You can always watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television, but if you want the real-life parade experience, bundle up the kids and head downtown bright and early on Thanksgiving morning to see the 35th annual Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Get behind the wheel as ceramicists from Krueger Pottery Supply demonstrate the art of working with clay. Kids will pinch, coil and throw their own earthenware creations.
On the first Friday of each month, kids are invited to spend some free time getting fit and having fun at Fit Kid: Free Kid at The Magic House. Kids 12 and under who complete a fitness challenge and register in advance will earn free admission! They'll also get to try new fitness activities because each Fit Kid: Free Kid features a different theme.
Families can enjoy animal shows, a corn maze, the new Grant's Farm pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkins, gourds and decorative corn, and the Kid's Fun Zone, that features a corn play box, sand box, farm equipment to sit on, and open areas to run and play.
Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged, and each child 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave.
Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.