Weekend Family Fun: Virtual Yoga, Art, and Music, Plus Crafts

Ready for some fun? There’s plenty to do this weekend and we’ve rounded up some great ideas!

State Theatre New Jersey will present the next event in their virtual Milk & Cookies series, Joanie Leeds, on Saturday at 10:00 AM. This is an online, lively storytelling and music series for families. It is perfect for children ages 3-10. Joanie Leeds is an award-winning singer-songwriter and one of the top kindie rock singers. A minimum donation of $10 gives you access to the show, though larger donations are appreciated.

Nest Fest 2020, a storytelling festival, will take place this weekend. The Saturday Morning Storytelling Performance for Children will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM and will feature an exciting morning of British storytellers including Liz Weir, Taffy Thomas, Mara Menzies, and Carl Gough. Suggested donation is $5. Register online.

Enchanted Forest Yoga Adventure on Zoom! will be held on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM. Join Karma Kids Yoga of NYC for an adventure to the Enchanted Forest that you’ll never forget. Take a magical journey and search for the hidden door to the secret land. There will be animal friends along the way, as well as trolls. This activity is suitable for children ages 4-7. Fee is $15 per child. Register online.

On Sunday, Montclair Art Museum will host their online Sunday Studio for kids ages 5-12 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Zoom. Learn about art and being creative with a close up look at select artworks from the Museum’s exhibitions and enjoy a guided art-making activity. This month’s activity is creating a family totem pole with animals from the community as you look at totem poles from the Museum’s collection and around the country. A list of necessary supplies is available on the website. Cost is $7 per family for non-members and free for members.

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, it’s time to get the turkey crafts going! Here’s a fun and easy one: Coffee Filter Turkeys. Most of the supplies should be easy to find around the house, but you might be able to improvise some as well. Like we always say here, work with what you have! Kids will start by using washable markers to color coffee filters, which will then be sprayed with water. After they dry, they’ll be folded and held by a clothespin decorated to look like a turkey head and body. They’re super cute and no two will look the same because of the way the coffee filter will bleed the marker.

If turkeys aren’t your thing but you still want a Thanksgiving craft for the kids, try out this Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Slice. Using paper plates, cardstock or construction paper, and something to color with, it’s very simple to create these pie slices. The article calls for decorating with glitter for spices and pom poms for whipped cream, but we won’t tell if you decide to skip the glitter. Kids could also write names on them to use them as place cards for the main dinner event.


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