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Programs for Kids During April Vacation

by Maureen Korson

The Holliston Recreation Department will be offering some exciting new programs during April Vacation Week!  All of these great programs (and much more!!) are available for registration online at:

Wake Up & Smell the Chocolate!Image result for chocolate

Does your child have difficulty letting go of the past? Do they spend a lot of time worrying about what might or might not happen in the future? In either case, they are missing out on the present moment. In this special mindfulness workshop for 6th and 7 the graders, we will use chocolate as a vehicle for awakening awareness to the present moment and for noticing all we  miss by ‘time traveling’ to the past and future in our minds. Allergen alert: Hershey’s Kisses will be eaten during this free workshop. Instructor, Dr. Anita Kite, holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and is certified in neurofeedback. Her neurofeedback practice, Training Waves, is located in Holliston where she works with both children and adults around issues of anxiety, focus and peak performance.

Who: grades 6 & 7   When: Wed Apr 20  Time: 1:00-2:15pm   Where: 1750 Washington St.

Cost: FREE!!

Young Rembrandts Cartoon Zoo Workshop

Do you love animals? Join us  for a Young Rembrandts Drawing Workshop and take a trip through the zoo and learn to cartoon a variety of animals.   Artists will learn  how to create cartoon expressions, movement and exaggeration to tell a joke while drawing giraffes, elephants, bears, monkeys and more! Several cartoons will be completed  each day! Materials will include pencils, sharpies and markers. Kindergarten students who have participated in a previous Young Rembrandts drawing class are also welcome!

Who: Grades 1-5   When:  April 19, 20, 21  Time: 9:30-11:30am  Where: 1750 Washington St.

Cost: $95.00

Pediatric First Aid & CPR

This course is great for former participants of our Babysitter and Safety Skills class, who want to earn additional valuable additional skills & certification. The class includes First Aid basics, pediatric CPR, AED use as well as how to respond in various emergency situations and is taught under the guidelines of the American Heart Association and certification is good for 2 years.  Instructor: Juanita Allen Kingsley, EMT

Who: Grades 7 & up  When: Tues Apr 19  Time: 12:30-3:00pm  Where: 1750 Washington St.

Cost: $55

Spring Baby Sitter Lessons & Safety Training

Lots of girls AND boys have already participated in this popular and informational workshop where you’ll learn all about the basics of infant and child care.  You will also learn how to react responsibly to medical emergencies and how to perform first-aid for common injuries and illnesses. Sign-up early, this is a very popular class! Please bring a drink and a snack. Instructor: Juanita Allen Kingsley, EMT 

Who: Grades 5, 6 & 7   When: Tues Apr 19  Time:  9:00-12:00pm   Where: 1750 Washington St.

Cost: $55

A Magical Journey Through the Arts

Combining mosaics, decoupage, water colors, mixed media and more!  Includes imaginative interactive games, stories, art stations and healthy snack to keep your kids entertained for hours!  Instructors:  Cheryl Cohen & Judy Giovangelo  

Day One: Create a Magic Wand to spark your inner magician and create your dreams for this week and beyond. 

Day Two: Generate a spectacular JAR filled to the brim with all of your WISHES and watch your dreams come true!\

Day Three:  Make a colorful DREAM CATCHER or POWER SHIELD to strengthen your magical power!

Day Four:  Design your very own MAGICAL KINGDOM, FAIRY HOUSE or WIZARD DWELLING!  

Who:  Grades 3-6   When: April 19, 20, 21 & 22  Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Cheryl Cohen Mosaic Art Center, 360 Woodland St. Holliston

Cost: $175