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Keeping a kid entertained during grown-up dinners?

In the next few weeks, I will need to attend a series of late-running formal dinners... with a five-year-old in tow. Please recommend your most magical, engrossing, dinner-table-friendly activity books, games, small toys, etc. for the early school-aged set, so we can keep her quietly in her seat and out of everyone's hair. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 4, 2014 - 28 answers

Things to do in Denver with your kids?

Planning a summer road trip with the little fergs (ages 6 & 8) in June involving a couple of nights in Denver, a few days camping at Rocky Mountain National Park, and probably a night/day in Fort Collins or Estes Park. What are the must-see/must-do, uniquely "Colorado" activities for a nerdy, music- and nature-loving family in Denver? [more inside]
posted by jferg on Apr 27, 2014 - 14 answers

Projects/Activities for 3-year-olds

I've recently come to the conclusion that I need to spend more time with my 3.5-year-old boy/girl twins, and looking for some structured activities/things to do to help drive it and get them excited, as they generally prefer my wife over me... [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Oct 28, 2013 - 30 answers

What are some fun day time activities in the DC are for kids?

I have a ten-year-old boy staying with me for the next month in a Maryland suburb of DC. I would love to hear any and all suggestions for activities in the DC area (especially if anyone knows about any kind of baseball day camp or one day programs, anything baseball related). We have been having fun exploring the area but new ideas would be awesome. Thank you.
posted by TallyH on Jul 2, 2013 - 21 answers

I need to come up with ideas for daycare visits to our gym.

I'm the program developer at a gymnastics club, and my latest assignment has be wracking my brain. We have outside daycare groups come and visit us once a week for around an hour, and my boss wants us to add on an additional activity to make us a more appealing choice. Help? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Jan 29, 2013 - 19 answers

Creative and fun activity books for kids

What are your favourite books for children with activities that they can do with minimal supervision? So far on the list, I have The Silver Spoon for Children (cooking), the Ed Emberley books (drawing), maybe Wreck This Journal or How to Be an Explorer of the World (random creative activities)? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Nov 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Looking for fun day plans for home-schooled kids.

Looking for fun day plans for home-schooled kids. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Oct 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Morning Outings for Small Kids

Suggest a novel activity for small (2 & 3.5 yo) kids for a (preferably east-) Bay Area Saturday morning. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Aug 24, 2012 - 12 answers

Help my wife not go insane.

How can I best support my wife, a stay-at-home-mom, during the summer when she's home alone with a sometimes difficult ten year old boy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2012 - 27 answers

Lesson Differentiation: PE Filter.

How can I differentiate PE activities for young students when they're sick? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Feb 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Babysitting 5 year olds.. what to do?

Tips for babysitting two 5 year old boys? [more inside]
posted by fuzzysoft on Jan 20, 2012 - 17 answers

Thanksgiving Day kids activities?

Help us keep our sanity! What can we do with a hyperactive 2 year old in Boston on Thanksgiving? [more inside]
posted by synapse on Nov 23, 2011 - 11 answers

Jill of all trades, master of one

What kind of activities can I put my daughters in that, if pursued to a certain end, have the potential to end up on a resume? Example: “ability to swim” is not something you’d put on a resume. But “Certified Lifeguard” is. [more inside]
posted by yawper on Nov 4, 2011 - 55 answers

I left my heart in Northern Cal, but just for the month of July

Northern California filter: I'm going to be spending the next 2-4 weeks in the San Francisco bay area with my 8-year-old son. We'll be free every Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and I need ideas for places to take him and adventures to have together. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jul 4, 2011 - 22 answers

It's raining buckets here in Spruce Pine N.C. What fun inside things are around for two kids and two grandparents?

Help me find fun activities near Spruce Pine N.C. for two kids (6 & 4) and their grandparents when it's pouring down rain. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Jun 20, 2011 - 4 answers

Themes for activities for kids day camp

I've been asked to brainstorm for themes in which I can run a weekly or twice-weekly activity for an urban day camp for kids. Please help me come up with ideas! [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jun 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Uncle Fun

This summer, my 7-year-old niece will be staying with my wife and me for two weeks while she goes to a summer school/science camp. Her classes don't start until 1p. I need ideas for short activities and things to do in or near Berkeley, before her classes, from ~9a - 12p. [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat on May 6, 2011 - 15 answers

Game recommendations for a Monopoly-obsessed 5 year-old

What games, puzzles, and activities would you recommend for my almost 5 year-old son who is currently obsessed with Monopoly (real life version) and Plants vs Zombies (iOS)? [more inside]
posted by alms on Feb 2, 2011 - 21 answers

Halloween party filter

We're having a neighborhood Halloween party- have lots of ideas for music, food, decorations, but what should we do? There will be adults and kids from one to nine there. [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Oct 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Give a city kid a taste of the country

My 7 year old nephew is a real city kid who rarely gets out of his Brooklyn neighborhood. I'm thinking of renting a car this Saturday, and busting him out of the city. What are great places to visit or activites to do within an hour and a half drive of the city? [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest on Sep 16, 2010 - 16 answers

Please help me create a list of themes and related activities for children.

I work with kids in an afterschool program ranging in age from 3-10. I'm contemplating having themes for a week where we do a lot of creative activities revolving around the theme. So, one week the theme might be "jungle animals" and we could make animal masks from paper plates, draw animals, make jungle animal puppets and do a puppet show, play a game outside involving jungle animals, read a picture book about jungle animals, etc. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Sep 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Kid-friendly Toronto

What's good stuff for a 1-year-old, with his dad, to do in the mornings, in Toronto, within walking distance of the Marriott Eaton Centre, this week? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Apr 19, 2010 - 12 answers

What to do at Grandma's house

What kind of activities can a 5-year-old do alone to entertain herself? My daughter goes to my mom's 2 days a week, from 9 am to 3 pm. She’s getting really, really bored. [more inside]
posted by yawper on Nov 17, 2009 - 33 answers

Trip to Marbella: where should I take the kids?

Marbella filter: does anybody know great places (or even good or just ok ones) to take kids to in or around the Marbella area? [more inside]
posted by dimon on Sep 25, 2009 - 1 answer

Help me come up with activities for a nine-year-old boy

Concrete ideas of things to do with a nine-year-old boy in the Baltimore, MD area. I am going to be the Big Sister of a boy in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, and as much as I love doing things this kid likes and things kids like in general, I'm having a heck of a time trying to come up with specific activities--for example, I can't exactly schedule an activity day for sword-fighting or reading. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Activities for a four-year-old who has to be up in the middle of the night

Midnight activities for a 4-year-old that he wouldn't get a chance to do during the day? My son is having an EEG tomorrow during the day. They want him sleep-deprived so he'll sleep without sedation. I'm supposed to get him up for the day at 3:30 am. He's not a morning person at all, so to keep him awake I'm looking for exciting things to do/observe/etc. that wouldn't be possible during his normal waking hours. We're in the east end of Toronto near the Don Valley, so both big-city and nature/wildlife type activities may be possibilities.
posted by winston on Sep 21, 2008 - 20 answers

Gym for little ones

Gym for 18-month-old children? I have been hired to teach a 45 min gym class to 18 month-old children and their parents once a week. I don't like gym. [more inside]
posted by saucysault on Oct 10, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me keep my kids busy

I will be spending the day in White Plains, New York, and I'm looking for some activities for my 3&4 year old kids. Anyone know of an online resource that could help, or perhaps familiar with the area?
posted by curiocity on Sep 29, 2007 - 7 answers

Won't somebody please think of the children?

Local secrets to family entertainment in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Aug 24, 2007 - 9 answers

How to plan a birthday for kids?

I'm helping to plan a birthday party for my girlfriend's daughter, and I need some serious help. We're talking five or six girls, all 8 - 9 years of age, all coming together on a Saturday afternoon. How can I help make this an awesome party? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 6, 2007 - 17 answers

How to keep the neighbors entertained?

We have a block party in our (Chicago) neighborhood every year and I've been asked to help with kids' games. I'm not a fan of traditional competitive games. So, I'm looking for some unusual ideas that will appeal to kids and adults alike... [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on May 14, 2007 - 13 answers

English is soooo much fun! Right?

Australian, Indian or Mexican games/activities for children? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Jun 14, 2006 - 9 answers

Suggested activities for a 17 month old?

ParentFilter: I've a 17 mo old child, and I'd like suggestions as to activities to educate and entertain him. [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Nov 21, 2005 - 14 answers

NashvilleFilter: Help me reconnect with my family in Nashville, TN.

NashvilleFilter: Help me reconnect with my family in Nashville, TN. [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy on Sep 21, 2005 - 8 answers

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