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Top 10 Reasons for Kids to Join a Chorus

June 22, 2022

Does your child love to sing? Have them try singing in a choir or chorus! Stan DeWitt, Executive Director of the Long Beach Youth Chorus, talks to us about the positive impact choral singing has on kids and teens. He also answers your most frequently asked questions.

Where Kids Can Try a Summer Olympic Sport

June 22, 2022

If your kids are inspired to try out a new Olympic sport, we’ve got you covered! Here’s how to find a team/league in your area, plus a few of our favorite local organizations.

Build-Your-Own Toddler Summer Camp at Home!

June 22, 2022

Summer is here and school is out! Camps are booked for the older kids, but wait…what am I going to do with my little ones that are not old enough to attend summer camp? Good news is, there are plenty of easy and fun things you can do to give your toddlers and preschoolers a summer camp-like experience at home. Here are 3 of our top summer activities that will encourage your child to play, learn, and get messy!

10 Events Were Excited About Happening the Rest Summer

July 7, 2021

Now that 4th of July festivities are done, here’s a list of events we’re excited about happening the rest of the summer! Live theatre performances, county and state fairs, festivals and more—summer fun is in full swing!

A “Cardboard City” Art Center is Popping Up in LA This Summer

July 14, 2021

Cardboard City is a 10,000 square foot pop-up art center with free exhibitions of cardboard sculptures and architectural models, free family crafting activities, a schedule of classes, and a shop selling tools and materials so families can make cardboard art at home. Free and open to all visitors!

Summer Reading Programs for Kids to Get Free Stuff

July 3, 2021

Reading is one of the most important things kids can do during the summer. We rounded up some of the coolest summer reading programs from Barnes & Noble, LA Dodgers, Chuck E. Cheese, and your public library! They’re giving away awesome things to motivate your kids to read—did we mention free pizza?

Unique Summer Camps You Should Know About!

May 8, 2021

Looking for a unique summer camp? We’ve got you covered! From rockstar camp to rock climbing camp to STEM camp aboard a real battleship—there’s something awesome out there for every kid.

101 Family Activity Ideas

February 15, 2023

Looking for something to do with the family? Here’s 101 ideas to get you started! Most ideas are even free.

Top 10 Tips Before Going to a Drive-In Movie

March 4, 2021

Drive-in theaters may be a thing of the past, but they’re the modern-day solution to help us maintain social distancing while still enjoying a night out to the movies! Here’s out top 10 tips you need to know before visiting a drive-in.

Save This List of Southern California Nature Centers & Botanical Gardens

March 2, 2021

Looking to get outside in this beautiful SoCal weather? Here’s a list of local botanical gardens that are blooming this spring! Most of these places are open with advance reservations and safety guidelines. Be sure to check each location’s website or social media for updated information.

5 Ways to Make Family Movie Night Extra Special

January 5, 2023

The movie theaters may still be closed, but that doesn’t mean your family still can’t have an amazing movie night! Keep reading for seating ideas, popcorn recipes, and a movie ticket printable!

10 Indoor Snow Day Activities for Kids

March 2, 2021

Tis’ the season to be freezin’ and during this time of the year… there’s snow place like home. Bring the snow and icy fun indoors with these brrr-illiant activities!

Fire Safety Activities for Kids

March 2, 2021

These fire-themed activities are great for teaching fire safety, pretend play, and learning how firefighters help our community. 

23 Genius Ways to Make Reading Fun for Kids!

March 2, 2021

Looking for ways to motivate your kids to read more? You could try using the traditional flashlight under the covers, but take it up a notch and use finger lights or a head lamp! Start a family book club, or have the kids record their own audiobook. Lots of ideas here!

Arcades & Family Fun Centers That Are Open Now

March 2, 2021

Go for a round of mini golf, take a spin on the go-kart, travel back in time at a retro arcade, or duck and dive at a paintball park! These fun centers are open for your family to (safely) enjoy!

Horseback Trail Rides That Are Open Now

March 2, 2021

Looking to get outside? A trail ride on horseback is a great, outdoor outing for families. Of course, there’s plenty of social distancing happening (the horses will take care of that for you)!

Animal Encounters & Zoos That Are Open Now

March 2, 2021

Foxes, camels, ostriches, cheetahs, oh my! Check out this list of animal sanctuaries, ranches, and zoos that are outdoors and open. Many offer private tours for an extra special way to connect with animals you don’t get to see everyday.

Ice Cream Themed Activities for Kids

March 2, 2021

Seems like the summer heat is here to stay, so let’s cool off with ice cream themed activities! Make ice cream in a bag, edible ice cream playdough, bake yummy ice cream cone cupcakes and more!

Kindness & Compassion Conversation Starters for Kids

January 19, 2023

Promote meaningful conversations with your kids about showing kindness and compassion towards others. Use these printable cards as a starting point to teach and explain why our world needs kindness, especially right now.

SoCal Stops for Kids Who Love Trains!

January 26, 2024

All aboard the Kidsguide Express! We’re taking your train-lovin’ family on an adventure across SoCal, chugging along to must-see train stops. Let’s go!

How to Make a Post-Quarantine Idea Jar

March 2, 2021

Are the kids feelin’ a lil antsy? Thinking about what to do when the quarantine is over might help them a bit. Make this Post-Quarantine Idea Jar, plus lots of ideas to get your family started!

How to Throw the Ultimate Art Party!

March 2, 2021

Throw your mini Picasso the ultimate art party! There’s lots of local art studios that’ll do all the work for you or you can take on the creative challenge of throwing a party at home. Whatever the case, Kidsguide’s got you covered! 

5 Easy Ways to Incorporate STEM at Home

January 24, 2022

National STEM Day is on November 8! The day inspires kids to explore their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. And guess what parents, STEM education can happen right at home! Check out these 5 easy ways to include STEM learning on a daily basis.

Have a Blast at These SoCal Family Fun Centers!

March 2, 2021

Looking for a fun, family outing? Strike up a little friendly competition between parents vs. kids with a round of mini golf or a few laps of go karts! Check out these family fun centers that’ll make for an awesome family day.

Celebrate National Bowling Day at these Local Bowling Spots!

March 2, 2021

National Bowling Day is this Saturday, August 10th! Looking for places to celebrate this fun, family pastime? Kidsguide’s got you covered! Check out these local bowling spots… some offer special deals for National Bowling Day and some let kids bowl for free!

Where Kids & Teens Can Star in a Show!

June 9, 2020

If you’ve got singin’, dancin’, actin’ kiddo (or teen), you’re in luck! Our area is full of musical theater opportunities. Check out 22 of the best theater arts programs for kids!

Fly Off to These SoCal Flight Museums!

June 9, 2020

Have a plane-lovin’ kid? You’re gonna want to visit these flight museums! Jump into the cockpit of a cool plane, go in a flight simulator, learn about World War II aircrafts and more!

9 Ways to Have a Blast with Bubbles!

June 9, 2020

Bubbles are simple, inexpensive, and they never fail to entertain. We’ve rounded up 8 fun activities that are sure to get your kids bubbling with excitement!

20+ Places to Play Indoors

June 9, 2020

We’ve put together the best indoor playgrounds in SoCal. These facilities are not only great for kids to get their wiggles out, but many of them also offer family sessions, parents’ night out, and more! Check it out!

Perfect Party Places for Little Ones!

June 9, 2020

Yay! It’s time to celebrate your little one’s birthday! We found 5 places that are perfect for little hands and feet to run (or crawl!) around and play on their special day.