Thursday, September 22, 2016

How to Make a First Aid Kit for Your Backpack

This mini first aid kit can easily fit into your backpack or locker and if a scrape happens on the way to school, the supplies will be right there when needed. 

Find out how to make it here.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Toledo Area Family Events: August 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Toledo, OH

Mama Meow's Top Pick for August...

August 12-13: Maumee Summer Fair @ Uptown Maumee 

Bounce houses, pony rides, car show, family entertainment, food etc. Friday 5-11:30pm, Saturday 9am-11:30pm.

More Fun Family Events in the Greater Toledo, Ohio Area...

Now through September 4: Play Space @ Toledo Museum of Art 

Outdoor play space for kids. Visit the TMA website for more information. Closed on Mondays. Free.

August 1-6: Fair @ Monroe County Fairgrounds 

Truck pull, music, rides, food, etc. General admission is $6 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12, free for kids 5 and under.

August 1-8: Fair @ Wood County Fairgrounds 

Rides, food, cheerleading competition, monster trucks, demolition derby, Martina McBride concert and more. General admission is $6 per person. Kids 9 and under are free.

August 2: Pokemon GO Catch 'Em All @ Fifth Third Field 

Mud Hens doubleheader and on-field access to hunt for Pokemon after the games. Tickets are $12 for each game. 12:05pm and 6:05pm.

August 5: First Friday @ Downtown Perrysburg 

Bounce houses, balloon sculptors, train rides, live music and more. 6-9pm.

August 5 & 12: Friday Night Family Cruise @ Sandpiper 

Two hour cruise on the river. Bring your own picnic. $17 for adults and $9 for kids under 12. Reservations required. 6-8pm.

Fridays in August: From Earth to the Universe @ Ritter Planetarium 

Guided tour of the Universe and discussion. $7 for adults, $5 for children, kids 3 and under are free. 8:30pm.

August 5-7: Sales Tax Holiday @ Ohio Retailers 

Shop for school supplies and skip the tax. Items exempt from tax: clothing $75 per item or less, school supplies and instructional materials priced at $20 per item or less.

August 6: Dog Days of Summer @ Downtown Fremont 

Pet contest and photography, doggie vendors and giveaways, food, music and more. 9am-1pm.

August 7: Splash Bash @ Splash Bay Indoor Water Park

Swimming, food, music, bounce house, photo booth and more. Pre-sale tickets are $20 and $24 at the door. 10am-5pm.

August 7: Festival of India @ Centennial Terrace 

Indian food, music, shopping, henna tattoos, etc. Free parking and admission. 11am-8:30pm.

August 10-12: Kelly Miller Circus @ NW Ohio 

Performers and exotic animals under the big top. Tickets start at $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Toledo Speedway: Wednesday and Thursday. Brint and Centennial Road Sylvania: Friday. Two shows each day at 4:30 and 7:30pm.

August 12: Toledo Back 2 School Jam @ Walbridge Park 

Community information, Tai Chi lessons, raffles, fun activities. School supplies and backpacks will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Free. 12-3pm.

August 13: Toledo Jeep Fest @ Downtown Toledo

Car show, Jeep parade, festival. Free. 11am-6pm.

August 13: Back to School Fair @ Franklin Park Mall 

Hands-on activities, freebies, information about area businesses, schools and organizations. Meet characters from Laurel's Princess Parties. 10am-5pm

August 18-21: NW Ohio Rib Off @ Lucas County Fairgrounds 

BBQ, live music and family fun. Thursday 4-11pm, Friday 12-11pm (free until 4pm), Saturday 12-11pm (free until 3pm), Sunday 12-8pm.

August 20: Dreamworks Animation Movie Day @ Cinemark Theatres 

Free family-friendly movies and $2 concession items. 9am-1pm. 

August 20: Rossford Riverfest @ Veteran's Memorial Park 

Fireworks, carnival games, inflatables, softball tournament and more. 4-11pm.

August 20: Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch Picnic @ Ottawa Park 

Food, games, bounce house, music. Proceeds benefit Fraternal Order of Police. 11am-3pm.

August 27-28: International Festival @ Islamic Center of Greater Toledo 

Games, rock climbing, petting zoo, pony rides, ethnic foods, music, etc. Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12-6pm.

Do you know of an event not listed here or one that's coming up? Let me know at mamameowtoledo (at) gmail (dot) com.

Top image adapted from Tara on Flickr.