There are a bunch of great kid and family friendly activities happening this Veterans Day and you can see them all in our guide! If you have an event you’d like to share, click here to see our events calendar!
Veterans Day Craft
The World Awareness Children's Museum will be hosting a family-friendly Veteran’s Day celebration by reading the poem “In Flanders Field” by John McCrae and making a traditional red poppy craft. The event runs 10:30am - 11:30am. $5 / FREE for Children Under 3 (Event is Included with Museum Admission). The World Awareness Children's Museum is located at 89 Warren St., Glens Falls.
Veterans Day Candle Making
Looking for something creative to do with the family on the day off from school? Join The Candle Collective for candle making! The cost depends on which candle you chose to make. The candle mold prices ranges from $10-$45. We participate in the Saratoga County Veteran’s F.A.V.O.R. program and offer 15% military discount all year round. Reservations are recommended. Please contact the studio at 518-288-3695 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. Monday, November 12th from 11am to 4pm.
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Kids' Event with Emily Arnold McCully at Northshire Bookstore
Join Northshire Bookstore on Monday, November 12th at 4:00 p.m. to learn about 21 women who changed the way we think. Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully will be reading from and discussing her book She Did It!
Prepare to discover new heroes among these twenty-one women who challenged the status quo, championed others, and made their voices heard. From Jane Addams to Alice Waters, from groundbreaking artists and social justice advocates to scientific pioneers and business innovators, a strong thread of trailblazing women runs through American history. Written in compelling, accessible prose and vividly illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully, this collection of inspiring and expertly researched profiles charts the bold paths these women forged in the twentieth century.
Veteran’s Day – The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is Open
We’re open from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm today. Come in and play at The Museum with us!
This is a drop in program for children grades 1-5. Ready, set, PLAY! Focus on all things Potter just in time for the new Fantastic Beasts movie. Be part of an afternoon playing games with a Potter theme- UNO, Clue, TriWizard Maze, puzzles and more. Plus!- refreshments to keep your patronus strong. From 1-3pm. (*FAA)
*Food Allergy Alert! This program involves food. Please contact Youth Services if you have questions.
Harry Potter Fun and Games at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Library
Pumpkin Pie Play Dough at Wiggle Worms Playland
Nothing beats the smell of pumpkin pie! Stop in and make some Pumpkin Pie Play Dough, free with paid admission! Click the button below for more info:
Sensory Explorations at We Rock the Spectrum
Bring the kids to the gym to do some exploration with their senses. Each Monday we will be creating and/or exploring with our senses. Some examples of what we will be doing....making snow dough, making oobleck, using water beads, exploring sounds, exploring tastes and more! FYI...it may get messy once in a while :). This even occurs every Monday, until Dec 31st. Click the button below for more info:
SOAR on Vacation at Hudson Crossing Park
SOAR on Vacation takes place from 9am-3pm
Veteran’s Day Observed- November 12
Winter Break- December 27, 28
These vacation day adventures, held at Hudson Crossing Park, are open to ages 7-12 and are your child’s chance to spend time exploring, experimenting, and having FUN! Kids will conduct science experiments, go hiking, complete nature art projects, hear stories about local history, and more!
Indoor space available, drop off and pick up on December days will be held at Hudson Crossing Park Riverside property. (5149 County Route 113, Greenwich NY)
$35 per child per day
$115 for all 4 days
Bring a snack, lunch and water and dress for the weather
Sign up for one or all 4 days - space is limited! Sign up by clicking the button below:
Story and Play at Greenwich Free Library
Come play! Swap stories and meet other families. Children develop social skills, cooperative play, adaptive skills, progressive learning, and sensory play and parents get a chance to sit back, let them play and chat! This event occurs every Monday from 10:30-11:30am until Dec 17th. Click the button below for more info:
School Break Camp: Cool Chemistry
Join The Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) on your school break to explore, discover and imagine the world of science during a day of camp at the Children's Museum of Science and Technology.
Do you know what makes up the smallest stuff on earth? Have you ever made a rocket out of Alka Seltzer? Chemistry is the awesome science that explores why the world works in mysterious ways.
School vacation science camp is run for children ages 5-11. Monday, November 12, 2018 at 9 AM – 4 PM. Click the button below for more info: