Seeking fun activities for the kids this weekend? Weve got ideas. Tweens and teens can get a hands-on culinary experience in a youth cooking class. Tiny tots can enjoy a scavenger hunt on a nature trail or a stroller tour of an art museum. And the whole family can enjoy a live stage performance or get active at an indoor park. Find all the details here.
Adults with babies 18 months and younger are invited to a before-hours museum tour that welcomes infants, toddlers and the cute but noisy chaos that comes with them. Grown-ups and little ones alike will enjoy seeing familiar animated characters like Scrat and Manny during the one-hour tour of the museums exhibition, Ice Age to the Digital Age: The 3-D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios. Coffee and breakfast snacks will be provided.
When: 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9
Info: Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St., Katonah; 914-232-9555; katonahmuseum.org; $5, free for members
Saturday: Youth cooking class in Yorktown Heights
To paraphrase the proverb: give your kids a sandwich and theyll eat for a day; teach them to make a sandwich and theyll eat for a lifetime or at least for a lunchtime. Kids ages 10 to 14 can visit an organic working crop farm and environmental education center for a hands-on cooking class in which Mary Opfer will teach them to make an easy and scrumptious grilled cheese sandwich with farm-fresh ingredients. Call to reserve a spot in the 90-minute program.
When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Info: Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights; 914-962-2368; www.hilltophanoverfarm.org; $15
Saturday: Live performance of "Grace the Pirate" in Rhinebeck
Audience participation lets kids get in on the act as Grace OMalley, the Irish pirate, entertains with family-friendly sea shanties, Irish jigs, folk tales and high-seas hijinks. In this production by Kits Interactive Theatre, award-winning actress, writer and choreographer Kitty Jones will perform a one-woman show featuring handmade costumes and props.
When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Info: Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck; 845-876-3080; www.centerforperformingarts.org; $9 for adults and seniors, $7 for children
Saturday: Indoor family fun day in Kingston
Indoor playground equipment, bounce houses, face painting and crafts will keep kids of all ages busy, rain or shine, at Family Fun Day at MAC Park. There will be a designated toddler area for the younger set. Bring a gently used book or two to swap at the childrens book exchange -- leave a book, take a book, and any books left at the end of the three-hour event will be donated to local schools.
When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Sunday: Turkey scavenger hunt in Scarsdale
Get your toddler into the Thanksgiving spirit with an outdoor scavenger hunt in search of turkey tokens along one of Greenburgh Nature Centers kid-friendly nature trails. After working up an appetite along the trail, the youngsters can gobble some snacks and make their own nature craft to take home. Pre-registration is recommended.
When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11
Info: Greenburgh Nature Center, Info: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale; 914-723-3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org; $8; $5 for members