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Sign Up Now! Read and Get Rewarded with the John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program!

The Houston Public Library’s John P. McGovern Summer Reading Program is open for registration NOW!  From June 1 through August 1, 2018, you can read, record your hours, earn rewards… and it’s all FREE. And anything counts... books, comics, audio books, reading with your kids!  All you need to do is: 1. Visit houstonlibrary.org/summer 2. Click the registration button and follow the … [Read More...]

Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Memorial Day Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – May 21-28, 2018

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through MONDAY, May 21-28, 2018. You can also find the full list of events HERE! 1.  On Tuesday, take the little kids to Toddler Tuesday  at Discovery Green.  Listen to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and meet Anna and Elsa! 2.  On Wednesday, take the kids to Nature Storytime at the Nature … [Read More...]

Two for Tuesdays Return to the Downtown Aquarium – Buy One Get One Free Admission for Summer 2018

Here’s the good news… Two for Tuesdays are returning to the Downtown Aquarium in June, July and August 2018. Just print out the coupon, or pull it up on you phone, for every 4 people in your group and get buy one get one free access to everything at the Aquarium… the rides, the aquarium and the sting ray tank!  (In the past, you have been able to use multiple coupons.) Here’s the trick…. Two … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published May 12-18, 2018!

There are a lot of things to do in Houston, with kids, each week… and it can be hard to keep track of it all! To help you find all the Houston resources, weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are all the updates from this week, May 12-18, 2018. Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, May 17-23 Video of things to do … [Read More...]

METdance Girls Dance Camps… for Girls Ages 3 to 7!

Introduce your little dancer to the FUN of dance at a one-week METdance DANCE CAMP! Excite and capture the imagination of your dancer through these one-week camps.  They include themed dance classes, crafts, stories, glow dance party, selfie station, manners and etiquette lessons and a desert decorating “tea” party everyday! Get all the details HERE.  Enrollment is limited to 12 campers per … [Read More...]

Art & Food at Honey Art Cafe!

Address: 3516 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098 Have you seen the new Honey Art Cafe? It's a "creative hub where you can take art classes, view artwork, and eat deliciously beautiful food". I've been eyeing it each day as we drive through Montrose/Kirby... but it was Houston mom, Sunni, that got there first! Check out her pictures... and her page, Family Fun in Northeast Houston! Honey Art … [Read More...]

Minefaire, The Ultimate Minecraft Experience! Houston May 19 & 20, 2018

Be blown away by off-the-charts fun at the #1 Minecraft event in the USA. Minefaire: The Ultimate Minecraft Experience is coming to Houston on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at NRG Center.  To save 20% on tickets use code BigKidSmallCity… or just go HERE.  OR try affiliate Groupon for some $19-$29 tickets! Join parent-child build challenges, win a Minecraft costume contest, witness nonstop … [Read More...]

A Quick Guide to Galveston Island Beaches with Chevrolet… and How We Take 4 Kids Without Going Crazy!

Years ago, a trip to Galveston, with little kids, seemed like too much trouble.  The drive and the beach just seemed like  a lot of WORK. Then a Houston mom told me about West Beach, parking on the sand, having all the gear you need (without hauling anything) and being home by early afternoon... and the beach trip suddenly seemed like a lot MORE FUN.  And we have been going weekly for the last … [Read More...]

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, May 17-23, 2018!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for May 17-23!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE. To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video: Full List of Things to Do in Houston, with kids, May 17-23 Plan your summer break with THESE things to do, June through August! … [Read More...]

Resources for Summer Break in Houston for 2018! Things to Do and How to Stay Cool!

It's time for summer break!  There is a lot to do in Houston, with kids, all summer... but it can be hard to find all the posts when you need them! So... here are all the resources you need in one place... all the events for June, July and August, places to keep cool and how to have fun for not too much money! All the Houston Events - Things to do in Houston, with kids, for June 1 - … [Read More...]

Where in Houston? Houston Zoo!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It's from the Houston Zoo... just outside the Nature Play Area! … [Read More...]

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Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! May 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2018

Make your plans for the weekend, in Houston, with kids! Go to the final performance of Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Main Street Theater at MATCH.  Or go to the sensory-friendly performance of Ballet Hispanico at Cullen Performance Hall at the University of Houston. Take your Minecraft fans to Minefaire, The Ultimate Minecraft Experience at NRG.  It's pricey, but try affiliate … [Read More...]

Top 9 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – May 14-20, 2018

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, May 14-20, 2018. You can also find the full list of events HERE! 1.  All week, cheer for the Skeeters at Constellation Field. 2.  On Tuesday, take the little kids to Toddler Tuesday  at Discovery Green.  Listen to the story and then meet Owlette and Gekko from PJ … [Read More...]

Resoft County Park: 80 acres of playgrounds, pavilions, sports fields, horseshoes, fishing pond, trails & basket disc course!

Address: 20020 TX-35, Alvin, TX 77511 Resoft County Park is an 80-acre park near Alvin. There are playgrounds, pavilions, soccer fields, horseshoes, basketball courts, volleyball nets, fishing pond and trails.  Plus there is a nine basket disc golf course! Fun2Go Misters sent us the pictures.  Check them out! The playgrounds have some very cool features.  One structure is a tall tree … [Read More...]

Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published May 5-11, 2018!

There are a lot of things to do in Houston, with kids, each week… and it can be hard to keep track of it all! To help you find all the Houston resources, weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are all the updates from this week, May 5-11, 2018. Weekend Events: Full List of things to do in Houston, with kids, May 10-16 Video of things to do in … [Read More...]

Movie Theater Kids Movies for $1 or Less, All Summer Long 2018!

Movie theater, kids films and air conditioning… for $1 or less, all Summer 2018! See the many options below and tell us what other reasonable movie tickets you’ve seen around Houston.  (And if you are looking for free reading programs and more summer resources, go HERE!) 1.  Cinemark Theatres – $1 Summer Movie Clubhouse (or $5 for 10 movies) Times, dates and movies vary by location, but … [Read More...]

Houston Area Waterparks by Location, Cost and Amenities!

It's waterpark season in Houston! If you are thinking about going to a big waterpark this summer... but aren't sure which one to try... here's a quick (and rough) overview of the Houston area parks. Prices vary and rules can change, so always check before you go.  Also, if we forgot a park or key piece of information, add it for us! And for more Houston summer break resources, go … [Read More...]

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