Activities for School-Aged Children

Obstacle Course Coming to Atwood and Pleasant Hill Lakes in 2021

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Whoa! Look at what is coming to Atwood and Pleasant Hill Lake Park beaches… it’s WhoaZone! Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD)

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Dates for annual Earth Day race announced

(Wilmont, Ohio) –  The Wilderness Center’s (TWC) annual Earth Day race has a new name, new look, and new energy as it resumes following last

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How an Egg Can Get Your Child Talking About Diversity

If you’re unsure how to open the conversation about diversity and anti-racism with your child, the best way is through an egg.

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Together We Rise – Youth in Transition

When foster families show a commitment to their foster children, it can greatly impact children’s well-being and health – and especially their futures. One teenage

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“Vroom” The App Designed to Build Your Child Brain !

A real breakthrough in supporting parents and caregivers with young children. The app that provides parents and families with children under five daily ‘Vrooms’ —

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Did You Know? Kindness Benefits Others AND YOU!

Have you heard? It’s cool to be kind. Find a way to include your kids in putting a little kindness into action every day!

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An opportunity to support nature and the outdoors

(Dover, Ohio) – The Norma Johnson Center (NJC), located three miles outside of Dover on SR 39, is an active conservation and preservation center opened

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Citizens for racial justice announce unique story walk opportunity in Dover

(Dover, Ohio) –  local nonpartisan group Citizens for Racial Justice and Reform is encouraging the community to take a walk around the pond at Dover

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Dust Off the Dining Room Table!

Looking for a way to foster positive growth and development in a safe, healthy way? Pull up a chair and sit down to dinner with

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Together We Rise – The Joy of Reunification

One SCJFS foster family, originally planning to adopt, discovers the importance of supporting a mother’s journey to reunify with her daughter and the joy of

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Could you help your kids with school work if you didn’t have Google?

(U.S.) – According to a recent survey, the majority of parents say they would not be able to help their kids with school work without

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Virtual education programs available through the PAC

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) –  Performing Arts Center will host two virtual programs for students over the next two months. 

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Healthy Tip Tuesday- One Minute Mindfulness Exercise

We often have the desire to incorporate mindfulness into our daily routine, but sometimes it feels too overwhelming. Today we have some one-minute mindfulness exercises

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Your child will love this borax crystal hearts activity!

If you’re looking for a way to help your child fall in love with science, try this experiment and make borax crystal hearts.

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Local program continues to cultivate the passion for kids helping kids

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The TUFF (Tuscarawas United-Feeding our Future) Bags program continues to serve local school children by partnering at-risk youth from the juvenile

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4 lessons I’m teaching to raise a bully-proof child

(Ohio) – Bullying…it’s something we’ve all either dealt with on one side or the other or witnessed. It’s been around for what seems like the

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Enjoy The Birds & the Bees With Your Valentine!

(Wilmont, Ohio) – The Wilderness Center is inviting the public to an upcoming program they can enjoy with their sweetheart while learning something new!

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Is your teen looking for something to do, but you’re worried about her safety?

(Dover, Ohio) – The Dover Public Library is launching a new program that may be the answer!

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Give your child resources that teach him about kindness with this new local program

(Dover, Ohio) – We could all use some kindness and compassion these days.

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Your child will love this Igloo STEM Activity!

If you’re looking for an engaging project for your child to experiment with on snow days, this Igloo STEM activity is educational and fun.

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32 Totally FREE Educational Resources for Kids Stuck at Home

From printable worksheets to virtual museum tours, here are 32 of the free resources that we’ve discovered to keep little ones busy.

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Looking for activities to do with your kids? Checkout the COAD4Kids Pinterest Board

A visual and creative board to help you find ideas for kids activities, DIYs, style inspiration, and more.

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The Wilderness Center Offers Program Packages for the Holidays

(Wilmot, Ohio) – This holiday season, The Wilderness Center encourages everyone to give experience, give knowledge, and give the gift of nature!

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North Canton announces inclusive playground project

(North Canton, Ohio) – Plans have been outlined for the city to break ground in the Spring on a new inclusive playground.

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Create Holiday Magic with this DIY Snow Globe!

Anyone with a snow globe knows the charm they hold, so why not make one at home? Follow this DIY and create holiday magic with

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Ice Rink Opens in Downtown Canton

(Canton, Ohio) – Another way for families and individuals to enjoy fun in the winter months is available in downtown Canton with the opening of Hall

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Talking through play: 3 ways puppets can help your child open up

Children come into the world ready to communicate. A baby cries and coos to express their feelings and respond to sounds. The ability to communicate

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Santa’s Mailbox returns to Ashland

(Ashland, Ohio) – You better watch out, you better not pout!

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Stark Community Foundation Awards Grant to The Wilderness Center to Expand Virtual STEM-Based Environmental Education

(Wilmot, Ohio) – The Wilderness Center announced that it has been awarded a $13,125 grant by the Stark Community Foundation. In response to the COVID-19

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Dennison Depot Cancels 2020 Polar Express Rides

(Dennison, Ohio) – The popular Polar Expression train rides will not take place this year as a result of ongoing safety concerns related to COVID-19.

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This pandemic isn’t dampening the holiday spirit in North Canton

(North Canton, Ohio) – Despite the threat posed by COVID-19, the community’s 101st-holiday kickoff will light up the city.

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5 ways to help calm an anxious child

Ever been at a loss to help your child when he or she is anxious?

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Holiday Fun in Tuscarawas County- planned safely for your enjoyment throughout the season

Check out the calendar of events for all the local holiday fun this season!

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HOF to host modified ‘Free Kids Friday’

(Canton, Ohio) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame is calling an audible on its annual “FREE Kids Friday” event. 

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Shop local this holiday season with this massive list of Tuscarawas County businesses!

Locally owned, personal service, support the folks that support the local quality of life in Tuscarawas County!

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This comic breaks down the coronavirus so kids can better understand

NPR is sharing information regarding a comic that helps children better understand the coronavirus.

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Creating Christmas magic with the Polar Express!

The holiday season is here and protocols have been put in place to ensure the magic of the holidays continues!

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Five local artists creating installations for “Illumination” in downtown CantonCanton, Ohio –

(Canton, Ohio) – ArtsinStark and Visit Canton selected five artists following the public art call to create light art installations for an exhibition in downtown

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The Wilderness Center to Offer Virtual Dark Sky Conservation Conference

Artificial light at night has revolutionized the way we live and work outdoors, but it has come at a steep price.

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Dover Public Library to Host Water Tower for Kids Program

(Dover, Ohio) – The Dover Public Library will host a virtual program called Water Towers for Kids on Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 AM.

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Real People. Real Fun. Travel Tusc – Making memories while learning!

Check out this list of rich and unique activities in Tuscarawas County that are both entertaining and full of learning opportunities!

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Virtual Programs being offered locally for Teens

(Dover, Ohio) – Every Tuesday at 4:00 PM, local teens in grades six through twelve are welcome to join the Dover Public Library for online

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Local library to celebrate holidays around the world

(Dover, Ohio) – Children of all ages will be able to take a trip around the world by going to Dover Public Library’s Children’s Department

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Canton Bluecoats team up with Canton City Schools

(Stark County, Ohio) – A local school district is teaming up with a world-class educational opportunity.

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Cartoonist draws guides to help children talk about mental illness

(U.S.) – The Center for Cartoon Studies is known for creating comics that present complicated information in clear, easy to understand ways.

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Trick-or-treat dates & times

(Ohio) – Communities across the state are making independent moves when it comes to trick-or-treating this year.

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12 area pumpkin patches and fall festivals totally worth your time!

(Ohio) – Ohio is full of fun and family-friendly ways to enjoy the fall season!

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Getting kids – and their caregivers – to practice STEM at home

(U.S.) – Researchers take a closer look at how activities that engage the whole family can help young distance learners build STEM skills.

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Fall Bicycle and German Food Fundraiser Planned for Zoar

(Zoar, Ohio) – The Zoar Community Association will be hosting a Bicycle Fun Ride to benefit Historic Zoar Village on October 10 starting at 11

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Tuscarawas County Mayors Planning for Same Trick-or-Treat Night

If children and parents plan on venturing out for Halloween this year, trick-or-treating will likely be held simultaneously across the county.

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