Winter

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Brrrrr! It’s colder than a polar bear’s nose outside! Sure there’s a blanket of snow on the ground, but that’s no reason to hit hibernation mode. There’s plenty of family fun to be had all winter long. Enjoy some fun snow-day activities and games, get creative with adorable winter-themed crafts, or simply read up on ways to stay safe and warm during inclement weather. Just click the links below!

Winter Activities, Recipes & Fun

• 45 Ways to Keep Kids Busy on a Snow Day

• Slow Cooker Soups & Stews

• Kid-Friendly Soup Recipes

• Winter Craft Ideas

• Fun Indoor Games

Ideas for Family Game Night

• Snow Jokes

• “Snow” Much to Learn

Midwinter Break Fun: Free Days at Local Museums

Wintertime Health & Safety Tips

Frostbite Prevention

Avoid the Winter Blues

Shoveling Tips

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Superfoods

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Mid-Winter Holidays

All About Auld Lang Syne

The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

New Year’s Traditions Throughout Asia

Chinese New Year Crafts for Kids

Chinese New Year Recipes

Super Bowl Party Ideas

DIY Super Bowl Snackadium

February Holidays

Black History Month

Valentine’s Day Recipes

• Valentine’s Day with Kids

Valentines Day Craft

Interesting Facts about our Presidents (plus a fun quiz!)


Click here to see the S.I. Parent Calendar for fun, family-friendly events every day, all winter long!



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  1. STEAM Camp

    August 23
    August 23, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Have fun doing independent hands-on projects as well as collaborate on group experiments that explore science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM)! *Additional materials fee: $15 1/2 day campers/$25 full day campers for the week. **Campers must have reached 4th
  2. Young Naturalists

    August 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Interpretive Center
    Connect with nature! We will explore a new topic each week and write about it in our nature journals.
  3. Art Studio

    August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
  4. Party with Bubbles

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Tottenville Library
    Fun for the whole family with Elaine Gil! First come, first served!
  5. Kids Carnival

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Stapleton Library
    Join us as we say goodbye to the the Summer Reading Program! Stop by for games, prizes, snacks and more!
  6. Science Time

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  7. Wacky Wednesdays on Richmond Road

    August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Richmond Road
    Wacky Wednesdays are coming to Richmond Road! Sponsored by the Richmond Road Merchants Association and the Richmond County Savings Foundation, there will be FREE children’s activities along Richmond Road. Entertainment takes place between 1560 and 1667 Richmond Rd. August 9
  8. Everybody Reads

    August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    St. George Library
    Join us in the Children’s Room as we read by ourselves for at least 20 minutes, mark the time in our SRP log, and receive a prize!
  9. Sundae Fun Day

    August 23 @ 3:00 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Richmondtown Library
    Join us for a fun filled day for Parents and their children. Come and make Sundaes at the Library.
  10. Family Storytime

    August 23 @ 3:15 pm
    August 23, 2017  |  3:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Bring the whole family and celebrate early literacy with songs, rhymes, reading and other fun activities! Families are welcome.