Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, May 25-31, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for May 25-31!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

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


Things to do in Houston today, and this Memorial Day weekend, with kids! May 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2017

School’s out this week!

Young sailors can go to the Powder Monkey Adventure at the Houston Maritime Museum.  Kids can explore the lives of long ago crew members called powder monkeys. Kids can try knot tying, following ship commands, and creating their own powder monkey craft.

Kids can also enjoy Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park, Stories Under the Sun with Houston Public Library, MET Dance for Kids or Houston Museum of Natural Science at the Park at Levy Park. Or find one of the free Houston splashpads!

Head to the Shop Local Save Local Event in the Houston Heights.  Join local vendors in an event benefiting Friends For Life, a Heights-based no-kill animal shelter.

Also, the last Toddler Tuesday, Oh, The Places You’ll Go,  is next week.  The big kids will be out of school, so bring them along to the free storytime and activity at Discovery Green.  Stop by the BigKidSmallCity booth to grab a ticket… and bring an old book to swap for a new one at the book swap!

For the full list of things to do, look below. And to plan you summer, go HERE for all the events scheduled in Houston!

Also, go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!

Things to Do Any Day:
Explore Houston like an Insider
Plan ahead this Summer!
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, May 25, 2017:
Astros vs Tigers – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Stories Under the Sun with Houston Public Library – 10:00am – Levy Park

Friday, May 26, 2017:
Berry Picking & Farm Funland – 9:00am-3:00pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green/George R. Brown
Astros vs Orioles – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Saturday, May 27, 2017:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday!]


Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Memorial Day Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – May 22-28, 2017

Each week, we publish the list of things to do for the weekend.  So you can look forward to the events, posted prior to the full list going live, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, May 22-28, 2017!

1.  On Monday, go on a Tyke Hike at the Houston Arboretum.

2.  On Tuesday, take the little ones to Toddler Tuesday: Corduroy at Discovery Green. This storytime and activity starts at 10:30am and is free to attend.  Stop by the BigKidSmallCity booth to grab a ticket… and bring an old book to swap for a new one at the book swap!

3.  On Tuesday, check out Hustletown Hoopers at Levy Park!

 

4.  On Thursday, enjoy Stories Under the Sun with Houston Public Library at Levy Park.

5.  On Friday, go to the Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park.

6.  On Saturday, young sailors can go to the Powder Monkey Adventure at the Houston Maritime Museum.  Kids can explore the lives of long ago crew members called powder monkeys. Kids can try knot tying, following ship commands, and creating their own powder monkey craft.

7. & 8.  On Saturday, go to Levy Park for MET Dance for Kids or Houston Museum of Natural Science at the Park .

9.  On Saturday, head to the Shop Local Save Local Event in the Houston Heights.  Join local vendors in an event benefiting Friends For Life, a Heights-based no-kill animal shelter.

10.  On Sunday, go watch the Astros vs Orioles at Minute Maid Park.

Or find one of the free Houston splashpads!

 


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published May 13-19, 2017!

There is a lot of information on BigKidSmallCity and sometimes it can be hard to find. To help you locate the new posts from last week, here are the updates from May 13-19, 2017!

Little Free Library at River Oaks Park
Weekend Events:

And you can always find the “Weekend Events” category HERE.

Things to Do in Houston:

Houston Restaurants:

Roadtrips:


Audio: Favorite Houston Family Events for this Weekend: May 18-24, 2017

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of May 18, 2017, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:


GAME ON! 2017 Houston Public Library Summer Reading Program

Read and get rewarded!

From June 1, 2017 through August 1, 2017, you register, read, record your hours, earn rewards… and it’s all FREE with the Houston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program!

And the rewards are great… Astro Tickets, Train Tickets, Meal Passes and more!  Plus, you do NOT have to live inside the Houston city limits to participate in the program!

All you need to do is:
1. General Registration begins June 1, 2017.  Just go HERE (starting June 1).
2. Log in anytime to track the minutes and titles you’ve read.
3. Unlock badges by logging minutes and attend attending programs – don’t forget to stay for the secret code!
4. Some activities require registration; check the online calendar.

So what are the rewards??

Summer Reading Program Prizes (while supplies last):

Level Babies, Toddlers & Pre-K (0-4) Children 5-10 Teens 11-18
May Early School Registration (only for students who register at school) Alley Theatre tickets, first 250 to sign up (no children under 6) Alley Theatre tickets, first 250 to sign up (no children under 6)
Registration Free Book Free Book Free Book
5 Books/Hours Read Sunglasses & certificate Sunglasses & certificate
10 Books/Hours Read Finger Puppets Chipotle meal Chipotle meal
20 Books/Hours Read Rice University Athletics ticket Rice University Athletics ticket
30 Books/Hours Read Mario Brothers bibs, baby teethers (babies 0-2)Mario Brothers meal set (toddlers 3-4) Astros ticketsPixelated bag Astros tickets
Pixelated bag
Top Readers
(2 per location)
Retro game gift set (Pac-Man connect, Pattern Play 3D) Retro game gift set (Pac-Man connect, sticky note art)
5 Programs Attended Children’s Museum Family Pass Children’s Museum Family Pass Alley Theatre tickets
Family Completion Hermann Park Train & pedal boatsRaising Cane’s meal Hermann Park Train & pedal boatsRaising Cane’s meal Hermann Park Train & pedal boatsRaising Cane’s meal

Also,families (1 adult + 1 child) who complete the Summer Reading Program and write reviews for Summer Reading for Grown-Ups will be entered into a drawing to win a Family Prize Pack.

So go HERE and get to reading!!


Get Rewarded for Reading! Houston Summer Reading Programs Summer 2017

Read and get rewarded!  At several spots around town, you can earn prizes, just for picking up a book!

Below is a preview of what to expect around Houston this summer… and we’ll update the details as they are posted.  If you know of more reading programs, let us know!

1.  Houston Public Library:

From June 1, 2017 through August 1, 2017, you register, read, record your hours, earn rewards… and it’s all FREE.

And the rewards are AMAZING! Astro Tickets, Train Tickets, Meal Passes and more!  Plus, anyone with a Texas drivers license can have a Houston Public Library MY Link card as well as participate in the program!

All you need to do is:
1. General Registration begins June 1, 2017.  Just go HERE (starting June 1).
2. Log in anytime to track the minutes and titles you’ve read.
3. Unlock badges by logging minutes and attend attending programs – don’t forget to stay for the secret code!
4. Some activities require registration; check the online calendar.

See all the rewards HERE!

2. Harris County Library:

We looking HERE for the summer program updates.

 

3. Barnes and Noble:

Earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:

1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017.
3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.

 

4. Half Price Books:

Read 15 minutes per day!

Download and use this reading log and add up your minutes.. Once you’ve reached 300 or more minutes, bring your log to your local store to claim your Bookworm Bucks on or before August 31, 2017.


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, May 18-24, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for May 18-24!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

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


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! May 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2017

Make your plans for a great week and weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Get outside and enjoy the Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park, Stories Under the Sun at Levy Park or Freaky Friday on the lawn at Levy Park.

Party at the The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s First Birthday Bash.  (Your Children’s Museum membership works here!)

Also, if you are a Minecraft fan, go check out Minefare at NRG.  (Tickets are $79 but affiliate Groupon has them for $29+.)  While you are there go find MangoTango while you are there!  Rumor has it that this mega YouTube star is very friendly and loves to meet his fans… and bring something obscure for him to sign.

Next week, take the little ones to Toddler Tuesday: Corduroy at Discovery Green. This storytime and activity starts at 10:30am and is free to attend.  Stop by the BigKidSmallCity booth to grab a ticket… and bring an old book to swap for a new one at the book swap!  Or, for something new, check out Hustletown Hoopers at Levy Park!

For the full list of things to do, look below. And to plan you summer, go HERE for all the events scheduled in Houston!

Also, go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!

Things to Do Any Day:
Explore Houston like an Insider
Plan ahead this Summer!
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, May 18, 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.
Stories Under the Sun with Houston Public Library – 10:00am – Levy Park
Movies in the Park: Freaky Friday – 7:00pm – Levy Park

Friday, May 19, 2017:
Berry Picking & Farm Funland – 9:00am-3:00pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am-11:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green/George R. Brown
Skeeters vs Revolution – 7:05pm – Constellation Field
Astros vs Indians – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Saturday, May 20, 2017:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday]


Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – May 15-21, 2017

Each week, we publish the list of things to do for the weekend.  So you can look forward to the events, posted prior to the full list going live, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, May 15-21, 2017!

1. On Monday, take the little ones to the Tyke Hike at the Houston Arboretum.

2.  On Tuesday, go to Toddler Tuesday: I Just Forgot ( A Little Critter Book) at Discovery Green. This storytime and activity starts at 10:30am and is free to attend.  Stop by the BigKidSmallCity booth to grab a ticket… and bring an old book to swap for a new one at the book swap!

3.  On Tuesday, try out some hula hooping with the Hustletown Hoopers at Levy Park.

4.  On Thursday, listen to Stories Under the Sun, hosted by the Houston Public Library, at Levy Park.

5.  On Thursday, stay up late (if you are up for it) and watch Freaky Friday on the lawn at Levy Park.

6.  On Friday, get outside and enjoy the Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park.

7.  On Saturday, party at the The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center’s First Birthday Bash.  (Your Children’s Museum membership works here!)

8.  On Saturday, ride the little trains at the HALS Free Train Rides at Zube Park.  (Just know that it could be a long wait if it’s busy!)

9.  On Saturday, try out Houston Ballet at the Preschool Open House.  Tour the largest professional dance facility in America, participate in a Q&A with Academy instructors and watch a demonstration of the Professional Program.

10.  On Sunday, walk or bike down the middle of the busy street… with Cigna Sunday Streets Houston in Brays Oaks.


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