West Michigan Drive-In Theaters
The drive-in movie is still alive in Michigan – and a ton of fun for kids and adults alike. It’s good to know a few tips to make the most of your time out, though, because there are some things that make a night out at the drive-in much different than your […]
West Michigan Drive-In Theaters
Pick Your Team & Get in the Reading Game!
The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) puts the FUN into summer reading. Follow these five easy steps to get your kids signed up for the GRPL Summer Reading Challenge today.
1.) CHOOSE YOUR TEAM: There are four teams to choose from including: Fiery Force, Splash Squad, Wind Warriors and Team […]
GRPM is Great Escape From the Heat of Summer
If you have never been to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, you really should add it to your summer bucket list.
(And if you have not made a summer bucket list, you really should! This has been a fun tradition for our family the last several years.)
Anywho, back to […]
Caroline, Or Change is not your typical Grand Rapids theater performance.
Set in the early 1960s, this production plunges into the racial tensions of the Civil Rights era. “Race, rage and civil rights are at the heart of this deeply personal (semi-autobiographical) story by Tony Kushner (Pulitzer Prize for Angels in America),” according to the Civic.
The plot […]
Where Does Milk Come From?
Milk is a universal staple in most households. Maybe you start your day with milk in the cereal bowl or with a creamy latte. Toddlers enjoy their whole milk from a sippy cup at meal time, while big kids love to wash down dessert with a large glass of milk. But […]
Freckleface Strawberry is a fun story about accepting what makes each of us different. Strawberry (yes, that is her given name) is plagued with freckles that she hates. Her friends tease her about the freckles and she tries everything she can to get rid of them. The musical is geared for kids aged four and […]
All photo credits are Stephanie Pearson, unless otherwise noted.
How to do Tulip Time with Kids
Tulip Time is May 7 – 14, 2016
Tulip Time in Holland, MI is the unofficial start to festival season for many Michigan residents. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate spring and the Dutch heritage that has shaped Holland over the years.
Discover the Magic of Sendak April 9 – May 22, 2016
If you want to expose your children to the wonder and beauty of art, you need to take them to the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s latest exhibit, Where the Wild Things Are. It gives children a feel for a genuine art exhibit, but isn’t so “grownup” that […]
Take your date night to the next level with the musical comedy “Sister Act”
I’ve been a longtime fan of the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. Their productions are wonderful and they produce excellent shows, season after season. Coincidentally, I have also secretly (no longer!) been a Delores VanCartier #SuperFan for as long as I can remember. […]
This post is sponsored by Hudsonville Christian School.
Hudsonville Christian School offers academic excellence, taught from a Christian perspective, within a safe and inspiring environment for students in 3 School – 8th grade. Our challenging curriculum nurtures the whole child – in mind, body and spirit – and accommodates students with a range of learning styles and […]
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GRIFFINS LEGO NIGHT PREVIEW
(this video is from last year… but it’s still good!)
Saturday night, celebrate the start of winter break with a LEGO GRIFFINS GAME. And do it with our GRKIDS discount!!
Saturday, December 19th – LEGO Night!
GET YOUR DISCOUNT, GRKIDS READERS!
GRKIDS.COM and the Grand Rapids Griffins have teamed up to […]
Tickets to the show were donated generously by the Grand Rapids Ballet. Featured artwork is by Chris Van Allsburg. All opinions are my own.
by April Hunt
GR Ballet’s Nutcracker may be Your Only Chance at Snow This Christmas
I’ve become a bit of a Nutcracker fanatic.
I don’t know if it’s because it’s that good (the music is […]
TRADER JOE’S IS HERE
Do I Need to Shop Anywhere Else?
When the new Grand Rapids Trader Joe’s opened, grkids readers asked, “Do I still need to keep shopping at Costco now that TJ’s is open?” It’s a legitimate question, especially since Costo requires a membership fee. Would it be worth cancelling the Costco membership at this […]
The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre graciously offered tickets for this event; all opinions are my own.
by Erica VanderMeer
The Civic Theatre is Delivering Spooky Fun This Halloween
Halloween is a BIG deal around our house; my husband and kids love to decorate and they get pretty elaborate with their costumes, too. So when the opportunity came to […]
*This article brought to you by the Grand Rapids Comic-Con.
GRAND RAPIDS COMIC-CON MOVES TO DEVOS HALL FOR 2015
This popular event outgrew the DeltaPlex in just one year! If you want to go to the Grand Rapids Comic-Con this fall, you’ll have to do it at its new downtown location: DeVos Hall.
WHAT IS THE GR COMIC-CON?
The Grand Rapids […]