Sensory Friendly at CMEE
Children on the autism spectrum or who have sensory processing disorders will get a special welcome at the Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday morning. From 8:30 to 11:30, the lights and noises of the museum will be toned down, crowds will be limited, and there will be quiet rooms available. The museum will also offer "an intentionally designed guided activity that celebrates both independence and inclusion."
Admission to this Sensory Friendly Morning is free, but advance registration is requested at cmee.org.
Much to Do at Project Most
Team building, pumpkin bread, and turkey art are on Project Most's schedule this week at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton. On Saturday, kids 6 to 12 can use up some energy in active team-building games at 9:45 a.m. for $20. Pumpkin bread cupcakes and a squash-rolling challenge will be on the menu for ages 6 and up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $35.
Next Thursday, the artist Karyn Mannix will lead kids 6 and older as they create turkey paintings just in time for the big holiday. There will be sessions at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. The cost is $20. Space is limited in the workshops and advance registration is required at projectmost.org.
Looking ahead to the Thanksgiving break, families not able to take the day off with young children who are out of school may want to check out Project Most's School Vacation Learning Lab on Nov. 24. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids in kindergarten through sixth grade will be entertained with all sorts of fun learning activities. The cost is $70 for the full day or $40 from 9 a.m. to noon only. Early drop-off at 8 a.m. or late pickup at 5 p.m. is possible for an additional fee. Sibling discounts and financial aid are also offered. Registration must be done ahead of time at bit.ly/3kkM7MV.
For Community Service
Kids in sixth grade and up can earn community service credits by making cards for veterans and children in hospitals on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. Next Thursday, kids in that same age group have been invited to share their ideas for teen programs and services that should be offered as the library's Council of Young Adults meets at 3:30 p.m., again with community service credits for those who take part.
Flannel will be the uniform of choice at a lumberjack party with a game and crafts for younger children next Thursday at 4 p.m. Kids 8 to 12 can put their trivia knowledge to the test in a showdown on Friday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m.
The library asks that people sign up for all programs ahead of time either online or by phone.
Thankfulness and Aviation Month
Not only is November a month to think about what we're thankful for, it's also National Aviation Month, and programs for kids at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will focus on both this week.
A story time for young children on Sunday at 11 a.m. will consider thankfulness and include a chance to make thank-you cards. The aviation theme comes into play next Thursday at 4, when a pilot in training will visit to talk about planes. Afterward, kids will make planes out of paper and foam and then race them. Adults should accompany youngsters for this program.
Also next Thursday, there will be an hour of gaming at 6 p.m. for teens. Those who have cellphones or tablets should take them along. Advance registration is required for this and the other programs.
Nebulae and Amaryllis
Middle schoolers curious about what a nebula jar is will have a chance to find out and make their own on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. A hint: They involve paint and cotton balls.
A Thanksgiving story time and craft is planned for Tuesday at 4 for kids 4 to 6. The craft on Wednesday at 4 p.m. for kids 7 to 10 will be 3-D potbelly turkeys. Next Thursday at 4 p.m. the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will provide bulbs, soil, and containers, and an educator will work with kids 5 and older to plant an amaryllis that they can take home.
At the Montauk Library, the Horticultural Alliance will provide all the materials for amaryllis planting in take-home kits available to kids on Saturday on a first-come-first-served basis. And Lori Hubbard will lead a music program for young children and a caregiver next Thursday at 11:45 a.m. Sign-up is at the front desk or by phone.
The teen graphic novel club meets weekly via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Graphic novel fans interested in joining can email [email protected] for the link.
Over at the Amagansett library, the children's librarian, Evan Harris, will team up with Karina Martinez Orozco for a bilingual Spanish and English story time and celebration on Saturday at 11 a.m. This is for younger children, but "older kids are welcome as helpers." Advance sign-up can be done in person or by emailing [email protected].