This fun kids’ craft event comes just in time for the Easter season. Each child will decorate two large sugar cookies with all the bells and whistles that will make the most delightful snack. Eat the tasty treats or gift them to someone for Easter. March 24-April 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Johnson’s Corner Farm, 133 Church Road, Medford, (609) 654-8643, JohnsonsFarm.com, $7 per child
Connect your kids with the largest variety of summer camps in the area. Learn about everything from computer camps to athletic and overnight programs. Meet camp directors, enjoy snacks, and win door prizes while you browse. March 25, noon-3 p.m. at the Hotel ML, 915 Rt. 73, Mount Laurel, (732) 469-8910, NJCampFairs.com, free
Learn the ABCs and 1-2-3s through musical learning, for kids ages 3 to 5. Bring your own musical instrument or enjoy the guided crafts to make a take-home percussion shaker. Registration is required. March 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System, 203 Laurel Road, Voorhees, (856) 772-1636, CamdenCountyLibrary.org, free
The Liberty Lake Foundation for Youth will host a screening of "Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood," a powerful documentary exploring how major corporations market to kids and their parents (from the family car to so-called educational video games), and what it all means for our families. Following the film, a panel discussion with youth development professionals will explore these important issues and answer questions. March 28, 7-9 p.m. at the Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, (609) 499-7820, free
A Sweet Tale
Check out this wacky version of Hansel and Gretel at the Discovery Museum. The original German fairy tale, about a house made of candy and a dastardly witch, originally told by the Brothers Grimm, will be a big finale to the museum’s Passport to Discovery program. Various dates starting April 3, 2 p.m. at the Garden State Discovery Museum, 2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, (856) 424-1233, DiscoveryMuseum.com, free with entrance fee
Meet the Cottontails
Take a hayride right into the backyard of the Cottontails. Duffield’s welcomes your family to hunt for brightly colored eggs, enjoy a snack at the bunny’s house, and take a family photo. April 2-7, various times at Duffield’s Farm, Greentree and Chapel Heights roads, Sewell, (856) 589-7090, DuffieldsFarm.com, $9 per child, $4 per adult
Shore to Be Fun
Plan a day trip and participate in an egg hunt on the beach! This boardwalk Easter celebration will feature rides, games, family food and entertainment, and an egg hunt for the kids. April 8 at Morey’s Piers, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, (609) 522-3900, MoreysPiers.com
Dinos and Bugs
Dig for fossils and celebrate creepy crawlers at the Dino Day & Bug Bonanza Family Festival. Welcome spring with plantings, crafts and educational activities, while learning about the creatures that once roamed our Earth and those flying, crawling and digging in our world now. April 14-15, 1-4 p.m. at the Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, (856) 365-8733, CamdenChildrensGarden.org, free with admission
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1 (March, 2012).
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