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Kids’ Cooking Playdates, Frozen Parties & Birthday Parties with Tummy Time Foods, Savannah & Pooler

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Kids Cooking Birthday Parties Savannah Pooler

Kids Can Cook!

Tummy Time Foods in Savannah provides hands-on cooking and nutrition events for kids of all ages! Their signature Kids Cooking Parties are the tastiest way to learn and play! In addition to these deliciously amazing events, Tummy Time Foods also provides Birthday Cooking Parties, At-Home Cooking Parties, Cooking Classes, Cooking Camps and Family Nutrition Coaching.

Looking for a creative idea for your child’s birthday? Looking for a creative activity for your kids during winter break? Book your Kids Cooking Party today at www.tummytimefoods.com.

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Frozen cooking holiday party for kids Savannah Tummy Time Foods

“Frozen” Holiday Treats Kids’ Cooking Party

Saturday, December 20
11am-12:30pm
Ampersand Savannah (36 MLK Blvd.)
Are your kids crazy about “Frozen”? Well, don’t miss Tummy Time Foods “Frozen” Holiday Treats Cooking Party, Saturday, December 20 at 11:00am-12:30pm at Ampersand in Downtown Savannah. Kids will make deliciously adorable cold-weather treats, crafts they can keep, enter to win a special prize and enjoy a sing-a-long with The Snow Queen herself. Kids ages 3 and up are only $20 and kids ages 2 and younger are free!! Advanced tickets are required and available here. Seating is limited, so book your child’s seat today

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Weekly Tiny Tots Play Dates in Pooler

Tuesdays at 10-11am beginning January 13, 2015.
Join Tummy Time Foods in Savannah for the most creative play date in town. Kids ages 5 and under will enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two seasonal food crafts—one to eat and one to keep! The cost is only $10 per child. Play Dates take place at the Tom Triplett Park Conference Room in Pooler.

Advanced tickets are required and may be purchased individually or in a 4-session bundle here.

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Frozen Playdate Savannah Children's Museum Tummy Time Foods

Tiny Tots Play Date in Savannah

Friday, January 16
10-11am
Savannah Children’s Museum
Calling all kids ages 5 and younger for the most creative culinary experience in town. Come experience Tummy Time Foods’ Tiny Tots Play Date at Savannah Children’s Museum on January 16th from 10am-11am. Kids will enjoy learning, singing and story time while making two delicious, seasonal food crafts– one to eat and one to keep.

This month’s theme is “Frozen.” Space is limited and tickets are $10 per child. Click here to register. Contact Adrienne Edge with questions at adrienne@tummytimefoods.com. Advanced tickets are required.

Tummy Time Foods, www.tummytimefoods.com, (912) 996-7120 email info@tummytimefoods.com On Facebook here.  Tummy Time Foods is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Holiday Kids’ Fun @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, December 15th, 2014

sandbox children's museum holiday events

December is a fine time to visit The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.

All of the events below are happening @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum this month.

DIY Holiday Crafts
Each Saturday in December
Included in admission

Parent’s Night Out
Monday, December 22nd
6:00 – 9:00 pm
$30 per child for non-members, $20 per child for members
Let us watch the kids while you sneak away for last-minute shopping, wrapping presents, or just enjoy some peace and quiet! Reservations required. Details here.  Call 843-842-7645 to sign up.

Twas Two Days Before Christmas
Tuesday, December 23st, 10:30 am – noon
Included in admission. Join in as Santa stops by and reads a classic holiday story, then decorate a frame to use for your favorite holiday picture! They’ll have cocoa and cookies on the porch, too!

Santa’s Last Stop
Wednesday, December 24th
11:30 am – 1 pm
Included in admission
Santa will be stopping by one final time before he heads to the North Pole – make sure you’re here to drop off your last-minute wish list and snap a picture with the holly jolly guy himself.

Special Holiday Parent’s Night Out
Monday, December 29th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
$30 per child for non-members, $20 per child for members. Are you ready to get away from the mountain of toys in your house? Need some quiet time to put your house back together? Bring the kids over for a night of crafts, friends, and fun! Reservations required. Details here.  Call 843-842-7645 to sign up

Kids' New Year's events Savannah Hilton Head Is.

Noon Year’s Eve
Wednesday, December 31st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
$10 for non-members, $8 for members
Are the kids excited to ring in 2015, but you know they won’t make it up until midnight? Come on over and celebrate with us! We’ll have a bounce house, snow machine, activities and games, lunch, and a balloon drop at noon. Details here.

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Holidays 2014: Savannah Children’s Museum Holiday Openings

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Savannah Children's Museum Holiday Openings 2014

When schools are on winter break, Savannah Children’s Museum will have special holiday hours,  weather permitting.

Come on out to learn and play with Savannah Children’s Museum. All programming subject to change.

(Regular school year hours are Wednesdays-Sundays)

Mon. Dec. 22 (Special Holiday Opening)
Open 10-4
11AM Family Fitness
1PM Super Science
2PM Awesome Art

Tues Dec. 23 (Special Holiday Opening)
Open 10AM-4PM
Noon: Creative Crafts
1PM: Hooray for History!
2PM: Family Fitness

Closed Dec. 24 & 25

Fri Dec. 26
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Hooray for History

Sat. Dec. 27
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Family Fitness
1 PM: Super Science
2 PM: Awesome Art

Sun. Dec. 28
Open 11 AM-4 PM
Noon: Creative Crafts
1 PM: Hooray for History
2 PM: Family Fitness

Mon. Dec. 29 (Special Holiday Opening)
Open 10AM-4PM
11AM: Family Fitness
1PM: Super Science
2PM Awesome Art

Tues. Dec. 30 (Special Holiday Opening)
Open 10AM-4PM
Noon: Creative Crafts
1PM: Hooray for History!
2PM: Family Fitness

Wed. Dec. 31
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Awesome Art

Closed Thurs. Jan. 1

Fri Jan. 2
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Story Time
1 PM: Hooray for History

Sat. Jan. 3
Open 10AM-4PM
11 AM: Family Fitness
1 PM: Super Science
2 PM: Awesome Art

Sun. Jan. 4
Open 11 AM-4 PM
Noon: Creative Crafts
1 PM: Hooray for History
2 PM: Family Fitness

Mon. Jan. 5 (Special Holiday Opening)
Open 10AM-4PM
11AM: Family Fitness
1PM: Super Science
2PM Awesome Art

Program descriptions

Hooray for History: programming has been specifically designed to introduce basic historical information to young children in an age appropriate and FUN way. Generally appropriate for ages 3-8.
Family Fitness: brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning.
Creative Crafts : a fun program designed to allow children to create something special to take home using their imaginations and creativity. This program is generally appropriate for ages 3-12.
Story Time: (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)
Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)

Stay connected with Savannah Children’s Museum by liking their Facebook page here.

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

Special Holiday Parents’ Nights Out & Night at the Museum, The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Sandbox Children's Museum SavannahHow about spending your next date night on Hilton Head Is.?

Thanks to The Sandbox Children’s Museum, you can.

Special Holiday Parents Night Out
6-9PM
Monday, Dec 22 and 29, 2014

Enjoy a Parents Night Out for last minute Christmas shopping on December 22 and for a Night at the Museum to get away from all the toys on December 29 while the kids let their imaginations run wild playing with the museum’s fun exhibits and activity areas!

Plus staff supervised arts and crafts, dinner (pizza,drink & dessert) & a fun take home craft for each child.

Geared for children age 3-9 years. Children must be potty-trained.

Reservations highly recommended 24 hours in advance; For this special Parents Night Out, a minimum of (5) sign ups needed
$30 per child
Siblings and Sandbox Members only $20 per child.
($1/minute per child late pick up fee.)

Call 843-842-7645 to sign up now.

Learn more here. 

The Sandbox Museum Hours
Tues-Sat: 10-5
Sunday: Closed (Open Sun, Dec  21 and 28, 2014, 1p-5p)
**SEASONAL/SPECIAL HOURS
Open Sunday, December 21 and 28 from 1p-5p in addition to regular hours those weeks.
Open Monday, December 22 and 29 from 10a-5p in addition to regular hours those weeks.

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Book Reading by Santa Claus, Dec. 23 2014

Santa Claus himself will read the classic and then visit with children at the Museum (10:30-12noon). Space is limited to the reading (at 10:30am) so sign up when you get here, first come first serve. Included in Museum Admission

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WEEKDAY KIDS EVENTS @ THE SANDBOX

The Sandbox Children’s Museum offers regular weekday programs for kids including:

Imagination Hour
Special story followed by a special craft, first come first serve. Included in Admission
Every Thursday at 10:30am

Discover Imagine Grow Program Topics
Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:30am
First come, first serve, Sign up at Front Desk
All themes and topics parallel the SC Core Curriculum Standards. Geared for Pre school children age 3-5 years.
Empowerment through Play
Through the guise of play and exploration, D.I.G will empower young children by encouraging and guiding development of the skills needed for their success in learning and in life: language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being. The Sandbox outreach programs will not only compliment the work being done by parents, caregivers, and educators but will include them in the learning process and provide ideas for them to continue to foster growth and curiosity.

Program Topics
December

Dec. 9 Science/Staying Healthy/Emotions
Dec. 16 Science/Experimenting with Fun!/Science Experiments

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NOON Year’s Eve Event

NOON Year’s Eve Celebration December 31, 2014, 10am-2pm
Want to celebrate the New Year without staying up till midnight?
Come to The Sandbox for a family fun event guaranteed to kick off your New Year on the right foot!

Featuring: Special games, activities including our bounce house (weather permitting) and a chance to play in the snow, fun arts & crafts, light lunch, and party favors!

Event Price: $10.00 for Adults and Children 1 and over. Up to 12 months FREE. (Members, Active Military and Seniors $8.00)
*Coupons not valid for this event*

For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, On Facebook here. 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Century of Sentries: Experience the lives of Fort Jackson soldiers, Savannah Dec. 26-31

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Old Fort Jackson Savannah Museums

At Old Fort Jackson in Savannah during the holidays, kids can pretend to be soldiers during the fort’s Century of Sentries program.

This exciting program Dec. 26-31 2014 focuses on the American Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War. Learn what life was like for soldiers stationed at OFJ during these three wars. Special children’s activities.

Where

Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

Fri. Dec. 26-Wed. 31 2014

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Historical Civil War demonstrations @ Old Fort Jackson, Dec. 20-21, Savannah

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Civil War Demonstrations at Old Fort Jackson Savannah Bring the kids to Old Fort Jackson in Savannah on Sat. Dec. 20th & 21st for a special demonstration and participation.

This December marks the 150th anniversary of the evacuation of Fort Jackson. Several days before December 20, 1864 General William Hardee arrived to take command of Savannah’s defenses. He refused General Sherman’s demand to surrender and ordered the evacuation of the city and all surrounding defenses. To commemorate this event Old Fort Jackson will offer engaging programs throughout the weekend of December 20th and 21st.

On Saturday, December 20th, join members of the 22nd Georgia Heavy Artillery as they prepare to follow General Hardee’s orders to render the fort useless to the Union Army and evacuate.

On Sunday, December 21st learn about the conditions of the fort and discover what happened during the Union Occupation. Get to know the 55th Massachusetts, an African American unit that that fought in a number of battles in the south and were the last Federal Troops ever to be stationed at the fort.

Throughout the weekend experience the life of the soldiers at Fort Jackson during the last days of the Civil War.

Activities both days begin at 10 am and will include musket demonstrations, cannon drill and firing, marching, and other activities that soldiers participated in while at Fort Jackson.

Where
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

Sat. Dec. 20-Sun. Dec. 21 2014

For hours & admission costs, click here.

Coastal Heritage Society manages Old Fort Jackson, a historic fort located on the Savannah River three miles east of downtown Savannah, www.chsgeorgia.org/, Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

“Savannah in the Civil War” Film @ Jepson Center, Savannah

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

“Savannah in the Civil War,” A Film by Michael Jordan, Dec. 11

6 p.m. December 11 @ Jepson Center, 207 W. York St., on Telfair Square Savannah
Local filmmaker/historian Michael Jordan’s 90-minute film highlights events and people who played a role in Savannah’s Civil War story. More than a dozen historians discuss forces that shaped Savannah’s war years, and thirty local actors portray important Savannahians of the time. Characters include Suzie King Taylor, the only African-American woman to keep a journal during the war, and Francis Bartow, who suggested gray as the Confederate military uniform color. Learn about the massive prisoner-of-war camp in that housed thousands of Union prisoners in Forsyth Park, the dramatic battle between ironcal warships in Ossabaw Sound and other key events.

After the screening, Jordan will participate in Q&A discussion. The movie is 90 minutes long and free for Telfair members or $12 for non-members.

Watch a short clip from the film online at www.civilwar-savannah.com.

Jepson Center, 207 W. York St. on Telfair Square, 912.790.8800, www.telfair.org, Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA HOLIDAY FAMILY EVENTS, VISIT OUR HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE 2014 BY CLICKING HERE. 

Holiday Tours of Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Nov. 20-Dec. 30; Candlight Tours Davenport House Museum Dec. 26-30, Savannah

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

download (7)Christmas 1886 with the Gordons
Nov. 20– Dec. 30 2014
Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Step back in time at the Juliette Low Birthplace, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Explore customs during the Victorian era and how the Gordons celebrated in 1886. The table is set for Christmas dinner, the stockings are ready in Mama’s bedroom, and the vintage “Game of Merry Christmas” is out. Admission charged. Admission costs here. 
(10 E. Oglethorpe, Savannah 31401)
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM -4PM
Sunday 11AM-4PM
Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24 – 26, 28, 31 including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.
Open Nov. 28 1-4 PM

Details here. 

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Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight
Davenport House Museum
December 26-30 2014
6 -8:30PM
Enjoy a glimpse of how the elite celebrated the holidays in the 19th Century in the Old South. This is a real taste of colonial life you won’t find anywhere else. (324 East State St. Savannah 31401)
Details including admission cost here.

FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA HOLIDAY FAMILY EVENTS, VISIT OUR HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE 2014 BY CLICKING HERE. 

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers two educational programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Telfair Museums in Savannah has two fun & educational programs for young children – babies, toddlers & preschoolers – to visit the museum, learn and make art together.

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
9:30-10:15am
Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program for the stroller set! Join Telfair Museums for a monthly gathering where parents & caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones, adult conversation for you & like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee & tea in Telfair Museum’s café. Strollers, crying & older siblings are all welcome here.

December 18 – Color/Contrast
Discover different ways colors are combined in abstract and representational works in Savannah Collects.

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30am
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us!

December 18 – Silver and Gold
These shiny metals aren’t just for jewelry. Take a walk with us to explore the various metals and materials used in sculptures around the museum. Then you‘ll create your own modified brass rubbings in silver and gold.

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

The two above new programs are in addition to other kids’ programs currently offered by Telfair Museums in Savannah including WCWM (What Can We Make?) & FREE Family Days offered one Saturday a month. Details here. 

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE MOMMY & ME ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE. 

Military members & their families receive one year of free admission @ Telfair Museums, Savannah

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Free year of admission to Telfair Museums for military families In honor of Veterans Day, Fifth Third Bank (Georgia) is partnering with Telfair Museums in Savannah to offer one year of free admission for military personnel and their families.

The promotion, which begins this Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2014, is available to all retired and active-duty service members as well as those in the Reserves. In addition, Fifth Third Bank is also offering the Job Seeker’s Toolkit – a free, comprehensive online job search training program from national reemployment solutions company NextJob – to all U.S. military and veterans until Dec. 31, 2014.

Upcoming attractions at Telfair Museums include:
· A celebration of art as healing therapy, featuring artwork by local military veterans.
· A screening of an award-winning documentary film, Savannah in the Civil War.
· Several paintings by Winston Churchill in addition to photographs, letters and other personal belongings on loan from his descendants. As part of the exhibit, Telfair will team up with the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and other partners.
· Exhibits on Andy Warhol and art from the 1990s.
· A major event showcasing the legendary French painter Claude Monet, displayed alongside America’s own Impressionist painters.

Telfair also offers monthly events for infants and preschoolers and has the city’s only indoor, interactive children’s art museum in Savannah. Learn more about Telfair’s regular infant and preschooler programs by clicking here.

Telfair Museums’ sites are open Sunday and Monday from noon to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular adult tickets cost $20 for a three-site pass. For more information, visit www.telfair.org.

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.