November 2, 2011
- Things to do with Kids! Several New Giveaways!
- Shhh....ICE! Discount Code Just for YOU!
- Easy Apple Muffins
- Fall Leaf Watercolor Craft!
- Our Baltimore Roadtrip - Part 1
- Our Baltimore Roadtrip - Part 2
- Our 1st of Many Holiday Giveaways!
- Tellin It Like It Is..My Medifast Journey- week 11
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Local Children's Theater Productions
- Winter Lights, Displays and Other Attractions
- Fabulous Ways to Win Several Upcoming Giveaways!
- Weekly Open Gyms & Storytimes
- Kids Eat Free in Rockville & Gaithersburg
- Business & Sponsor Directory - click to enter
- Work With Us!
- Macaroni Kid Saves
- Time to Go Green for the Planet and your Kids!
I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween! It was fabulous getting to meet so many new families at Mommy & Me and Kidtoberfest! Welcome to all our new subscribers!!! I hope you find Mac Kid to be your one-stop-shop any time the kids ask "what are we going to do today?"
In addition to the event listings, remember there are LOTS more events listed in the updated weekly events article including open gyms, story times at the local libraries, craft workshops and more. We also have a Kids Eat ...
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A breakfast treat sure to please!
We are definitely breakfast people at our house. Sometimes we may not eat it until 9:30 or 10, so maybe that makes it brunch, but I love this apple muffin recipe. It's easy and fast, since it uses applesauce instead of having to actually cut up apples! Also-if you want to make it healthier you can sub in 1/2 cup of oatmeal for 1/4 cup of the flour.
What you need:
- 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 ...
This craft was shared with me by an awesome teacher! She does a great craft with her students at least once a week. Thanks for sharing, Julie!
What you need:
- Watered down watercolor paints
- Leaves cut out of large coffee filter (can buy pre-cut at some teacher stores)
- Eye droppers (think old medicine droppers)
What you do:
Water down the watercolor paint to make them more fluid.
Use eye droppers to drop colors onto each leaf.
The drops eventually spread out and touch and the colors blend.
Allow to dry ...
Finding the perfect hotel...
Do you ever feel like you just need to get away? Then do you freak out that you can't go to far from home? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then I am talking to you. I love to travel and used to travel a ton before having my son. Now, the thought of a long car ride with him (esp. since he is newly potty-trained) completely freaks me out. So, I started looking into staycations. I now have two favorites I highly recommend. One is ...
Shop the MacKid Mystery Host Party for your chance to WIN!
Our Holiday Gift Guide will be starting next week, but I thought it would be fun to get things started with a Mystery Host Party. As most of you know, I am an independent consultant with Willow House which allows me to offer some awesome giveaways! This year, I want to try something a little different. Instead of just entering your name to win something you may or may not really want, anyone who goes to my Willow House website and places an order of any size which they link ...
And I am down another 2.5 lbs!!! That is over 28 lbs and over 35 inches in my first 11 weeks!!! I LOVE all the great messages you all have been sending me. I know a few of you just signed up for Medifast and I invite you to check in weekly and leave a comment below letting us know how you are doing as well! It will help to keep us all accountable.
Keep your questions coming. I am more than happy to give you honest answers to ...
- 11/2: The Great Zucchini
- 12/7: Mad Science
- 1/4: Reptiles Alive
- 2/1: Beowulf T. Wonderbunny
- 3/7: Peter McCory
- 4/4: The Eric Energy Show
Where: At the Washingtonian Center in the atrium of the RIO Center.When: 10:30 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: visit the website
Where: Washingtonian Woods Clubhouse, 511 Midsummer Dr., Gaithersburg, MD 20878When: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Just show upCost: Free admission!For more info: e-mail Lani at [email protected]
Where: White Flint Mall, North Bethesda, MDWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month)Who: Ages 1-6.How: Just show up!Cost: Free!
Where: The American Girls Store, 8090L Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102When: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Also on 1/11 (12-2pm))Who: Girls ages 3+How: Just show upCost: Free and open to the public.
When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 6-10.Cost: $5.
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, RockvilleWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 2-5.How: Registration suggested - call 240-314-8770.Cost: $6 residents, $7 non-residents
When: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PMWho: Ages 4-6.Cost: $4
Where: Richard Montgomery HS, 250 Richard Montgomery Dr., RockvilleWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcome.How: Register online or call 301-517-5940Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
* Please provide your child with a digital camera he or she is comfortable using.*
When: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Ages 8-13.Cost: $7.
- 11/05: Yojo
- 11/12: Get into the Spin with Spencer "Spinny" Johnson
- 11/19: Mark Jaster "Picollo"
Where: The National Theatre in Washington, DCWhen: 9:30 AM (Second show at 11am)Who: All families welcomeHow: Seating is limited!! Tickets are Required, and are Distributed Without Charge one Half-Hour Prior to Performance, on a First-Come First-Served basis, one ticket only, to each person standing in line. Children must be accompanied by an adult who remains present for the entire performance.Cost: FREE!For more info: Saturday Morning at the National has been sponsored exclusively since its inception by
Marriott International, Inc. and The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Inc. Visit the website.
Where: AMC Rio Cinemas 18
9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, Md. 20878When: 10:00 AMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: Purchase at the box office on the day of the show.Cost: $4-$6For more info: Visit the website.
Where: The American Girl Store, Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VAWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: Girls ages 8+.How: Just show upCost: Free and open to the public.
When: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (Also on 11/26)Who: Ages 2+.How: No registration requiredCost: Free!
Where: Sears, Montgomery Mall, BethesdaWhen: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (every other Saturday)Who: Ages 4+How: Just show up-- but First come first serve with a 60 kid max.Cost: $5 for the kit.For more info: Check the website.
Where: The American Girls Store, Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VAWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Also on 12/31)Who: Girls ages 8+How: Just show upCost: Free and open to the public.
Where: Earle B. Wood MS, 14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville 20853When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (part 5 on 11/21)Who: All parents welcome.How: Register online or call 301-517-5940Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
Where: The American Girl Store, Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VAWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Also on 12/3 (11-1pm), 1/16 (11-1pm))Who: Girls ages 8+.How: Just show up.Cost: Free and open to the public.For more info: Also on these dates American Girl staff will show girls some of the ballroom dance steps that Cecile and Marie-Grace would have performed at the costume galas they attended in 1853.
11/8 (3-5pm), 12/3 (1-3pm), 12/16 (1-3)
Where: In front of Macy's, lower level 7101 Democracy Boulevard, BethesdaWhen: 10:30 AM (Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday)Who: Best for ages 6 and under.How: Just show up!Cost: Free
Where: Croydon Creek Nature CenterWhen: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMWho: Ages 5+.How: Register by calling 240-314-8770.Cost: $5 residents, $6 non-residents
When: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AMWho: Ages 3-6.Cost: $5
When: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AMWho: Ages 2-4.How: Register online.Cost: $5
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DCWhen: 7:30 PM (Show times vary by date.)Who: Everyone!How: Buy tickets online.Cost: • Adults: From $40 to $110
• Children (12 & under): From $32 to $88
• Military, Seniors & Students: From $36 to $99
November 22 - January 8
Enjoyed by Ages 4 & Up.
It is the dark days of World War I, and Hugh Lofting is a Lieutenant in the British Army. In his letters to his son, he tells exciting stories about an eccentric doctor who can talk to animals! Dr. Dolittle has abandoned his traditional medical practice in favor of feathered, four legged, furry, ferocious, and in some cases, fantastical beasts. His profession leads him to Africa where he and his young apprentice encounter clever ...
For yourself...or for your child's school
Our Annual Best Of Holiday Gift Guide will be coming out soon...and this year we have a few BIG TICKET giveaways that will be included. The first big ticket giveaway was announced last week on our Facebook page...4 tickets to ICE! at the Gaylord National. This year, instead of picking the winner randomly, for these two giveaways, we will award the prizes based on the two Macaroni Kid Rockville-Gaithersburg subscribers who refer the most new, local subscribers (these must be actual people, who live locally and will open ...
A great, free or low cost way to keep your kids entertained!
Do you need to get the kids out of the house? Too hot, or cold, or rainy to go outside to play? Here is a list of local businesses that offer free or low cost weekly story times or open gyms. I suggest arriving early as these events are very popular and fill up quickly. If you find any of these need updating, please let me know right away at [email protected]. Also, since we're heading into summer, you may want to call and confirm these as several ...
(Some deals are for discounted kids meals, or activity nights at local restaurants)
- Austin Grill - kids eat free
- Denny's - Kids eat free after 4pm
- Chevy's Fresh Mex - Kids eat free and from 5-9pm you can see Chuckles the Clown!
- Lone Star Steakhouse
- Silver Diner- Kids Club Members get a free milk or yogurt shake between 5 and 8pm. They also offer a different theme and activity or entertainer each week.
- Chick-fil-A - kids eat free - Montgomery Mall 6-8pm, entertainment provided
- Lebanese Taverna
- Cheeburger ...
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