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Grab & Go Kids Planner

Don't fret because the weather isn't warm just yet. We've come up with some creative indoor activities the whole family can enjoy.

Whether you have little ones, teens or tweens at home, there’s something to keep everyone in the family busy this weekend. Take your pick: you can kick back for some sweet storytime, paint a masterpiece, take in a live dance performance or even go skating with Elmo!

Find fresh ideas in the kids planner each Wednesday and help us build it with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you! 

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  • Where/When:
    in Canton on Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Why Go:
    Besides the chance to hang out with everyone's favorite furry red monster, this event includes a mini skate lesson, a hot dog, snack and drink. If your kids are under 7 years old, this outing is for you.
    Pricing:
    $6 per child; parent's admission is free with child 

  • Where/When:
      in Plymouth on Friday from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
    Why Go:
     This class is a way to spend some quality time with your school-age children. This month's theme is painting, so bring your creativity with you. Please give the gallery at least two hours notice if you plan to attend.
    Pricing:
    $28 for one parent and child; discounted rate of $50 for two classes

  • Where/When:
    on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Why Go:
     You can reminisce about your favorite old 45s while your teen checks out more recent memorabilia. Proceeds from the show benefit 88.1 FM, a student-run radio station.
    Pricing:
    $3; $5 for early admission between 9-10 a.m. Admission is free for Plymouth, Canton and Salem High School students.

  • Where/When:
    The Candy Trail in Plymouth on Saturday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Why Go:
    Michigan authors will be on hand to read to the kids and do book signings. Just try to leave this story time without a sweet treat from the store.
    Pricing:
    Free 

  • Where/When:
    on Sunday at 3 p.m.
    Why Go:
    You can enjoy the sounds of Motown while watching the Northville High School Varsity Dance Company put on their annual performance.
    Pricing:
    $8; tickets can be purchased at the door

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