Top Things to Do with Children in Summit, NJ this Winter

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Dec 7, 2017 5:20:07 PM

 Winter is coming and the temperature is dropping. In an effort to battle the cold weather blues, we've provided you with a list of our favorite things to do with children in the Summit, NJ area this winter. This list will be updated as we hear of more events throughout the season! Have an event you think should be included in our list? Email the details to communications@oakknoll.org for consideration.

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The 2017 Educational Forum Saturday, December 9, 2017

A day of fun and learning for families with students in grades 4-12 and open to all on the campus of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, New Jersey. Presentations for parents include sessions on technology in education, emotional intelligence, the relevance of learning history, gifted and talented advocacy, and much more. Interactive workshops for students include 3-D printing, public speaking, yoga/mindfulness, makerspace tinkering, creating a virtual world, and more. Free and open to the public. Food trucks for lunch! Sponsored by Oak Knoll School and Scholar Search Associates

Carriages & Carolers Saturdays, December 9, 16, 23, 2017

Who doesn't love a free ride through beautiful downtown Summit? Take a break from your holiday shopping and enjoy the window displays, lights, and decorations in Summit's downtown. There will also be music in town! Sponsored by Summit Downtown

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop – Sunday, December 10, 2017

An afternoon of fun and frosting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Summit YMCA. Cost: $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers. All supplies are included, but bring your creativity! This is not a drop-off event; parents or caregiver must remain with their child. Children must be ages 3+. Pre-registration is required 2 days before! Sponsored by the Summit Area YCMA

Kids Can Cook! Culinary Creations for the Holidays – Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Join us in the historic Wisner House kitchen to create delicious, edible holiday treats from 4-5:30 p.m. Practice basic kitchen skills and learn some new and useful ones. And as a bonus, you'll get to eat and enjoy your creations too! Recipes will be provided for the children to take home. Registration is required and space is limited.  For children ages 4-10. Sponsored by Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Frosty Fun! Holiday Camp at The Connection – December 27-29, 2017

Vacation week overload? Send your child for days of fun with friends! Recreational swim, sports, JR. Warrior, S.T.E.A.M. activities, improv activities and more. For children ages 4+ (members or nonmembers). Cost: $40 for four hours; $70 for all day; $80 for early drop off/extended pickup – 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by The Connection

Winter Discovery Day – Saturday, January 20, 2018

Has your child ever wanted to create their own cartoon? What about explore the outdoors using virtual reality headsets? Are they of a mind to whip up a batch of snowflake slime or read a winter fairy tale and create something based on the story? Discovery Day is about ... you guessed it, discovery! Through innovative, interactive, fun and inspiring activities, our teachers will make winter come alive for boys and girls in pre-K(4) through grade 6 on January 20, 2018, from 10-11:30 a.m. Activities are fun, engaging and age-appropriate! This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

 #GirlsinSportsDay – Sunday, January 21, 2018

Save the date! An afternoon of wellness and fitness at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child from 1-2:30 p.m. in Tisdall Hall Gymnasium. For girls in grades 4-8 and female parents/guardians in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Free and open to the public. Click here for more information. Sponsored by Oak Knoll School

Lego Build Downtown – Sunday, March 15, 2018

From 2 to 4 p.m., the largest Lego construction project ever built in Summit will be held at Washington School, 507 Morris Ave. The Architectural Heritage Workshop is intended as a fun way to teach children and their families about the heritage of buildings in Summit. Sponsored by Stephen W. Schwartz, of SWS Architects, and Summit Downtown, Inc.

Topics: coeducation, activities with kids