December 1, 2013
- Win an iPad Air!
- 2013 Best of Modesto Macaroni Kid!
- 1st Class Blinds and Shutters!
- 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
- Birthday Club Announcements!
- Make Memories with DreamWorks Holiday Collection
- Advertise with Macaroni Kid Modesto!
- Upcycled Cardboard Decorations
- Dreidel Bags Craft
- Hanukkah Craft ~ Macaroni Jewish Star
- A List of Great Hanukkah Books
- Macaroni Fun ~ Thanksgiving Day Disasters
- Edible Crafts for Chanukkah
- Craft Stick Ornaments
- DIY Christmas Presents ~ Macaroni Made
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- Storytime at the Modesto Library!
- Macaroni Kid Steals & Deals!
- Kids Eat Free!
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Celebrating Home Interior (Rosalinda Farias) - Home Interior, Handbags, Jewelry, Scarves & More!
Gold Canyon Candles (Erica Methvin) - Candles, Oils, Scent Pods, Diffusers & More!
Origami Owl (Missie French) - Jewelry allowing you to tell a story in charms!
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Pink Papaya (Cynthia Flesher) - Skin Care, Body Care, Gifts, Make-Up & More!
Sweetly Spoken Jewelry (Lori Boger) - Jewelry in your own words!
Thirty-One Gifts (Lisa Devaughn) - Personalized Gifts, great for the holidays!
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12/3 – Logan L. of Modesto
12/3 – Patience S. of Modesto
12/4 – Ben R. of Modesto
12/4 – Jenna V. of Manteca
12/5 – Adrian T. of Turlock
12/6 – Lorena G. of Modesto
12/7 – Hannah M. of Modesto
12/8 – Ezra R. of Modesto
12/12 – Breanna N. of Ceres
12/12 – Michael H. of Ceres
12/14 – Isabella P. of Oakdale
12/15 – Braden T. of Modesto
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12/15 – Kaitlyn B. of Modesto
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12/27 – Kayden D. of Oakdale
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12/27 – Olivia of Modesto
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- Empty cardboard food boxes that haven't been flattened.
- Scrapbook, construction, wrapping, or tissue paper.
- Pencil for tracing
- Glue (we used a glue tape that you can get from any craft or office supply store)
- Other embellishments such as ribbon, crayons, markers, stickers, glitter, buttons, cotton balls, etc.
- Gather your food boxes and be sure to remove ...
- Felt (white or blue)
- Pipe cleaners or ribbon for handle
- Needle and thread
- Paint or items to decorate
- Glue gun or glue
- Cut felt into a long rectangular strip.
- Fold up more than half so you have a pocket with a flap.
- Using needle and thread, sew the sides.
- Using a glue gun, glue pipe cleaners or ribbon to make a handle.
- Fold over flap and decorate with ...
- Pipe cleaners - colors of your choice
- Pasta shapes - penne or ziti works best
- Food coloring - liquid colors
- Hand sanitizer
- Small resealable plastic bags
- Foil or wax paper
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Funny stories of things gone wrong
"While smoking the turkey on the back porch, enough heat generated to burn a hole in the decking. The smoker tilted against the back door and caught the house on fire! Luckily, we were able to contain the fire with garden hoses, (since the fire dept got lost on the way). In the end we still ate the turkey; it ...
Make Your Own Dreidel and Menorah
- Craft sticks
- Craft glue or hot glue
- Glitter glue
- Arrange craft sticks in holiday shape of your choice.
- Glue together and let dry.
- Glue on ribbon to hang ornament.
Simple and quick last minute gifts you can make yourself
Where: McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Ave, ModestoWhen: Mon-Sat 10a-8p, Sun 10a-6pWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: Unknown
Where: Bass Pro Shop, 1356 Bass Pro Dr, MantecaWhen: n/aWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: FREE
Where: Vintage Faire Mall, Center Court, 3401 Dale Rd, ModestoWhen: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (11a-7p on Sunday)Who: Fun for the kiddos, who doesn't love Santa!?How: Come on down!Cost: FREE to visit, portrait packages available
Where: The State, 1307 J St, ModestoWhen: 12:00 PMWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: Admission is $3 for children 12 years and under, $6 for all others
Where: Funworks!, 4307 Coffee Rd, ModestoWhen: n/aWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: $10 per person
Where: Modesto Library, 1500 I St, ModestoWhen: n/aWho: Children under 12 years oldHow: Come on down!Cost: FREEFor more info: For more information call the Modesto Library Children’s Department at 558-7810. This program encourages children to explore and discover the many facets of the library.
Where: Color Me Mine, 3501 McHenry Ave, B-6, ModestoWhen: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PMWho: Fun for the family!How: Come on down and take advantage of the NO fee studio.Cost: Just pay for the bisque you chose, no studio fee!
Where: McHenry Bowl, 3700 McHenry Ave, ModestoWhen: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMWho: Fun for all ages who are able to bowl!How: Come on down!Cost: $6 per person
Where: Round Table Pizza, 2401 E. Orangeburg Ave, ModestoWhen: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PMWho: Fun for all ages!How: Come on down!Cost: Adult Buffer: $6.99; Kids $3.99, Under 3 FREE
Where: Funworks! 4307 Coffee Rd, ModestoWhen: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Fun for the whole familyHow: Come on down!Cost: $2 per activity bundle chosen
Where: Gymstars, 5170 Pentecost Dr, ModestoWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Children 5 and underHow: Come on in!Cost: $7 per childFor more info: Call 549-1919
Where: Modesto Library, 1500 I St, ModestoWhen: n/aWho: Children ages 6-12How: Come on down!Cost: FREE
Where: Kid Time Fitness Company, 3217 Tully Rd, ModestoWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Fun for all ages!How: Come on down!Cost: $5 per child
Where: Memorial Hospital, 1700 Coffee Rd, ModestoWhen: 6:00 PMWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: FREE
Where: The Senior Center, 211 Bodem St, ModestoWhen: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down!Cost: $5 per person
Where: Modesto Covenant Church 913 Floyd Ave. Modesto 95350When: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AMWho: Children 2 years old through 2nd grade, and their families!How: register, mcclife.net download form in the Children's section.Cost: $5 per person
Where: Home Depot, 1617 N. Carpenter, ModestoWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Children ages 5-12How: Register online www.homedepot.comCost: FREE
Where: St Peter Modesto, 3461 Merle Ave, ModestoWhen: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Children ages 3-9, and their parents (if they wish to stay)How: Register by visiting the Christms for Kids link at www.stpetermodesto.orgCost: FREE
Where: McHenry Museum, ModestoWhen: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Come on down! Bring your cameras!Cost: FREE!
Where: Walmart, 2225 Plaza Parkway, Modesto
Walmart, 3848 McHenry Ave, ModestoWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: All ages!How: Come on down!Cost: FREE
Where: Michael's Arts & Crafts, 3900 Sisk Rd #A1, ModestoWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Appropriate Age for the particular craftHow: Register approximately 24 hours prior with a store associateCost: $2
Where: Barnes and Noble, Promenade Shopping Center, 3501 McHenry Ave Suite E, Modesto
Modesto, CA 95356When: 11:00 AMWho: Children of all ages!How: Come on in!Cost: FREE
Where: Downtown Modesto, starts at corner of 15th & I StWhen: 5:30 PMWho: Fun for the whole family! Bundle up!How: Come on down! Save a spot early!Cost: FREE
Where: Modesto Library, 1500 I St, ModestoWhen: n/aWho: Children ages 4-12How: Must pre-register by calling 558-7810Cost: FREE
This is our parent's favorite Friday of the month! Drop your children off from 6-9pm and parents have a night out on the town! Children have snacks, play games, dodge ball, dance freeze, crafts and much more! We usually offer Kids Fun Night once a month on a Friday! Registration is available at the front desk.
Where: Brenda Athletic Club, 200 Norwegian Ave, ModestoWhen: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PMWho: Children age 4 and upHow: Pre-register, or pay the day of the event.Cost: $10 per child, $15 Wed before event, $18 day of event
Where: Gymstars, 5170 Pentecost Dr, ModestoWhen: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMWho: Children ages 6 and up.How: Pre-register and save!Cost: $20 Pre-registation, $23 at the doorFor more info: Call 549-1919
Where: Downtown Modesto, 11th & M StWhen: 8:00 AMWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Register at www.shadowchase.org or at the event.Cost: FREE for the kids fun run!
Where: E & J Gallo Winery, 600 Yosemite Blvd, ModestoWhen: 9:00 AMWho: Fun for the whole family!How: Register at http://www.modestosymphony.org/guild_downloads.aspxCost: $12 per person
Where: Lowe's, 3801 Pelandale Avenue, ModestoWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Children ages 6-10How: Register at http://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspxCost: FREE
Monday 10:15 AM & 11:15AM
Tuesday 10:15 AM
Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-6)
Tuesday 6:15 PM
Wednesday 10:15 AM
Bilingual (English/Spanish) Storytime (Ages 3-6)
Saturday 10:15 AM
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Who doesn't love a FREE meal? Below is a list of establishments that offer FREE meals for a child with a paid adult meal. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if we are missing an establishment with a Kids Eat Free program!
Buffalo Wings & Rings – 3020 Floyd Ave
Strings Italian Café – 2601 Oakdale Rd (after 4pm)
Ice Cream Company - 2401 E. Orangeburg Ave
Freebirds World Burrito - 1707 McHenry Ave (All Day)
Chevys – 1700 Standiford Ave (All Day)
Marie Callender’s – 3500 Coffee Rd (All Day)
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