Between the snow days and frigid weather we’ve been experiencing in metro Detroit since the beginning of the year, it’s a safe bet to assume that most families are suffering from good, old-fashioned cabin fever right about now. At some point you’ve run out of games to play, projects to craft and favorite movies to re-watch! If your family is itching to get out of the house, here are some resources to keep in mind when planning your activity schedule in the coming weeks.
It goes without saying, but make sure you start your activity search with the Metro Parent online events calendar! That’s where you’ll find the latest fun, whether it’s something crafty or a whole new discovery.
Build a Trojan Horse Bank at Home Depot
March 1, 2014
|Did you know Home Depot offers free workshops for adults and kids? Their free kids workshops take place the first Saturday of each month. Young DIYers ages 5-12 are fitted in a familiar orange apron and set to work learning how to build everything from birdhouses to toolboxes. The March edition has a Hollywood theme; children will learn how to make a Trojan horse bank from the new DreamWorks movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Check out the depot’s website (via our listing link, above) to find the location closest to you and pre-register.|
Creative Arts Studio’s Creative Tween Club in Royal Oak
Every other Friday, Feb. 28-May 23
|At the Creative Arts Studio in downtown Royal Oak you’ll find a lot of hands-on pottery projects to try – but you’ll also find the Creative Tween Club meeting every other Friday night! Group projects range from learning how to throw a pot on the wheel to glass fusion. Pizza and pop are even included in the drop-in price, too.|
Pewabic Pottery Youth Workshop in Detroit
April 5, 2014
|Detroit’s Pewabic Pottery hosts youth-themed workshops once a month with a unique theme for each project. April’s project is in tribute to Earth Day. The sessions are open to children ages 4-16 and including a pricing structure that allows a parent to join in, as well.|
LEGO KidsFest in Novi
April 25-27, 2014
|If your household is a LEGO household, a visit to the annual LEGO KidsFest is a must. Packed with hands-on activities and sessions for wannabe Master Builders, KidsFest is fun for everyone in the family. For fans of new The LEGO Movie, make sure to visit Emmett and Wyldstyle while you’re there, too!|