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Developed by parents, for parents!

While juggling raising four children and in-the-office professions we searched for recreational family activities and after-school enrichment programs . . . that proved to be scarce and inconvenient!  When we found events in newspaper, community bulletin  boards we lost track of the dates.  With databases around us in the workplace we attempted to bring parents a searchable tool for Kids Activities on the Web.  In 2002 was born!

This website community was the first of its kind (yes, in the U.S.) and each chapter we continue to provide you with the information you want to have quality family time together and offer your kids opportunities of all kinds.  Now we’ve added virtual, at-home activities for times like a pandemic, snow days, and even school breaks.  YOUR needs matter so tell us what you want to read.


Family Plan

Who We Are:

Joanne Fishman:


Founder, Mother, Visionary: While juggling raising 4 children and an in-office profession, Joanne struggled to find programs and events to meet the needs of her family. In the early 2000’s, while using her workplace database, Joanne had an idea: what if a similar searchable tool existed for Kids Activities on the Web?

In 2002, she launched Kidtivity from her kitchen table. Her children have grown, and so has the site. Along the way, she’s fallen in love with all the wonderful events and activities Connecticut has to offer.

KateKate Schneider:


Mother, Educator, Explorer: Kate is a Connecticut Mom of 2, a UConn Grad, a lover of dogs, cats, and coffee and- of course- exploring. Pre-Kids (and Pre-Pandemic!) Kate loved experiencing new things as a former National Geographic Explorer and Educator. Now, her adventures are closer to home- but no less fun and exciting!

As someone who became a parent in the pandemic, she understands how challenging it can be to explore. She is dedicated to helping families find meaningful experiences for fun and adventure here in Connecticut.