December 28, 2010
- ARE YOU TUNED INTO KDKA TODAY?
- LAURIE BERKNER BAND CONCERT GIVEAWAY!
- MAC KID ROBINSON'S BEST GIVEAWAY EVER!!!
- WIN 4 TICKETS TO 1-2-3 IMAGINE @ CONSOL ENERGY
- WIN 4 TICKETS TO 1-2-3 IMAGINE @ MORGANTOWN WV
- Phat N@
- Recycle your Greeting Cards
- SWEET PEA BOUTIQUE
- New Year's Eve Camp Out!
- Macaroni Craft: Make a 3D Snowflake!
- An Interview With Laurie Berkner !
- Elf on the Shelf: WIN ONE
- WIN A BOOK!
- Macaroni Planet
- Macaroni Resolutions
- Macaroni Smiles
- PBT'S NUTCRACKER
- Therapy in Coloring
- Mini-Camps at the Science Center
- My New Year's Resolutions...
- WHAT'S DOWN THERE? IT DOESN'T END HERE!
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Teen Scene
- Plan Ahead
- MAC KID DYNAMITE FRIEND OF MACARONI KID DIRECTORY
- Welcome To Mac Kid
- Macaroni Tunes
- Macaroni Craft: New Year's Party Poppers!
- Macaroni In Motion
- Macaroni Kid Recipe: Peppermint Cocoa Coffee
- New Years Beverage for Kids!
- Painted Toast!
- Throw a "Noon" Year's Eve Party for the Kids!!
WE'RE ON YOUR ' TUBE!!"
DID YOU TUNE IN TO SEE US ON KDKA PITTSBURGH TODAY LIVE?
If you did then you know about our TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE contest for a night out given to us by Mr. John Herington from the Hampton Inn in Moon Twp. The prize includes a dinner at Primanti's, free movie tickets donated by Cinemark Theater in Robinson and a FREE night's Stay at the beautiful Hampton Inn!
How do you win?
We need your sob stories. We want to hear why you and your husband deserve ...
MAC KID IS GIVING AWAY A FOUR PACK TO 1/29/11 CONCERT
MACARONI KID LOVES LAURIE BERKNER --- BUT WHAT WE LOVE EVEN MORE… HANDING YOU A FOUR PACK OF LAURIE BERKNER BAND CONCERT TICKETS FOR THEIR JANUARY 29TH, 2011, 2PM performance!
Winner's tickets will be held at WILL CALL!
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Winner will be chosen, contacted and announced during the week of January 11th 2011!
* All entrants must be 18 or over to enter.
* WINNER will be notified the week of January 10th via email ...
Thank you MOON HAMPTON INN!
This has to be the BEST giveaway from Mac Kid Robinson YET!
Let's talk. What could it be?
A night away from the kids perhaps?
Or a gift certificate to Primanti’s AND a gift certificate for two to a movie.
How about a personal shuttle to take you around so that you can get you CAN FINALLY HAVE A DRINK!
Our newest contest is for ALL 3!!!
The Hampton Inn in Moon Twp has GENEROUSLY donated a fun filled night away from the kids, so ...
WE HAVE 2 PACKS TO GIVE AWAY AND A COUPON~
WIN A 4 PACK OF FAMILY VOUCHERS TO SEE 1-2-3 IMAGINE!
WE HAVE TWO PACKS TO GIVE AWAY!
TWO FAMILIES WILL WIN!
WE ALSO HAVE 3 FAMILY PACKS TO
MORGANTOWN'S SHOW TOO!
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Each ticket voucher is good for one $17 ticket to any performance.
Vouchers may be redeemed at the box office starting on Monday, November 22, 2010, the first day of Public On-Sale. Please read vouchers carefully and keep them in a safe place until redemption. Vouchers are exchangeable for hard tickets while supplies ...
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WIN A 4 PACK OF FAMILY VOUCHERS TO SEE 1-2-3 IMAGINE!
MORGANTOWN, WV! LYELL B CLAY CONCERT THEATRE
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Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre
2261 Monongahela Blvd.
Morgantown, WV 26534
Sesame Street Live
“1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends”
Fri, Jan 21
Sat, Jan 22
Sat, Jan 22
Sun, Jan 23
Christine weighs in...
Most people say that their problem with going to the gym is motivation or life getting in the way.
My problem is caused by one little issue, and her name is Gracie.
Gracie has learned the way to the gym. No really, I swear she could drive me there if I asked her to.
She has learned the site of the parking lot and as soon as I enter Settlers Ridge, she starts to cry. She sees the gym and throws fits. We get into the gym daycare, and she ...
Donate them to St. Judes Ranch for Children!
Each and every year my family receives a ton of Christmas cards from our family and friends, and each year after the holidays are over, they sadly end up in the trash. I always feel so bad throwing them away.
This year I decided to find another option for our beloved cards!! After using my favorite site, Google, I found the perfect fit for us!
St. Judes Ranch for Children.
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children rescues abused, abandoned and neglected children of all races and faiths from the vicious ...
CUTENESS X 45 AND A GIVEAWAY
SWEET PEA BOUTIQUE ---- the name is just about as cute as the goodies that Amy Dubbs makes! A mom herself and budding mom-peneur Amy has started this business from scratch and makes tutus, bows, headbands, barrettes, wands, fairy garland crowns and fairy wings to match. If you have a little one who is a Sweet Pea herself, this is for you! Christine and I were invited to check out some of her goodies and we were showered with beautiful barrettes, tutus and more. Our girls thought they were in heaven ...
Camp Out Under the Snowflakes!
Why not ring in the New Year with your kiddos by camping out on the living room floor and welcoming 2011 in together! Camp Out under the Snowflakes! We taught you how to make these awesome 3d snowflakes for decorations up below! Why not make them, hang them from the ceiling and then pitch a tent, or make a fort in your living room!
Throw down the couch cushions. Spread a sheet over them and snuggle up together to watch the ball drop! Make some smores in the oven and ...
MARTHA WILL BE JEALOUS
AS SEEN ON KDKA PITTSBURGH TODAY LIVE!
Snowflake making is a winter tradition and Mac Kid is "bumping it up " a notch with some instructions for 3D snowflakes. These snowflakes are PERFECT for your winter themed party, a New Year's Eve get together or simply for a great snowy day craft. You can do this with simply some tape, scissors and paper. Or you can get intricate and get special paper etc. Either way they turn out spectacular and you'll be touted as the new Martha in town ...
Even with her tour and her upcoming Pittsburgh show on January 29th 2011, at Heinz Hall, Laurie Berkner found the time to chat with MK SW Pittsburgh. We caught up with Laurie this past week in between appointments. First we asked her a few questions about her music. Among many of her accolades, Good Morning America said “If you think the Beatles made a splash in ’63, wait till you see the mayhem caused by this woman.” We asked Laurie about this quote and what she thought about it ...
Ends January 1, 2011
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you from Mac Kid.
Win one of our favorite " freak your kid out " items.
Elf on the Shelf. We've written about it. Blathered on … now it's your turn to secure one for next year.
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Winner chosen using a spreadsheet and Random. ORG random integer generator!
Winner notified via email on Jan ...
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The Celebration Of Kwanza
After doing a bit more reading on Kwanzaa, I realized that "The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa" are very much in tune with what we are striving to do with Macaroni Kid! If you are not already familiar with the African celebration, below is a brief history to share with your friends and family that can help cultivate an understanding and appreciation of the richness of African American culture! Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday celebrated mainly in the US for the week between 26th December and 1st January each year. The ...
Goal Setting at an early age!
With New Years right around the corner it may be a good opportunity to work on goal setting with your children.
Goal setting is an important skill they can carry with them through out their life! And New Year's Resolutions are a fun way to not only start the discussion, but the process as well. Here are a few you may want to adapt in your home or maybe assist you with thinking of ones on your own!
Good Hygiene : Wash my hands before meals, brush my teeth after ...
OXO's Weekly Photo Contest!
OXO Tot is a new line of feeding, cleaning and bathing products for ...
Thanks to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre my family and I were invited to enjoy a matinee performance of the Nutcracker. I've only seen the Nutcracker performed by the Russian Ballet and while it was indeed beautiful. It was fairly boring. The Pittsburgh Ballet's version is refreshing and bright. Set in the backdrop of old time Pittsburgh the scenery is lovely and the effects are wonderful. My four year old and her little friend Hope sat through almost ALL of the performance without much wiggling at all! We were ...
How many times a week do you tell your child to sit down and color just so that they will be quiet for a few minutes? The action of coloring calms their busy little mind and forces them to sit still for a moment. Have you ever considered that coloring could have the same effect on you? I recently sat down with the four year old in my life and colored beside her except while she used a Barbie coloring book I created in Therapy in Color: The Ultimate Therapeutic ...
When school is away, the kids can play!
Are your kids tired of the same old daycare,or going to grandma's house while school is out for the hlidays?
The Carnegie Science Center is offering some pretty AMAZING holiday camps while the kids are out of school!
Check them out and sign up your kids today!!!
When school is out, the Science Center is in!
Your kids will have so much fun, they won’t realize all of the exciting science they are learning, even during vacation! Pre- and post-camp care is available beginning at ...
Each and every year we all make New Year’s Resolutions.
Do you find it as funny as I that we seem to do this after we all pig out for two months, spend every last dime we have on gifts and have multiple days off of work at a time?
We all make the same resolutions every year. Honestly, I am not creative at all when making my New Year’s Resolutions. Lose weight, save money, learn something new….blah, blah , blah.
So this year I decided to make ...
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Where: Learning Express, Settler's Ridge RobinsonWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: ToddlersHow: *Cost: *For more info: *
Where: Sewickley LibraryWhen: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (12/29)Who: *How: *Cost: *For more info: Contact: Children's Department 412-741-0937
Where: Giant Eagle Market District, Robinson. Settler's RidgeWhen: 9:30 AMWho: All agesHow: Ro Registration is required for this eventCost: *For more info: *
Where: Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG AquariumWhen: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (12/31)Who: *How: *Cost: Cost of AdmissionFor more info: *
Where: Carnegie Science CenterWhen: n/aWho: All agesHow: *Cost: Included with Price of AdmissionFor more info: 412-237-3400
Where: Children's Museum, North SideWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: All agesHow: *Cost: Incuded in AdmissionFor more info: 412-322-5058
No registration required.
Where: Sewickley LibraryWhen: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM (Two Different Storytimes, 10:15 to 11:00AM and 1:30Pm to 2:15PM)Who: Children ages 3-5How: *Cost: *
Where: Moon Township Library Beaver Grade Road Coraopolis, PA 15108When: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Book Buddies Occurs Every Thurs)Who: Children ages 4 to 6How: Registration is required. Sign ups begin August 30th.Cost: *
Where: West Allegheny Community Library 8042 Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA 15071When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Every Thursday)Who: Preschoolers ages 2 and upHow: *Cost: *For more info:
Where: Moon Township LibraryWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Every Saturday)Who: Kids in grades 1-5How: Registration is mandatoryCost: *
Where: Moon Township Library, Sky Room Beaver Grade Road, Coraopolis PA 15108When: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM (There is also an 11:15 to an 11:45 Storytime...This event Occurs EVERY MONDAY AM.)Who: Birth to Age 3How: *Cost: *
Where: West Allegheny Community Library 8042 Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA 15071When: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (Book Babies Occurs Every monday AM)Who: For children from birth to 24 monthsHow: *Cost: FreeFor more info:
Interact with your toddler to nurture a love of books. Learn letters, sounds, and new words. Be active with music and movement!
Where: West Allegheny Community Library 8042 Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA 15071When: 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (Toddler Tales Occurs Every Mon)Who: Children Ages 2 and 3 YearsHow: *Cost: *For more info: Phone: 724-695-8150
Where: Sewickley YMCA, Hunter GymWhen: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MON/WED 12:00PM-1:00PM, FRIDAY 6:00PM-8:00PM)Who: Children up to age 6How: Must Register at the YMCA front desk.Cost: 1 child $2.75, per additional child $2.00 FREE for membersFor more info: www.sewickleyymca.org, or 412-741-9622
Where: Sewickley LibraryWhen: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM (3 Seperate Reading times, every Tues. 10:15-10:45am, 11:00-11;30am, and 1:00pm to 1:30pm)Who: Children from birth to 24 monthsHow: No registration is requiredCost: *For more info: Contact: Children's Department 412-741-0937
Children learn about birds through a story and a close-up encounter with one of the National Aviary’s birds.
Where: Pittsburgh AviaryWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (This Event Occurs Every Tuesday AM)Who: 18months to 5 years oldHow: *Cost: included in the admission feeFor more info: aviary.org
Where: Town Square, Southside WorksWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Every Tues)Who: ages 2-8How: *Cost: *For more info: visit southsideworks.com
Where: Moon Township Library Beaver Grade Road, Coraopolis PA 15108When: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (This Event Occurs Every Tuesday)Who: Toddlers and PreschoolersHow: Please register beginning August 30thCost: *
Where: Findlay Township Activity Center / Lower Level / Main Street / ImperialWhen: 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM (Tuesdays, October 26, November 30 and December 14t)Who: This program is open to all children who turned 4 years old by September 1, 2009. Kindergartners are welcome too!How: You must call by Monday before the class to guarantee a spot.Cost: Residents - $5 per month Non-residents - $7 per month Payment is taken at the classFor more info: Call Darlene (Larson) Howell, Recreation Coordinator, at (724) 695-0500 X 246
Where: West Allegheny Library 8042 Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA 15071When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Pre-K Kapers Occurs every Tuesday)Who: Children Ages 4-6 yearsHow: *Cost: FreeFor more info: Phone: 724-695-8150
Where: Moon Township Library Beaver Grade Road Coraopolis, PA 15108When: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM (This Event Occurs Every Tues Evening)Who: Parents and kids ages 3-6How: Please register beginning August 30thCost: *
Come and listen to Miss. Carolyn read stories and sing songs!
Where: Robinson Twp Library 1000 Church Hill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
When: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (Storytime occurs every Wed. Two Storytimes exist, the second is from 10:30 am to 11:00AM)Who: Babies Birth up to 3 years old with a caregiverHow: Call to registerCost: *For more info: Phone: 412-787-3906
Where: Sewickley LibraryWhen: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM (Two Storytimes Available, 10:15 to 10:45am and 11:00 to 11:30am)Who: Two Year OldsHow: *Cost: *For more info: Contact: Children's Department 412-741-0937
Storytime for ages 3-6, every Wed., 10:30am & 1 pm, Phipps Conservatory, Schenley Park
Where: PhippsWhen: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Every Wed, 1030 and 1 pm storytimes)Who: Ages 3-6How: *Cost: *For more info: 412-622-6915
Where: Moon Township Library Beaver Grade Road Coraopolis, PA 15108When: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (This Event Occurs Every Wed AM! Next Event 10/13)Who: 2 and 3 year oldsHow: Sign ups begin August 30thCost: *
Where: Sewickley YMCA, Hunter GymWhen: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Occurs Every Wed.)Who: Children 6 years of age and UNDER, with their parentsHow: Must register at the Front deskCost: $2.75 for the first child, $2.00 each additional child, Members for FreeFor more info: sewickleyymca.org or 412-741-9622
Where: Robinson Township Library 1000 Church Hill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205When: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Occurs Every Wed.)Who: Children 3 years of age to KindergartenHow: Please register by calling the library or email: [email protected]Cost: *For more info: [email protected] Phone: 412-787-3906
Where: Sewickley YMCA, Hunter GymWhen: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Occurs Every Friday)Who: Children 6 years of age and UNDER, with parentsHow: Please register at the front deskCost: $2.75 for 1st child, $2.00 each additional. Members FREEFor more info: sewickleyymca.org, or 412-741-9622
Where: Robin Hill CenterWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM (CLASSES ARE HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY)Who: Ages 6-12How: Register by calling MP&R at 412.262.1703 or e-mail [email protected]Cost: Moon Resident $75 Non Resident $80For more info: http://www.moonparks.org/2010%20Snapology%20-%20Fall.pdf
No School! Come to the library for some outdoor snow fun, weather-permitting, and hot chocolate! Dress warmly!
Where: West Allegheny LibraryWhen: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (01/17)Who: Teens Grades 6-12How: *Cost: *For more info: *
Where: Sewickley LibraryWhen: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Occurs Every Monday)Who: Teens Grades 6-12How: *Cost: *For more info: Contact: Kelly Rottmund 412-741-6920 [email protected]
Then personalize some pens. A perfect start to a year of journal writing...
Where: West Allegheny LibraryWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (1/03)Who: Grades 6-12How: *Cost: *For more info: *
Spend some time this winter playing Wii at the library on Monday evenings. While you and your friends wait a turn at the Wii, play Apples to Apples, Cranium, Twister and a selection of other board or word games available. Feel free to bring any of your personal Wii games rated T or less.
Where: West Allegheny LibraryWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (1/10)Who: Grades 6-12How: *Cost: *For more info: *
Where: Moon Township Library, Sky RoomWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (1/06)Who: Grades 6-12How: *Cost: *For more info: Contact: Heather Panella 412 269 0334 [email protected]
Where: West Allegheny LibraryWhen: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM (1/15)Who: Grades 6-12How: *Cost: *For more info: *
Using a pattern, each participant will make intricately designed paper snowflakes to keep and to decorate the library.
Where: West Allegheny LibraryWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (01/24)Who: Grades 6-12How: *Cost: *For more info: *
Where: Moon Township Library, Sky RoomWhen: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (1/25)Who: Grades 6-12How: Registration is mandatory!Cost: This course requires a $5 materials fee and is limited to 10 participants in grades 6-12.For more info: Contact: Heather Panella 412 269 0334 [email protected]
Where: Moon Township LibraryWhen: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: *How: Must make reservations! Register teams beginning Jan. 3rd.Cost: *
Where: Moon Township LibraryWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (01/16)Who: *How: Please register beginning Jan. 3rdCost: *
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We are so glad you found us! Christine and I are two mothers here in the local West Pittsburgh area and we brought Macaroni Kid Robinson to Pittsburgh in February of 2010. We strive to bring you the best family events going on in around town, the most reputable businesses as sponsors and articles that are fun and engaging! We try to write a publication that WE BOTH would want to read! We welcome you and hope that you have fun! Please make sure your spam filters are set to ...
Juno Baby App
Second, Juno Baby has launched a great iPhone app, “Juno’s Musical ABC’s”. It’s free! Just visit the iTunes app store and search “Juno Baby”.
And third, Juno is sharing with those in need by ...
Make these fun New Year's Poppers filled with fun! I love making these in my house!
Here's what you need:
- Empty toilet paper rolls
- any festive wrapping paper or tissue paper
- curling ribbon
- scissors or craft knife
- Candy, trinkets, Mardi Gras beads, crayons, anything to fill up the poppers
Start by measuring out enough wrapping paper to cover the roll but also leave extra on the ends to tie up with ribbon. (see photo) Next, cut the roll in half almost completely, but leave a small area ...
Make TIme to Move!
The cutting of recess is very common as schools look for new ways to increase the amount of "time on learning." It also frees schools from the risk of physical injuries and necessity for playground supervision. But, what school administrators fail to realize is that they may be hindering a child's ability to learn successfully.
Many children without "free time," have difficulties in focusing and keeping their attention on task. As adults it is very hard to go about your daily work without taking a break to help your ...
Perfect for a COLD day!!
Peppermint Cocoa Coffee
-2 Heaping tsp. Hot Chocolate Mix with Marshmallows
-Small Candy Cane
-6 oz fresh brewed coffee
Put Hot Chocolate Mix in coffee cup, add coffee and stir. Once hot chocolate mix is completely dissolved, stir with candy cane. Can add additional small marshmallows if you wish.
Make a "Shirley Temple"
I remember going to the Red Bull restaurant with my family when we were kids, and we would all be SOO excited to order this drink! It made us feel so grown up!
Sprite or gingerale
Cherries and cherry juice.
Mix the gingerale with cherry juice until it turns red and top it off with a few cherries! Simple as that!!
Your kids will feel so grown up!
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Toast Your Art!
Painted toast is fun to make and a great snack!
Bread – this works best if you have white bread, the colors show up brighter.
Bowls and Brushes – you need a bowl and brush for each color. I just used my basting brushes I have, but it would be more fun with smaller painting brushes, cleaned or unused.
Food Coloring – we used all 4 colors and you could mix them too.
Milk – whatever kind you have. You don’t need a lot of milk, I had ...
What fun is New Year's Eve to a kid who's in bed by 8 pm? Let younger children join in the festivities of New Year's Eve by hosting a "Noon" Year's Eve party or playdate.
For snacks, get cheese cubes, pieces of fruit and hot dog pieces and stick them with toothpicks. All kids love eating bite-sized foods from toothpicks. You can even get fancy and use the kind with frilly colors on the ends.
Get paper streamers from your local party store for kids and ...
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