keep kids busy during holiday break

PBS KIDS offers 4 DIY projects to keep kids busy during holiday break

PBS KIDS for Parents has great ideas for keeping your little ones busy during the holiday school break.

Handmade Arcade will be back in person this year Downtown at the Convention Center. Photo courtesy of Handmade Arcade.

At Handmade Arcade this weekend, check out maker demonstrations and gifts by local crafters — including teens!

You’ll find gifts FOR kids and gifts MADE BY kids at this year’s Handmade Arcade.

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Matt’s Maker Space opens a new location at UPMC Western Psych to help kids with mental illnesses

Matt’s Maker Space has grown to include 30 locations in the Pittsburgh region.

Remake Learning Days

Remake Learning Days, Pittsburgh’s homegrown learning festival, ramped up the fun right when families needed it

Families tell RLDAA that the festival’s hands-on events lifted spirits nationwide.

Expert advice on helping kids get creative with arts projects

How can parents help support their kids’ creativity around things related to the arts? 

How entrepreneur teens can apply for a rebooted Youth Maker Scholarship from Handmade Arcade

“The most important thing is having the interaction with people who come to Handmade Arcade — it’s a priceless experience.”

Kidsburgh Learning Guide: Making the most of maker learning

Kids can discover what it means to be a maker throughout Pittsburgh.

Explore art through family-friendly activities around Pittsburgh

Yu-Ling Behr joins Mikey Hood and Celina Pompeani on Pittsburgh Today Live to look at family-friendly art resources around Pittsburgh. For the full guide of art learning resources, take a […]

Matt’s Maker Space grows to an impressive 30 locations, including the first out of state

“My favorite thing is when a child walks into a Matt’s Maker Space and looks up at their teacher and says, ‘Who’s Matt?’ ”

EdCorps Real World Scholars develops kid entrepreneurs to lead tomorrow’s business world

“There’s just endless support for it, from students, from parents, from the community, from administrators,”

8 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, including a penguin encounter

This week’s programming entices families with a cookie decorating class, a home theater experience and fanciful dance parties.

Miss our Love Letter Cookie class? Catch Jasmine Cho’s pro tips in this video

These breakable cookies unveil hidden messages inside.

Sweet! Kidsburgh and Remake Learning Days launch free cookie classes with Jasmine Cho

Kids will learn how to make Love Letter Cookies that include a touch of magic.

All the winter events you need to keep Pittsburgh kids busy throughout the season

Some think of winter as a time to hibernate under a fuzzy comforter. We offer a big, wonderful list of things to do with kids this winter!

Highmark First Night

10 things to do at Pittsburgh’s First Night countdown to 2020

This kid-friendly night of activities spans 14 blocks in the Cultural District.

Kidcast: Trying Together shares ways to encourage creative play

Open-ended materials mean the toys have limitless possibilities for play.

Don’t miss December’s top 13 family events in Pittsburgh

Whether you’re looking for a holly jolly good time or an escape from the yuletide madness, this list is for you!

Industrial Arts Workshop to open a permanent home for its youth-based, workforce-developing mission

“I love seeing the journey the kids go through and seeing them have an outlet for their emotions.”

11 free holiday events for Pittsburgh kids, from Light Up Night to First Night

This magical celebration of bright lights, festive music and tradition brings families closer together.

Maker Monday: Snowstorm Magic

Elsa is not the only one who can make a snowstorm!

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