WELCOME TO MACARONI KID Hickory/Western Piedmont!

WELCOME TO MACARONI KID Hickory/Western Piedmont!

Thanks for joining us! We are here for NC Western Piedmont area moms and dads, grandparents and caretakers too, who love finding fun, family-friendly events and things to do in Hickory, Lenoir, Newton-Conover, Morganton, Taylorsville and surrounding areas. New to ...

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10 Ways to Stop the Summer Slide While Still Having Fun!

10 Ways to Stop the Summer Slide While Still Having Fun!

It happens every summer. Kids seem to gradually forget everything they've learned the past school year. Well, no more. Try these 10 ideas to keep your kids brains in high gear and help them be poised for the best school ...

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An Excellent Source for Media Reviews for Parents

An Excellent Source for Media Reviews for Parents

With two school-aged children, I constantly hear requests from my kids to watch the latest movie, download a trending app, buy the newest game, and consume other types of media. My husband and I are selective about the media we ...

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Things To Know About Pokémon GO™!

Things To Know About Pokémon GO™!

Have your kids caught the Pokebug? Trying to catch them all? Pokemon GO has been all the rage in the past few weeks. Everyone is talking about the excitement they have for their kids getting up and staying active and ...

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How Plugged In Is Your Family... and Ways to Unplug

How Plugged In Is Your Family... and Ways to Unplug

On average, how many hours per day do you think children spend on TV, computers, cell phones, and music players? The average amount of time children spend plugged in is OVER 7 hours! If most children are only awake for ...

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Make Your Own Math Monsters to Make Learning Fun

Make Your Own Math Monsters to Make Learning Fun

Math doesn't need to be scary for your young learners when you create a set of these adorable math monsters to help them practice.What you need: Bright Paper (construction paper or colored card stock) Craft Eyeballs (Googly Eyes, as we ...

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FREE “Amazin’ GRACE" Summer Dance Camps for Girls

FREE “Amazin’ GRACE" Summer Dance Camps for Girls

In His Steps, a local non-profit dance ministry for girls, continues to offer their annual FREE summer camps for girls ages Pre-K through 12th grade. Participants can choose from one of the summer camp locations or come to them all. ...

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101+ Summer Boredom Busters ~ Your Ultimate Guide to Local Fun

101+ Summer Boredom Busters ~ Your Ultimate Guide to Local Fun

What's the one phrase all parents hate to hear from their kids during school break? "We're bored," of course! Well, not this summer... Here's your list of 101 summer boredom busters (121, actually) to entertain, stimulate and exhaust your kids ...

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Nat'l Ice Cream Month Giveaway ~ Win free fro-yo from Sweet Frog!

Nat'l Ice Cream Month Giveaway ~ Win free fro-yo from Sweet Frog!

What's better on a hot summer day than a frozen treat? How about a FREE frozen treat? In honor of National Ice Cream Month, Macaroni Kid Hickory/Western Piedmont is celebrating summer by treating one lucky subscriber and their family to ...

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Free and Cheap Kids' Summer Movie Showings ~ July 2016

Free and Cheap Kids' Summer Movie Showings ~ July 2016

Lots of places around the local area are hosting family movie showings through the summer months. They are listed on our calendar on the appropriate days and in this article of 2016 kids movie schedules but to make it easier ...

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Get Your Giggle On – It’s Good for You

Get Your Giggle On – It’s Good for You

It's been said that kids laugh 300 times each day. No question it's one of the most human of behaviors. It's also good for the mind & body. In fact, laughing is known to reduce stress, boost immune and yes ...

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Writers Wanted ~ Get Published, Earn Money & Perks

Writers Wanted ~ Get Published, Earn Money & Perks

- Are you someone who knows what's happening around town?- Do you enjoy writing?- Are you looking for fun ways to be more involved in our community?- Do you have tips or parenting advice... activity ideas... a great craft or ...

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Local Places to Get Wet ~ Splash Pads, Pools, Water Parks & More

Local Places to Get Wet ~ Splash Pads, Pools, Water Parks & More

As temperatures climb during the summer months, there's no better way to cool off than by getting wet! Most water attractions open around Memorial Day and remain open through Labor Day and make for a perfect hot summer day activity ...

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2016 Summer Camp Guide ~ Local Programs for Your Kids!

2016 Summer Camp Guide ~ Local Programs for Your Kids!

Summer break is almost here and now is the time to finalize the plans for how your kids will spend the upcoming months off from school. There are a number of great local programs to choose from and you're sure ...

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Area Restaurants Where KIDS EAT FREE (or Cheap)!

Area Restaurants Where KIDS EAT FREE (or Cheap)!

Don't feel like cooking tonight? We've updated our list of local restaurants that offer specials on kids' meals on certain days so you can eat out and save money too. Just in case, please always double check with the restaurant ...

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Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

Other Local & Helpful Links and Information

Macaroni Kid is funded solely by sponsorship and advertising, which keeps our service FREE to our local community. If you are a local business interested in reaching our audience of 12,000+ local families, please email annah@macaronikid.com.

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