Weekly Blueprint

OK, here we go, with a second try at re-entering the work week! (It's supposed to hit 50 degrees this week...what?!...so I imagine no snow days!) If you're looking for something to do with the kids this week, check out this roundup of ideas for Monday through Friday!


January 8: Lace up and glide along 11,000 feet of outdoor ice at Boston’s Winter Skating Path (Boston)

January 8: Have a Messy Monday with Big & Shiny Painting (Boston)

January 8: Create behaviors and tasks for Dot and Dash robots and learn to code (Boston)

January 8 + 12: Head to Weir River Farm for a self-guided Reindeer Quest (Hingham)


January 9: Bundle up and get outdoors at this Winter Scavenger Hunt or stay inside to Celebrate National Static Electricity Day with some shocking and mysterious experiments (Acton)

January 9: Create beautiful, hand-crafted soap at this free Glycerin Soap Making Workshop (Boston)

January 9: Use light to make sculptures, wands, and other art projects that sparkle and shine (Boston)

January 9: Preschoolers listen to a STEM-themed story, then build with big blocks during Towering Tots (Boston)

January 9: Attend a Story Time with the Boston Ballet (Charlestown)

January 9: Ruth Rappaport teams up with her son Ben Wetherbee to play traditional American, Irish, and British Isles music (Waltham)


January 10: Join a Bilingual Sing-Along featuring songs, fingerplays, and action rhymes in English and Spanish (Boston)

January 10: It’s time for the Boston Nature Center’s Early Explorers program, where kids explore the natural world through movement, games, stories, and art (Boston)

January 10: Dr. Can-Do Science explores Static Electricity With Sticky Balloons (Boston)

January 10: The North End Teen Book Club hosts an Author Talk with Dick Lehr about his latest book Trell (Boston)

January 10: Enjoy a free yoga class for kids (Charlestown)


January 11: Grab a screwdriver and discover resistors, capacitors, and circuit boards while taking apart telephones, computers, radios, and more (Acton)

January 11: Mirror, Mirror, What Do You See? offers play with reflections and experiments with mirrors to create symmetry and refract light (Acton)

January 11: Young at Art features an interactive story time and hands-on art activities focused on a theme drawn from the history and culture of Cape Ann (Gloucester)


January 12: Enjoy the challenges of Game Show Afternoon to test your knowledge of all things fun (Boston)

January 12: It’s Bird Day Storytime at the Curious George Store (Cambridge)

January 12: Read The Mitten, make a craft, then go for a walk through the Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary (Princeton)

January 12-15: The annual Family Film Festival: Where Stories Come Alive! kicks off for the weekend (Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge)

Featured photo by Randall Bruder on Unsplash