A lot of Wisconsin Sledding hills are officially open: weather permitting. (Snow would be nice too…)
Home Depot Kid’s Workshop: Savings Shed!
FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
Super Saturday Story time – at Barn’s N Noble Bookstore (10:30 AM – 11:15 AM)
Super Saturday Imagination Story time is on the first and third Saturday of each month and begins at 10:30am. It’s an amazing adventure for children and their family to take together!
Kids in the Rotunda
Every Saturday October thru May – Overture Center for the Arts
Overture Center offers free arts programs designed for children and families at 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM. The popular performing arts series for children and families offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment in which to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, storytellers, jugglers, theater troupes, magicians and dancers.
The 1 PM performances are sign language interpreted. Kids in the Rotunda takes place on the Rotunda Stage. This week– The YoYo Tricks and Comedy of Mark Hayward .
Visit the UW Geology Museum
1215 W. Dayton St., 262-2399, http://www.geologymuseum.org/ (Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.) —Besides its extensive mineral, rock and fossil collections behind glass, kids can touch rocks from a time when there were volcanoes in Wisconsin, see rocks and minerals that glow, and stand under huge mastodon tusks. Great for those like my daughter who want to be a Paleontologist!
Madison Russian School’s New Year Celebration
Madison Russian School would like to invite you and your children
to our New Year Celebration on January 8th, 2012! Please note that it will be held in a new location:
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church
401 S. Owen Dr.
This is and is scheduled to begin at 4:00 pm. Face-painting will start at 3:30 pm. It’s a Russian tradition for kids as well as adults to wear costumes to a New Year ball, so we are asking everyone to dress up.
In the program:
■Gifts for children — IF you paid for them in advance, more info on their website.
■Face-painting for kids – starts at 3:30
■Holiday school performance(in Russian)
■Games for all children and adults with Ded Moroz and Snegurochka (Grandfather Frost and his granddaughter Snegurochka (snow girl))
■Holiday Potluck (free if you bring dishes or you can partake if you pay, per their website)
I think we are going to this – and participating in the potluck!
It seems educational AND fun!