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!
Tyke Hike at Great Swamp
Where/When: From 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham.
Why Go: Children ages 2 through 6, as long as they are with an adult, can explore and learn about the Great Swamp. They'll discover the types of animals that live there, and the plants that grow there.
Pricing: $2 per person, with pre-registration required at 973-635-6629
Where/When: At 2 p.m. at the in Madison on Saturday, March 12.
Why Go: Because children can get their faces painted, makea parrot companions or pirate hats, search for treasure in the museum, and enjoy a snack and a story.
Pricing: $5 for participants; regular admission for others
Where/When: At the from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 10.
Why Go: Because children can make dishwasher-safe plates, bowls, flower pots, trays or more. The tableware takes six weeks for processing, but there are also such take-away items as mouse pads, rulers, pencil holders and key chains.
Pricing: Items vary in price and the proceeds benefit the Madison Cooperative Nursery School.
Story and Craft Hosted by Kappa Delta Pi of
Where/When: At the Morris County Library in Whippany on Saturday, March 12 from 10 to 11 a.m.
Why Go: The sisters of the College of St. Elizabeth’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi will host a story craft time for 4- through 8-year olds.
Where/When: Starts at noon on the corner of South Street and James Street in Morristown on Saturday, March 12.
Why Go: Because there will be 20 bands and approximately 50,000 people in the parade or spectating and because the parade is family oriented. Also, you'll be able to meet Patchers who'll have giveaways, and who can help you get your photo on Patch in just minutes.
Story and Craft at County Library
Where/When: At the Morris County Library in Whippany from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 12.
Why Go: Because children ages 3 and older and their parents can have fun with a story and a related craft in the children’s room of the library.
Where/When: At at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.
Why Go: Because it's a classic for all ages! So, not only will the kids be entertained, you will, too. We call that a "two-fer."
Craft Time for Kids K-3
Where/When: At from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.
Why Go: Because crafts are not only entertaining, but a great way to develop certain skills.
Baby/Pre-K Music Class
Where/When: At , 9 Washington St., Morristown, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 9.
Why Go: Because the first class is free, and it's a new way to explore music with your littlin's!
Price: First class is free. RSVP required.