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A Parent’s Guide to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

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 […]

By |December 27th, 2015|Categories: Guides, Place, Reviews, Travel Grand Rapids|4 Comments

GRIFFINS PROMO CODE FOR LEGO NIGHT DISCOUNT – this Saturday!

The Griffins are a grkids.com sponsor. Yay! 

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 […]

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: Event|3 Comments

GR Ballet’s Nutcracker Is a Must for Your Holiday Bucket List

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 […]

By |December 12th, 2015|Categories: Event, General, Reviews|1 Comment

The New Grand Rapids Trader Joe’s vs. Costco

by Betsy B
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 […]

By |November 19th, 2015|Categories: General, Place|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Sleepy Hollow at the Civic is the Perfect Halloween Delight

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 […]

By |October 24th, 2015|Categories: General, Reviews|2 Comments

Grand Rapids Comic-Con Parent’s Guide

*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 […]

By |October 7th, 2015|Categories: Event, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

West Michigan Fencing Academy’s Fencing Camp is an Entirely Unique and Engaging Experience

West Michigan Fencing Academy graciously provided registration to this camp; all opinions are my own. 

by Erin Russell 
How do You Fit Four Fabulous Days Into Just One Review?
My son Miles LOVED West Michigan Fencing Academy’s Summer Fencing Camp.

This camp is designed for children ages 7 to 17 with little or no fencing experience. By participating in various games, […]

By |September 1st, 2015|Categories: Reviews|2 Comments

A Parent’s Guide to West MI Drive-In Movie Theaters

This post is sponsored by Silver Lake Campground and Resort, family vacation spot for those who love to camp. Experience breathtaking views of Silver Lake and Lake Michigan as you sit atop a 150-foot hill in a recreational vehicle. The sand dunes are Silver Lake’s family playground. You can rent or bring your own buggy, take a guided tour […]

By |August 6th, 2015|Categories: General, Place, Reviews|0 Comments

Your Little Princess (And Prince) Will Love GR Civic’s A Little Princess

Tickets to the show were donated by Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. All opinions are my own.

by Renee Spica
A Royal Treat For Your Little Royals
The Civic Theatre has done it again, folks!  They are wrapping up another wonderful season, but not before giving us one more great children’s play that’s full of heart and leaves us feeling faithful […]

By |July 26th, 2015|Categories: Event, Reviews|1 Comment

Get Footloose With GR Civic’s Stunning Production

Tickets to the show were donated by Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. All opinions are my own.

by Kate Randall
Mom’s Night Out Anyone?

 

I can still picture the front of my Footloose cassette tape.  I played the life out of that thing on my awesome little pink boom box. I may or may not have danced around my […]

By |July 25th, 2015|Categories: Event, Reviews|0 Comments

A Parent’s Guide to Deer Tracks Junction

**Deer Tracks Junction provided admission for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

by Melody VanderWeide
THE WILD WEST IN WEST MICHIGAN
A REAL MOM AND POP STORY

On over a hundred acres in Cedar Springs, just north of Grand Rapids the Powell family has brought a taste of the Wild West right here to our corner of Michigan. […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Place, Travel Grand Rapids, Travel Michigan|5 Comments

Three Ways to Jazz Up Your Next John Ball Zoo Visit

**We thank John Ball Zoo for their support and longtime sponsorship of grkids.com.

by Melody VanderWeide
SURPRISES FOR YOUR NEXT VISIT TO JOHN BALL ZOO
We have three surprising ways you can jazz up your next visit to John Ball Zoo.
1: LISTEN TO JOHN BALL ZOO RADIO SHOW TO LEARN ABOUT THE ANIMALS
Listen to the John […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Categories: General, Place, Travel, Travel Grand Rapids|0 Comments

Insider Tips for Your Next Visit to the Children’s Garden at Meijer Gardens

HOW THE LOCALS DO MEIJER GARDENS WITH KIDS
If you’ve been in Grand Rapids for long, or are thinking about visiting, you’ve probably heard about Frederik Meijer Gardens. If you visit with kids, put the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden on your schedule; it will be the highlight of their visit.
FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS HAS A CHILDREN’S GARDEN
We’ve […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Categories: Elementary, General, Place, Preschool, Reviews|Tags: , |1 Comment

Fully Immerse Your Kids (and Yourself) in the World of King Tut at the GRPM!

by Melody VanderWeide
THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR
The Discovery of King Tut exhibit is now open at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Thank you, GRPM, for supporting GRKIDS!

TIME TRAVEL IS REAL
The Discovery of King Tut exhibit is magical. I entered the exhibit expecting to browse artifacts and read signs. Instead, I was transported to a different […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Categories: General, Reviews|4 Comments

South Pacific at the Civic Theatre is a Nice Break From the Cold

Tickets to the show were donated by Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. All opinions are my own.

by Kate Randall
Treat Your Date to a Rogers and Hammerstein Gem
We had a date night tonight- a real, grown up date night. I’m talking about dinner, drinks, and a live performance at the theater with some great friends. Jealous? You should […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Event, General, Reviews|0 Comments