Author: Honolulu Family Team

2021 Family Easter Events in Hawaiˊi

Updated March 22, 2021 Photo: Courtesy of Windward MallThe Easter Bunny arrives at Windward Mall Monday, March 15. Easter Bunny Photos Kāhala Mall Saturday, March 13 to Saturday, April 3 Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 2-6:55 p.m.; Saturday, 10…

Financial Help Available: Preschool Open Doors in 2021

2016-10-2 Finding the right education for your child is priceless. Paying for it, however, can be challenging, especially for families already on a tight budget. Preschool Open Doors can help. The program that works to ensure that every child attends…

HONOLULU Family's Surprise Easter Bunny Box

  March 20, 2021 Update: Sorry, we are sold out! Happy Easter everyone! The days are getting longer and Spring Equinox is just around the corner—March 20, to be exact. We've been going through holiday withdrawal (some of us still…

Foodland’s Grocery Service Was Made for Busy Moms

Even Supermom can’t do it all. No matter how well you can juggle work, home and family life, it always helps to have help. With Foodland to You, Foodland’s easy online grocery service, busy moms can shop and buy their groceries…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-February 18, 2021

Image: Courtesy of BAMkids Film Festival"Kapaemahu" is one of the short films showcased in the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) film festival for kids. BAMkids Film Festival There is a bright side to the cancellation of big in-person events; virtual…

Vote Now for the 2021 Best of HONOLULU Family

Our annual Best of HONOLULU Family celebrates the best keiki-friendly businesses—everything from local sake to seafood boil, bank to barbershop—our island has to offer, chosen by our editors and our savvy readers. Show some love and support for your favorites…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-February 11, 2021

Photo: Courtesy of Hawai'i Contemporary Art Summit ʻOhana Day at the Art Summit The inaugural Hawaiʻi Contemporary Art Summit has plenty of talks and inspiring seminars for adults featuring artists, writers and more from around the world. But Saturday morning…

Your Weekend: The Best Family Fun-January 7, 2021

Photo: Hawaiʻi Nature Center Tree-mendous at the Hawaiʻi Nature Center The Makiki center has started its weekend workshops again and we couldn’t be happier. It starts Saturday when preschoolers can walk into the forest and learn more about the giant…

Make It: Shave Ice Cupcakes

Photos: Karen DB Photography Materials Cake mix Cupcake liners Frosting Sanding sugar in pink, yellow and blue; or go red and green for the Mele Kalikimaka effect Scissors Shave ice cones; we found these snowflake-adorned options at Target Colorful straws…

Family Holiday Events in Hawaiʻi-2020

Updated: Dec. 22, 2020 Itʻs officially the holiday season and weʻre ready to celebrate! Here is our list of events and activities to get your family in the spirit of things. Please note that many centers are still working on…

Make It: Play Snow

Pack away the Play Doh for the winter. This moldable snow smells great and is so simple kids can mix it up by themselves.

Make It: Holiday Fluffy Slime

Photos: Karen DB Photography Here's a spin on slime for your Winter Break or for fun gifts for your keiki to mix and give away. This recipe uses contact lens solution instead of Borax. Materials for jars Mason jars; one recipe…

Make It: Fern-Printed Wrapping Paper

Photos: Karen DB Photography Materials Ferns; we used kupukupu and palapalai Acrylic paint Roll of craft paper or white paper Car-wash sponge, cut into smaller pieces A plate for the paint Paper towels Instructions Wash and dry ferns thoroughly. Squeeze…

Make It: Shaka Wreath

Photo: Karen DB Photography Materials Green and bright pink construction paper Scissors Pencils Glue 1 ½-inch-wide ribbon Instructions Make a shaka and trace your hand on the green paper. Repeat the first step multiple times, using hands of all family…

What's Reopening in Honolulu for Families

Updated May 15, 2021.   You’ve planted the garden, baked bread from scratch, opened every old birthday art and science kit stacked up in the corner and downloaded innumerous apps. Let’s face it. We all need something new, or at…