Top tips for keeping your kiddos entertained this fall.
FALL INTO ART
The Artist Association of Nantucket will be offering a variety of art classes for your kiddos this fall. Explore different multimedia and elementary art fundamentals with your budding artist in this creative environment. Starting mid-October, your child can dabble in one of the many arts, from clay sculpture, to mixed media, to illustration, to digital art. AAN will also be offering classes for your tween and teen. Be sure to check out their schedule by visiting nantucketarts.org or by calling 508-228.0722.
Nestled in the woods, this oldie but goodie is a great way to get your kids outside. Located at 21 Lovers Lane, the Nantucket Disc Golf Course doesn’t have tee times or tee fees. Bring your own discs and then pick up a scorecard and a map at the entrance. You can purchase everything you need at the Sunken Ship. For more information, please visit nantucketdiscgolf.org.
NHA THIS FALL
Join the Nantucket Historical Association this fall in their Discovery Center and learn about this 18th century whaling town while sailing a boat on the water table, playing with the animals on the Nantucket Railroad, and sail away with at-home activity kits. The Discovery Center is open Monday through Saturday and is free for all members, Nantucket residents, or guests with an admission ticket. For more information, please visit nha.org.
BARNABY BEAR’S IN-TOWN STORY WALK
Find a penny pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck! Join Barnaby Bear’s story walk around town, as you follow along with A Penny for Barnaby! Inspired by the original story of Nantucket seafarers who threw coins and jewels overboard as they left for a voyage to insure their safe return, the story walk starts on September 12th and runs through Columbus Day Weekend. Begin by following @barnabybearbooks and download the form via link in the bio.
BAKING WITH CHEF DAN SHAW
Mix up Nantucket chef Dan Shaw’s quick and kid- friendly recipe for a fall-flavored energy bite.
• 1 1⁄4 cup of oats
• 1⁄2 cup of coconut flakes (sweetened or unsweetened)
• 2/3 cup of peanut butter
• 5-6 dehydrated apples chopped
•1⁄4 cup of flax seeds
• 1⁄2 cup of chocolate chips
• 1⁄4 cup of chopped pumpkin seeds
• 1/3 cup of local honey
• 1 tsp of vanilla extract
• 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator for an hour. Once chilled, roll into twelve bite-sized balls. That’s it! Store in the refrigerator (in an airtight container) for up to one week. Chef Dan is also available for private cooking classes throughout the fall for your little or older chefs. To get in touch with him, please visit chefdanshaw.com.