April 21, 2011
- Second Edition of Our Summer Camp Directory
- Easter Bunny Craft
- Fun Activities for Earth Day and Everyday
- Be a Fire Fighter for a Day
- Summer Film Camp
- CYT Denver Summer Theatre Camps
- Day Camp with Horses
- Sanborn Western Camp
- This Week's Picks
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- Egg Cracking or Knocking: Only The Strong Survive
- Easter Bunny Car
- Kids Eat FREE!!
- Macaroni Kid Mom's Group Directory
- Making "My Macaroni" Work For You
Summer is right around the corner, make your plans now!
Summer is fast approaching and the school year is quickly coming to an end. Do your kids have plans for the summer yet? If not, make sure you check out all of the great camps in our newsletter. There is something for everyone.
I am so excited to announce that next week will begin our fabulous Mother's Day Giveaway Blitz!!! We have some amazing prizes and I can't wait to spoil all of our lucky winners! The contests will require that you be our friend on Facebook so ...
A great use for those gloves that didn't make it through the winter with a match
Start with an old knit glove preferably in a Spring color. I was pushing it with the gray, but it worked out as the boy bunny.
Decide which fingertips look best as ears.
To sew: turn glove inside out, sew across the fingers you don't want as ears and cut them off.
To glue with hot glue gun ...
Earth Day, a day intended to inspire individuals and organizations all over the world to demonstrate their committment to protection of the Earth's natural enviroment, is this Friday, April 22nd. Environmental education for the younger generation starts at home and with you. Going green can be simple and fun, and the benefits to our Earth are great!
In honor of Earth Day, The Preschool Toolbox, owned by educators Tracy Hitchins and Darla Hutson, shared some activities to spark conversations with your kids about caring for our Earth on Earth ...
West Metro Fire Rescue’s Family Fire Muster, Get it on Your Calendar Now!!
Looking for a free, fun-filled, family event this summer? Come check out the 17th annual Family Fire Muster hosted by West Metro Fire Rescue on June 11, 2011. Grab the entire family and learn what it takes to be a fire fighter for a day through interactive hands-on activities like the Teddy Bear Clinic, Safe Escape and the Junior Fire Fighter Challenge.
This year the Family Fire Muster is offering a Junior Fire Fighter Challenge, a physical ability course in which kids experience what real West Metro Fire Fighters ...
Colorado School of Acting
If you are ready to make a great film during your summer vacation, or if you are interested in the art and science of film-making, then this summer film camp will prove to be all that you wished for and more. Come learn about acting and film-making as you create your very own short film filled with special effects and great stories.
We have two camps this summer. One for aspiring film makers and one for aspiring actors.
FilmMakers will get to experience the following during 3 weeks of camp ...
Spend your summer in the spotlight at CYT Denver Summer Theater Camps! Christian Youth Theater Denver is a non-profit theater arts training program for kids ages 5-18. We are holding 11 summer camps throughout the Denver area: Highlands Ranch, SW Littleton, Parker, Aurora, Arvada, Greenwood Village and Castle Rock. www.cytdenver.org
They are offering several differnt camps to choose from:
Camp Who (Musical highlights from Seussical) Ages 5-6 (M-F; 9am-Noon)
Get training in drama, dancing and singing while also enjoying games, crafts and FUN! On Friday, they join the ...
Bear Creek Stables
Our Horse Day Camps offers a great summer program for kids ages 8 & up. Our Week Long, Fun, Day Camps include: Grooming, Anatomy, Gymkhana, Horse Care, Trail Rides, Tack, Horsemanship Classes and Certificate of Achievement upon completion.
Each rider is assigned there own camp horse for the week!
Camps begin on Monday June 6, 2011 through August 8th is the last week.
Week # 1 - June 6 - 10, 2011
Week # 2 - June 13 - 17, 2011
Week # 3 - June 20 - 24, 2011
Week # 4 - June 27 - July 1, 2011
Week # 5 - July ...
Since 1948, Sanborn Western Camps have been creating outdoor experiences of exceptional quality and depth. Our fun, relaxed atmosphere and caring staff provide a supportive environment for individual growth in self-confidence, independence, and awareness of others. Each child's contributions are valued in a community based on mutual respect and shared adventures.
Surrounded by spectacular wilderness areas and stunning peaks, Big Spring Ranch for Boys and High Trails Ranch for Girls lie at an elevation of 8700 feet in the center of Colorado, 35 miles west of Colorado Springs. The ...
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: All Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREE!!For more info: www.botanicgardens.org
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: All Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREE!
Where: The Botanic Gardens 1007 York Street, Denver, COWhen: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: You can register HERECost: $20 member for a family of four, $3 for each additional person. $25 non-member for a family of four, $4 for each additional person. Children two and under are free of charge.For more info: www.botanicgardens.org
Where: The Colorado Railroad MuseumWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: No reservations required, just head on out to the Colorado Railroad MuseumCost: Children $5, Adults $12, Family $25, Seniors $10
Where: Your local Lowes Home Improvement StoreWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Kids!How: You can register online at www.lowesbuildandgrow.comCost: FREEFor more info: Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.
Where: Your local Michael's Craft StoresWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 3 and upHow: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: www.michaels.com
Where: Evergreen Lake
29614 Upper Bear Creek Road
Evergreen, CO 80437When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Stop by anytime)Who: EveryoneHow: Just stop on by!Cost: FREE
Where: Join us at the Lakewood Cultural Center (just steps from the eco-POLITAN cloth diaper store) 470 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood CO 80226When: 10:00 AM (Arrive no later than 9:45 am)Who: EveryoneHow: You must pre-register HERECost: The event is free, but participants are strongly encouraged to contribute $1 (or more) to benefit the Real Diaper Association, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to help families across the U.S. and Canada find and use reusable cloth diapers.For more info: Your child will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a Guinness Book of World Record Discounted pricing will be available on the purchase of new, reusable cloth diapers sold
You will receive a keepsake certificate or participation for your child's baby book.
It will be a fun way to meet other cloth diapering families in Colorado!
Additional giveaways and goodies will be available
Dress in your favorite spring colors and hop on down to the Children's Museum of Denver for Bunny Trail EggVenture. It is educational, exciting, and so much fun!
Where: Children's Museum of Denver 2121 Children's Museum DriveDenver, COWhen: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just hop on down and enjoy the fun!Cost: Children under 1: Free
Age 1: $6.00
Ages 2 – 59: $8.00
Seniors (60+): $6.00
Members are always freeFor more info: www.mychildsmuseum.org
5-7 year old 11:00 am
8-12 year old Noon
Where: Heritage Square 18301 W Colfax Ave, Bldg H
Golden, CO 80401When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and enjoy the fun!Cost: Egg Hunts are FREE! Other activities vary in cost.
Where: Audubon Center at Chatfield - From C470 & Wadsworth go south on Wadsworth 4.4 miles. Turn left on Waterton Road. Turn left immediately into the first parking lot, at the Audubon Center SignWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: For children ages 3-6 (with a parent or guardian)How: Registration Required: Register at 303-973-9530 or [email protected]Cost: Friends members: $5 per child and their adult; $2 each additional child
Non-members: $8 per child and their adult; $4 each additional childFor more info: www.denveraudubon.com
•Come and get your personal documents shredded for FREE with Shred-it,
•Let Cartridge World of Englewood put the color back in your life and the green in your pocket. Refill or recycle your old ink cartridge,
• Visit our vendors and exhibitors and learn about hybrid cars, solar and wind energy, organic gardening, vegan certified products, and many more. •Help in planting ACC new community garden.
•Learn and enjoy green Magic Tricks
•Collect free samples and Redirect Guides.
•Experience the fun with your kids through many fun kids' activities.
Where: West lawn at Arapahoe Community College
(Cafeteria in case of inclement weather)When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and get green!Cost: FREEFor more info: More info HERE
Where: Parfet Park, 10th & Washington Ave, Golden, COWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and huntCost: FREE
Where: Maple Grove Park 14600 West 32nd Ave., GoldenWhen: 10:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and find the perfect egg!Cost: FREEFor more info: More info HERE
Where: Barnes and Noble Chanson Plaza, 8136 West Bowles Avene, Littleton, CO 80123When: 10:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoy!Cost: FREE!
Where: Lakewood Link Recreation Center 1295 S. Reed St.When: 10:45 AM - 1:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: You can register online at www.lakewood.org/recreation. Use activity number 118502-01 or you can register the day of the event.Cost: Pre-registration is $5 per participant or $10 the day day of the event.
photographer. Separate areas will be set up for both preschool and elementary age children so all ages are welcome. The schedule for the day is as follows:
?1:00pm – Pre-school-age kids’ Easter egg scramble
?1:00pm-2:00pm – Games and Races for all ages
?2:00pm – Elementary-age kids’ Easteregg scramble
Where: Washinton Park, Denver, Co The event will take place on the south end of the main field.When: 1:00 PMWho: Anyone and everyone is invited so be sure to bring your friends and family.How: Just come down and start hunting!Cost: FREEFor more info: If you have any questions about the event you can email us at [email protected].
Where: Starz FilmCenter, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204When: 3:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and enjoyCost: FREEFor more info: Click HERE for more details
Where: The Denver Art Museum 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, ColoradoWhen: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Colorado residentsHow: Just show your Colorado IDCost: FREE!!For more info: www.denverartmuseum.org
Where: Lookout Mountain Nature Center
910 Colorow Road
Golden, CO 80401When: 1:00 PMWho: All ages.How: Register online HERE or call 720-497-7600Cost: FREEFor more info: These two-hour programs will be outdoors on and off the trail. Please dress appropriately for the conditions.
It is Sunday afternoon and the kids are restless. What do you do? We know a place, the perfect location, in Old Town Arvada on Grandview Avenue called the D Note. Every Sunday the kids, from 1 month to 12 years old, come and enjoy music, both by listening to it, playing it and dancing to it. Parents relax at their tables, watching the kids dance and play together - great entertainment in and of itself. The children make new friends and greet some old ones. Some even make this a weekly gathering spot.
Where: The D Note 7519 Grandview Avenue, Arvada, CO www.dnote.usWhen: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just jump in the car and come on down!Cost: The cost for the event is, get this, FREE!
Where: Lakewood LibraryWhen: 4:00 PMWho: Ages 3 and upHow: Tickets are required for this event. Tickets will be available at the library one week in advance of the show.Cost: FREE
Where: Sweet BeginningsWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Register HERECost: $10 PRE-registration BUT... You get back that $10 to utilize in the boutique the day of the workshop.For more info: www.oursweetbeginnings.com
Where: Conifer LibraryWhen: 4:00 PMWho: Ages 3 and upHow: Tickets are required for this event. Tickets will be available at the library one week in advance of the show.Cost: FREE
Where: Columbine LibraryWhen: 7:00 PMWho: Ages 3 and upHow: Tickets are required for this event. Tickets will be available at the library one week in advance of the show.Cost: FREE
Where: Evergreen LibraryWhen: 4:00 PMWho: Ages 3 and upCost: FREE
Where: Evergreen LibraryWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMWho: TeensHow: No registration is required but space is limited so please come early.Cost: FREE
Where: Wheat Ridge LibraryWhen: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMWho: TeensHow: No registration is required but space is limited so please come early.Cost: FREE
Where: Lakewood LibraryWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: TeensHow: No registration is required but space is limited so please come early.Cost: FREE
Where: Columbine LibraryWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: TeensHow: No registration is required but space is limited so please come early.Cost: FREE
Where: Van Bibber Park
5575 Ward Road
Arvada, CO 80002When: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Just stop by anytimeCost: FREE
Where: Boeetcher Concert Hall Denver, ColoradoWhen: 2:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: You can purchase tickets HERECost: Tickets range in price from $25 - $13. Kids tickets are $13.For more info: www.coloradosymphony.org
Through their generous sponsorship of the Children’s Museum of Denver, families can play for FREE the first Tuesday of each month
Where: The Children's Museum 2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211When: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and play!Cost: FREE!For more info: www.mychildsmuseum.org
Easter morning at the Perry household hosts all kinds of fun festivities--- but most anticipated.
The Annual Family Egg Cracking Contest.
Most children wake up on Easter morning to search for their Easter basket. Some families pile into their cars to attend worship services but THIS editor's family wakes up to wonder, WHO WILL WIN THIS YEAR? Will it be me?
You heard right.
We crack eggs, we make a contest of it and we are downright RUTHLESS. A tradition started in my father's family years and years ...
There are a lot of places in the metro area that have Kids Eat Free (or practically free) Nights! Here is a list of ones that we know of, and we would love to hear about any that you know to add to our list! Always call ahead to confirm that they are still having a Kid's Eat Free Night because restaurants can change these at any time.
Also if you find out we have something wrong please let us know.
Las Fuentes (Lakewood) - One free kids meal ...
Are you new to the area? Even if you are not, maybe you are looking for other moms to hang out with (with kids and maybe sometimes without!). Local mom's groups are a great way to meet new friends, and find support. And your kids will make new friends as well!
I've created a list of area Mom's Clubs in the new Business Directory (Many thanks to everyone who contacted me and submitted information.) I know there are more, so if you are a member of a ...
A little info on this great feature
Have you spent all week sifting through the papers, stacks of magazines, pamphlets and flyers, only to get to the car on the day of, and not have the address? Then you have to unload everyone, head back in and look up the address, print out the page, only to arrive exhausted, and late.
Macaroni Kid to the rescue! (Dramatic music here)
Lakewood Macaroni Kid delivers all of the family fun events happening to your inbox each Thursday.
What is “My Macaroni?”
Have you ever wished to have an extra ...
A list of local library, store and museum storytimes
Jefferson County Library storytimes are designed for specific age groups. Please bring your child to the appropriate one.
Baby Time is for babies up to 2 years, unless otherwise specified.
Toddlers are 2-3 years old.
Preschoolers are 4-6 years old.
Family Nights are for all ages.
Children under 4 years must be with an adult during storytime.
Belmar Library - Toddlers - 10:15 a.m.
Golden Library - Toddlers - 10:15 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Baby Time - 10:15 a.m.
Arvada Library - All ages - 10:30 a.m.
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