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Top 10 Free Things to Do in April

Spring is finally here and Oklahoma City is coming alive with outdoor entertainment and thrilling events. There's family fun around every corner in April and we've hand-picked the top 10 free events just for our readers. From cooking classes and Native American and living history celebrations to an outdoor movie and an iconic music festival, find free fun for the whole family using this list of free events. Want more metro events? See our list of things to do with teens or things to do with preschoolers or see hundreds of April events on our online calendar.

5 Things to Do with Teens in OKC in April

Your teens have been cooped up all winter but April brings endless events to Oklahoma City perfect for teens and tweens. Send them outside with exciting events like outdoor movies, sporting events, concerts and an iconic music festival. We've hand-picked five fabulous events for teens and tweens and even given you a bonus event at the bottom of the list! For more things to do in the Oklahoma City metro, see our full calendar.

5 Things to Do with Preschoolers in OKC in April

Winter can be tough on toddlers. If your preschoolers were inside with cabin fever over the past few months, spring is the perfect time to get them outside. Family fun is everywhere this month and there are thrilling ways to enjoy Oklahoma City with your kids in April. Start with these five events we've hand-picked for toddlers then check out our entire calendar!

2015 OKC Easter Egg Hunts

On the hunt for Easter egg hunts in OKC? We've got you covered. We've rounded up the best egg hunts in the Oklahoma City metro to provide your family endless Easter fun. From unique hunts just for dogs to traditional egg hunts for the whole family, find exactly what you're looking for on this list. Also be sure to check out our list of Easter Bunny Appearances in OKC and our 2015 Easter Fun Guide for all metro Easter events..

Top 10 Free Things to Do with Kids in March

March brings tons of family fun to Oklahoma City. Between Spring Break, St. Patrick's Day, Easter and the warmer weather of the season, there are endless ways to get out and about this month. We've rounded up the top free events for you and your family. Still looking for more family fun? Check out our handy calendar, our list of things to do with preschoolers or these events specifically for teens and tweens.

5 Things to Do with Preschoolers in OKC in March

Preschoolers are naturally curious and March is the perfect time to introduce them to new experiences. Keep your toddlers busy and entertained at these top events in the Oklahoma City metro. Whether they're exploring nature or meeting a new princess, these events are sure to keep your preschoolers engaged and excited. If you're looking for more March events, check out our searchable calendar, see our guide to Spring Break Inspiration and explore our list of free family fun.
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Plan a Perfect Vacation to South Dakota

This summer, take a trip north into a wild state filled with mountains, forests, roaming buffalo and so much American history that your family may feel it has stepped back in time. If you are looking for the perfect family vacation, it can be found in South Dakota.
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Reader Tips for Preparing for Summer Camp

Rebecca’s mom, Kristen Hatton, has been sending her daughter away to camp since she was just 9 years old. While it wasn’t easy at first to watch her daughter go experience things without her, she said the benefits have been worth it. Kristen and Rebecca answered some questions for MetroFamily readers to help their kids get the most out of the summer camp experience.

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Practice Safe Digging this Season

In honor of National Safe Digging Month, we’re sharing some safe digging tips with our readers. Oklahoma residents are asked to call 811 before starting a digging project to prevent injuries, property damage and outages. Digging even a shallow hole can damage lines. In fact, an underground utility line is damaged every six minutes because someone decided to dig before dialing 811. The call and the line locating service are provided for free to Oklahoma residents.

Tackling Special Needs through Peer Integration Program

For parents of children with special needs, the future often feels uncertain. Easter Seals Oklahoma is marked by the powerful symbol of the lily, a sign of hope and new beginnings, and the organization offers just that to children and adults with disabilities, and to the family members who love them.

New OCU Program Aims to Certify More Teachers

Most adults look back on their elementary school years as a time of wide-eyed exuberance. From story time and crafts to science experiments and sing-a-longs, most moments were joy- and wonder-filled, with little realization that foundational learning was occurring, too.

Integris Doctor Answers Your Questions

From the moment a woman becomes pregnant, it's likely a flood of questions will come to mind. Whether it's curiosity about pregnancy symptoms or concern about a procedure or practice during delivery, women have plenty of reason to seek advice. Today, answers can be found with just a few keystrokes online or through apps. But there's nothing like the advice of a trusted physician. Edmond obstetrician Robert Schiermeyer was kind enough to answer some questions from our readers. Read his answers below and scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more about Dr. Schiermeyer.

Pregnant? Tips for Choosing Your Doctor

Whether you’re just thinking about having your first baby or you’re a seasoned mother with another one on the way, having a baby is a serious and life-altering process. The decision to have a baby is huge, and it’s immediately followed by another big choice: which physician will you choose to see your through your pregnancy and delivery?

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Logic Games

Logic Games

This week I'm sharing one of my favorite game days with you: Thinking Thursday! This is the day for logic and critical thinking activities, and there are so many fun ones out there! Unlike the other subject areas, I have not used a lot of online resources for these activities because I already had quite a few books and games before, but I have started a Pinterest board for them, because there are plenty of free materials out there. Below I've listed some of the books and games we've enjoyed the most, and if you have more ideas, I'd love to hear them!

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Swine Week

Swine Week

It is easy to forget how many awesome kids are out there in this world, in fact, right here in our cities. There are so many teens doing the right things, making good grades, donating their energies to help others, sacrificing their own interests to come together for a greater good. These are the kids we should hear about more, for they are the ones who hold the future in their hands.

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Best laid plans

Best laid plans

Sam and I were up with the sun because I had promised him that we'd go to breakfast together before dropping him off to join his second-grade class. The day already seemed like a nice contrast to this season's first tornadoes just the night before. He was an only child for nearly five years and I still like to so sit down, slow down and really ask "How are you doing?." You can plan a pretty picnic but you can't predict the weather.

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