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Pretend City Children’s Museum Now Open!

October 19, 2020

Where imagination and education come to play! Kids can create in the art studio, rescue citizens in emergency services, shop in the grocery store, and so much more. It’s the city where little pretenders have the biggest dreams.

Enjoy Eerie Evenings at Sherman Library & Gardens

October 14, 2020

SOLD OUT: By day, Sherman Library & Gardens is a paradise of colorful flowers and blooming plants. But on Eerie Evenings (October 23 & 24), the Gardens will offer a glimpse into a different world. Enjoy a family-friendly evening of fun and education. Toxic specimens, man-eating plants, and the Forbidden Jungle await!

90+ Southern California Halloween Events 2020

October 1, 2020

Halloween is happening! Check out all of the fun and creative events including Halloween-themed classes, public displays, walkthrough and drive-thru events, pumpkin patches, trunk-or-treats, and lots more.

Fire Safety Activities for Kids

September 15, 2020

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!

September 1, 2020

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!

These Cool Places Offer Supervised Distance Learning

August 26, 2020

With some school campuses remaining closed, these family-friendly places are offering supervised distance learning support to help students focus and keep up with their classwork/homework while offering an awesome place to play too.

Arcades & Family Fun Centers That Are Open Now

August 10, 2020

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

August 6, 2020

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

July 22, 2020

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

July 7, 2020

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!

4th of July Scavenger Hunt

June 29, 2020

Take a stroll around the neighborhood and see how many patriotic things your kids can find! Going out of town? Take this scavenger hunt on the road to keep kids busy during the car ride.

The Help Group Offers Virtual Summer Camps for Neurodiverse Kids

June 10, 2020

In this upside down world, The Help Group’s summer camps will be virtual! Camps begin June 15th and siblings are welcome. 2020 Virtual Summer Camps   Camp Sunshine | June 15 – July 2, August 3-21 Focus on life skills building while having fun. This creative and fun camp program is designed to help young… View Article

Kindness & Compassion Conversation Starters for Kids

June 3, 2020

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.

7 Thoughtful Ways to Thank a Teacher Virtually

April 30, 2020

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8! And while it looks and feels a little different this year, teachers definitely deserve our appreciation. Here’s some ways to celebrate and thank your teacher!

How to Make a Post-Quarantine Idea Jar

April 28, 2020

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!

10 Nature Activities for Kids!

April 22, 2020

Celebrate all things nature! Make playdough dyed with dandelions, try grass weaving, lay with trains on tree tracks and lots more!

5 Hygiene Tips & Tricks for Kids!

March 10, 2020

Teaching healthy habits and proper hygiene is always super important – so let’s make it fun! We’ll teach the kiddos how to cough like a vampire, blow things away, and avoid the T-Zone!

How to Throw the Ultimate Art Party!

February 13, 2020

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! 

15 Questions to Encourage Gratitude in Kids

November 19, 2019

Kids (and grown ups, too!) often forget all the little, amazing things we have in our lives. Here’s a few questions to get little minds thinking about all they have to be grateful for.

5 Easy Ways to Incorporate STEM at Home

November 7, 2019

It’s National STEM Day 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!

August 15, 2019

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!

August 7, 2019

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!

SoCal Stops for Kids Who Love Trains!

July 30, 2019

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!

Hop, Skip, and Jump to These Bouncy Places for World Jump Day!

July 16, 2019

  World Jump Day is July 20 and that means it’s time for the kids to bounce off the walls (if they aren’t already)! But instead of jumpin’ around the house, let your kids get their wiggles out at these uber-bouncy spots!   Inflatable Fun The Big Bounce America August 2-18 | Norco   Bounce… View Article

5 Must-Do Activities for Kids Who Love Dogs

June 6, 2019

Take your kids to see the all-new “Dogs! A Science Tail” exhibition, earn a pet care patch, read to therapy dogs, and visit a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to kids and dogs.

The Ultimate Blogosaurus of Dino-mite Activities!

May 16, 2019

  Rawr! Is your kiddo a fan of all things dinosaurs? Here at Kidsguide, we know dino-love NEVER goes extinct. That’s why we’ve put together this blogosaurus filled with ten must-see dino destinations!   Dino Days at the Nature Park Lake Forest June 1-2, 2019: Experience the adventure as the Nature Park is transformed into… View Article

Where Kids & Teens Can Star in a Show!

April 4, 2019

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!

April 4, 2019

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!

5 Kid-tastic Children’s Museums in SoCal

April 4, 2019

Let’s go to a magical place where kids can learn through play and explorations in environments designed just for them. We’ve got six children’s museums in So Cal you are not going to want to miss!

Eight Math Games Your Kids Will Love

April 4, 2019

Math games keep kids engaged and interested. Work the games naturally into their playtime for a fun way to explore the world of math. Try these eight simple math games that your kids are sure to love.

9 Ways to Have a Blast with Bubbles!

April 4, 2019

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

March 20, 2019

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!

March 20, 2019

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.

5 Bedtime Hacks

January 9, 2018

Tackle the dreaded bedtime routine with these tips and tricks — number 5 is a must!

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