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Keep Kids Focused on Science This Summer with this Lava Lamp Experiment

Lawrence Technological University created a fun and educational lava lamp experiment for kids. Check out the step-by-step instructions and keep your kids learning all summer long!
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Watch This, Do That: Finding Nemo

This beloved flick teaches kids to "just keep swimming." Enjoy it and try activities based on its themes with the Watch This, Do That: Finding Nemo edition.
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Baby and Toddler Virtual Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for something fun to do with your baby or toddler this weekend? Check out these virtual events sponsored by groups in metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and beyond.
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Special Needs Events for Kids and Parents in Metro Detroit

Parents of children with special needs in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor can plan ahead for fun activities, sensory-friendly movie showings and more that are tailored to meet their needs.
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Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend Events for Families

All fishing licenses are waived for two days only, June 13-14, 2020, but this year's Free Fishing Weekend is going to look a bit different.
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Places to Fish With the Family in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for a post to cast out and catch a big one this summer? Try one of these great places to fish in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.
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Free Kid-Friendly Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Searching for free virtual things to do in southeast Michigan? Find great budget-friendly virtual family fun in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
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Farmers Markets in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, Plus Community-Supported Agriculture (CSAs)

Want to purchase fresh produce for your family? Stop by these farmers markets in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to find delicious food for your brood.
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Drive-In Movies Near Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Missing date night at your favorite theater? Get a retro movie-going experience at one of these drive-in movies in southeast Michigan and beyond.
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10 Zoom Backgrounds by Southeast Michigan Spots

Bored with your virtual meetings? Add a little flair to your next Zoom call with these Zoom backgrounds by Southeast Michigan spots.
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What’s Your Family’s Perfect Staycation?

Summer vacation plans on hold this year? Don't fret! You can still have fun close to home — and we've got you covered with ideas offered in our perfect staycation quiz.
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Ultimate Dad Joke Contest

Dads are well-known for their cheesy humor. This Father's Day, we're celebrating dads by showcasing their jokes and giving one local dad a very special prize.