Celebrate the start of football season with your kids by making a free football game at Home Depot Sept. 1. Or parents can embrace the DIY and learn to make a S’mores station Sept. 20. Register at www.homedepot.com/workshops.
Pick up some STEM skills this weekend as the Purple Maia Foundation hosts a free Stencyl video game building workshop 10 a.m. Sept. 1 at Halau Inana. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-video-games-with-stencyl-tickets-47800647022
Take a trip around Polynesia in an afternoon for an incredible price. Join the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Ohana Club for free and qualify for entrance to the attraction for a mere $1.50. Sign up at www.polynesia.com.
It’s not too late to to get a free book from Barnes and Noble’s Summer Reading Program. Record all those books your kids devoured this weekend and turn in your log by Sept. 3 at the Ala Moana store. Details here.
Big Bird knows what you are going through dealing with a hurricane and tropical storm. If you still have power and internet, stream “Sesame Street Gets Through A Storm” on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEz1yb3WPwA
Keeping the kids inside during Hurricane Lane is driving us all crazy. Log on to www.kiwico.com/diy/ for dozens of fabulous D-I-Y STEM and art projects to pass the time.
The images are scary and the some of the possibilities being discussed on the news are scarier. Here are some tips for talking to your kids about the natural disaster hitting the islands: https://www.savethechildren.org/us/about-us/media-and-news/2018-press-releases/tips-for-parents-helping-kids-prepare-hurricane-lane
While we’re hustling around getting ready for Hurricane Lane, I’m trying to use this as a teachable moment to reinforce my little one’s 4th grade lessons in weather. NASA’s picture of the hurricane from space is staggering enough to impress my high schooler. https://abcnews.go.com/US/category-hurricane-145-mph-winds-nearing-hawaii/story?id=57350920
Many events are being cancelled in anticipation of Hurricane Lane. Please check if events are still happening before leaving home. The Greek Festival has already been postponed. Keep up to date with info at staradvertiser.com and stay safe out there.
K9 & Keiki Carnival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at Momilani Community Park is a fundraiser for Fur-Angel Foundation with carnival games for dogs and kids, keiki activities, dog contests, a bounce house, food, prizes and more. Visit www.furangelfoundation.org/carnival