Holidays

Don’t Miss These October Events Around Boston

Fall is finally here, and it’s a wonderful time of year to get outside, enjoy the weather and foliage, and have some fun as a family. Check out our list of autumn events and activities happening around Boston in October 2022. Halloween on the Hill at Long Hill When: Wednesdays through Sundays starting 9/30/22 and ending 10/31/22 Where: Long Hill–572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA Age: all ages Cost: Adults $27/$22, Children (Age 3-13) $10, Children…

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St. Patrick’s Day: Teaching Fact v. Fiction

Nearly every holiday we celebrate starts with a story. That story gets told throughout the years until it becomes legend, at which point people decide that the legend is worthy of celebration. Somewhere on the way to legendary status, the original story often gets embellished to the point where it becomes difficult to separate truth from legend. Such is the case with the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. March 17 is here, and it…

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Giving Back to Your Community This Holiday Season

Are you willing to spread the holiday cheer this year? Boston Tutoring Services is happy to promote organizations who help people in need. There are plenty of fantastic organizations that give all of us the chance for giving back, and the holidays are always a time of year in which people need some extra help. Times have been tough for all of us this year, but if you are able to help those less fortunate,…

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For Thanksgiving, Please Consider Giving Back

Now is the time to remember those in need! As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, food banks and other charitable organizations all over Massachusetts are now accepting donations. Please consider getting into the spirit of giving and help those who really need it. You can either make a monetary donation or collect food to drop off at a food bank. Recommended donation items include cereal, oatmeal, rice, beans, low sodium soup, stew, chili, pasta, low sugar canned…

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Haunted Places in History You Can Explore with Google Maps

Happy Halloween, everyone! Have you ever wanted to play paranormal investigator? Would you like to explore America’s most frightening haunted locations, both near and far? Maybe you’re looking for inspiration for some creepy curricula based around historical fact-finding? Have no fear, Google’s got your back. Plan the ultimate road trip — or mind trip if you’re more into research than creeping around in the dark — with Google Map’s list of the 31 Most Haunted Places in…

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20 Spring Activities for Kids Staying Home for April Break

Looking for COVID-safe spring activities for your children? Below are some sure-fire, family-friendly staycation ideas to keep your kids busy, sparing you some much-needed time to get work done. 1. Play online board games. Boardgamearena.com works in your browser and on most game consoles (no download necessary), and it offers 175 modern board games. Tabletopia is another online arena for virtual board gaming and contains more than 800 board games. Pogo is another option for…

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This Holiday Season, Please Consider Giving Back

Are you willing to spread the holiday cheer this year? Boston Tutoring Services is happy to promote organizations who help people in need. There are plenty of fantastic organizations that give all of us the chance to give back, and the holidays are always a time of year in which people need some extra help. Times have been tough for all of us this year, but if you are able to help those less fortunate,…

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How to Have Safe Holiday Gatherings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to have safe holiday gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic has surely been on everyone’s mind as Christmas approaches. With COVID-19 cases hitting an all-time high, making the decision not to gather in person may be the most loving one a family can make this holiday season. This is especially true in families with high-risk members, such as older adults and people with pre-existing conditions. There is no such thing as completely safe holiday gatherings…

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Halloween Traditions Teachers Have Started in the Classroom

It’s the time of year when spooky stories emerge and haunted traditions appear! Every family is sure to have their own traditions for autumn–from pumpkin-carving to harvest rituals, there’s something for everyone. Halloween traditions aren’t reserved for home alone, however. Some spooky teachers were willing to share the Halloween traditions they have started in their own classrooms here. Cemetery Trek On or around Halloween, Dr. Carter, an associate professor in Virginia, takes his class to meet…

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Halloween Books Kids are Guaranteed to Love

It’s almost Halloween, and it’s still possible to have some safe and spooky fun. Check out these Halloween books for kids and get in the spirit. 1. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson: The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and…

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