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Grab 'n' Go Kids' Planner - August

On the first Wednesday of each month, we'll give you some ideas for the kids.

If you are looking for a few kid-friendly places and activities, then you have clicked on the right link. We’ve assembled a monthly calendar with some ideas to keep the kids and the family busy with fun.

We understand that your time is limited, so we have tackled the research for you. Check back on the first Wednesday of each month for a list of events and activities for the entire family to enjoy locally or within reasonable driving distance.

Have a tip or suggestion?  Please leave it in our comment box so you can be a part of helping us build the kids’ planner.


Why Go?: Summer isn't over yet, and there are still plenty of programs this month at the Children's Museums.

Numerous activities are planned, including Around the World on Aug. 4, A Pirates Life on Aug. 5, Dog Days of Summer on Aug. 11, Tye Dye on Aug. 12, FETCH with Ruff Ruffman on Aug. 18. and Clowning Around on Aug. 19.


Why Go?: For 47 years, Maplewood has been a popular place for kids to attend summer camp. This year is no different. For information on Maplewood's summer camp program, click here

And, with school around the corner, Maplewood offers after-school programs and vacation programs. Click here to learn more.


Why Go?: In addition to the regular story times on Thursday mornings, and Mornings with Mother Goose on Wednesday mornings, the library will have plenty to offer for kids in August. On Thursdays at 2 p.m., the library will host Around the World Story Craft. 

On Aug. 8, The Skye Pirate Show will be at the library and on Aug. 15, the library will host Sparky's Puppets. Additionally, the library will host a few craft events in anticipation of the Lantern Parade. Click here to learn more.


Why Go?: On Every Tuesday and Wednesday, the Village Toy Shop on the corner of Main Street and Washington holds a Story time at 10:30 a.m.

Also in August, Crazy Bones Game and Trading Days will be on Aug. 4 and Aug. 8. Nature Sand Art Class will be on Aug. 9. Sticky Mosaic Notebook Class will be on Aug. 11. Groovy Girl Party will be Aug. 13-14. Suncatcher Class will be on Aug. 17. Magic Show with Todd Migliacci will be Aug. 21 and an Angry Bird Party will be Aug. 27. For more information, click here.

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