Why should Christmas have all the fun? Forget the Polar Express and hop on the Easter Express! Five NJ railroad museums not only offer you a fun glimpse into the historic past of railroads and trains, but kids of all ages can also catch a train ride and enjoy an on-board visit with the Easter Bunny himself. Some rides even include a trip through the museum or Easter Egg Hunt at the final destination. Of course, photo ops and Easter treats for all. Easter bonnets not required.
Instead of tossing out vegetable scraps, re-grow them into new plants. It's so much fun to watch your garbage grow into brand new plants that you can eat again. Celery is a super easy one to grow in the kitchen. We'll tell you how in three easy steps, plus 10 other vegetables you can grow from kitchen scraps. Turn your scraps into your next snack!
New Jersey is known for its rich musical history. Birthplace of both Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, the state has deep rock n' roll roots. It's no surprise that New Jersey kids love to rock out too. We've found some great New Jersey kids bands and performers that are sure to entertain your little music lovers. From rock to pop to folk our picks know just how to keep your little ones jamming. Whether you're looking to book some entertainment for a birthday party, or just catch a great public performance, our list below has you covered. If your child is a budding musician who wants to be the star of the show, check out our post on the Best Music Classes for NJ Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers.
Your little leprechauns can munch their way straight through the rainbow and into a pot of gold with this edible treat. You just need five simple materials to begin creating your rainbow-themed snack. Taste the rainbow with these colorful creations! They can be a perfect activity for a St. Patrick's Day party or anytime you need a little spring in your step.
Ahhh! Feel that, New Jersey? Those milder temps and the sun shining down have everyone in the mood to get out and about! For a dose of fresh, early spring air, head to Manasquan Environmental Center for their Monarch Butterflies program, take a Winter Weekend Scavenger Hunt at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum or lace up your sneakers for a Family Woodland Hike at NJ Botanical Gardens. And of course, St. Patrick’s Day festivities are in full swing! Check out annual parades in Atlantic City, Morris County and Bergen County. For even more weekend fun, check out the full list of weekend activities in our Event Calendar.
As a mom of a 10 and 7 year old, I have been to Jenkinson's Aquarium more than a few times. While not nearly as grandiose as Camden's Adventure Aquarium, this little aquarium on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant is certainly worth a few hours of your time. What it lacks in size, Jenkinson's makes up for in charm, accessibility and overall kid-friendliness. Perfect for families with small children, Jenkinson's Aquarium houses a variety of ocean creatures, eye-catching tanks and educational displays. Whether you are looking for an air-conditioned escape during a day at the beach or a warm, indoor activity on a winter day (that's right, it's open year round), Jenkinson's is sure to please.
Something happens when the calendar turns the page from February to March- the days start getting a little longer, the birds start singing a little sweeter - it is not be official spring yet, but Spring Fever has definitely set in. These little egg carton flowers do just the trick. One egg carton can give you a dozen red roses, yellow daffodils, delicate white snowdrops, or whatever flower you can dream up. In just three easy steps your little one can make a beautiful bouquet.
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