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Find a Frog at the Great Swamp

You don't have to kiss it, though.

Once again, we bring you the Grab & Go Kids Planner. It's our weekly list of kid-friendly activities and places to try out. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.

As always, help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips—if we missed anything, just leave us a comment letting us know!


Where/When: From 2 to 4 p.m. at the  in Chatham on Thursday, March 24.
Why Go: Because all ages can learn about spring peepers and wood frogs, by seeing them in the education center’s vernal pools.
Pricing: $3, with pre-registration required by calling 973-635-6629.


Where/When: From 9:45 a.m. to 11:30am at the  in Chatham on Thursday, March 24.
Why Go: Because toddlers, ages 2 and 3, can learn about nature with walks, crafts and activities. This is a multi-week program.
Pricing: $55, pre-registration at 973-635-6629.


Where/When: From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at  in Madison on Saturday, March 26.
Why Go: Because you and your child are fans of comics. Fred Van Lente, writer of such comics as Amazing Spider-Man and Incredible Hercules, as well as artist Ryan Dunlavey of Action Philosophers and Comic Book Comics will visit.
Pricing: Free.


Where/When: From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the  in Morris Township on Thursday, March 24.
Why Go: Because children can paint their own egg carton tulip at this week’s open art workshop.
Pricing: $5 per child.


Where/When: 4 p.m. on Friday, March 25 and 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the .
Why Go: Because this piece of Russian folklore tells the store of Baby Yaga’s battle with her archenemy by using puppets, appropriate for children ages 5 to 10.
Pricing: $9 for museum members, $10 for non-members. Tickets are availableonline.

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