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Fourth of July Fireworks & Events in Savannah, Tybee Is., Richmond Hill, Hilton Head Is

June 22nd, 2017

Fireworks in Savannah, Hilton Head Is., Tybee Is. Richmond Hill 2016Fourth of July 2017 is almost here.

Are you ready? Click here to find out where & when to watch Independence Day Fireworks this year in Savannah, Tybee Is., Richmond Hill & Hilton Head Is.

We also have lots of family programs to enjoy throughout the day including special museum events & bike parades on Monday July 4th here. 

Pop Goes the Sandbox, Fourth of July celebration, Sandbox Children’s Museum

June 22nd, 2017

Hilton Head Children's activities eventsCelebrate Fourth of July with Pop Goes The Sandbox! at the Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

Tuesday, July 4th 2017
10AM-2PM (but open til 5PM)

Take part in a special holiday craft, 4th of July Fun Fact Handout and show-your-colors cookie decorating thru 2pm

General Admission is $6 per person, FREE for Members. Military and senior discounts are available.

Details here.

Stay connected by liking The Sandbox on Facebook here.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, www.thesandbox.org18A Pope Ave. (located behind St. Andrew’s By the Sea Methodist Church), Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Tel: 843-842-7645 The Sandbox is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah preschools/pre-K: Open Enrollment @ The Children’s School @ St. John’s Church

June 21st, 2017

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The Children’s School @ St. John’s Church in Savannah is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year for children ages 12 months through 5 years.

The Children’s School is a non-profit organization dedicated to the social,
spiritual and intellectual needs of young children.

  • 2, 3, and 5-day week programs, 9AM – 1PM
  • Nurturing professional teaching staff
  • Bright, spacious classrooms with latest learning aids and equipment
  • Individualized lessons to reach the needs of each student
  • Weekly chapel, music, art, and science programs provided for all ages
  • Summer Programs Offered

School’s Philosophy

The school is committed to providing a Christian environment for young children. The Children’s School teachers  believe that each child should develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in order to be a well-rounded individual. The primary goal of the school is to develop children who are confident, motivated, creative, and eager to learn.

School’s Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to develop a foundation for future learning. The program recognizes the individual growth and development of each child and provides stimulating and challenging activities that enhance gross and fine motor skills. The Children’s School strives to create an atmosphere of excitement for learning in a carefully structured, yet relaxed and safe environment. Chapel, music, art, science and physical education are a part of the program each week. Social skills are emphasized throughout the program.

For more information, please call the school at 912.232.1225 or visit
www.stjohnspreschool.org. On Facebook here.

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The Children’s School, 27 W Charlton St. Savannah, 31401
(912) 232-1225, email childrensschool@stjohnssav.org, www.stjohnspreschool.org, On Facebook here The Children’s School at St. John’s Church is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Maven Makers “Soldering My Summer”

June 20th, 2017

Maven Makers craftsmen camps makerspace Savannah

I’m a Maker Summer Camp – Soldering My Summer! (7-10 year olds)

This summer camp is about all things soldering for 7-10 year olds. Soldering is a fun and simple skill to bring all your projects to life! Each day will feature new soldering projects with everything from intruder alarms to light up badges. No prior experience is required as this class is taught at a beginner level.

July 5-7, 9AM-1PM. For ages 7-10.

Maven Makers is offering SouthernMamas.com readers a 10 percent discount. Use the promo code firstclass10 when registering to get the discount.

Learn more here. 

Maven Makers offers a variety of summer camps & youth workshops. Learn more here.

The Maven Makers shop, 415 West Boundary St. Savannah, 31401, email events@mavenmakers.com Maven Makers is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Travel deal: 2018 Disney packages are here

June 20th, 2017

Disney travel deals packages Savannah

Are you dreaming of a Walt Disney World vacation next year? 2018 packages are now available, and the Disney travel gurus at Two Sisters Travel have all the details.

Get a no-obligation quote now or if you’re unsure about when to travel, they can even review crowd calendars helping you choose the best time of year for your visit!

Booking early with Two Sisters Travel ensures the very best availability and you never have to worry about getting the best deal! They closely watch promotions and discounts, and if something becomes available that will lower your price, they automatically adjust your package, no worries!

And booking early also gives more time to pay-off your vacation, AND brag to your friends that your family is going to Disney.

Start planning your 2018 Disney vacation now! Get a quote online or call 843-284-3241! And remember, it’s the same price to book with Two Sisters Travel as it is to book direct with Disney…. all of their concierge travel planning services including dining reservations, FastPass selections, and more are all 100% FREE!!!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/twosisterstravel

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Sailing Camps for ages 5 & older

June 20th, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps Sailing Lake Mayer

Let your kids experience a different type of camp during Summer 2017 in Savannah.

The Savannah Sailing Center offers these two fun and challenging 2017 summer sailing camps @ Lake Mayer in Savannah.

Summer “Guppy” Camp for ages 5-7
This is a program for children 5-7 years of age. This program will introduce the sport of sailing to water loving children. Our curriculum will focus on safety around the water and will introduce the sport of sailing with age appropriate activities. Children must know how to swim and will wear lifejackets at all times while on the water.
Morning Session 8:30-11:30AM @ Lake Mayer
Details & download a registration form here.

Summer “Catch the Wind” Full-Day Camp for ages 8 & older
“Catch the Wind” summer camp program is designed for kids ages 8 and older of all abilities and skill levels. The classes are structured to allow for maximum sailing time and personal attention. Beginners participate in a small 8ft Optimist or 15ft Sunfish sailboat, depending on their size. Those with more experience can sail in a 2-person 420 sailboat, also used for high school and college sailing. The summer camp instructors follow the US Sailing curriculum and skills learned are documented with the US Sailing certification record book.
“Catch the Wind” is offered as a full day camp 8:30AM-4:30PM.

Details & download a registration form here.

For more info, call 912.352.9996 or email savsailing@yahoo.com.

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Searching for Savannah-Lowcountry Summer Camps 2017? Visit our camps guide here.

Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday @ Starlight Pottery, Savannah

June 18th, 2017

Harry Potter Savannah Starlight Pottery July 2017

Celebrate Harry’s Potter’s birthday July 31 2017 @ Starlight Pottery in Savannah.

Children are invited to Harry Pottery – a magical evening of floating candles, butter beer, painting pottery. Package includes painting a ceramic castle or tower with dragon (11-inches high), buttery beer, light refreshments and a wand paint brush.

Cost: $65.

Where:  Starlight Pottery, 7070 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA  31406

When: Monday, 6PM July 31

Reservations: Deadline to reserve your child’s spot is no later than July 22. Call (912) 303-9599.

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Savannah kids can become a Junior Ranger this summer

June 18th, 2017

Junior Ranger programs near Savannah

This summer, take advantage of the fact that we live within a day’s drive of multiple national parks & monuments & have your kids become a junior ranger at one or many of these sites.
When you take kids to tour national parks, you never know how much they are getting out of the visit. Especially for those of us moms who aren’t exactly history experts.

Which is why you need to pick up the Junior Ranger booklets at the visitor centers of national parks you visit. The Junior Ranger program kids engage more during the visits.

Junior Ranger booklets have activities about the national parks for ages 5-12. Junior ranger books are free to any visitor and usually are available at the visitors’ centers. Often, similar programs with more advanced activities are also available for older kids. Just ask at the site’s visitor center.

While doing the activities, children enjoy earning a badge and a certificate.

Nearby national parks/monuments that have Junior Ranger programs include:
*Fort Pulaski National Monument, on U.S. 80 en route to Tybee Island. Info on the Fort Pulaski Junior Program here.   Fort Pulaski and Cockspur Island are still closed to the public after a tornado in May. Continue to stay tuned for future developments.
*Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie national monuments, Charleston, S.C. Info on these forts Junior Ranger program here.
*Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ga. More info here.
*Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island. Info on the Fort Frederica National Monument Junior Ranger Program here. 
*Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Info on Ocmulgee’s National Monument Junior Ranger Program here.
Congaree National Park near Columbia. Info on Junior Ranger Program here. 

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Free pass to the outdoors

Free national park pass. If you’re traveling with a fourth grader, be sure to obtain your free national park pass before your trip through The Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives every U.S. 4th grader and his or her family free access to 2000+ federally managed parks, lands and waters. This program begins Sept. 1 of your fourth grade year and runs until Aug. 31 of that year. Learn more here. 

Giveaway: Free month of Kindermusik Savannah in July

June 18th, 2017

Savannah things to do with kids Kindermusik Win one FREE month of Kindermusik Savannah classes and home materials for your child (ages 0-7) in July.

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com to enter. Deadline to enter is June 30.

June 2017 musical playdate

There are just a few spaces left for Kindermusik’s final June playdate: “Sand and Seashells: Oceans of Music!”, this Saturday June 24, at 10AM.

Each child will receive an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon for our studio classes.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life. 912.988.KEYS.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Saturday Spanish classes: Kids’ Summer Spanish Mini Session starts June 24

June 18th, 2017

Spanish classes lessons kids Savannah immersion

Kids Spanish Exchange in Savannah will offer a summer Spanish immersion mini session of five Saturday classes beginning June 24. Classes will be 2PM Saturdays.

Savannah classes are @ Kids Spanish Exchange, 2305 Habersham St., Savannah 31401 (@ Ms. Amy’s School of Music).

Cost: 5 classes for $85 (materials included)

Learn more here.  Questions? Email KidsSpanishExchange@gmail.com

Visit Kids Spanish Exchange Facebook page HERE for FREE Spanish learning resources for kids.

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Master Dance Intensive @ The STUDIO

June 17th, 2017

master ballet summer camp savavvah studio

This summer your young dancer can have an immersive experience, designed to enhance their passion, inspiration, commitment, knowledge and, of course, technical training.

Take advantage opportunity to study under Miami City Ballet’s Principal Dancer Renato Penteado right here in Savannah.

All local dancers are invited to participate The STUDIO, Savannah. 10 spots left.  Register & learn more here. 

JULY 24-28
Advanced 10AM-4PM |$425
Intermediate 10AM-3PM |$385

Classical Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Contemporary, Jazz, Aerial, Acro, Stretch, Conditioning, Aerial Silks, Pilates, Yoga, Stretch.

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2017 Summer Dance Camp for ages 3-10 @ The STUDIO, Savannah

See the variety of summer camp programs offered @ www.thestudiosav.net/dance-camp.html

Dance Camp for ages 3-10 offers ballet, acros, jazz, contemporary, acting, choreography, games, arts & crafts
July 18-July 21 Mon.-Fri.
Daily themes include: Princess Party, Summer Splash, Disney Movies, On Broadway, Color War
FULL DAY (9AM-3PM)
Daily Rate $55
Weekly Rate $250
HALF DAY (9-12 or 12-3)
Daily Rate $30
Weekly Rate $130
AFTERCARE: $10/hour

Registration info here. 

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Stay connected by liking The STUDIO on Facebook here & following The STUDIO on Instagram here.

The STUDIO, www.thestudiosav.net 954.682.5694 email Elyse.TheSTUDIO@Yahoo.com, 2805B Roger Lacey Ave., Savannah, GA, 31404 The Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Daily Programs during Summer 2017 @ Savannah Children’s Museum

June 15th, 2017

Savannah Children's Museum Summer Daily programs 2017

Summer 2017 is a fun time to check out Savannah Children’s Museum. The magical outdoor place is at the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah.

SCM’s Summer Hours: Monday-Saturday 9AM-2PM. Closed Sundays. Various kids programs offered each day by the museum’s expert educators include:

 

Monday

10 am Teddy Bear Picnic

11 am Water Wonders

12 pm STEAM Studio

1 pm Water Wonders

Tuesday

10 am Awesome Art

11 am Water Wonders

12 pm Healthy Me

1 pm Water Wonders

Wednesday

10 am Teddy Bear Picnic

11 am Water Wonders

12 pm Young Explorers

1 pm Water Wonders

Thursday

10 am Awesome Art

11 am Water Wonders

12 pm STEAM Studio

1 pm Water Wonders

Friday

10 am Teddy Bear Picnic

11 am Water Wonders

12 pm Healthy Me

1 pm Water Wonders

Saturday

10 am Awesome Art

11 am Water Wonders

12 pm Young Explorers

1 pm Water Wonders

Find admission cost info here. 

The museum is outdoors & may close due to weather conditions. Call ahead for accurate closing information at 912-651-4292.


Savannah Children’s Museum,
655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

LEGO® World of Creativity tour in Savannah, July 7-9 2017

June 14th, 2017

Lego World of Creativity Savannah July 2017 LEGO Systems, Inc. kicks off the LEGO® World of Creativity tour in Savannah July 7-9 @ Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Is., Savannah.

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Tickets giveaway

SouthernMamas.com is giving away two family four-packs of tickets to two readers for the Fri. July 7 event. To enter to win, visit the SouthernMamas.com Facebook page here, then share your favorite summer tradition by commenting on the FB page or under the giveaway post. Deadline to enter is Thurs. June 29. We’ll pick two winners and email you the tickets for you to print out.

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This new, hands-on LEGO building experience will tour the United States offering creative adventures for families across the country. Tickets on sale now at worldofcreativity.lego.com.

LEGO World of Creativity is designed for the whole family to explore the world through imagination and creativity. Families will be captivated by the variety of build and play experiences available in hands-on building zones, such as The Big City, where they can build custom LEGO vehicles and test them down race ramps, The Ocean, where they are invited to build sand castles on a LEGO brick beach, and Outer Space, where customized LEGO creations are put to the gravity test. Other building activities, games and challenges will round out each stop.

Seven sessions – each three hours in length – will be at each tour stop over three days. The event requires a timed-entry ticket and visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure entry during their desired date and time.

Session times for each tour stop include:
Friday: 5-8PM
Saturday Morning session 9AM-12PM
Afternoon session 1-4PM
Evening session 5-8PM
Sunday Morning session 9AM-12PM
Afternoon session 1-4PM
Evening session 5-8PM

Information regarding show schedule, venue, directions, event information, and tickets at worldofcreativity.lego.com.
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Find more things to do with kids in Savannah & the Lowcountry here.

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Full-Day Art Camp for ages 6-12

June 14th, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps 2017 ages 6Throughout the summer, City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs offers a full-day art camp for students for ages 6-12 that’s so popular, the weeks fill up quickly.

But there are still spaces are available in the following week: Week 4: June 26 – June 30 (ages 6-8)

Ages: 6-12 year old (currently enrolled in Kindergarten)
Times: Monday-Thursday, 9:30AM-4:30PM; Friday, 9:30AM-3PM
Fee: per child per session $165/$145 city resident
Where: Department of Cultural Affairs, 9 West Henry Street

Learn more & download a registration form here. 

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Drop-in Spanish immersion classes for kids during Summer 2017, Savannah

June 14th, 2017

Spanish Drop-in Classes Savannah for kids

Kids Spanish Exchange will offer a Spanish immersion drop-in class for kids @ 3:30PM Mondays during Summer 2017 (which require no advance registration).

For ages 18 months & older.

Savannah classes are @ Kids Spanish Exchange, 2305 Habersham St., Savannah 31401 (@ Ms. Amy’s School of Music).

Visit Kids Spanish Exchange Facebook page HERE for FREE Spanish learning resources for kids.

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Coastal Heritage Society’s new Mobile Museum now available to Savannah schools, organizations

June 14th, 2017

Coastal Heritage Society Museum Mobile Museum Savannah schools

Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah launches the Mobile Museum, an innovative concept to take museum stories and interactive experiences into schools and community centers using educational programs delivered at Coastal Heritage Society museums.

Programs will include STEAM-based projects, environmental education, social studies curriculum and health and wellness education.

The new Mobile Museum is designed to bring Coastal Heritage Society educational activities out into the greater-Savannah communities and beyond, especially to groups that are unable to visit the museums due to capacity or budget constraints. The new programs have been piloted through school partnerships with Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts and Virginia L. Heard Elementary Academy.

The new STEAM-based Mobile Museum workshops include “Busy Bees,” which teaches the life cycle and anatomy of pollinators through games and activities, “Mad Scientist,” which shares science lessons through wacky, hands-on experiments and “Rocketry,” which demonstrates flight through the construction of wings and angles.

The social studies-based Mobile Museum classes will include “Civil War Student Militia,” an interactive demonstration teaching about Savannah’s Civil War history, and “Revolutionary War Student Militia,” a hands-on lesson illustrating the life of 18th century soldiers.

“Charlie Cart” and “Indigo Dyeing” educate on a variety of different subjects throughout each learning experience. “Charlie Cart” uses a compact mobile kitchen to highlight classroom concepts, cooking skills and cultural themes. “Indigo Dyeing” teaches participants about the scientific process behind creating indigo dye and the plant’s unique history in the Southeast, while also exploring shapes and pattern making.

All of the educational programs can incorporate Georgia Performance Standards and are delivered by and coordinated through Coastal Heritage Society educators, primarily to engage grades K-8 in the region.

Book a Mobile Museum Field Trip

For more information about these programs or to book a Mobile Museum field trip today, please visit: chsgeorgia.org/mobile-museum or contact: Megan Cox at mcox@chsgeorgia.org.

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