December 12, 2013
- Locations for seeing great Christmas Lights!
- Local "Live Nativity" Scenes
- Play With Your Food!
- Cookie Cutter Ornaments
- White Christmas Snack Mix
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Library Programs List!
- Local Story Times
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- Kids Eat FREE!
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1st Century Town, Crafts, Food, Music, Nativity, Candlelit walk through the Christmas Story
December 13-15 from 6-9 PM "6th Annual Live Nativity"
Live Nativity with Live animals, free cocoa ...
These easy holiday crafts let you Eat The Fun
These edible No-Bake Holiday Cookie ...
3 fun and easy DIY projects that use what you have on hand!
These ornaments are easy enough for everyone to create, so take some time to create some holiday memories, a new decoration, and even a new tradition that will last for years to come. These also make great gifts or gift tags.
White Christmas Snack Mix is an easy option because, well, there's no real "recipe" involved.
First, create a base of "white." A few options include:
Where: Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Blvd, NaplesWhen: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 2-5 only.How: You MUST pre-register by Dec 9th. 239-353-9669Cost: $12 per child (Ages 2-5 only)For more info: 239-353-9669
November's theme - Edible Garden!!
Where: Smith Children's Garden in Naples Botanical GardenWhen: 10:30 AM (Programs runs every weekend through December!)Who: ChildrenHow: Drop byCost: Free with paid admission (members free, all others $10)For more info: http://www.naplesgarden.org/children_and_families.shtml
Where: Naples Bay, 890 River Point Drive, Naples 34102When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All Ages Welcome!How: Get there early to claim your favorite viewing spot!Cost: FREE!For more info: http://www.miacc.org/events_page.php?eid=1
Where: Whiz Kids Indoor Playground, 1050 Pine Ridge Road, NaplesWhen: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Bring the family!How: Drop by!Cost: This event is FREE for all families! Admission to the playground is one, new, unwrapped toy - which will we donated to a child in need this holiday season.For more info: 239-263-7017
Where: Silverspot Cinema at MercatoWhen: 12:00 PMWho: Mommies with BABIES only.How: Reserve your ticket at silverspot.netCost: $9.50 for Mommy, Babies FREEFor more info: http://www.mercatoshops.com/event/mommy-matinee-mondays/2145415303
Where: My Gym, 13020 Livingston Rd, NaplesWhen: Time differs depending on the dayWho: Infants, Toddlers & Younger ChildrenHow: Drop byCost: Enrolled Members FREE, Members $5, Non-Members $10For more info: (239) 431-6499
Where: Gymnastic World Naples, 2187 Trade Center Way, Naples, Florida 34109When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Preschool Aged (0-5)How: Drop By!Cost: $9 per childFor more info: http://www.gwnaples.com/Open_Gym.html or call 239-592-0608
Where: 749 12th Ave S, Naples, Florida 34102When: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: All ages are welcome to paint.How: Drop by! (Large groups please call ahead.)Cost: NO studio fee for kids 6 and under. Ages 7-14 pay 1/2 price studio fee. Adults pay a $4-8 fee to paint.For more info: (239) 261-6658
Where: Village on Venetian Bay, 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples, FL 34103When: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Bring the family!How: Drop byCost: Free!For more info: Please contact Christie McCorkle at 239.403.2202 or ChristieM@lutgert.com to register your boat
- Elves Sweet Shoppe - Kids help Santa's elves prepare yummy holiday goodies every week! Cookies, Candy Houses and other fun holiday treats! Children will make a new treat each week for a one-time fee of $45. It runs every Friday from Dec 6 to Dec 20 from 4:30-6:30PM. Ages 5-12 Only. Must pre-register by Dec.
- Santa's Arts & Crafts Workshop - Get into the holiday spirit while making friends and creating holiday crafts and gifts! Children will make a new craft each week for a one-time fee of $45. It runs every Wednesday from Dec 4 to Dec 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. Ages 5-12 Only. Must pre-register by Dec 1st.
Where: Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Blvd, NaplesWhen: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PMWho: Ages 5-12 OnlyHow: Pre-register by December 1 by calling Vineyards (number below)Cost: One-time fee of $45 for a 3-week session!For more info: 239-353-9669
Where: Your Local Lowe'sWhen: 10:00 AMWho: For the Kiddos! 2+How: Pre-Register at http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspxCost: FREE!For more info: http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx
Where: My Gym, 13020 Livingston Rd, NaplesWhen: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMWho: Ages 2.5 and up!How: Call ahead at the number listed below.Cost: Enrolled Member $31.80, Member $37.10, Non Member $42.40For more info: (239) 431-6499
Where: Playland at Miromar Outlets, (I-75 exit 123) 10801 Corkscrew Rd, EsteroWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Toddlers to 12 yearsHow: Drop By!Cost: FREE!For more info:
Where: Village on Venetian Bay, 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples, FL 34103When: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Bring the family!How: Drop ByCost: FreeFor more info: (239) 261-6100
Where: Cambier Park Bandshell, 755 8th Ave South, NaplesWhen: 6:30 PMWho: Bring the fam!How: Drop byCost: FreeFor more info: 239-213-3058
Come by and have fun building a fun desk calendar!! FREE hands-on workshop teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin. Children must be present to get the workshop kit, only 1 kit per child.
Where: Your Local Home DepotWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Children ages 5-12 (but younger kiddos will do well with help from Mom! My 2 year old had a lot of fun!)How: Must Pre-Register http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/Cost: FREE!!For more info: http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/
Where: Michaels Craft store, 2253 Pine Ridge Road, NaplesWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Ages 3 and upHow: See a store associate to join the fun!Cost: $2 per childFor more info: 239-593-5640
*This event runs on the 2nd Thursday of every month
Where: C'MON Childrens Museum, 15000 LivingstonWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 2-5How: Drop byCost: Members FREE, Admission $10/personFor more info: http://www.cmon.org/ai1ec_event/toddlerific-thursday/?instance_id=10481
Registration Required for ALL events in this article.
EAST NAPLES - 2432 E. Tamiami Trail - 239-775-5592
Viva Florida: Calusa Indians - grades 1-5
Mon, Sept 23, 6-6:45 p.m.
Explore the lost world of the Calusa Indians and create a craft
Read for the Record - 2-6 yrs
Thurs, Oct 3, 10:30-11 a.m.
Make an Otis the tractor inspired craft and share a treat
Halloween Party - 2-10 yrs
Mon, Oct 28, 6-6:45 p.m.
Make crafts and play games. Have lots of fun and don’t forget your treat!
Fall Festival - 2-10 yrs
Mon, Nov 18, 6-6 ...
Stories, Songs, Crafts & More! No Registration Needed - Just Stop By!
- Make sure to call ahead. Some story times are canceled or skip a week without notice.
- Arriving early is your best bet to make sure your child gets a spot! Spaces are sometimes limited.
- Know of any other story times? Let me know! AshleyL@MacaroniKid.com
2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 150 (239) 596-2661
Story time with Miss Dawn! Stories, dress-up, coloring and FUN!
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Local "Kids Eat Free" (or cheap) deals
Gulf Coast Town Center, 10045 Gulf Center Drive, 239-334-BLU3
Kids 12 and younger eat free on Sundays with the purchase of an adult meal.
D’Amico & Sons
4691 Tamiami Trail, Naples 239-430-0955
Kids age 10 and under eat free after 2 pm with an adult purchase of either of sandwich, salad, pasta, pizza or entrée.
28051 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs 239-949-1999
Kids ages 10 and under eat for only $1. Ages 11-14 receive a free beverage or dessert when ordering off the ...
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Indoor (air-conditioned) Playgrounds:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Store
4172 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, 239-262-5904
Huge, castle-themed, climbing structure with slides and soft padding. Free!
Conveniently located in their Children’s consignment megastore.
13020 Livingston Rd, Naples, 239-341-6499
Climbing structures, padded structures, small rock wall, carpet slide, mini trampoline, ball pit, swings & more
1050 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, 239-263-7017
Large bounce house slide, soft padded structures, toddler area, lego wall, magnet wall, crafts & more ...
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