be tough for my two kiddos with special needs so I was super excited when I heard they… Read More

Visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston

Lets Move Museums in CT

Six years ago, Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move!, a nationwide initiative to set children on a path to a healthy future.  Like the Lets Move Museums in CT our state and the east coast has seen incredible commitments from parents, business leaders, educators, elected officials, community and faith leaders, and kids themselves to improve the health… Read More

Lets Move Museums in CT

Maple Sugaring CT

Connecticut pure maple syrup is yummy!  Although Connecticut is the third smallest state in the nation they are one of the nations leaders in producing 100% Pure Maple Syrup. (move over Vermont!)  Maple sap comes from what is referred to as the Sugarbush and the sap is cooked in what is called the Sugarhouse. It… Read More

Annual Maple Sugaring and Pancake Breakfast

St Patricks Day CT 2017

Despite our completely white environment, green IS here for St. Patricks Day CT 2017…in the form of parades, leprechauns, green food. Parades are free entertainment for all ages, for the day everyone is Irish – just dress in layers of green!: Saturday, 3/4 Stamford Sunday, 3/5 Norwich Saturday, 3/11 Hartford Friday, 3/17 Bridgeport Sunday, 3/19 Greenwich and Mystic Dance: Friday, 3/17 Kick-off… Read More

St. Patrick's Day 2017

March Madness Bracket for Kids

Make March Madness Bracket for Kids fun and educational for the family and your friends this year with these ideas! To America, March 12 might as well be called “National Fill Out A Bracket Day” since millions of Americans will get swept up in March Madness for the next three weeks. The 2017 NCAA basketball tournament kicks… Read More

March Madness Bracket for Kids

Dr. Seuss Birthday Events 2017

Did  you know that Read Across America Day is celebrated on Dr. Seuss’s birthday?  So Dr. Seuss Birthday Events 2017 are a time to learn and play! The National Education Association or NEA Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on… Read More

Dr. Seuss Birthday Events 2017

Knitting for Charity

A Helpful Warm Hug!  Knitting for charity (or crocheting or crafting)  is an opportunity for youth to be creative at the same time as making something for someone else in need.  They will learn the “feel good” of comforting a newborn, or an ill child and adults.  It gives a sense of personal accomplishment and equally a… Read More

Knitting for Charity

Penguin Plunge CT 2017

Fun and Fitness for a Cause — Penguin Plunge CT 2017! A great way to show your community support while helping others in need – physically, socially, and financially. Participating in a fundraiser together is a meaningful family activity, and exercising together is important fun to make time for!  So combining these two creates a terrific opportunity… Read More

Penguin Plunge CT 2017

Vacation DIY Crafts

“This is your brain on crafting” … What ARE the benefits?! Making something with your hands – it’s yours – you created it and it gives you a sense of pride, accomplishment, satisfaction.  Crafting can help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain, experts say. It may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the… Read More

Vacation DIY Crafts

Black History Month Events CT

Black History Month Events CT in February 2016 is the 40th anniversary of our government’s official recognition of this focus.  It can be an opportunity for kids (and parents) to learn about the courage of others in our country and how through their efforts America achieved civil rights for everyone. We reflect on and honor the… Read More

Black History Month Events CT