March 21, 2012
- Hello Spring!
- Macaroni Kid's Search for The Fittest Family
- Jump into spring with a Craft - Birds Nest
- What to do with all of those PEEPS?!
- A SPAtacular Time- Birthday Party Ideas
- The Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents Petrushka
- Stalled and needing encouragement!
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- My Macaroni
- Local Children's Theater Productions
- Kids Eat Free or For Less!
- Thanks to some of our fabulous Site Sponsors!
- Weekly Open Gyms & Storytimes
- Macaroni Kid Saves
This week I have included some fun crafts and recipes just in time for spring, and next week I will be sharing a few more of my favorite products with you!
Thanks so much to ...
Enter to be America's Fittest Family and Win a Trip To The Four Season!
Has your family been taking more walks? Hikes? Bike-rides? Swims? Do you find yourself turning the TV off and opting for outdoor activities? Have you made it a habit to cook healthy, home-made meals together? Does your family seek fun new challenges and adventures? This is the contest for YOU! Your family could be Macaroni Kid's America's Fittest Family, and ...
Items needed: 1. Brown bags 2. Sticks from the yard. 3. Glue 4. Candy Eggs
Squash down the side of the brown paper bag. Glue sticks on the bag to form the look of a birds next. Let the bag dry and fill with eggs. I used candy eggs, but you can also use your colored Easter Eggs.
Easter Bunny Cars!
These are an adorable way to have some yummy treats with your kids.
Use icing as the "glue" to stick the bunny and pretzel into the Twinkie.
I recently had the pleasure of hosting a day of pampering for a delightful 7 year old birthday girl. The guest of honor and her friends had an amazing afternoon of indulgence with mini manicures, pedicures and delicious cotton candy facials, and designing their own pretty beaded bracelets.
Far and away the favorite activity of the day was Make Your Own Bath Salts. The girls enjoyed this craft so much that they were concocting one for themselves and then one or two more for their moms and sisters.
The bath ...
And YOUR chance to WIN a Family 4 Pack of tickets!
The Shakespeare Theatre Company will join three local leading arts organizations in presenting a festival celebrating world-renowned puppeteer Basil Twist. STC, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland will host several original productions by the puppeteer who has been described as "one of the most ambitious and imaginative...in contemporary puppetry."
First commissioned for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Petrushka premiered in 2001 and tells the tragic love story of three puppets at a Russian carnival. Petrushka, the clown ...
My Medifast Weight Loss Journey
While I am SO proud of myself for losing 60lbs since August and for being able to fit into size 8 pants now...I am stuck on a plateau and definitely getting frustrated! I refuse to give up...I WILL reach my goal weight!...but I needed to vent and since you all have been so fabulous at keeping me motivated and joining me along the way, I figured you might have some great words of wisdom to share.
For those just joining us, I have been going to the ...
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MDWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 2-5.How: To register, call 240-314-8770.Cost: Residents $6, non-residents $7.
Thursday, March 22 - Can We Talk? Speaking Up for Your Children to Help them Succeed (English and Spanish)
Where: A. Mario Loiederman MS, 12701 Goodhill Rd., Silver Spring 20906When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcome.How: Register online or call 301-517-5940Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
When: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Ages 3+How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online.Cost: $3 (Please register and pay for all participants.)
Where: White Flint Mall, Centre CourtWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Ages 1-6.How: Just show up!Cost: Free
- 3/24: Banjos and Juggling and Art- Oh My!
- 3/31: Nana Malaya: A Song, A Story, A Dance
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.
When: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (Also on 4/3, 4/4, 4/5, and 5/19.)Who: Ages 2+.How: No registration requiredCost: Free!
Where: Agricultural History Farm Park 18400 Muncaster Rd. Derwood, MD 20855When: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PMWho: Ages 8+How: Please register and pay for all participants. To register call 301-924-4141 or register online.Cost: $10
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, Rockville, MDWhen: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All agesHow: To register, call 240-314-8771Cost: $4 for residents, $5 for non-residentsFor more info: Visit the website
Monday, March 26 - Special Education: Parents as Advocates and the Family-School Partnerships (part 4 of 4)
Where: Wheaton HS, 12601 Dalewood Dr., Silver Spring, 20906When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcomeHow: Register online or call 301-517-5940Cost: Free! Childcare services also provided for free!
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
When: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: Ages 6-12.How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online. Grandchildren sign up; grandparents are free!Cost: $20
Where: Kentlands Mansion is located 320 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg.When: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PMWho: Everyone welomeHow: Reservations are required, and may be made with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card. For reservations please call 301-258-6425.Cost: Admission is $20 per person for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under.
When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Also on 5/8)Who: Ages 3-5How: To register call 301-924-4141 or register online.Cost: $5
- 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: 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 Arts Barn, Gaithersburg’s premiere cultural arts facility, is located at 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg.When: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (1st and 3rd Thursdays through June 2012)Who: Preschool agedHow: Just show up! Pay at the door.Cost: $3 per child. Adults are free.For more info: For more information call 301-258-6394 or visit the website.
Where: Located in the Atrium of Cabin John Mall, Potomac, MDWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (1st & 3rd Friday each month)Who: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info: All activities subject to change without notice. When Montgomery County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Cabin John Kids activities will be canceled.
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(Some deals are for discounted kids meals, or activity nights at local restaurants)
Be sure to call and confirm before heading to the restaurant - offers can change at any time!! Most of these deals are not valid with any other promotion or discount.
- Mama Lucia's Pasta Night - Order one pasta entree regular price and get a second for $4 Dine In or Carryout 5-10pm (Rockville, Bethesda, Olney, Frederick & Silver Spring locations)
- Ambrosia Grill - Buy 2 entrees and get 1 kids meal free 5-9pm
- Eggspectations - 1 free kids meal with purchase of adult entree (Silver Spring)The Stained Glass Pub (Silver Spring ...
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 ...
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