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Fairy Tale Tea at The Magic House

At The Magic House's Fairy Tale Tea, aspiring princes and princesses will have the opportunity to dine on fine pastries and fruit, make a bejeweled tiara or crown to take home and enjoy a short, live production of Cinderella. They can also meet Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother! Reservations are required.

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Family Time: These St. Louis Organizations Have Leveled-Up Their Online Resources to Enrich Your Stay-at-Home Life

St. Louis family attractions and businesses are providing lots of ways to entertain your kids and enrich your stay-at-home time as a family. Spend some time on the screen and experience what's new at the Saint Louis Zoo or take a tour of The Magic House, MADE for Kids. Take learning to the next level with online classes from Mad Science, the Saint Louis Chess Club, and Little Medical School. Or learn to juggle with Circus Harmony. You can even watch a snake feeding frenzy live! Here's where to find the fun: 

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First Friday: Harry Potter

Return to Hogwarts once more and explore the science of our favorite wizarding world. Shop from local artists and crafters, journey through the building on a special mission, and learn how chemistry connects to Harry Potter with special guest Dr. Rebecca Lai. See Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the end of the evening.

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Old School Home School: My Kids Are Going to Learn Like It’s 1991

Congratulations. You are now your kids' de facto teacher. But in this time of high anxiety, you get to decide what your "school" will look like and what your kids really need. I'm absolutely sure that what none of us need right now is more stress. To that end, I decided my kids need some current-day instruction mixed in with as many practical life lessons as I could pass along from my own growing-up years: the 1990s. 

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St. Louis Family Attractions Closure List (Continually Updated)

Break out the books, toys and puzzles and sharpen your pillow fort skills. St. Louis family attractions have closed their doors and cancelled events for the next several weeks to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Here is a handy list of what's closed (and for how long) that will be updated daily as new information becomes available. Please note that projected opening dates may change.

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12 Easy Ways to Create Hands-on STEM Learning Labs for Kids at Home

Do your children have an interest in figuring out how things work? Do they enjoy experimenting with their surroundings? Almost all kids do, and luckily, it's easy to set up hands-on learning stations for your kids in your own home using materials you probably already have.

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WeBop Free Trial Class

Developed by Jazz at Lincoln Center, WeBop is an early-childhood jazz education program for ages 3 to 5 that invites families to stomp, strut and swing to the joyous rhythms of jazz. Pre-registration is required for this free trial class. 

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Find Indoor Fun for Preschoolers at These St. Louis Gems

Knowing where to go for some indoor kid fun is imperative this time of year. Fortunately, St. Louis has tons fun indoor play spaces for a variety of ages and interests. Here are a few of our favorites, specifically for preschool-age kiddos.

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COCACooks: Breakfast Club

In this two-hour workshop, kids ages 8-10 will explore the fun and creativity in making delicious breakfast items, from stuffed pancakes and breakfast meats to rich egg dishes with Chef April Strelinger. 

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Kids In The Middle Helps Children in St. Louis Find Resilience, and Families Adjust to the 'New Normal' When Parents Divorce

Separation and divorce can leave a kid’s head spinning and their heart broken, and knowing just how to help their kids in this new normal can be overwhelming to parents coming to terms with their own hurt and frustration. That's where St. Louis-based Kids in the Middle can step in and help families come out stronger even when a marriage has broken apart. Here's how they do it.
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Cupcake Concert from the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

From Saturday morning cartoons to pop adaptations, opera can be fun for kids and adults alike. Enjoy a lively, 45-minute concert of recognizable hits from favorite operas, followed by cupcakes and hands-on opera-inspired crafts. The Cupcake Concert is ideal for ages 5-12, or for anyone embracing their inner child!

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COCAcooks: The Perfect Cookie

Kids ages 8-10 can join the quest to make the perfect cookie! They'll explore at least two cookie styles, such as bar, drop, or shaped; and a range of ingredients, such as cocoa, chocolate chips, oatmeal, lemon or peppermint. Along with way, participants will learn the basics of baking and a dash of personal preference and creativity. 

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Storytime Theater Presents: The Honest to Goodness Truth

The Honest to Goodness Truth is a story by award-winning black author and St. Louisan Patricia McKissack. The adaptation is by Gregory Carr, a professor at Harris Stowe. This home-grown tale features a smart, confident young woman named Libby who learns a valuable lesson about telling the truth with compassion. 

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Planetarium Campfire Star Stories

Gather around the campfire and discover the many changes we see when day changes to night throughout the year. At this story time for all ages, you'll hear the seasonal sounds of nature and see stars twinkle across the sky as the wonders of the Earth's cycle are revealed. 

 

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Parents Guide to YouTube and Snapchat

YouTube and Snapchat, two of the most popular apps among middle and high school students, pose understandable concerns for parents. From graphic content to stranger danger, from the Momo hoax to the Tide Pod challenge, and countless stories linking social media use to depression, both apps can seem like minefields of potential danger. This free presentation will answer those questions, and help parents better communicate with their teens about social media. 

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Toddler Tinker Time

Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.

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Snow Town at The Magic House

Plan your visit to Snow Town, an outdoor adventure at The Magic House complete with a Snowball Carnival, featuring whimsical winter outdoor games, a variety of snowball-themed carnival booths, snowball putt putt and lots more! This completely outdoor experience is SNOW much fun!

 

 

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