Whoever decided to call it a break clearly didn’t have kids. Get yours off the couch (or off your back) with these camps.
Drama queens and kings (ages 5-17) explore different aspects of the theater, from costume making and singing to creative movement and acting (Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, Fenway; 617-879-2252).
Three sessions (ages 6-7, 8-10, 11-14) will tame your wild ones with exploration of the outdoors and animals (Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan; 617-983-8500).
Kids (up to age 12) get creative with arts and crafts projects, games, and dancing at this half-day camp (The Kid’s Place, 33 Highland Avenue, Needham; 781-444-2325).
Jump to It
Got energy to burn? Kids ages 3-15 will enjoy basketball, soccer, T-ball, gymnastics, baseball, and lots more sweat-inducing activities (New England Sports Academy, 345 University Avenue, Westwood; 781-493-6345).
Camps begin April 20, except for the Boston Nature Center, which begins April 21.
What: Kids learn to use everyday foods to dye eggs naturally. Plus, stories and songs.
Why: Play with your food.
When: Tues., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Whole Foods Market, 200 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Cambridge (617-491-0040).
Trucks on Tuesdays
What: Check out a different truck each week, from tow trucks to landscaping vehicles.
Why: Rev your engines.
When: Ongoing. Tues., 10:30-11 a.m.
Where: The Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave., North Easton (508-230-3789).
Rhythms & Rhymes
What: Babies ages 6-18 months move to the music.
Why: Get a case of the wiggles.
When: Thurs., 11 a.m.
Where: Brookline Public Library, Putterham Branch, 959 W. Roxbury Pkwy., Chestnut Hill (617-730-2385). Registration required.