December 13, 2010
- Welcome to the Last Week of our Holiday Gift Guide
- Mini " Gingerbread Houses "
- Winter Lights, Displays and Other Attractions
- A Holiday Letter to my friends & family
- Reindeer Food
- Gifts & Giveaways for Infants Through Teens
- Gifts & Giveaways for Moms & Dads & Teachers!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Macaroni Kid New Year's Challenge
- Weekly Reoccuring Events & Storytimes
- Kids Eat Free or Cheap in Rockville & Gaithersburg
- Macaroni Kid Saves
- Business & Sponsor Directory
New giveaways have been added
Let me start by shouting..."We did it!!!" In our first six months, we now have over 1000 subscribers!! Thank you all for sharing Macaroni Kid Rockville-Gaithersburg with all your friends and family. For all our new subscribers, I wanted to say hello and let you know this is not a typical issue. You will normally find crafts, recipes, and maybe a giveaway or two...not 30+. I also wanted to let those of you with older kids know I have some events coming up in January for the older ...
Graham crackers make a great mini-"gingerbread house"
When my son was in pre-kindergarten, his class made these great little "gingerbread houses" out of graham crackers. If you have a box of graham crackers, icing ingredients and candy, you can have a whole group of kids make their own little holiday houses. If you are doing this activity with young children, you will probably want to assemble the houses ahead of time with the royal icing.
You will need:
Royal Icing (mix or see recipe from allrecipes here)
Quart size freezer bags or pastry bags
(these are not listed in the events listing)
About Me and Autism
I know that we will be visiting each other soon and I thought this would be a helpful note for you to have.
A lot of you know that I sometimes do things differently, and it can really make my sisters mad at times too , but there are reasons for this.
My parents tell me I am on the Autistic Spectrum, although I am not sure exactly what that means, it may make seems to you. I don't learn the same way others do and I also ...
A fun craft (and snack!)
Let me just tell you, that old Santa needs to go on a diet. Mrs. Claus has let us know that those special hard working reindeer are feeling left out. Oh sure, Santa "claims" that he shares the cookies, but the reindeer have a different story.
Now you can help! Grab a few ingredients out of the cabinet and lets show the reindeer just how much we love them too!
Raisins, M & M's, dried fruit, etc.
Glitter (or go eco-friendly and skip the glitter)
- Win a One Bunny Band DVD and plush toy from the Emmy Award-winning company Juno Baby! The Juno Baby and Juno Jr. line are definitely favorites in our household. Many of you have read my reviews of this adorable line and how it is fantastic for teaching little ones all about music. Click here to enter! ENDS 12/19
- Win a free weekday party with The Great Zucchini, Washington's funniest and most magical preschool & kindergarten performer. This giveaway can be used for a birthday party, or a performance at ...
And gifts for the whole family!
- Win a stunning Ruffled Glass Bowl from Willow House. While visiting the website, be sure to check out the great deals in the outlet. Click here to enter to win. ENDS 12/19
- Win a Brocade Plush Throw from Private Quarters. This super soft, black and white throw will go with any decor and keep you warm and cozy during those cold winter months ahead. If you see any other items you would like to go ahead and order, receive an automatic 5% off your order by shopping through the ...
Where: Patriot Center, Fairfax, VAWhen: 7:00 PM (12/16: 7pm; 12/17: 10:30am, 7pm; 12/18: 10:30am, 2pm; 12/19: 1pm, 4:30pm)Who: All ages!How: Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT.Cost: $15, $20 & $28. Limited number of $40 Gold Circle seats & $75 Sunny Seats are available. *Opening Night, all seats (excluding Gold Circle & Sunny Seats) are $15.For more info:
Where: Adventure Theatre, Glen EchoWhen: 11:00 AM (dates and times vary)Who: All agesHow: Buy tickets online or by calling 301-634-2270Cost: $15 per person
Where: Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814When: 1:30 PM ((Multiple days & show times))Who: Ages 4 and upHow: Buy tickets onlineCost: $10-$22For more info: Visit the website or call (301)280-1660. Field trip matinees are Tuesday at 11:00 AM and Wednesday-Friday at 10:30 AM. “Meet the Actors” after every weekend matinee, audience members can meet the actors in the lobby.
Where: The Warner TheatreWhen: 7:00 PM (show times vary by date)Who: EveryoneHow: Buy online, visit the Box Office or call 202-397-7328.Cost: See website
Sunday, December 5 through Sunday, January 9 - ICE! Experience featuring "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Where: Gaylord National Hotel, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745When: 12:00 PM (hours vary daily)Who: Everyone!How: Purchase tickets online; by phone (301)965-4000. Online advance ticket sales are available now. Walk-up sales available during ICE!'s regular operating hours.Cost:
- Adults (ages 13+) $24-29*
- Child (ages 4-12) $13-18*
- Seniors (ages 62+) $18-23*
- Military Adults (ages 13+) $21
- Military Child (ages 4-12) $13 Kids ages 3 and under are free
- Kids ages 3 and under are freeFor more info: We encourage visitors to purchase tickets online in advance, as many days are expected to sell out.
- Jan. 5: Mad Science- A, B, C's of Science
- Feb. 6: Tracey Eldridge- Shake Your Sillies Out
- March 2: Beowulf T. Wonderbunny's Traveling Show of Mystery
- April 6: Carousel Puppets- The Spring Fling
Where: At the Washingtonian Center in the lobby of the RIO Center.When: 10:30 AMWho: Everyone!How: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: visit the website Please bring a new, unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots!
When: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 3-6Cost: Free
Where: Croydon Creek Nature CenterWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AMWho: Ages 2-3.5How: Registration suggested - call 240-314-8770.Cost: $6 residents, $7 non-residents
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 every month)Who: Preschool agedHow: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info: For more information call 301-258-6394 or visit the website.
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center 852 Avery Road, Rockville, MDWhen: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMWho: Ages 3.5-6 yearsHow: To register, call: 240-314-8770Cost: $6 for residents, $7 for non-residentsFor more info: Visit the website
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Also on 1/27 and 2/17)Who: 3-6 yearsCost: $5
Where: Rio Center - on the Lakefront PlazaWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: FREEFor more info: Come visit the MacKid table for crafts, bubbles and face painting with Vicki.
Where: Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington, MDWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Also on 1/22)Who: Everyone welcome.How: Just show up! Pay at the door with cash, check or charge.Cost: $10 per person with a max of $25 per family. Non-walkers are free.For more info: Visit the website
Where: Funfit @ Mt. Airy Studio of Dance, 329 E. Ridgeville Blvd, Mt. Airy, MDWhen: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PMWho: Ages 3-10.Cost: $30 per child, $26 per sibling.
Where: Musikids Bethesda, 4500 Auburn AveWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome.How: Just show up!Cost: Free!
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 3-6Cost: $5
When: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Also on 1/26, 2/9 & 2/16)Who: Ages 2-4.Cost: $5
When: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Ages 3-10Cost: $5
When: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AMWho: Ages 3-7Cost: $5
Where: 1st Mariner Areana, BaltimoreWhen: 2:00 PM (Also at 7 PM)Who: EveryoneHow: Tickets are available online at www.harlemglobetrotters.comCost: $25.60 - $138.70 (VIP)For more info: Macaroni Kid readers can enjoy a special offer by entering the promo code MACKID online when ordering tickets to receive $7 off of select tickets. The Globetrotters will be back in town at the Patriot Center and the Verizon Center in early March. Stay tuned for giveaway tickets!
When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Ages 6-9Cost: $15
Where: Agricultural History Farm Park (18400 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD 20855)When: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 3-6Cost: $5
Where: Great Kids Village, Silver SpringWhen: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone welcome!How: More details to come.Cost: $5 per person
Where: Great Kids Village - Silver Spring, 8040 Georgia AvenueWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: Buy your tickets online.Cost: Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 in person.For more info: Check out all the great upcoming events at Great Kids Village.
A New Year, A New You!
I'm thrilled to announce that starting January 1st, we will be featuring weight loss and nutrition tips, discounted exercise programs and more! I will be inviting you all to join me on my weight loss challenge, and I hope that we will all be able to keep each other accountable. We are teaming up with several of my favorite local trainers, gyms and programs so no matter what your time constraints, or how much you have to lose, there will be a program for you! We will be offering ...
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 weekly story times. 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].
- Borders Books @ White Flint 10am in the Amphitheater
- Child's Play @ Congressional Plaza 10:30am
- Pottery Barn Kids @ White Flint 11am-11:30am ...
Be sure to call and confirm before heading to the restaurant - offers can change at any time
- 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
- Chick-fil-A - kids eat free
- Lebanese Taverna
- Cheeburger Cheeburger - 1/2 price kids' meal with purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only.
- Chicken Out - kids eat free
- Chicken Out - kids eat free
All Week Long:
- Buca di Beppo - kids under 10 eat for $5.99
- California Pizza Kitchen
- California Tortilla
- CiCi's Pizza - plus they ...
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