5 Free Things to do with Your Kids this Winter in the QCA


Now that winter is here, it can be hard to get motivated to get outdoors, especially when the temps are freezing or below freezing. The QC and the surrounding areas are full of great options to take your kids to get the wiggles out.

Snowshoe AdventuresJoin Wapsi Center Staff for a FREE outdoor adventure in snowshoes. Snowshoes are weight rated for both adults and children. Waterproof boots are suggested. This program is dependent on weather and site conditions. Registration is limited & required, please call.

IcestravaganzaAt this FREE outdoor winter event, expect to see beautiful ice carvings of your favorite monuments carved out of ice and lit up with colorful LED lights! They can be viewed on the boardwalk or drive-through sculpture display on Beiderbecke Drive in LeClaire Park. Freight House Farmers’ Market vendors as well as local beer and food will be available for purchase from Front Street Brewery & Taproom, The Diner, Antonella’s Pizzeria II and Chill Ice Cream & Eats

Winter Reading Programs – “All the Feels”“Beyond the Sea”Learn about the history of emojis, explore the importance of emotions, and discover fun activities to express yourself fully with the “All the Feels” reading program through SCLS. Say Aloha to reading this winter and receive a lei to kick start your tropical reading when you register and receive a book to continue your reading adventures at the end with Moline Public Library.

Ice FestGuests can try snowshoeing, ice fishing in the port (ice dependent), cross-country skiing, catch an ice harvesting demonstration or watch the River Museum’s snow carving team in action. A special Blizzard Bar will be set up in our plaza area with hot chocolate, smores’ kits, and spiked hot chocolate for those 21+.

Arts & Crafts: For those cold and snowy days that you don’t feel like bundling the kids up, stay inside and color or craft! Michaels.com has lots of fun craft projects to try out and Crayola.com has TONS of crafting options, as well as FREE coloring page printables! Check out QCM Pinterest for some ideas too!

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