Published : Thursday, 03 Jan 2013, 12:17 PM EST
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Lots of families are experiencing a ton together at the start of the new year before the kids head back to school. It's the perfect time to look for something new to do. Maranda is your go to resource for weekly family fun updates, and she has some great ways to jump start January. Check out this list:
Build a Time Capsule
January 5, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
On the first Saturday of the month, you can enjoy a new art making activity inspired by artwork on exhibit at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Start the New Year by building your very own time capsule out of clay for future generations to find, and explore our current exhibition that imagines what our future society might be like. The cost for UICA members is $2 and for non-members is $7.
Snowflake Break at the Museum
Thursday, January 3 through Saturday, January 5
Grand Rapids Public Museum
From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., the Museum will have special activities for families including games, crafts, hot cocoa and snacks.
Open Swim at the Holland Aquatic Center
January 3 through January 6
Holland Aquatic Center
The Holland Aquatic Center will have special Splash Zone and open swim hours during the holiday break. Visit their website for more details.
Holland Ice Sculpting Competition
January 4 and January 5
Downtown Holland partners with the National Ice Carving Association to host a Collegiate Invitational Ice Sculpting Competition each January. The streets of downtown Holland fill up with amazing sculptures that you won't want to miss!
Ice Skating with the Harlem Globetrotters
January 7 at Noon
Millennium Park Ice Rink - Portage
The Harlem Globetrotters will swap their sneakers for ice cleats to play an outdoor basketball game at this Kalamazoo County ice rink.
This weekend on Where You Live, we're headed to Impression 5 Science Museum in Lansing. See what makes this hands-on children's museum perfect for infants through teens, plus, we have your chance to win a family pack of passes! Watch Friday at 7pm on WXSP, Saturday at 7:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. on WOTV and 6:30 p.m. on WOOD TV. Get more information about Maranda at www.wotv4women.com .