Frederik Meijer Gardens is helping families get out of the house this summer.

The Lena Meijer Children’s Garden has a list of fun just for kids. There are also special Independence Day activities, starting at 11 a.m.

Wonderful Weaving: Mondays 11 a.m.

Kids can explore the variety of weaving found in nature in the Children's Garden. It includes story time and a "fingers-on" weaving activity.

Summer Story Time: Tuesdays 11 a.m.

Imaginations run wild, as puppets travel through enchanted worlds and go on daring adventures.

Outdoor Artist Studio: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Local artists will be in the Children's Garden for informal art experiences. Kids will get creative with everyday materials like paper, crayons and clay.

Making Music: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.

Local musicians will lead the beat for kids to clap, stomp or sing along.

Summer Dance- Animal Movements: Thursdays, 11 a.m.

Kids will dance along with improv instructors using moves inspired by animal movements and sculptures around the garden.

Garden Helpers: Fridays, 11 a.m.

Kids can learn how butterflies, hummingbirds, worms and bees help out in the garden. It includes close-up observations, interactive stories, and clever hunts.

Science Sundays: Sundays, 2 p.m.

Guests will get a closer look at Michigan animals and learn facts about reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish. Kids will learn simple ways of identification and the importance of conservation.

Learn more about kids programs at Meijer Gardens by visiting their website here.

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