31 Cool Things To Do In January

Wow, wow, wow you guys, it’s almost 2019! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely holiday break! If you’re looking for something to do in Boston and beyond this January, check out this roundup of 31 ideas; one idea for every day of the month!

January 1: Head outdoors for a Hike Into the New Year for Families (Worcester)

January 2: Experiment with gross science, explore various textures, and concoct disgusting creations (Wakefield)

January 3: Check out this Pop-Up Crafts workshop (Boston)

January 4: First Friday Nights are free at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

January 5: Decorate crowns, read a book about Three Kings Day, learn a traditional parranda song, take part in a parade down Centre Street, and receive a free book at this Three Kings Day Parranda and Celebration (Jamaica Plain)

January 6: Stop by The Stevens-Coolidge Place for a New Year’s Resolution Scavenger Hunt (North Andover)

January 7: Check out Respeto/Respect: An Exhibition of Mayan Photography (Cambridge)

January 8: Enjoy mini manicures, lavender scented playdough, a DIY scrub station, and a nourishing dinner at this free Mom and Me Spa Day (Boston)

January 9: Take a stroller tour of the Davis (Wellesley)

January 10: Lynn Lyons shares strategies for supporting kids at this Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents talk (Stoneham)  

January 11: Meet an owl up close, head out on an owl prowl, then gather around a fire for stories and cocoa (Lincoln)

January 12: Skip the cabin fever by attending this fireside Winter Family Fun Day at Powissett Lodge featuring a magician, games, activities, cocoa, and s’mores (Westwood)

January 13: Try exciting projects in mixed media, comic creation, jewelry making, and 3D sculpture and more, then sip cocoa and watch a pottery demo or listen to live music at the Brookline Arts Center Snowflake Festival (Brookline)

January 14: Head outside for a Reindeer Quest at Weir River Farm (Hingham)

January 15: Attend this workshop for a free primer on Basic Rights in Special Education (Swansea)

January 16: Meet Elephant + Piggie (Dedham)

January 17: Head to this talk focused on Demystifying the Teen Brain (Norwood)

January 18: The Belmont World Film Family Festival kicks off four days of kid-friendly screenings (Various Locations)

January 19: Learn about skyscrapers then design your own together at this month’s BSA Family Design Day (Boston)

January 20: Get an Introduction to Babywearing at Diaper Lab (Cambridge)

January 21: The Boston Children’s Chorus performs their 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert, “She Persisted,” telling the story of the hidden women of the Civil Rights Movement (Boston)

January 22: With lambing time near, kids can help take care of the ewes by feeding them evening hay, then making something soft with their wool (Lincoln)

January 23: Explore the world of backyard birds through stories and a hands-on activity (North Andover)

January 24: Bake fresh bread and make homemade butter (Lincoln)

January 25: Harvard Square’s annual Chocolate Festival begins (Cambridge)

January 26: Enjoy arts and crafts and meet fairytale heroines at Princess Day at Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

January 27: Tap trees at Tufts for the Maple Syrup Project (Somerville)

January 28: Giggle, wiggle, and make amazing art (Clinton)

January 29: Experiment with salt, liquid watercolors, and ice (Acton)

January 30: Find out what you can learn when you examine animal bones and teeth (Arlington)

January 31: Learn about henna and receive a snowflake henna tattoo (Arlington)