9 Kid-Friendly Things To Do This Week


Hey there, July! Let’s celebrate the Fourth with lots of red, white, and blue fun—in between all the spectacular firework shows happening, there’s plenty to keep the fam busy in and out. Kick-off the holiday week by cooking up veggies during a virtual family cooking class In the Kitchen with Ms. Cat, head to the beach and be amazed by larger-than-life kites at the Ortley Beach Kite Night and learn about our flag’s history at the Historic Village at Allaire’s American Flag Celebration.

Psst! We love seeing your stay-at-home and socially distanced New Jersey adventures. Be sure to tag your photos with #NJMOM and @njmom for a chance to be featured in our round-up next week.

In the Kitchen with Ms. Cat: Vegetable “Summer” Rolls
July 1, 5 PM – 6 PM
Whip out your kitchen supplies for this virtual cooking event with Ms. Cat. Kids will love helping to make these easy vegetable rolls with yummy peanut dipping sauce. Bonus: They’ll eat their veggies and you’ll have an activity everyone can get in on.
Message host to register here

Meditation with Angela
July 2, 11 AM – 11:30 AM
Block out this half-hour at home to take a relaxing breather with your family via ZOOM, as Angela guides you through simple meditation techniques to both calm your mind and improve your health.
Free but $5 donation is appreciated
Register for ZOOM session here

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Amusement Park Opening Day
July 2, 12 PM
Woo hoo—everyone’s favorite amusement park on the shore is reopening at 50% occupancy this Thursday for the whole family to enjoy. Thinking of going this weekend? Check on their website to get updates on social distancing guidelines.
300 Ocean Ave
Point Pleasant Beach

Dance Party with Miss Layla on Facebook LIVE!
July 2, 12 PM – 12:30 PM
Shake, rattle, and roll during this rousing dance session with Miss Layla from Camp Fish and Game on Facebook Live. You and your littles will love this super fun and interactive dance party.
Facebook LIVE here

Ortley Beach Kite Night
July 2, 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Let’s go fly a kite—bring your most colorful flyers and sand chairs, and head down to the beach to watch the sky fill up with beautiful, large-scale kites. The event will follow social distancing guidelines (masks recommended).
3rd Avenue Beach
Dover Beaches South

American Flag Celebration
July 3-5, 11 AM – 4:30 PM
Have a patriotic day out with the fam at the Historic Village at Allaire. You’ll see their annual display of Vintage American Flags when you get an up-close view of each and every stitch and detail all displayed in the chapel. And if you get hungry no worries—COVID-19 compliant food services will be available.
$2 per person
Historic Village at Allair

4263 Atlantic Ave

Boardwalk Crafts
July 3-5, 9 AM – 5 PM
Sick of online shopping? Hit the Wildwood Boardwalk and check out this annual craft show outside. They’ll be plenty of Etsy-type goods, including handmade jewelry, art, and unique home accents.
The Boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue

Cape May Free Music in Rotary Park
July 4-5, 6:30 PM
Bike or walk to Cape May’s Rotary Park this Independence Day Weekend for two nights of lively tunes by Congress Street Brass Band, The John Walter Band, the Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra, and popular local musician, Maddie Hogan—all sponsored by Seashore Sounds.
Rotary Park
400-498 Lafayette St

Opening Night Cowtown Rodeo 2020
July 4, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Head out with the littles for a thrilling night of bull riding, steer wrestling, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and more. Be sure to stay until the rodeo is over—you’ll get to see a grand fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth (included in the ticket price).
Adults $25, kids $10, kids 0-2 are free
Cowtown Rodeo
780 Harding Hwy


About Author

Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.