December 5, 2013
- Time to Write to Santa Claus
- Wrap Up Your Holiday Needs at Bayshore
- 2013 Gold Star Award Winning Toys
- Hop to the Museum of Nature
- Win Tickets to an Ottawa Senators Game
- Heading to GCTC is...
- Two Ways to See What's Going On for Kids
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Add Macaroni Kid Events to Your Google Calendar
- Christmas Tree Decorations
- Easy Custom Ornaments
Canada Post is Ready to Send Your Letters to the Big Man at the North Pole
According to Santa’s CPE (Chief Postal Elf), Holly T. Elf, there are three golden rules in sending a letter to Santa:
Make sure you include your return address! While Santa knows where you live, his postal elves need your address to deliver Santa’s letter to your home. After all, not everyone has access to Rudolph!
Send your letter soon! Already letters are arriving from across the world and Santa is busy reading them every night with Mrs. Claus. He encourages you to send your letter soon to ensure ...
Free Activities, Family Fun, and the Big Man from Up North Await Your Family
With the holidays a few short weeks away, time is becoming a precious commodity and one thing I’m trying to do is to maximize my time. A great way to do this is to head to Bayshore Shopping Centre where you can get gifts for everyone on your list, plus there are lots of kid-friendly things to keep the children busy and happy (and did we mention a certain big guy from Up North is there for a visit?).
In celebration of the season, Bayshore is treating guests to ...
Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada (NETS) Picks Toys Your Kids Will Love
(Check out Tag Along Toys, our favourite local toy store to find these wonderful toys.)
As the holiday season approaches the quest for the ‘hottest’ toys heats up. But with hundreds of products saturating the market, how does a parent determine a ‘hot’ toy from a not so hot toy?
According to Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada (NETS), the ‘hottest’ toys and games have always been those items that, along with safety and durability, draw children back to them on a repeat basis, not being tossed aside until a child ...
Frogs – A Chorus of Colours Runs Now until – May 11, 2014
My family and I were recently guests of the Museum of Nature and we were able to check out the visually spectacular Frogs – A Chorus of Colours which features a rainbow of frogs from around the world.
Ironically, my seven year old is learning about frogs at school so he was super excited to see the frogs up close. He loved the interactive frog stations as well as the many colourful frogs on display. He learned how to draw frogs, learned frog facts, and made a frog out of origami ...
See the Sens play Florida on December 19
Thanks to our friends from the Ottawa Senators, we have one four pack of tickets to giveaway to the December 19 Sens game against Florida during Metro Family Game Night. To enter you must be a Macaroni Kid subscriber. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Sens ” in the subject heading. Winners will be announced in next week’s issue.
About the Giveaway
You must be a Macaroni Kid subscriber to be eligible. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase of any kind will not increase your chances of ...
Goodnight Desdemona, (Good Morning Juliet) on Now
Congtats to Valerie D. who is heading to see Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. This is a show for all ages (eight and up).
About the Show
What if Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies were actually comedies? After a professor steals her thesis, Constance Ledbelly is transported into the Bard’s world of Othello and Romeo & Juliet, where she inadvertently sends his stories in new directions. With an abundance of twists, fights, seductions and wild surprises, Constance engages in a truly hilarious Elizabethan tale of ...
Calendar Feature above and Event Calendar Below
There are two ways you can access this information. At the top of our page, click on the blue calendar button for our FULL monthly calendar of events or scroll down through the website and newsletter for select events and activities. You can also add these events to your own ...
Where: Great Canadian Theatre CompanyWhen: n/aWho: Kids age eight and upHow: Tickets avialable at the box office or onlineCost: Tickets start at $17
Where: Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 2940 ch. Old Montreal Road,When: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Fun for allHow: Show upCost: 7/personm - $18/familyFor more info: ottawa.ca/musees
Where: Canadian Children's MuseumWhen: n/aWho: Fun for allHow: Show upCost: Included with admissionFor more info: www.civilization.ca
Where: The National Arts CentreWhen: n/aWho: Fun for allHow: Tickets avialable online and at the box officeCost: Tickets start at $53For more info: http://nac-cna.ca/en/dance/event/5518
Where: 4Cats Arts StudioWhen: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PMWho: Kids age 3-5How: Register onlineCost: $30For more info: http://www.4cats.com/hintonburg-workshops
Where: Nature Museum, 24 McLeod StreetWhen: Until May 11, 2014Who: Fun for allHow: Show upCost: $4 in addition to museum admissionFor more info: www.nature.ca
Where: Over 60 sites along Confederation Boulevard.When: Until January 7, 2014Who: Fun for allHow: Drive and enjoyCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1379447340362
Where: Ottawa Police station at 474 Elgin StreetWhen: 11:00 AMWho: Fun for allHow: Show upCost: FreeFor more info: www.OttawaPolice.ca
Where: Gotta Paint 352 Kirkwood AveWhen: n/aWho: Kids age 7-13How: Call to reserve. 613-729-7754Cost: $22 plus tax.For more info: http://www.gottapaint.ca/kids-night-out.html
Where: Events are taking place at various locations throughout Merrickville.When: n/aWho: Fun for allHow: Show upCost: FreeFor more info: www.christmasinmerrickville.ca
Where: Children's MuseumWhen: until January 5, 2014Who: Fun for allHow: Show upCost: included with admission
Where: 4Cats Arts StudioWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Kids age 3-6How: Register onlineCost: $30For more info: http://www.4cats.com/hintonburg-workshops
Where: Ottawa Little TheatreWhen: 12:30 PM (Second show at 3pm)Who: Fun for allHow: Tickets available onlineCost: $20 adult, $12/childFor more info: http://www.ottawachildrensfestival.ca/
Where: Ottawa City Hall - 110 Laurier Avenue WestWhen: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Fun for allHow: Show upCost: Admission to this sponsored event is a non-perishable food donation to the Ottawa Food Bank.
Where: 347 Richmond RoadWhen: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMWho: Fun for allHow: Show upCost: FreeFor more info: http://www.westborovillage.com/
Where: Vanier MuseoparkWhen: 6:30 PMWho: Fun for allHow: Show upCost: $2 or free for members
Where: Billings EstateWhen: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Second Tea December 15)Who: Fun for allHow: Call to registerCost: Call for pricesFor more info: 613-247-4830
Where: National Arts CentreWhen: Until January 4, 2014Who: Fun for allHow: Tickets available at the NAC Box office or order by phone. 888-991-2787Cost: Tickets starting at $30For more info: http://nac-cna.ca/en/englishtheatre/event/5061
Where: Trinity United Church, Maitland Ave. Near the QueenswayWhen: 9:15 AM - 11:15 AMWho: Parents, caregivers, grandparents and their children ages 0-5.How: Show upCost: $15/year per childFor more info: Cp_playgroup@yahoo.can or Sarah at 613-601-5891
Where: Glebe Community CentreWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PMWho: Fun for allHow: Call the Glebe Community Centre 613 233-8713Cost: Tickets $5 eachFor more info: http://www.gnag.ca/index.php?page=177
Where: Canadian Children's MuseumWhen: 10:00 AMWho: For preschoolersHow: Show upCost: Included with admissionFor more info: www.civilization.ca
Where: Osgoode Township Historical Society and MuseumWhen: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Kids age 6-12How: Call 613-821-4062Cost: $ 5/child - children 5 and under are welcome if accompanied by an adult.For more info: http://ottawamuseumnetwork.com
Where: Canadian Tire CentreWhen: 7:30 PMWho: Fun for allHow: Tickets available onlineCost: 1 ticket, 1 hot dog and 1 drink starting from only $34.99* (tax included)!For more info: http://senators.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=56858
Great Macaroni Feature!
- Styrofoam cones in multi-sizes
- glue or mod podge
- paint brush
- stick or small paint brush
- Set up your station with one bowl for each glitter colour.
- Insert stick or small brush into bottom of cone to hold without getting messy
- Using paint brush, brush mod podge onto Styrofoam cone.
- Coat with glitter over your bowl to catch access glitter.
- Remove stick and set into bowl to dry.
Create keepsakes AND clean out your craft drawers!
You can purchase glass or plastic clear ornaments in a variety of shapes from your local craft store. The ornament tops are easily removed and you can insert paint, confetti, fiberfill, glitter, ribbon, beads or anything that fits through the hole at the top of the ornament.
NOTE: Be careful when using glass ornaments. Do not squeeze the ornament tightly and be careful when inserting anything into the ornament. Use plastic ornaments for children.
Here's what you do:
1. Find lightweight odds and ends in your craft supplies.
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