For parents of school-age children, now’s the time for packing school supplies up into brand new backpacks, and lining them up at the door in anticipation of the first day of school. You’ve finally made it to the end of summer, and as much fun as you’ve had, you’re ready for the troops to ship out to school Monday through Friday. However, for the parents whose children aren’t quite old enough for school just yet, it may seem a little daunting that all the summertime activities have shut down for the season, and you may be left wondering what you and your little ones will have to do in the coming months. Have no fear! We’ve put together a list of local things to do with kids that are guaranteed to provide an afternoon full of fun!
Local Things to Do with Kids: Long Island Children’s Museum
There are always fun things going on at the LICM! Here are some of their upcoming events for children under 5:
Saturdays (8/23 & 8/30) and Sundays (8/24 & 8/31)
Let your little ones get up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and play-doh—all the things you know they’ll love, but you’d hate to have to clean up. This afternoon of sensory exploration is perfect for children ages 18 months to 4 years old. The exhibit is free with museum admission.
Monday (8/25) to Friday (8/29)
Children 3 and up get to design the pillowcases of their dreams using fabric paint, stencils, markers, and stamps, while they listen to lullabies from around the world. $4 with museum admission, $3 for members.
Plaza Theatrical presents “The Little Mermaid Jr.”
Saturday (8/23) and Sunday (8/24)
11:30-12:15pm & 2-2:45pm
Follow Ariel through her underwater fairytale, a junior-style adaptation of Disney’s 2008 Broadway production.
The Garden Gate
Let your youngsters be inspired by the nature around them as they explore LICM’s backyard garden and paint and draw their own works of art. Perfect activity for children ages 3 and up. Free with museum admission.
Puppetkabob presents “What the Moon Saw”
Thursday (8/28) and Friday (8/29)
11:30-12:15pm & 2-2:45pm
An original piece by talented artist and puppeteer Sarah Frechette, which takes places in a mystical land inspired by the tales of Hans Christian Anderson. Meet a duckling, frog, mouse, and mole, and watch their journey through the forest unfurl. This show is best enjoyed by children ages 3 and over. $5 with museum admission, $4 for members, or $10 for tickets to the theater only.
If you need a ride to the LICM to take part in any of these great things to do with kids, your friends at All Island Transportation are ready and waiting to get you there quickly and safely! Give us a call at (516)742-2222 for a ride today!