Video: Gearing Up for the Houston Baby + Kid Show on April 2, 2017

We’re at Baby and Kids 1st gearing up for the Houston Baby + Kid Show on April 2!

Here, parents will learn all about the latest baby trends for baby and child gear, the latest technology for all things baby and child, meet the experts behind the most popular baby and child brands, enjoy seminars from Houston’s top parenting experts and doctors, and receive exclusive discounts at Baby’s and Kid’s 1st pop-up shop on the best baby brands.

There will be huge giveaways AND all the stroller, carrier and gear for you to test out side by side!

AND you can use code “BIGKID” to get $5 off any ticket!

Watch the video HERE or below:

Naturally Wild Families: Botanical Dyeing at the Houston Arboretum – April 1, 2017

Houston Arboretum Trail
Bark, berries, leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots can be used for all kinds of beautiful and fun crafts. At the Houston Arboretum, kids will use items found outdoors or in the produce department to naturally dye eggs, make their own recycled paper for greeting cards, and make botanical prints.

Each family that attend the Botanical Dyeing event will take home a dozen eggs, one greeting card per person, and one botanical print. (Wear an apron, or clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty!)

Saturday, April 1, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
$25 member / $50 nonmember – per family
Ages 6 and up
Notes: Pricing includes up to 4 family members, $5 per additional family member.

Get all the details HERE!

Easter Egg-stravaganza at Blessington Farms, April 8, 9, 14 &15, 2017

Easter Egg-stravaganza is returning to Blessington Farms.

Enjoy picking your own strawberries and fun in Farm Funland that includes hayrides, barrel trains, giant slides, animal encounters (chickens, goats, camels…yes, camels!!), Jump Pad, Fossil Dig and much more. Come interact with the birds in the Aviary where you can feed the Quaker Parrots or see the new Reptile Grotto.

While at the farm join a fun Easter egg hunt where children will hunt for 10 eggs and exchange them for candy and treats.

Blessington Farms Egg Hunt
Strawberries are $5/lb. (no admission cost to pick)

Farm Funland is $15 per person (children 18mos. and under are free).

Egg hunt is $3 per child with paid admission to Farm Funland and is continuous throughout the day.

Fishing is catch and release…bring your own pole and tack….$6 per pole.

Bring a picnic lunch and come enjoy a great day on the Farm

April 8th and 9th, 14th, 15th from 10am.-5pm. each day. Strawberry picking is between the hours of 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or while they last. Come EARLY if you plan to pick.

Get all the details HERE!

Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, March 30 – April 5, 2017!

Filmed at Baby and Kids 1st, here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for March 30-April 5!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:

Watch the trains go by at Chick-Fil-A Express in the Hermann Park/Medical Center

Metrorail train at Memorial Hermann Houston Zoo Station
Address: 6410 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030 (Memorial Hermann/Houston Zoo MetroRail Stop)

Okay, okay, okay… I’m writing about Chick-Fil-A and everyone knows about Chick-Fil-A.  And to make it worse, I’m writing about Chick-Fil-A Express which doesn’t have the full menu.

But, the thing about this Chick-Fil-A Express is that it has a patio facing the train tracks and it is next to Hermann Park.

Chick Fil A Express Memorial Hermann Station on METRORail
On a weekday, we parked at Hermann Park and played all morning.  At lunch time, we jumped on the METRORail at the Hermann Park/Rice Station and jumped off one station south, the Houston Zoo/Memorial Hermann Station.

This Chick-Fil-A is very simple with just a few tables inside and out.  The menu is also smaller than usual (with no kids meals and no fries) because there are no ovens… just food delivered from another Chick-Fil-A location.

Still, we were able to order the Chick-Fil-A sandwich and nuggets.  Also, the drinks are bottled… so we bought a gallon of iced tea for $5 and shared it (and took the extra home on the train).

Chickfila Express at Memorial Hermann Houston Zoo
We grabbed one of the small patio tables and watched trains go by as we ate our lunch. And for us, trains are really all you need for a good time.

When we finished, we took METRORail back to Hermann Park/Rice.

Chick Fil A Express Menu
 If you go, remember that it is small with a limited menu and limited hours (see the pictures above)… but there are public restrooms, good food and trains to watch!

Chickfila Gallon of Ice Tea


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Dia @ Discovery: Diversity in Action Celebration on April 4, 2017 at 9:30am

Dia at Discovery
Discovery Green’s Toddler Tuesday Spring season kicks-off the Houston Public Library’s annual Diversity in Action (Día) Celebration filled with interactive cultural storytimes and activities. Kids can visit Jamaica, England and Mexico without leaving Discovery Green, as we read, sing, and play our way around the world.

Location: Discovery Green

Date: April 4, 2017

9:30 AM | Jamaica
Book | One Love by Cedella Marley
Activity | Steel drum player/singer
10:15 AM | England
Book | The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony
Activity | Paper Hat
11 AM | Mexico
Book | Off We Go To Mexico by Laurie Krebs
Activity | Trackless train and camera coloring sheet

Día de los Niños Children’s Book Author Visit:
To highlight Día de los Niños and culturally diverse literature, the Houston Public Library will host children’s author, Cynthia Leonor Garza and her book, Lucia the Luchadora.

Go HERE for details!!

Where in Houston? Fannin, between Drew and Tuam

Houstons Biggest Mural Redone for Super Bowl
Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It’s on Fannin, between Drew and Tuam!

Instagram Scavenger Hunt: #Buffalogram – Saturday, April 1, 9am to 12:30pm

Instagram Scavenger Hunt
This is like Pokemon Go without the Pokemon!

Teams of 4 will be challenged through clues to walk the new trails along Buffalo Bayou between Sabine Street and Shepherd Drive, explore the landscape and solve clues, and post photos to public Instagram accounts.

You can enter as an adult team or a family team. The first team in each category to complete all the correct Instagram post will receive a prize package!

The competition will start at 105 Sabine Street on top of Bike Barn Rental.

Go HERE for details!

Where in Houston?

WIH Football Mural

Where in Houston was this picture taken?

Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2017

Bluebonnets in Texas Medical Center
Make plans for a great week and weekend in Houston with kids!

Head to Hands On Houston: Un-Be-Weavable! at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft to make your own  hand-woven bookmarks.  This monthly event is free… just stop by!

Get Naturally Wild with Botanical Dyeing at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.  Use items found in nature to dye eggs and more botanical prints.

Take the family to Ramona Quimby at Main Street Theater or to Charlottes Web at– A.D. Players!  Or just go find Bluebonnets!

If you have a new baby or are expecting one soon, go to the Houston Baby and Kid Show to learn all about the latest baby trends for baby and child gear, the latest technology for all things baby and child, meet the experts behind the most popular baby and child brands, enjoy seminars from Houston’s top parenting experts and doctors.

Next week, Toddler Tuesdays at Discovery Green starts again!  Kick off the season with DIA @ Discovery Green… kids can visit Jamaica, England and Mexico without leaving Discovery Green, as we read, sing, and play our way around the world.

For the full list of things to do, look below.

Also, go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston! 

Things to Do Any Day:
Explore Houston like an Insider
Plan ahead for things to do through May!
Find Bluebonnets!
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, March 30, 2017:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Charlottes Web – 10:30am – A.D. Players
Footloose, The Musical – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, March 31, 2017:
Farm Funland & Strawberry Picking – 9:00am-3:00pm – Blessington Farms
Charlottes Web – 10:30am – A.D. Players
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green/George R. Brown
Footloose, The Musical – 8:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, April 1, 2017:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday]

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