Weekly Blueprint

Hello folks, I am recovering from the amazing whirlwind that was Mom 2.0 and am just popping in quickly to share the Weekly Blueprint before returning to family things! Enjoy planning the week!

Monday, May 7

Come to Toddler Time for stories, songs, rhymes, and more (Boston)

During Artful Adventures, MFA instructors share the stories behind works of art, then give kids a chance to tell their own tales while sculpting clay creations together (Boston)

This month’s MFA playdate focuses on the theme “Flowers in Bloom” (Boston)

Make paper creations that light up in surprising ways (Dorchester)

Tweens engage in a bit of Creative Drama (Jamaica Plain)

Tuesday, May 8

Snip, tear, rip, cut, and create confetti, then take home a tiny bottle filled with tissue paper treasures (Acton)

Visit with Cheeky Chipmunks, explore the Habitat sanctuary, and play chipmunk games (Belmont)

Songs, rhymes, stories, and movement await at this Preschool Story Hour (Boston)

Embrace unusual materials and unfamiliar tools to transform recycled scraps into art at this free Visual Arts Class for Youth taught by educators from The Eliot School (Brighton)

Act out a funny folk tale, plant in the garden, and enjoy a sweet snack when There’s a Goat in the Garden at Drumlin Farm (Lincoln)

Take a Tuesday Morning Bird Walk (Plymouth)

Wednesday, May 9

Engage in engineering with straw structures and pipe cleaners (Acton)

Explore the natural world through movement, games, stories, and art (Boston)

Head out for a Herring Hike to look for feathered and furry friends who have waited all winter long for the spring herring run (Plymouth)

Take a stroller tour of the Davis Museum to explore the theme “Making an Impression” (Wellesley)

Thursday, May 10

Make a mess playing with tints, and shades (Acton)

Explore colors through painter Harold Rotenberg’s compositions, play a memory game, and paint with watercolors during the Cape Ann Museum’s monthly Young at Art program (Gloucester)

Meet a few feathered friends and create bird nest helpers to take home (Lincoln)

Friday, May 11

Get outside for a nature-based activity and a walk in the woods (Acton)

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Curious George Store (Cambridge)

Explore Trucks, Tractors, and Tools on the farm (Lincoln)

Find frogs, turtles, and toads while wandering along on a Reptile and Amphibian Ramble around ponds, puddles, and streams (Plymouth)


Now through May 13: Catch a performance of Stuart Little (Boston)

Featured photo by Fineas Anton on Unsplash