Family Activities

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7 Activity Boxes Offered by Small Businesses in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Support local — and teach your kids a little something new — with these seven activity boxes offered by small businesses in our area.

Hand Dryers Hurt Kids’ Hearing, 13-Year-Old Scientist Finds

Learn what a Canadian teen revealed about how restroom hand dryers hurt kids' ears – and discover experiments your kids can do to change the world a little, too.

Summer Solstice Fun in Metro Detroit

Explore these family-friendly spots in southeast Michigan for geocaching, ziplining, water park fun and more this summer.

Flower-packed Fun in Detroit, Holland and North Carolina

Find all the best buds and blooms in metro Detroit and beyond this spring.

The Old Adage: Brother-Sister Harmony

These up-and-coming local musicians (who happen to be siblings!) create indie-pop out of their old family home in Monroe County.

Spin a Bit of Yarn: Knitting Fun for Kids

A bit of crafting fun for artsy kids at the Ann Arbor District Library.

Game of Thaw: Beat Winter at Its Own Game

Beat winter at its ice-cold tricks with our pick-your-own-path family adventure.

London Had a Little Lamb Blog Showcases Troy Baby's Style

This metro Detroit baby is an internet celebrity thanks to her snazzy outfits. Learn more about the blog London Had a Little Lamb.
Etsy 101 Classes at Schoolcraft College in Livonia

Etsy 101 Classes at Schoolcraft College in Livonia

Moms and dads who want to sell their crafts online can learn how set up an Etsy shop, build and market the shop and more with this community college class.
Two Southeast Michigan Reading Programs for Kids

Two Southeast Michigan Reading Programs for Kids

These two local programs – one in Washtenaw County and the other in Detroit – help kids practice and refine their reading skills in fun ways.

Tips & Tricks: Simple Ideas for Busy Parents

We have some quick and handy tips to help moms and dads fix everything from a craving for sweets, boredom and a sticky zipper.

Going Cat Crazy at Local Cat Cafes

Southeast Michigan's cat cafes are prime spots to get some kitty cuddles and maybe even find a furry new family member for National Cat Day Oct. 29.