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Homeschooling In The City: May 2022

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and there's tons to do in the city. Here are 32 events we think you'll love.


Homeschooling in the City of Boston, MA ideas for May 2022


City Nature Challenge @ Moakley Park

May 1st

Free


Learn about and explore nature with the iNaturalist app. The BioBus will be across the street from the Carson Beach Bath House. Family-friendly.




 

Family Service Day @ MSPCA

May 1st

$20 (per session)


Adult-child pairs get hands-on experience volunteering at an animal shelter. Tasks include cleaning cages, doing laundry and other animal care chores. For ages 6-10.




 

Books with Cats

Free (at the library)


Boston Public Library Picture Book List for Cat Lovers




 

Brookline Reservoir Family Fishing Festival

May 1st

$7 (per family)


Family-friendly learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment or borrow what's onsite.




 


Sundays @ Harvard Arts Museum

May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Free


Gain a deeper understanding of art history by observing original works of art.




 


$1 Sunday Afternoons @ Boston Children's Museum

May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

$1 (per person)


$1 admission is back at the museum. Children under 12 months are always free. Online registration required.




 


Photo Lab for Kids: Fun Family Portraits @ Apple

May 1st

Free


Learn how to set up and take family portraits using iPad. Bring your own device or use one that's provided.




 

Video Lab for Kids: Adventures in Moviemaking @ Apple

May 1st

Free


Kids will learn how to create short videos from start to finish using the Clips app on iPad. They’ll learn how to plan, experiment with transitions, and make their movie shine with Memoji, stickers, posters, and more. Devices will be provided. For ages 8 to 12.




 


Curtis Hall PlayGroup

May 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 30th

Free


Families free play where they practice tactile, fine + gross motor skills. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday until June. For ages 6 to 36 months.





 

Ukulele Workshop with Matty Powell of Little Groove

May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Free


This 6-week series will be outside in the courtyard. Ukuleles will be provided. Registration is limited. For ages 7 to 12.




 


Little Bookworms @ MSPCA

May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

$5 (per child)


Have animal-themed fun reading stories, singing songs, and even meeting an adoptable pet. Every Tuesday in the Education Room. For ages 1 to pre-k.





 

Books with Dogs

Free (at the library)


Boston Public Library Picture Book List for Dog Lovers



 

Outdoor Story Time with Miss Hope

May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Free


Miss Hope is back every Tuesday in the Children's Courtyard (weather permitting). For ages 2-5.





 

Art Lab for Kids: Make Your Own Emoji @ Apple

May 3rd

Free


Kids will learn fun ways to create their own emoji. They’ll get hands-on using the Procreate app on iPad with Apple Pencil to draw an emoji to take home. Devices will be provided.




 

Star Wars Jedi Training Academy in the Courtyard

May 4th

Free


Test your skills with games and activities at our Jedi Training Academy. Costumes are encouraged and families are welcome! For ages 6+.




 

Crafty Wednesdays @ Hyde Park Branch

May 4th, 11th, 18th 25th

Free

Visit the children’s room for a weekly make-and-take seasonal craft.




 

Early Explorers (Ages 3-5) @ Boston Nature Center

May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

$60 (child members), $80 (child nonmembers), adults (free) for 6 classes


Join a BNC Teacher Naturalist every Thursday to explore, learn and play. For ages 3 to 5 (with an adult). Call 617-983-8500 to register.





 

Free 1st Thursdays @ Isabella Gardner Museum

May 5th

Free


Explore art, architecture, + seasonal horticulture in the Palace. Visit the studio between 5-9pm for hands-on art-making activities.




 

ICA Free Thursday Night

May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Free


Explore contemporary art, artists and the creative process. Tickets are available at 10am the day of.





 


Design Lab: Draw Your Astronaut Inspired by Snoopy in Space @ Apple

May 5th

Free


Learn how to create your own astronaut in the iconic Peanuts style using the Procreate app on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Devices will be provided.





 

Art Explorers @ Roslindale Branch

May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Free


Join Miss Celeste as she reads about famous (and not so famous) artists and illustrators. Then make your own art inspired by the books we read! Best for ages 6+.




 


Family Movie Night: Coco @ Lower Mills

May 5th

Free


Watch a free screening of the movie Coco.




 

First Friday Nights Free @ Discovery Museum

May 6th

Free


Explore the Museum and Discovery Woods with free admission on the first Friday night of each month throughout the school year.





 

Late Nights @ The Museum Of Science

May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Free (for 4 people with museum pass)!


This is the only Boston museum (that we know of) regularly open until 9pm. Have a blast exploring hands-on science exhibits. For all ages. Call to reserve tickets (617) 723-2500.




 


Courtyard Crafternoons

May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Free


Drop-in for a new craft every week. For ages 6+.




 

Wake Up The Earth

May 7th

Free


This festival began as, and still is, a celebration of what can be accomplished when people of all traditions, cultures, ages, and beliefs come together.




 


Spring Birding @ New Brook Farm

May 7th

Free


Join a Mass Audubon Teacher Naturalist for a ~3 mile spring bird walk. For ages 10+.





 

Feed Your Feathered Friends Workshop @ Lowe's Dedham

May 7th

Free


Get ready to build a Bird Feeder Kit!




 


Books with Birds

Free (at the library)


Boston Public Library Books For Bird Lovers



 

Slime Time with Miss Sherry @ Honan-Allston Branch

May 7th

Free


Join Miss Sherry and Miss Hope in the courtyard for an hour of making slime -- traditional slime, puffy slime, and/or clear slime! For ages 6+.




 


Davey the Clown Show @ Roslindale Branch

May 7th

Free


Enjoy juggling, unicycling, and general crowd pleasing antics at the Library! Best for ages 0-5.




 


Lilac Sunday @ Arnold Arboretum

May 8th

Free


Experience the springtime bloom of nearly 400 lilacs. There will be tours, hands-on children’s programming, and more. Family-friendly.





 

Books Celebrating Moms

Free (at the library)


Boston Public Library Book List For Mother's Day




 


Register for Summer Track and Field (Jamaica Plain)

May (closes on the 27th)

Free


Registration opens for YES track and field. For ages 6-13.





 

Family FunFest

May 14th + 15th

Free


Visit the Newton City Hall grounds for carnival rides, arts & crafts workshops, live music, and more! For all ages.




 

Kite + Bike Festival

May 14th

Free


Enjoy kite flying, bike riding and music.





 

For a complete list of events and ideas, visit our calendar here. Please confirm event details as some are weather-dependent and may change at any time. Need to schedule a one-on-one? Use code: HEART2HEART.


Until next time...


Love the Journey,



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