the busy mom's guide to preschools and activities for her busy little bee

Election Day No School Guide 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Election Day means we all have another day of no school on our hands. This always leaves us scrambling for childcare and/or fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Regardless of political affiliation, we're here to ease your Election Day pain by sharing our list of vacation camps, activities, and events for your little ones! And don't forget to check the highlights section of our Instagram bio page for daily events & activities!

Vacation Day Camps

YWCA, Greenwich: This program offers kids a full day of interesting activities! Make new friends or cultivate different interests or skills. Snacks are provided. Ages 3-12, 9am-3:30pm. *Note: YWCA membership is required for camp programs.

Toddlertime, New Canaan: School breaks at Toddlertime provide a fun-filled day for children and meet the needs of busy parents! Each day at camp has a special theme: "Gotta Love Dough". Ages 3-7, 9am-12pm.

Pump It Up, Norwalk: Kids spend part of their day laughing, jumping, playing games, and part of their time creating art projects. Extended day options available! 8:30-12:30, 12:30-4:30, or 8:30-4:30. $25 per single session or $40 for 2 sessions.

Tumble Jungle, Norwalk: Camp activities generally include trampoline time, zip-line rides, bounce houses galore, age-appropriate games, themed activities, recreational sports, crafts, and so much more. 9am-12pm. $45. Register here!

Chelsea Piers, Stamford: Little Athletes Gymnastics Camp supports each child's natural love of movement and exploration. A low camper-to-teacher ratio ensures personal attention and maximizes safety. Ages 3-5, 8:45-11:45am, Members $63 & Non Members $75.

Kids U, Stamford: Children will participate in Gymnastics, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Lego and PlayQuad time. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Ages 3-9, 12:30-3:30pm, $55/child & $50/sibling.

Earthplace, Westport: Enjoy a day off with fun & educational themed activities. Extended day options available! Ages 3-grade 5, 9am-1pm or 9am-3pm, Members $63-$95 & Non Members $70-$105.

SplatterBox, Westport: During Camp your kiddo will focus on age-appropriate projects working with watercolors, acrylics, collaging, pottery painting, fun games, circle time, science experiments, creative snacks & more! Ages 4+, 10am-1pm, $60.

Special Events

Fall Breakout Day: Election on the Farm, Stamford Museum & Nature Center: Join us for our annual Election on the Farm to cast your vote for your favorite farm animal! Will our guinea hogs take the vote or be edged out by Coco the llama or our Ana the pony? Your vote counts as the ballot box is open until 3 pm! Have a chance to meet and shake ‘hooves’ with some of the candidates, try themed self-guided crafts, scavenger hunts and more! Help us break apart some leftover pumpkins for the compost by tossing them off the observatory roof! We’ll also get a chance to “Vote Local” with a local ice cream tasting from 2:30-3pm. All ages, 11am-3pm.

Awesome Autumn Day, New Canaan Nature Center: Vote for Nature on Election Day! Come on over to NCNC to enjoy a beautiful autumn day with your kids and the NCNC naturalists. Frolic in the leaves and take part in field games, such as pumpkin ring toss, corn hole, and parachute games. Naturalists will also be leading autumn-themed relay races across the Green! At 1:30pm and 2:30pm you can get up close & personal with several of our awesome animal ambassadors. All ages, 1pm-3pm.

Reptiles & Amphibians, New Canaan Library: Explore the wonderful world of reptiles and amphibians! Meet various examples from these two similar, yet different groups of animals. Learn about their natural history and the importance of their conservation. You will also have a chance to pet a gator, stare into the eyes of a huge toad, and touch a giant python! All ages, 2pm-3pm.

Check out our Calendar here for any last minute special event additions!

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Drop-In Scheduled Activities

Select "drop-in" (& any other search criteria you may have) on our homepage to browse a variety of regularly scheduled drop-in activities!

*As some schedules change on school vacation days, be sure to check individual program schedules before visiting!*

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