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What Are You Doing With The Kids On February Vacation?

Do you have big plans for every day, or are you still struggling to line up babysitting coverage? Our listings are here to help, and let us know what's already on tap in the comments section.

February school vacation week can be an exciting time for kids, but a harrowing one for parents.  

Unlike other school vacations, there's not a major holiday to keep everyone busy, nor is the weather typically nice enough for a ton of outdoor activities.  Parents also often have to call in backups if they can't take the week off work, and the combination of new nannies, bad weather, and unplanned days is prime conditions for a epic outbreak of cabin fever

Fret not!  Next week isn't just February vacation week, it's also the week of President's Day and Fat Tuesday, two holidays that can inspire anything from ridiculous cotton-ball wigs to family pancake feasts.  However, if these holidays aren't enough to get your planning gears going, we've got events listings for things happening throughout the region.   

On Monday the Medford events calendar shows two different week-long arts programs beginning that day, and on Tuesday in there's a Kids Dance Party listed in the Malden events calendar.  

For those a little closer to Boston, the Somerville calendar has got a week-long science experimentation program for teenagers, and if you're farther away, Stoneham's calendar has February vacation events at the Stone Zoo listed.  Reading's calendar has week-long arts programming, including a stained glass workshop for those ages 15 and up, and Wakefield's calendar also has both kid-friendly activities and grown-up stuff to keep you sane.  

Still not enough?  This is where we're hoping your neighbors will chime in.  If you've got plans for the kids already, share them in the comments section.  When it comes to the fight against cabin fever, we're all in this together.  

Jose Mendez February 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM
The Malden Y is offering a full week of Vacation Camp. Sign up at the front desk by Monday.
Pamela Schroder February 18, 2012 at 04:53 PM
SCHOOL VACATION SELF DEFENSE BOOT CAMP SIX TWO HOUR STREET SMART KIDS CLASSES & BULLY DEFENSE CAMP MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY $75:00 Time: 1:00 TO 3:00 PM NO EQUIPMENT NECESSARY Please call 781-246-0152 for additional information. Children must be 8 to Early Teens Ask for Sensei Louie
Alicia Hunt February 20, 2012 at 05:39 PM
My kids are spending 2 days at the Medford Boys & Girls Club - they have great activities planned this week for just $25/day! http://medford.patch.com/articles/boys-and-girls-club-announces-february-vacation-activities#pdf-9103209 And two days at GraceWorks Feb Vacation program - they have a teacher coming from the MFA to do African art and culture with the children: http://www.graceworkschildcare.org/afterschool-program
Candi February 21, 2012 at 07:54 PM
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Danielle Stone February 16, 2013 at 02:56 AM
Kid's Yoga & Craft Camp at Miss Krystn's Dance Studio (Wakefield, MA) http://www.misskrystnsdancestudio.com/Feb----Apr--Vac--Camps.html This camp runs FEBRUARY and APRIL vacation weeks!

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