The menu for summer’s outdoor adventures: a skinned knee with a side of frozen peas and carrots.
Give your clumsykins something a tad more satisfying with Woopsies, soft-as-a-worn-in-beach-towel ice packs for owies. Available in six quirky characters (we’re partial to the blue Zibble), the little guys are just the right pals to restore order to a sunny day.
In lieu of liquid or gel, the beanbag-like sack is filled with buckwheat seeds. Simply put it in the freezer or microwave prior to use, and the seeds hold the cold/heat for up to 30 minutes. Should a few icky blood drops spatter about, pop off the cover and machine wash.
Because ice cream and watermelon are all she has the appetite for.
Available online at bucky.com, $9.
Gabrielle Healy Carroll Storytime Program
What: Bookworms kick back and hear a few page-turners.
Why: The first two readers to email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention DailyCandy get a free family pass to the Children’s Book Festival on June 4.
When: Ongoing. Tues. & Fri., 10:30 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 W. Bay Rd., Amherst (413-658-1100). Adults, $9; children, $6.
Dog Day Festival
What: Sparky will be in heaven with hayrides, pet massages, and other canine-friendly activities.
Why: Bet he’ll do his best tricks in exchange for the gourmet treats.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Smolak Farms, 315 S. Bradford St., North Andover (978-682-6332). Admission is free (suggested parking donation is $2).
A Year with Frog and Toad
What: The famous duo has all kinds of fun in the musical adaptation of the Arnold Lobel classic (ages 4 and up).
Why: It’s a hopping good time.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Where: Concord Youth Theatre, 50 Beharrell St., West Concord. Tickets at 978-371-1482 or online at ticketstage.com. Adults and children, $13.
Photo: Courtesy of Bucky