We've put together a list of venues and events for your scheduling pleasure.
Children's Museum Easter Activities
Friday, March 30, make a cute rabbit just in time for Easter. Classes begin at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and are limited to 21 children, ages 3 and up. The museum will close at 1:30 for Good Friday.
Saturday, March 31, create a colorful Easter Egg with paint and squeegee in the ArtSpace from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Iowa Women's League
Easter in the Park: 10 a.m. - noon March 31. Free Easter fun featuring Easter Bunny pictures, games, a coloring station, prizes and more. Don't forget your Easter basket! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Easter egg hunt times are: 10:30 a.m. (0-3 years old), 10:45 a.m. (4-6 years old), 11 a.m. (ages 7 and up).
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Activities:
6 p.m. Thursday, March 29, church service highlighting the apostle's reactions to the crucifixion
10 a.m Sunday, April 1, Easter egg hunt, followed by Easter service at 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. April 8, Easter concert during service
Temple Baptist Church:
10 a.m. - noon March 31. A free family event in Dequincy featuring fun, games, food, an Easter egg hunt, and a special devotion time to hear about the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
CM Farms Wool Days & Easter Egg Hunt
March 30th & 31st from 9-2 each day!
Admission: $10 for ages 3 & up
252 CM Farms Rd
Dry Creek, LA 70637
11:00 AM & 1:00 PM Friday and Saturday, there will be old-fashioned Easter egg hunts divided into groups by age (ages 1-4 and 5+). Bring your own basket. Turn in your eggs for a fun treat bag after the hunt! Admission ($10 for ages 3 & up) includes the Easter Egg Hunt & Sheep Shearing Demonstrations
PLUS: Jumping Pillow and Barrel Train rides(unlimited), fun on the farm playground — Dirt Mountain Slide, Sand Pile with diggers, Corn Barn, Tether Ball Courts, Tire Pyramids, photo ops, tour our Historic Farm House and Antique Barn full of farm equipment from days past... The BeeLine (junior zip line…..100 lb weight limit)
BREAKFAST with the EASTER BUNNY from 9:00 am to 11:00 am! Breakfast will include 3 pancakes, sausage & drink or fresh baked Biscuit, sausage & drink for $5.95.
Our farm concession will be open all day with plenty of food and drinks! No outside food or drinks allowed thru the gate. In observance of GOOD FRIDAY, we will be serving FRIED FISH PLATES in the Farm Concession for lunch on Good Friday! The Country Store will be open with Homemade Fudge and Kettle Corn.
Easter Bunny Photos at the Prien Lake Mall
Photo Set Hours:
Friday, March 30th 10AM - 8:30PM
Saturday, March 31st 10AM - 8:30PM
The Easter Bunny will be take a carrot break from 3PM-3:30PM, everyday.
Sam Houston Jones State Park Easter Egg Hunt
March 31, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hunt is free, day park use fees apply
Address: 107 Sutherland Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70611
Hunts for 0 – 5-years-old and 6 - 12-year-old.
Make sure you bring your own basket. The hunt is free, day use fees are applicable.
Longleaf Legacy Project from Sasol will have information tables set up.
Bayou Rum Adult Easter Egg Hunt:
Saturday, March 31 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets must be reserved in advance. Head out to the Bayou Rum Distillery in Lacassine for a special adult only Easter egg hunt! Hunt participants will search for eggs filled with candy and Bayou Rum swag items. Be on the lookout for golden eggs for a chance to win a grand prize! Pops and Rockets will be coming along with food trucks.
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Children and teens experience some of the most important moments of their lives at school. It's where they spend two-thirds of their waking hours. Of course, school can be stressful, too - and not just because of pop quizzes and science projects.
"Stress isn't the same for all children, and it impacts every one differently," said Dr. Cheryl S. Al-Mateen, medical director of the Virginia Treatment Center for Children. "In fact, in some cases this stress can even be traumatic. If left unnoticed, it can lead to real mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, self-harm and even substance abuse."
Everyone deserves to feel comfortable talking about mental health - it plays an important role in a child's overall health. Sometimes, however, topics around mental health can feel overwhelming or confusing for parents. Many may find it difficult to spot the difference between traditional school stress and the possibility of potential trauma. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help. As a start, Dr. Al-Mateen has five recommendations to support parents in understanding school issues, helping children cope and tackling potential problems.
* Check in about school. It can be difficult in our go-go-go world, but give your child your undivided attention for 5 to 10 minutes every day. Talk about their friends, teachers and classes. Open yourself to hearing the good and the bad, and ask what they find difficult - like feeling too nervous to talk or being teased for talking too much. These conversations help you identify problems as they arise, teach your child problem-solving skills and reinforce how deeply you care about their wellbeing.
* Strengthen your lines of communication. Your child may be more open about school if you have frequent conversations about other things as well. Talk to them about the little stuff, and they'll be more apt to tell you about the big stuff. Listen without judging, and be ready to engage them in an activity if that makes them more comfortable. Braiding your child's hair, shooting a few baskets in the driveway or working a puzzle can lead to a great conversation.
* Work with your school. If your child is showing signs of stress that concern you, don't be afraid to reach out to their teacher(s) or school principal. Your child's teacher may be able to shed light on what's causing the stress and, if nothing else, can help watch out for your child during the school day.
* Establish a routine at home. Children thrive in stable, consistent environments. Creating a predictable schedule is helpful, if you can, but sometimes that's just not possible. Make a big family calendar and keep it where everyone can access it. This empowers children to know what's coming up and helps provide the solid foundation they crave at home. They'll be better prepared to deal with changes and unexpected situations they may face at school.
* Seek help when you need it. How do you know if your child needs help beyond what you or the school can provide? Look for warning signs. For example, young children may complain about stomachaches and headaches that have no physical explanation. When depressed, a child may say that they're angry, rather than sad, so listen for both - especially when their eating or sleeping patterns also change dramatically, they seem to have low energy or they aren't taking pleasure in things they enjoyed before. These may be signs of a larger problem that needs to be addressed immediately with help from mental health professionals.
The school years are exciting, important times for your children, but they can be tough. Check in with your child daily and don't downplay the stress they may feel. Recognizing potential issues quickly can help prevent larger problems down the road.
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