Find Your Family Fun Doing A Little Kindness

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid February 15, 2021



That about sum's that up. 

We have some great ideas to keep your kids entertained and warm. This week we are going to be staying in and doing experiments. We have a bunch of kitchen experiments to do. Making crystals, elephant toothpaste, and more. We have been doing some fun projects around the solar system and WWII among other subjects. I'm excited to do some fun simple experiments too like blowing bubbles outside and seeing if they freeze. (Check out the picture above). Keep an eye out for some of these to hit our YouTube channel.  

If you know someone who needs a little bit of cheering up take the time to do it. You'll never know how much a small gesture can mean to someone. Just doing something small and kind shows you remember them and care about them. That means so much.  

It's President's Day Monday. Kids have the day off. What will you be doing with your kiddos? We have some fun ideas in our calendar. Some of our neighboring publishers have some great articles too! Check out "How Well Do You Know The US Presidents?" by Christen Reiner of the Lakewood Macaroni Kid publication. 

We are going to be offering free magazine subscriptions to our subscribers. You don't have to take them but each month a different magazine will be offered and if you like you can get a year for FREE. No catch just a simple Thank you for being a subscriber. 

If you are looking for a preschool we have some of the best listed in our Preschool Guide here. It will grow as we get more participants and information to pass along. 

We are creating our Summer Camp Guide now and will be posting it as soon as possible! 

We have so many great schools for all ages and preschool is where it all begins laying the foundation. 

Have a wonderful week!

What are we up to?

Beginning January 1 and running through February 28th we will be featuring Preschools and Kids activities.  During the week of January 25th - January 29th we will have live and recorded focused information on local Preschools, and Kids activities for kids up to 12+.

We will be having a Virtual Summer Camp Fair February 28th - April 10th. Live and Video's released March 8th - March 20, 2021.

The calendar is slowly beginning to repopulate with in-person events and we will keep virtual events too. Many of the usual events we would normally see this year have been canceled or reimagined and will not resume again till next year. Keep an eye out I will be verifying events asap and regularly. 

We will update you as we get information. Most updates will happen on Facebook and here. 

Online Events and Gatherings that are open to all are welcome on our calendar.

 Do you have a virtual class, A virtual event, Something fun for everyone? 

 Post it on our calendar at

Don't forget to check out Facebook too for other events that have been popping up randomly since the State has changed the Stay at home quarantine to the Safer at home guideline.

If you have other things you want to see Mac Kid do drop me an email. If you want to partner with Mac Kid I'd love to hear from you.

Remember with any event, If the weather looks questionable, - Always check in with the event itself to be sure the event is still on! You can email me as well. ESPECIALLY IN SPRING AND FALL. Now that COVID has come please comply with the COVID guidelines requested by each establishment and organizer. If you have a question about their policies please contact them directly. COVID Guidelines change regularly too so be sure to make sure that an event is still compliant and that it is not canceled.  We will update events regularly however we can't catch everything. 

If you have the newsletter you only have part of the fun! I post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram with holiday and everyday crafts, recipes, special offers, contests, news, and new events. (see the tabs on the right or at the bottom to visit the social site) 

Wishing you Love, Light, and fun for the week (and your life) ahead! 

Stay safe, Stay healthy, Love, Live and Be Fierce for what you believe, 

Melissa Shrader 

Editor and Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid

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