Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): June 18-24

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of June 18, 2015, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



NOW FULL: Meet Up as Unique as Houston, Gallery Furniture, June 29, 2015 at 3:00pm

Gallery Furniture Bouncing
Join BigKidSmallCity, HoustonMothersBlog and Young Author, Madison Sampson for a Meet Up as Unique as Houston!  Mattress Mack has invited us back out to the wild Gallery Furniture.  

Here kids will get to meet the monkeys, take pictures with the exotic birds, make crafts, race down the giant slides and eat as much pizza, ice cream and cookies as their parents allow!

AND, new for this Meet Up, guests will get to meet  4 1/2 year old Madison Sampson, author of My Mirror and Me: I can be anything I want to be!

And it’s all FREE to those that get a spot!

Bird at Gallery Furniture6
Check out the great time we’ve had at past events HERE!

If you want to join us on Monday, June 29, at 3:00pm, you must:

1. Fill out the form below.
2. Be one of the first 100 to respond. Spaces are limited! You will receive an email saying you have a spot or you are on the waiting list.
3. If you get a spot, bring your kids to Gallery Furniture on Monday, June 29, at 3:00pm. Come and go as you want… we will be there until 5:00pm.  Gallery Furniture is at 6006 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77076. The event is FREE.
4. Make every effort to attend. Since spaces are limited and we want as many kids to get a chance as possible. If you need to cancel, email me at Jill @ BigKidSmallCity.com.



Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, June 18-24, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for June 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 Father’s Day weekend, with kids!  June 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2015

LIttle Art Explorers Outside at Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Enjoy this Father’s Day weekend in Houston!

On Thursday and Saturday, enjoy the Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre!  On Friday, you can also catch Houston’s Juneteenth Celebration at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

On Thursday, on free museum day, be a Summer Art Explorer at the Museum of Fine Arts.  Listen to a story in the gallery and make your own masterpiece in the studio!

On Saturday, take the family to Fancy Nancy: The Musical at Main Street Theater.  This family friendly production is for kids 3+ and is very entertaining.  Both my boys and girls enjoyed the singing, dancing and especially the shark rap.

On Saturday, enjoy the free Outdoor Adventure Play Day at Nature Discovery Center.  There will be a preschool adventure group and an elementary aged outdoor activities.

Also on Saturday, join BigKidSmallCity at Brazos Bookstore for storytime.  We’ll read 2 books, give out some Houston Zoo tickets, illustrate “The Book With No Pictures” and enjoy free treats from Dixie’s Desserts!  Spots are limited, so sign up quick.

On Saturday and Sunday, celebrate dad at Bayou Bend.  There will be live music and refreshments and free admission for dad (and little kids)!

On Tuesday, visit the Aquarium for half the price.  Print the coupon for buy one get one free admission to all the activities, including the aquarium, string ray tank and all the rides.

Look below for the full list of things to do.  For Summer Break 2015 Resources, go HERE.

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!  

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Top 9 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – June 15-21, 2015

Fancy Nancy at Main Street Theater
Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!)

So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, June 15-21, 2015!

1.  Visit the Downtown Aquarium for half the price on Tuesday.  Print out the coupon for buy one get one free admission to the aquarium, stingray touch tanks, shark train and all the rides.

2.  On Tuesday, attend the WITS Father’s Day Themed Creative Writing Workshop at IKEA. (CANCELLED due to weather)

3.  On Wednesday and Thursday, attend free Pop Shops and make Shrinky Dinks at Houston Libraries.

4.  On Thursday and Saturday, enjoy the Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre!  On Friday, you can also catch Houston’s Juneteenth Celebration at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

5.  On Thursday, on free museum day, be a Summer Art Explorer at the Museum of Fine Arts.  Listen to a story in the gallery and make your own masterpiece in the studio!

6.  On Saturday, take the family to Fancy Nancy: The Musical at Main Street Theater.  This family friendly production is for kids 3+ and is very entertaining.

7.  On Saturday, enjoy the free Outdoor Adventure Play Day at Nature Discovery Center.  There will be a preschool adventure group and an elementary aged outdoor activities.

8.  Also on Saturday, join BigKidSmallCity at Brazos Bookstore for storytime.  We’ll read 2 books, give out some Houston Zoo tickets, illustrate “The Book With No Pictures” and enjoy free treats from Dixie’s Desserts!  Spots are limited, so sign up quick.

9.  On Saturday and Sunday, celebrate dad at Bayou Bend.  There will be live music and refreshments and free admission for dad (and little kids)!



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): June 11-17

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of June 11, 2015, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, June 11-17, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for June 11-17!  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!  June 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2015

Brooke and James at Houston Zoo Splashpad
Plan on a great week and weekend in Houston, with the kids!

On Friday, explore the Nature Discovery Center after dark.  Learn about nocturnal animals and take a guided tour through the park.  Reservations are needed, so sign up now.

On Saturday, celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with a family friendly Hike It Baby hike at Terry Hershey Park.

And, do not miss THE family friendly musical of the summer.  Fancy Nancy: The Musical opens at Main Street Theater on Saturday!  This show is for kids 3 and older.

Visit the Downtown Aquarium for half the price on Tuesday.  Print out the coupon for buy one get one free admission to the aquarium, stingray touch tanks, shark train and all the rides.

On Wednesday, attend the free Pop Shop and make Shrinky Dinks at the Morris Frank Library HPL Express!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  For Summer Break 2015 Resources, go HERE.

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!  

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Top 7 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – June 8-14, 2015

Trail at Hermann Park
Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!)

So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, June 8-14, 2015!

1.  Visit the Downtown Aquarium for half the price on Tuesday.  Print out the coupon for buy one get one free admission to the aquarium, stingray touch tanks, shark train and all the rides.

2.  Also on Tuesday, take the family on a Hike It Baby, Kid Led Hike at Telge Park.

3.  On Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, watch Hairspray, Jr. at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

4.  On Friday, explore the Nature Discovery Center after dark.  Learn about nocturnal animals and take a guided tour through the park.  Reservations are needed, so sign up now.

5.  On Saturday, celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with a family friendly Hike It Baby hike at Terry Hershey Park.

6.  Saturday is the Kid’s Variety Show at Phoenicia MKT BAR.  There will be magic and music from AndyRoo & the AndyRooniverse!  You need to reserve a spot for this free event, so do so soon!

7.  Also on Saturday is  the opening of THE family friendly musical of the summer.  Fancy Nancy: The Musical is at Main Street Theater!  This show is for kids 3 and older.



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): June 4-10

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of June 4, 2015, or watch the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: