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How to Put On the Easiest, Fairest, Most Fun Easter Egg Hunt in the Neighborhood

Easy-On-You DIY Easter Egg Hunt
Have you ever been to an Easter Egg Hunt that was a free-for-all? Where little kids are stampeded by big kids and someone ended up in tears because they didn’t get a single egg? It’s happened to us and it’s no fun at all.

That’s why, when we started having a neighborhood […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Categories: Elementary, General, Preschool, Spring, Toddler (12-36 months)|0 Comments

Grand Rapids Easter Egg Hunts & Easter Bunny Outings 2017

This article brought to you by Goldfish Swim School.Easter is kind of the harbinger of Spring around Michigan (even if it IS still snowing on the daffodils while the Easter bunny makes his rounds) and kids eagerly anticipate the outdoor fun that this holiday brings.

Here’s your list of where to find all the Grand Rapids Easter fun, […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Categories: SEASONAL, Spring, THINGS TO DO|5 Comments

How to Start Your Spring Break at the Grand Rapids Airport

*This article contributed by Gerald R Ford International Airport*

Ahh…Spring Break! It’s a wonderful respite from the normal routine; a time to relax and enjoy fun activities with the family. Many of you will travel during this time, which can add another layer stress for mom and dad…but it can be a first day of the […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Categories: Spring Break, Travel|0 Comments

Zoo Camps and Classes: Everything You Need to Know!

Did you know your child can come face to face with exotic animals, go on amazing animal adventures, and learn how to care for wild creatures–right here in our own backyard at John Ball Zoo?

John Ball Zoo offers exciting camps and classes for kids of all ages, just in time for spring and summer breaks. […]

By |March 14th, 2017|Categories: SEASONAL, Spring, Summer, THINGS TO DO, West Michigan Camps|0 Comments

Grand Rapids Spring Break Daily Activity Guide 2017

Fun Daily Activities Make Spring Break Staycations Fun!
You can fly away for Spring Break, or you can stir up some fun in Grand Rapids and enjoy the mini summer vacation that’s coming our way in April. Businesses all around town are holding special hours or events just for your kids!

A fun way to get them […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Guides, Spring Break|1 Comment

Headed to the Meijer Gardens Butterflies Exhibit? Read this First!

Meijer Gardens Butterflies are Blooming Exhibit with Kids
If you are longing for a touch of spring, you’ll find it at Frederik Meijer Gardens right now.

Every year our family treks over to the Butterflies are Blooming exhibit with cameras in tow. The exhibit returns annually for the months of March and April and sports 7,000 different butterflies of 50 […]

Easter Brunch Around Grand Rapids 2017

Where to Find Easter Brunch Around Grand Rapids & Lakeshore
Easter will be here soon, and it’s time to make your Easter Brunch reservations if you’re planning to dine out in Grand Rapids on April 16, 2017. Getting  spot at the table can be tough if you wait til last minute, because, apart from Easter lilies, frilly dresses, and […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Categories: Easter Things to Do, Spring, THINGS TO DO|0 Comments

Music Summer Camps are a Blast at The Academy of Music in Grand Rapids

Are you looking for a fun and enriching experience for your child this summer?

If so, look no further than the Academy of Music in Grand Rapids! They are offering some awesome music summer camps that will inspire creativity, create lasting memories and encourage participation in music.

As the mom of a five year old who LOVES […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: Elementary, Summer, THINGS TO DO, West Michigan Camps|0 Comments

The GIGANTIC Grand Rapids Spring Fun Guide – 2017

This article brought to you by The Goddard School.
Welcome to the Gigantic Grand Rapids Spring Fun Guide for 2017
Here you’ll find one gigantic roundup of spring break ideas, free spring activities, daily fun, where to take driver’s ed, where to play spring sports, biking and hiking trails, short-term travel ideas, consignment and garage sales and […]

FREE KID FUN at the Forest Hills Community Expo

 Come on Down to the Expo at Ada Christian School
The annual Forest Hills Community Expo returns for another year of free family fun on Saturday, March 18, 2017. My kids ask about when this will return… it’s become a yearly tradition to go play at the Forest Hills Expo (and eat samples!).

It’s held at Ada […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Categories: East (East GR, Forest Hills, Ada, Cascade), Free, Spring|0 Comments

Grand Rapids Spring Camps & Classes Guide – 2017

Spring Time FUN with Grand Rapids Spring Camps and Classes
If being cooped up all winter has you ready to get out and explore, your adventure can start here!

Classes and camps are a great way for kids to explore a new activity in a more laid back setting than school. Families love the shorter commitment period, too – […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Categories: Guides, Spring Break, West Michigan Camps|1 Comment

31 Days of MARCH Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids

Fun For Kids. Every Month.
Every month, we put together a list of fun things for kids to do in and around Grand Rapids for every day of the month. We also include a printable version! Lists publish a few days before the month begins. And of course, you can find a full list of what’s […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Categories: Spring|0 Comments

Growing a Love for Veggies: Where You Can Find CSAs Near Grand Rapids

Special thanks to guest contributor Jen Byrne for writing this article and to Earth Keeper Farm (a CSA with a drop off point at our partner, Ada Farmers Market!) for providing the photos. 

You’ve probably heard people talking about CSAs even if you aren’t that familiar with them.

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way to invest directly […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: General, Health, Summer|Tags: , , |6 Comments

14 Free/Affordable Things to do in February Around Grand Rapids

February is awash with free and affordable activities for West Michigan. Fall in love with winter festivals, owl hunting, affordable days at the museums, great deals at the cinema, and great opportunities to play outside, plus many more.

And if the weather has kept you cooped up indoors too long and you need a change of […]

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Free, General, Winter|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

28 Days of FEBRUARY Fun for Kids in Grand Rapids

This article brought to you by NorthPointe Christian Schools.Call us crazy, but we love February in Grand Rapids! Yes, we’re ready for spring, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had outside and opportunities for stay-cation fun abound.

This month will leave you looking at ice (and skating on it too), cooking up fun and […]

By |January 29th, 2017|Categories: General, Winter|Tags: , , |0 Comments