Parent Tip of the Week: Area April Fools’ Day Events – No Kidding!

Parent Tip of the Week: Area April Fools’ Day Events – No Kidding!

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Here are some happenings around the region that are hosting April Fools events or just some unique kid-friendly fun.

 

Nature Fools
April Fool’s Day is a fun time to play tricks on each other, but what are some of the tricks that plants and animals play on us? Drop off your kids for a spring break afternoon of silly jokes and surprises. Dress for the weather and bring your favorite nature joke, if you have one. Snack and craft provided.  1 – 4 p.m. $8.00 North Chagrin Reservation, Nature Education Building, 3037 SOM Center Road, Willoughby Hills. Ages 6 – 10. Call to register at 440-473-3370 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com

 

Nature Detectives: Clouds. What brings all those spring showers? The season is full of cloudy days. Come explore the different clouds together. 1-2 p.m. Lake Front Lodge, 30525 Lake Shore Blvd. Willowick, 440-256-1404, lakemetroparks.com

 

Thinker Tinker. Children and families are invited to get creative each week to design, innovate or solve a problem together. Children will tinker with a variety of materials as they explore the world of science and engineering. 2-3 p.m. ($1/child supply fee) Cleveland Children’s Museum, 10730 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-791-7114, clevelandchildrensmuseum.org

 

Carnival of Games
Drop in during Spring Break and try your hand at our games of skill, win a prize, challenge a friend to a game of Wii Mario Kart or X-Box Kinect Carnival Games, and enjoy a popcorn snack. Registration is required. Chagrin Falls Branch Library 100 East Orange Street, Chagrin Falls 440-247-3556 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org

 

Nature Drawing (Ages 12-15)
Looking to improve your drawing skills? Geauga Park District will share tips for observing and drawing nature, and practice both sketching and cartooning. Supplies are provided, but feel free to bring in a drawing of your own. 1-2 p.m. The West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) Russell & Newbury Twps. 440-286-9516 or visit geaugaparkdistrict.org

 

Karaoke Kraze!
Spring break fun! It doesn’t matter if you can sing or not. Join the library in a jam-packed hour of karaoke! So get your vocal chords ready and get set to sing and dance your break away.  3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. For Teens (Grade 6-12) 5225 Library Lane, Maple Heights, 216-475-5000 or visit cuyahogalibrary.org

 

 

About the author

Angela Gartner is the editor at Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. She previously served as editor for family and general interest magazines in the region. As a journalist, her articles and columns have appeared in newspapers and other publications including The News-Herald, Sun Newspapers as well as the Chicago Tribune. She grew up in Northeast Ohio and is a mom of two boys. The whole family is busy each weekend with sports and finding new happenings around the region. She loves reading books, being a board member at the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and taking the family dog, a Scottish Terrier named Jagger, on his walks.

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  1. Mario Kart at CF Library sounds amazing! Ahh gotta love classic video games. =)

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