A number of northern NJ schools are closed for a long President’s weekend or the full President's Week, but do not fear! Just check out some of these great day camps and activities to keep your kids busy and you sane. And if you don't find what you're looking for here, check out our February GO List for activities this month, along with our post on Valentine's Day Drop-Off Fun in NJ.
In the words of the great Cyndi Lauper, “Girls just wanna have fun!” We've told you about Best Birthday Party Ideas for Boys, and now it's the (miniature) women's turn. If you are looking for a fresh idea for your little lady’s upcoming celebration, check out our ideas below. From a salon makeover to crafts to tea parties to a ballet lesson (or for our more hip chicks, a hip-hop class), there are endless options in the Garden State. And for more party ideas, visit our complete Birthday Guide!
So "summer camp" means being outdoors, right? But what if you don't want to spend your entire paycheck on sunblock and floppy hats? Maybe your kid would rather dance, bounce, create or paint in lovely, reliable air-conditioning. These indoor summer camps are big on creativity, fitness and fun and easy on your wallet so check them out and maybe you can save the swimming and horseback riding for another summer.
While socialization comes naturally to some kids, others may need help developing the skills necessary to make and keep friends. If you’re concerned about your child’s ability to socialize with peers, you may want to consider a social skills group which fosters self-confidence through activities such as role-playing, cooperative games and group interactions. They’ll learn important skills such as sharing, taking turns and resolving conflict, and most importantly, they’ll have fun doing it!
September is almost here and the carefree days of summer are drawing to a close. Fortunately there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the Garden State, with many great fairs and festivals on the calendar. Cavort with butterflies at the Monarch Festival, chow down on delicious seafood at the Atlantic City Seafood Festival or listen to fabulous tales at the NJ Storytelling Festival. Check out these eight not-to-be-missed festivals and visit our Events Calendar for more suggestions.
In this oppressive heat, you may be yearning to bust open a fire hydrant, but before you do that – consider a water playground. Spice things up with your NJ kids this summer and check out some of these fun and fantastic water playgrounds in New Jersey. Note: These are Water Playgrounds or Splash Playgrounds, not Waterparks. For parks, visit our Best NJ Waterparks article!
We've already told you about some fun things to do with the kids next week when they’re home with you 24/7, but we have a few more up our sleeve, everything from special stuff you can do together to cool spots where you can drop them off and enjoy some alone time. Read on for our top picks, including museum adventures, day trips and several mini-camps to keep 'em busy.
We love "green" and we love rhyming, so you bet we’re loving Green Halloween! Mommy Poppins NJ is excited to be participating in the Healthy and Green Halloween Bash with our pals, the Metro Moms. Dress the kids in costume for a weekend afternoon of healthy trick-or-treating, dancing, playing, games, natural organic products and treats, facepainting, arts & crafts and a super special secret GIVEAWAY just for MP NJ fans (read on for the super special secret details)!
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