Seaside Mothers of Multiples

 

Events & Activities

 

Here it is, our famous SMOMs "Fun and Inexpensive Things to Do with Kids" list. Pages and pages of inspiration!

SMOMs Fun Things To Do (PDF)


Nature and Animal Adventures


South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell
www.ssnsc.org
781-659-2559

Help the naturalists feed the animals Wednesdays at 3pm and Saturdays at 10am. Free with admission. 

SSNSC offers a complement of subjects and formats for adults, families and organizations. Seasonal festivals attract visitors from the entire South Shore. Whether you choose a naturalist's guided walk or indoor EcoZone exhibit, or prefer a lively lecture, there is a program for you.

Massachusetts Audubon
www.massaudubon.org
Browse often through Audubon's great resource for walks, adventures and family activities throughout the South Shore!

Blue Hills Reservation, Milton
www.mass.gov/dcr/parks
Hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, biking, camping, horseback riding...

Blue Hills Observatory and Science Center, Milton
www.bluehill.org
617-696-0389
The observatory at the summit of Great Blue at the Blue Hill Reservation is a historic landmark. Check the site for great kite-making workshops for kids over 6.

Letterboxing/Quests, South Shore
South Shore Quests
Letterboxing is a perpetual community outdoor 'treasure hunt' for kids and adults. It appeals to older kids interested in sleuthing, hiking and orienteering, and art! Look it up online to discover community standards and practices, and to read about its serious British origins. The Weir River Watershed Assoc. sponsors the "South Shore Quests", providing booklets of clues for local walks.

For winter and summer activities, here's a Top-Ten list of ski resorts under 2 hours away: 

Top Ten Nearby Ski Resorts (PDF)


Sports & Fitness Activities 

ICE SKATING 

The Pilgrim Arena, Hingham (781-749-6660) 

www.skatepilgrim.com 
  • Drop-in 'Little People' program 
  • Check the website for a full range of hockey, skating, and family programs.

Connell Memorial Rink, Weymouth (781-335-2090) 
www.mass.gov/dcr/recreate/skating.htm 
Armstrong Arena, Plymouth (508-982-8166) 
www.fmcarenas.com 
  • Public skating, lessons, summer camps and birthday parties.

Hobomock Ice Arena, Pembroke (781-294-0260) 


 Indoor Recreation

Child's Play Museum 
293 Libbey Industrial Pkwy 
Weymouth, MA 02189 
Great play stations (musical, kinetic, tactile, scientific; puzzles, lego, Thomas, puppet house and play store); $5/ea. or $125 for annual pass. Available for birthday parties.
(781) 337-7920 

www.childsplaymuseum.com


 Arts and Crafts

Kid's Club Imagination Saturdays 
Michael's Arts & Crafts (Rt. 53, Hanover) 
Bring the kids (ages 5-12) for a fun activity that's different each week! Come and go between 10am-Noon. Costs are nominal ($2) and sometimes are free. Parents must stay in the store. This is a great place for inexpensive birthday parties.

Home Depot Kids Workshops 
Free "How-To Clinics" for ages 6-12 
First Saturday of each month at all Home Depot stores. 
 
Kids with an adult construct projects from pre-fabricated kits. Projects range from wooden birdhouses, step stools and sailboats to more educational projects like the plastic bag recycle box and window bird box, where kids can watch the birds build their nests. The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety and provide quality one-on-one time between adults and children. In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized Home Depot orange apron and an achievement pin.

 
Lectures & Classes 

Classes for Adults, Children, and Seniors:
South Shore Community Center, Cohasset
Educational and recreational programs

www.southshorecommunitycenter.com
781-383-0088


Museums & Exhibits

Boston Children's Museum, Boston
www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org
617-426-6500
It's a drive to the city, but what an outing! The Children's Museum renovation is done, open April 14. It's better organized, with nicer outdoor space, and healthier food options. New exhibits include a three-story climbing structure, KidPower where kids harness their own energy, and open floor activities at The Common.  

Hull Lifesaving Museum, Hull
www.lifesavingmuseum.org
781-925-5433
The Children's Navigation Loft has maritime dress-up and activities.

Our World, Children's Discovery Museum, Cohasset
www.ourworldcgdm.org
781-383-3198
The museum is still getting established. The upstairs exhibit introduces older kids to the concept of biodiversity, and the downstairs playspace and craft tables are fun for younger children. The outdoor playground is excellent.

Children's Museum, North Easton MA
www.childrensmuseumineaston.org
508-230-3789
This hands-on children's museum housed in an old fire station offers creative play exhibits and classes. It has a new outdoor space opening in May.

Children's Entertainment

Kaleidescope Children's Theater 
Performing fairy-tale musicals at the South Shore Music Circus: Summer program only 

www.southshoremusiccircus.org


 
Libraries & Bookstores

Old Colony Library Network
www.ocln.org
This is the portal to all local library listings and resources. Find story hours, read book reviews and put books on hold. 

Buttonwood Books
Shaw's Plaza, Cohasset

www.buttonwoodbooks.com
781-383-2665
Buttonwood is a treasure for serious readers. You'll find adult and children's books and a great toy department (with gift wrapping).   

Storybook Cove 
Children's Bookstore 
Merchants Row/2053 Washington St. 
Hanover, MA 02339 
Author signings; storytelling; excellent weekday readings, games, and craft events for various age groups, by reservation only. Get the newsletter or contact: 

www.storybookcove.com 
781-871-7801

   
   
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