Grab & Go Kids Planner
Here's some ideas for activities to share with your kids that you also will enjoy a little bit yourself.
Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner!
We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.
You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable driving distance.
Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
Valentine's Day is already upon us! Patch has plenty of activities to get you and your kids in the mindset for the holiday. Start off your weekend with a child-free evening, enjoy a good story and basketball game for the local team, then get ready to craft away for the special day to show you care.
You can start a new tradition for your family by making your special notes for family members instead of purchasing a card, get creative!
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
• Parent's Night Out - Kid's Night in the Gym
Where/When: My Gym, 302 Harry S Truman Parkway, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.
Why Go: The kids can enjoy a fun activity-filled night while Mom and Dad get a chance to recharge for the weekend ahead and maybe celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early.
Pricing: Members $30, non-members $40 ($15 for each additional child), children ages 7 months to 8 years are welcome to attend.
• Storytime, Passport to Reading
Where/When: Pottery Barn Kids at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Why Go: Grab the kids and let them be transported by their imagination during storytime and receive a passport at your initial storytime. Attend five storytimes and receive a free gift. This is a great activity during these cold winter days when it's too cold for the park and a great way to promote a love for reading.
Pricing: Free storytime, treat the kids to lunch in the mall since you save on this activity.
• Annapolis High School Boys Basketball
Why Go: Support the local team and help grow a love for both community and sports with your children. Perhaps you have a budding basketball player in your family, this is a great way to reinforce such a great sport.
Pricing: $5 per ticket, snacks available for purchase.
• Roses are Red…
Where/When: Eastport-Annapolis Neck Branch Library, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Why Go: This all day craft event will give your child the chance to create a special valentine for a parent or grandparent. Make this a double effort trip by taking some time to check out some books or other media about Valentine’s Day.
• Half Pints Kids Club - Valentines Day Cards
Where/When: Whole Foods Market, 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday
Why Go: Whole Foods Market hosts this club to get your kids comfortable in the kitchen with fun activities and crafts. Bring your children to the club for some fun, grab lunch and get your grocery shopping done all at one stop, it can't get any simpler than this!
Pricing: $5 per student, class limited to 30.