March 21, 2012
- We Are Celebrating Our 100th Edition
- "Are You My Mother?"
- 2012 Summer Camp Guide
- Soda Bottle Bird Feeder
- The Bunny In The Basket
- This Week's Picks
- Plan Ahead
- Potty Training Made Easy!
- Great Places To Go With Your Kids Around Town
- Local Weekly Storytimes
- Kids Eat FREE!!
- Making "My Macaroni" Work For You
Notes from your publisher......
I am so excited to be publishing our 100th edition!! We are fast approaching our 2nd anniversary and I can't thank you all enough for being a part of our Macaroni Kid family. I love being a part of the community and I love being able to bring family fun to all of you. It truly is an honor to be invited into your lives each week, I am blessed to be a part of your lives.
I am heading out of town on Wednesday morning to be with ...
Enter to win a family four pack to the Lakewood Cultural Center presents ArtsPower production
Lakewood Cultural Center presents ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s enchanting and original one-hour musical “Are you my mother?” at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7 in Lakewood’s intimate 316-seat theater.
At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother's song. But her mother is not there. Where is she? Why isn't she home? With the help of Dog, Cat, and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure based on P.D ...
We are so happy to present our 2012 Summer Camp Directory! Make sure to check out each of the great camps that we have featured. Summer is always fun but the camps in our Camp Guide are guaranteed to make your kids summer even more fun!!
Our featured camps:
1 clean 1-liter soda bottle
Twine for hanging
Start by deciding where your spoon will go. It will be the perch for your bird while it eats. Mark the area for the hole needed on the front and back of the bottle.
Use a craft knife to make slits in the form of an x on the bottle. One on the front and one on the back. about an inch above the front slit, make a small circle. This will be ...
Your own Bunny comes to you in a package with a book. Let your child name your bunny. My little guy named ours Hopper. Now...when the book is read, the behaving begins! Your child's magic bunny will be the one that reports back to ...
Where: Audubon Center at Chatfield From I25 & C470, go west on C470. Exit onto Wadsworth. Go south on Wadsworth about 4.4 miles, PAST the main entrance for Chatfield State Park. Turn left / east on Waterton Road. Immediately turn left into the first parking lot at the Audubon Center sign.When: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come and join us!Cost: FREEFor more info: www.comountainmamas.com
Friday, March 23 through Saturday, March 24 - The Beautiful Junk Sale hosted by the Action Center (Jeffco Action Center)
Where: Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 W. 6th Avenue
Golden, CO 80401When: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Special Early Bird Sale starts at 7:00 a.m on Friday. Admission to this is $20.)Who: EveryoneHow: Just come and shop until you drop!Cost: General admission is only $3 for everyone 15 years of age and younger. New this year – get a $1 off admission if you bring two or more cans of food!For more info: For more information about the Beautiful Junk Sale, visit http://theactioncenterco.org/spring-2012-beautiful-junk-sale/ or call 303-237-7704.
Where: Alderfer/Three Sisters Park
31677 Buffalo Park Road
Evergreen, CO 80439When: 7:00 PMWho: Ages 6-10 with an adult.How: Register online HERE Registration for this program opens at 9:00 AM one month before the date of the program. If you are registering during this time, but space is no longer available, please call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600 to be placed on a waiting list.Cost: FREE
Where: Roxborough State ParkWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Ages: 10 years and younger, accompanied by an adult.How: Please call for more information and to register. Registration required 24 hours prior. Call 303- 973-3959.Cost: Programs are free, however, please remember that all vehicles entering the park must purchase a $7.00 daily pass or display a valid annual pass.
Where: Roxborough State ParkWhen: 1:00 PMWho: Ages 7-12 yrs.How: Please call for more information and to register. Registration required 24 hours prior. Call 303- 973-3959.Cost: Programs are free, however, please remember that all vehicles entering the park must purchase a $7.00 daily pass or display a valid annual pass.
Where: Lair o' the Bear Park
22600 State Highway 74
Idledale, CO 80453When: 6:30 PMWho: All ages.How: Register online HERE Registration for this program opens at 9:00 AM one month before the date of the program. If you are registering during this time, but space is no longer available, please call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600 to be placed on a waiting list.Cost: FREE
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: Your houseWhen: n/aWho: EveryoneHow: Follow your smoke and co detectors manufacturers guidelines for testing.Cost: FREEFor more info: Did you know that you can request low cost smoke and carbon monoxide detectors from West Metro Fire Protection District? Click HERE for more info
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: Roxborough State ParkWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Ages: for 5 and younger accompanied by an adultHow: Please call for more information and to register. Registration required 24 hours prior. Call 303- 973-3959.Cost: Programs are free, however, please remember that all vehicles entering the park must purchase a $7.00 daily pass or display a valid annual pass.
Where: The Denver ColiseumWhen: n/aWho: EveryoneHow: To buy tickets, log onto www.ticketmaster.com/100Years or call 1-800-745-3000. Denver Coliseum Box Office opens on March 12 to avoid additional feesCost: $15, $21, $27, $40 VIP, & $65 Front Row *Service charges and handling fees may apply Parking is free at Denver Coliseum.
Where: The Children's Museum
2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and have fun with us.Cost: Participation is free with Museum admission. 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
Where: Astor House Museum
923 10th St.
Golden, Colorado 80401When: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just come out and enjoy the fun!Cost: $3 per person, members FREEFor more info: www.goldenhistorymuseums.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
Is your little one ready to begin this process?
As a mom of four and a child care provider for the past 15 years, I have had lots of opportunities in potty training. I wrote this article to help out other moms who were beginning this phase of their child's young life and wanted to share it with you guys as well. From experience, this method works well - but with all methods, they really won't work at all if your child isn't ready. So please keep that in mind as you approach potty training with your ...
Museums, Rec Centers, Animal Adventures and More!
This article is a work in progress, we will be continuing to add links. If you know of any great places we should add please let me know.
We live in an amazing city, with an amazing amount of places to have fun with our children. This is by no means a complete list of places in the metro area but it is a complete list of great places in Lakewood, Littleton, Golden & Wheat Ridge as well some great spots in the Denver area.
Museums and Historical Sites
Buffalo Bill ...
A Comprehensive List of All Of The Great Local Places to Hear Great Stories
Belmar Library - Toddlers - 10 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Toddlers - 10:30 a.m.
Belmar Library - All ages - 10:45 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Preschoolers - 11 a.m.
Golden Library - All ages - 3:30 p.m.
Evergreen Library - Toddlers - 10:30 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Baby Time - 10:30 a.m.
Wheat Ridge Library - All ages - 10:30 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Toddlers - 11 a.m.
Lakewood Library - Preschoolers - 11:30 a.m.
Evergreen Library - Baby Time - 11:15 a.m.
Belmar Library - Preschoolers - 1:30 p.m ...
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 ...
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)
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What is “My Macaroni?”
Have you ever wished to have an extra ...
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