By now, some parents must be simply going bonkers trying to deal with their often- snowbound kids bouncing off the walls, both literally and figuratively. To that, we say we're glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner, which started last week on Northborough Patch.
We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children - a calendar that may serve as a tool to assist in your quest to provide stimulating fun to the offspring. The focus is on inexpensive, local stuff to enjoy, and each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events around.
Email events, ideas and tips to firstname.lastname@example.org, as well.
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 can take it. And we want to hear from you.
Here’s karaoke, valentine creations, pajama party with games, movies and pizza and a winter carnival with wagon rides, sledding, games and prizes — pick and choose from this week’s array of events.
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: on Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Treat your kids, and your wallet, to a free meal with the purchase of one entree. Then let them take the stage to show off their talent by singing their favorite songs.
Where/When: on Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: Let the kids design and make their own valentines for mom, dad, grandparents or their best friend without making a mess of your house.
Pricing: Free - Craft supplies will be provided.
Where/When: , 38 Southwest Cutoff on Friday, 5-9 p.m.
Why Go: Drop the kids off for a fun evening of craft-making, games, movies, pizza and more, and have some alone time for yourself. Pack a pillow and sleeping bag or blanket for extra comfort. And be sure they dress in their favorite pjs. For children ages 5-10.
Where/When: playground, Saturday, 5:30-8 p.m.
Why Go: Celebrate winter with the Proctor community.
Admission includes: horse drawn wagon rides, sledding down "Mt. Proctor" (helmets required), karaoke and DJ, ziti and meatballs, hot chocolate, soda, prizes and more.
The Proctor Papas are looking for volunteers to help with activities, too.
Pricing: $7 per person, $25 max per family.
Where/When: on Monday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Why Go: Come have Valentine's Day fun. Children make valentines to share with friends and family and also create a special "hearty" and nut free treat. Ages 3-5.