Keep your kiddos entertained this June with these tips and tricks from Wendy Rouillard.
TRAVEL INTO PEACHTREE KIDS
Peachtree Kids has you covered this summer, making your traveling needs much easier! They have all the essentials including brand-new highchairs, car seats, strollers and more. You can reserve items in advance at nicervacations.com or stop by 19 Main Street. Also, be sure to check out their summer children’s clothing and accessories collections for newborns to 12-year-olds. For more information, call 508-228-8555, visit peachtreekidsnantucket.com or follow them @peachtreekidsnantucket.
STOP BY THE WHALING MUSEUM’S FAMILY DISCOVERY CENTER
The Whaling Museum has two new interactive play spaces, the Discovery Center and the outdoor Discovery Park. These spaces are perfect for families with children of all ages. The new additions are sure to engage, entertain and ignite children’s imaginations with numerous hands-on activities. The outdoor park features a catboat, lighthouse, a mini Nantucket Harbor water exhibit and a life-size whale. To learn more or to reserve your visit to the Whaling Museum, visit NHA.org.
STEM AT HOME WITH THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club offers a series of STEM programs ranging from LEGO Robotics and Kids Science Labs to its new Photo Club. Children can start their own scavenger hunt “photo” journal at home. All they need is a notebook, colored pencils and tape. (Kids can also use a camera if one is available.) They can search for flowers, pets, insects, trees, windows in different shapes and sizes, and any other objects that they would like to mention in their journals. Then they can draw and color each item or simply take a photo and tape it on the page. Next to each image, children can list the number of that item to spot. The Boys & Girls Club has more than 800 members. To support the club and programming like this, visit nantucketboysandgirlsclub.org and consider making a donation.
CREATE AT BARNABY’S TOY & ART SHACK
Summer fun at Barnaby’s has begun! We are excited to offer a downtown community space just for kids. Our classes are in full swing, and our doors are always open to drop-ins creating great things at any time of day. Our toys have been hand-selected to provide functionality, hands-on interactivity and plenty of wonderment. Also, be sure to check out our Barnaby’s Art Kits to Go. Please visit the full calendar of programs at barnabysnantucket.com, or call 508-680-1553 or email email@example.com for more information.
EN PLEIN AIR WITH THE ARTISTS ASSOCIATION
Artists Association of Nantucket is excited to host its 10th annual Plein Air Nantucket festival sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Center Council. Painting “en plein air” (outdoors or in open air) has been a longtime tradition on the island with its unspoiled nature providing boundless inspiration. Over six weeks, artists of all skills and ages will paint the splendor of Nantucket from classic locations like Brant Point Lighthouse to the seagrasses of Polpis Harbor. Artists will then hang their works in the Plein Air show contest. For more information, visit nantucketarts.org or call 508-228-0722.
LIVE WITH THE DREAMLAND STAGE COMPANY
There is so much happening at 17 South Water Street this summer. Registration for the Dreamland’s live Summer Theatre Camps & Productions is open. The Dreamland is holding Dreamland Kids for children ages four to seven and Dreamland Youth for ages eight to eighteen. Don’t miss these in-person programs that will educate and entertain your kids all summer long. For more information and to register, visit nantucketdreamland.org.