The end of the year is a time for reflection… on our fave movies of the year past. Here is Common Sense Media’s list: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/best-family-movies-of-2018?utm_source=NEW+121418+DEFAULT&utm_medium=email
Month: December 2018
Last chance to check out Aqueous at Kapolei Commons. Some of the panels aren’t lighting up anymore, but that isn’t stopping the kids from having a blast changing the lights by stomping, running and dancing on them. The exhibit closes Dec. 31. http://www.thekapoleicommons.com/
Yoga on the farm
Lululemon will be holding a family yoga class at Keiki and Plow (587 Pakala St.) 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 30. The $25 class is a great way to close out the year with an exercise in mindfulness. Each ticket covers one adult and one child and includes a $10 u-pick harvest basket. Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-farm-yoga-at-keiki-and-plow-tickets-53411437046
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Barnes and Noble is having a special activity storytime designed around the children’s book “The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” 11 a.m. Dec. 29. Kids will also receive a coupon for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 at the store’s cafe. https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061982832-0
Are the kids bouncing off the walls now that the Christmas fun is over and it’s not quite New Year’s? Ka Makana Alii is hosint a Silent Disco party at 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 27. Headsets will be available to dancers of all ages and everyone can dance to their own beat. There will also be keiki crafts for little dancers. https://www.kamakanaalii.com/event/Pineapple-Pavilion-Nights-featuring-Makana-Kids-Silent-Disco/2145518963/
The Santa fun isn’t over yet
“Sand-ta Claus” is the Sheraton Waikiki’s sand creation (previous year’s display pictured) to marvel at in the hotel lobby through early January. marriott.com/hotels/travel/hnlws-sheraton-waikiki
Here are some activities to keep the kids entertained once all the presents have been opened and the sugar rush has worn off.
Or set a soundtrack for the day as Santa hosts holiday classics on iHeartRadio here.
Merry Christmas Eve
Once again, it’s time to track Santa as he treks his way around the world delivering presents to good little girls and boys. The military leaders have their eye on him though. Check out Santa’s progress at noradsanta.org.
Last-minute child care
Drop your keiki off at Bricks 4 Kids Ka Makana Alii classes during winter break and go shopping or catch a movie while they play. Classes are 9-noon (early drop off available) Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4. Register online at https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=location&location=395
Dave & Buster’s is teaming with the Blood Bank of Hawaii for a Holiday Blood Drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 27.
Parents donate blood and kids receive a free power card for unlimited video game play for the day! Participants also receive a free breakfast or lunch at Dave & Buster’s. Donors can sign up at www.ultimate.gift or call 848-4770.