Weekly Blueprint

Oh man, I have really been loving the holiday slow down so I'm sad it's almost over but I'm also feeling so energized about 2018 -- I hope you are too! And if you're looking for something fun to do this week, check out this roundup of ideas for Monday through Friday!


January 1: It’s the last day to see the LaSalette Shrine Lights this season (Attleborough)

January 1: Take one last ride on The Polar Express 4D (Avon)

January 1: Check out the Blink! synchronized light and music show at Faneuil Hall on its last day (Boston)

January 1: First Day Boston features four hours of music, entertainment, scavenger hunts, science demonstrations, and more (Boston)

January 1: Create an annual tradition by getting outside for this New Year’s Day Bird Walk at Fresh Pond (Cambridge)

January 1: The Mosesian Center for the Arts offers up free arts and theater activities, fortunes, a noon ball drop, photo booth, performances by Karen K & the Jitterbugs and Gillie Assunção, and more (Watertown)

January 1-2: The Concord Museum’s Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature ends its season with more than 30 fanciful trees and original ornaments inspired by classic and contemporary literary favorites (Concord)

January 1-7: Winter ReImagined provides a dazzling display with fifteen miles of lights, decorated trees, fire pits, thousands of handcrafted ornaments, as well as children’s activities, live music, and more (Boylston)

January 1-7: Go on a New Year’s Resolution Scavenger Hunt (North Andover)

January 1-7: Take an It’s Winter! StoryWalk through the Fells (Stoneham)

January 1-14: Boston Winter brings skating, shopping, and more to the area (Boston)

January 1-28: Skate in just your socks through an alpine village and catch a special presentation of SEUSSICAL at the Boston Children’s Museum’s Snowmazing Spectacular! (Boston)


January 2: The Discovery Museums host their monthly Especially for Me! Sensory-Friendly Afternoon (Acton)

January 2: It’s STEM stories and giant blocks at Towering Tots (Boston)

January 2: The Kids’ Art Club offers opportunities to create and display masterpieces (Boston)

January 2: Tinker Tots explores science and engineering through stories and hands-on activities (Boston)

January 2: Move and groove during this Baby and Toddler Dance Party with books, music, instruments, and more (Jamaica Plain)


January 3: Pajamas, fuzzy slippers, and cuddly friends are welcomed at Moonrise Family Storytime (Arlington)

January 3: Enjoy stories, songs, paper crafts, puzzles, and soft blocks during Baby and Me Story Time (Boston)

January 3: Early Explorers introduces preschoolers to the natural world through movement, games, stories, and art (Boston)


January 4: The Robbins Library offers a Teen LGBTQIA+ Drop-In event (Arlington)

January 4: Drumming, dancing, singing, and more await during this Upbeat Music class (Acton)

January 4: Discover how local mammals and birds survive the winter at this week’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum Nature Time (Milton)


January 5: Celebrate National Bird Day and Eat Like a Bird with tweezers, pliers, and more (Acton)

January 5: It’s Bird Day Storytime at the Curious George Store (Cambridge)

January 5: Join librarian Margaret Macri for a nature storytime and winter walk at Fresh Pond (Cambridge)

January 5: Enjoy crafts, songs, and a child-friendly service at the first Tot Shabbat Hop this season (Framingham)

January 5: Craft a crown, read about Three Kings Day, then sing and parade down Centre Street with Musicians in Community Youth, plus enjoy refreshments and take home a free book (Jamaica Plain)

January 5: At Arctic Animals Everywhere, preschoolers can sing, play, experiment, and snack, then take home coloring pages and a fun goody bag (Newburyport)

Featured photo by Ray Hennessy on Unsplash