Winter for many moms means hibernation. Cold weather is an invitation to stay in warm jammies all day long. I would like you to try something new with your kids this year. Two holiday’s offer free admission to several places that can be expensive. Learning and doing are always better than TV or electronics.
Grab some hot cocoa and head out for a new way to spend the day.
Many museums are open this day. Look online to see exactly what museums are open. For many year’s I have taken my children to the Children’s Museum in our town. Live activities and demonstrations helped them to see exactly what was happening in the time of Martin Luther King Jr. I have younger and older children. Both have enjoyed this museum,
Last year, we tried something different and went to the State Museum in our area. On a very large screen with a projector they played his famous speech. Watching this event, with the actual footage from the day of his speech was interesting. Both toddlers and teens will love seeing this speech. After we left, I had valuable discussions with my children.
Parks may have special movies, speeches or memorial’s planned for kids. Check the local paper in your area for specific activities. Toddlers to Teens will enjoy learning about the history of Martin Luther King Jr. Crafts are fun, and sometimes directed at a young audience.
Special appearances by sports teams may be planned for all ages to get autographs. We have downtown activities in the the city that are open on this day, and free.
Going to the zoo in the winter is the best. If you ask me. The animals that enjoy cooler weather are more active. Indoor activities are fun. Walking around the zoo is good exercise. My kids, young and old love our zoo with the new, reconstructed snake exhibit. A lot of our time is spent viewing the snakes.
Warmer climate animals are not available to see. So, instead we may try the carousel or train ride that we skip in the summer. Special bird talk times or animal feedings are also fun to watch.