Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: November 9-11Halloween is over and the year-end holiday hoopla is about to begin. Take advantage of the lull and plan a fun family adventure at one of these weekend events! ALL WEEKENDVISIT... Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: November 9-11 skip to Main Content

Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: November 9-11

Two children, boy and younger girl, playing in autumn park, laughing and screaming as they throw fallen golden leaves up around, enjoying warm September day

Halloween is over and the year-end holiday hoopla is about to begin. Take advantage of the lull and plan a fun family adventure at one of these weekend events!

 

ALL WEEKEND

VISIT THE GRINCH

Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11

@ Oakland Mall, Troy

Stop by the Oakland Mall to visit Santa and everyone’s favorite grouch.

 

FRIDAY

HOMESCHOOLER JAMBOREE

Friday, November 9 / 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Bring your young scholars to the Outdoor Adventure Center to explore different topics set up at a variety of education stations on this day. This event is perfect for homeschool parents and their children who are looking for a fun educational experience.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY

Friday, November 9 / 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

You’re invited to a Family Fun Day! Bring your family to the Outdoor Adventure Center for a FREE day of fun, sensory-friendly activities. Families and friends will also have a chance to meet walkaround Julia, the “Sesame Street” friend who does things her own way!

 

NATURE MAKERSPACE EXPERIENCE

Friday, November 9 / 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

@ Farmington Nature Center

Design, Create, and make using nature as the inspiration to solve real-world challenges! Makerspace learning is driven by children’s natural curiosity. The Nature Center is a unique place for young scientists to dream, plan, invent, and test. What will they create?

 

MOTHER AND SON DANCE

Friday, November 9 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Northville Community Center

Mothers and Sons enjoy a fun and exciting way to spend some quality time together. We are having a “Minute to Win It” themed game night! You can still dance the night away with our DJ, have your face painted, enjoy dinner and snacks, and much more!

 

AMERICAN GIRL SLUMBER PARTY

Friday, November 9 / 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ William Costick Activities Center, Farmington Hills

Bring your favorite doll and join us for an American Girl Slumber Party based on Luciana Vega, Girl of the Year 2018. We will do a spacecraft and science project! Astronaut themed snacks and a drink will be provided. This is a drop off event, kids only. Registration deadline is November 2 or sold out.

 

DROP-IN WORKSHOPS: CHINESE SLAT BOOKS

Friday, November 9 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Detroit Institute of Arts

In ancient China, before the invention of paper, documents were made of bamboo or wooden slats. Make your own book using this ancient technique.

 

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE NATURE CENTER

Friday, November 9 / 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Shelby Township

We know the weather is starting to get dreary, and the kids are going nuts waiting for Thanksgiving break so why not take a break and join us for a movie night? We will be showing the movie “Open Season”, an animated movie where our woodland friends decide that the human hunters in their woods need to be taken down a branch or two. Pajamas are optional, pillows are welcome and popcorn will be provided.

 

DADDY DAUGHTER UNDER THE SEA

Friday, November 9 / 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Troy Community Center

Join us with your daughter, niece, or granddaughter for a magical evening under the sea! Photos will be included, so dress in your mermaid best and get a memorable photo on your way in. Don’t forget your swim attire as well. Register by 11/8. No registration day of.

 

SATURDAY

TURKEY TROT

Saturday, November 10 / 9:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter

Think “November” and visions of roast turkey undoubtedly come to mind. Epic Races invites you to envision — and experience — a totally different take on that famous fall bird with the A2 Turkey Trot. Join us for this annual family-fun autumn tradition and the Ann Arbor area’s original Turkey Trot!

 

DINO-CRAFT AND STORY TIME

Saturday, November 10 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Sloan Museum, Flint

Join us for a morning of dinosaur fun! Make a dinosaur craft and listen to a dinosaur story. Includes admission to Dinosaurs Unearthed! Advance reservations are required. Reserve tickets at SloanMuseum.org or call 810-237-3427.

 

JUNIOR NATURALISTS CLUB

Saturday, November 10 / 10:00 am – 11:30 am

@ Farmington Hills Nature Center

Enrich your child’s natural curiosity with our fun and hands-on, year-long program! Children will explore a different topic each month and gain an understanding of nature and their important role in helping to protect it. Kids will get to touch, smell, hear, taste and see many aspects of the natural world. Please dress your child for the weather and exploring outdoors.

 

SUPER SENSORY SATURDAY

Saturday, November 10 / 10:00 am – 11:00 am

@ Brighton District Library

Let’s get messy and learn. Little ones will explore with water, sand, playdough, shaving cream, oatmeal, and more! Let them explore with all their senses. Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Registration begins Saturday, October 27.

 

CUB CLUB

Saturday, November 10 / 10:30 am – 11:00 am

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

A special set of opportunities for our youngest guests. Children ages 3-5 will enjoy a story time, arts and crafts, and hands on nature experiences. This session will focus on turkeys and the Thanksgiving season.

 

FAMILY ART STUDIO: GLOBAL AFRICA

Saturday, November 10 / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

@ University of Michigan Museum of Art

Families with children ages six and up are invited to create a project inspired by the exhibition Beyond Borders: Global Africa. Enjoy a tour with UMMA docents followed by a hands-on workshop with Zimbabwean artist Masimba Hwati. Parents must accompany children.

 

KIDS YOGA WITH ANNA GOLDBERG

Saturday, November 10 / 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

@ Citizen Yoga, Royal Oak

We will be holding the Kids Yoga session during the Saturday 11:15a Slow Burn Class at Citizen Yoga Royal Oak so that the parents can practice next door to their children!

 

FERNDALE GAME DAY

Saturday, November 10 / 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

@ Ferndale Public Library

2nd Saturday of each month 1:00 – 6:00 pm – Learn new games and play old favorites – Come alone or bring others – No experience required.

 

BUILD A BIRDFEEDER

Saturday, November 10 / 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

Join a Dinosaur Hill naturalist as we put together our own bird feeders out of recycled materials and discuss the best foods to attract, and more importantly, sustain our feathered friends.

 

ANIMAL TRACKS ON T-SHIRTS

Saturday, November 10 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

@ Stony Creek Nature Center, Shelby Township

Bring a clean, white t-shirt to decorate with various tracks of wildlife that call Stony Creek Metropark home.  Make one as a gift and make one for yourself. Ages 5 and up.

 

PUPPET PERFORMANCE: YUNG SHING LE SHADOW PUPPET TROUPE

Saturday, November 10 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Detroit Institute of Arts

In a special partnership with the Michigan Chinese Women Association, the DIA is proud to present Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe of Taiwan. With an emphasis on preserving the traditional art form, this century-old family theater has handed down traditional practices and stories through five generations, while also infusing modern techniques and original stories to keep this art form relevant to modern audiences.

 

LITTLE HIGH FLYERS TURNS 2!

Saturday, November 10 / 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

@ Little High Flyers, Detroit

Come and enjoy our customers’ appreciation day with special sweets and sweet savings! Our face painting guest artist will be here at 4pm.

 

FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Saturday, November 10 / 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm

@ Troy Community Center

An inexpensive and fun night out for families! Spend quality time together and enjoy basketball, swimming, parachutes, inflatable castle, and more.

 

DIVE IN MOVIE – COCO

Saturday, November 10 / 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Livonia Community Recreation Center

Get your floaties on and get ready to watch a movie from the pool.

 

KIDS’ NIGHT OUT

Saturday, November 10 / 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

@ Sky Zone, Taylor

Drop-off is from 6-6:30pm, pick-up will be from 8:30-9pm. For ages 5-12 . Includes jump time, pizza, fountain drink and lots of fun activities!

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturday, November 10 / 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

@ Troy Gymnastics

Kids can tumble, jump & play while their parents are away! Shop, dine, or catch a movie while your child is supervised in a safe environment and meeting new friends!

 

SUNDAY

CHILDREN’S INTERACTIVE STORYTIME

Sunday, November 11 / 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

@ Charles H Wright Museum, Detroit

Where music, movement, and literacy collide, this interactive story performance will put your kids in the story! Have fun dancing and enjoying storytelling with Michelle McKinney – AND take a free book home afterwards!

 

STROLLER WORKOUT

Sunday, November 11 / 9:00 am – 10:00 am

@ Nature’s Playhouse, Ferndale

Stroller workouts are weather permitting – classes may be held indoors as mommy and me workouts.

 

MICHIGAN FIREHOUSE MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, November 11 / 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Michigan Firehouse Museum

The Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center’s mission is to enhance the appreciation of firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as teaching and promoting fire safety and prevention.

 

FREE SECOND SUNDAY

Sunday, November 11 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Charles H Wright Museum, Detroit

Bring your family and friends to experience the wonder of The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of the DTE Energy Foundation! Enjoy the many exhibitions on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.

 

SUNDAY @ THE CENTER

Sunday, November 11 / 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

@ Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Sunday @ the Center sessions start @ 1pm & go until 3:30pm. You must arrive by 2:45pm in order to complete a project. November 11th’s theme is Printmaking.

 

DINOSAUR GOES TO BOOK FAIR

Sunday, November 11 / 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

@ JCC of Metro Detroit

Dino is coming to the Jewish Book Fair to share all he knows about Shabbat, Israel and Hanukkah with YOU! Join us for a dino-mite afternoon of all things dinosaur! Hands on activities including a reptile experience, dino poop, recycled dinos and more! You don’t want to miss this fun family event! Got a dino shirt or costume? Please wear it!

 

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sunday, November 11 / 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

@ Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, Detroit

We all know Sleeping Beauty was cursed by a wicked fairy and awakened by true love’s kiss, but how did the Prince find the sleeping Princess? And, why does he feel so compelled to rescue her? Find the answers to these questions and more as the classic fairy tale comes to life as a marionette ballet. Happy ending guaranteed!

 

For MORE EVENTS happening this weekend, please check out our full EVENT CALENDAR!

 

Find Fall Favorites HERE! Check out these ideas for how to enjoy these cool autumn days.

 

Photo credit: Source – Josh Willink

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Chrissy Hartig is a recent graduate of Wayne State University and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in the Metro Detroit suburbs, she moved to Midtown to be closer to the excitement of the city. She loves spending her time outdoors and enjoying nature in places like Belle Isle and the Riverwalk.

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