I have a love/hate relationship with my kids and summer. For the past several years they’ve attended a summer camp that kept them active all day long (that’s great!) but as they get bigger, so do the ‘tudes’ of some of the other campers, and that’s made for an emotional workout.
This year we hired a sitter to keep the kids occupied while my husband and I are at work. I have high expectations – maybe too high. When they come home I want them to be physically exhausted. Now that summer is half-over, I feel like they’re running out of new/fun things to do.
Never underestimate the power of a Mom on a Mission.
Here are some great ideas to keep your kids physically and intellectually active for the rest of this summer.
- KidsBowlFree.com – It’s exactly as it sounds. There are participating lanes around the Delaware Valley. Sign up and your kids get TWO FREE GAMES of bowling EVERY DAY this summer.
- Every Kid In A Park – Fourth graders can visit our national parks for free! What a fun way to get your whole family out and exploring our amazing nation and all it’s wonders.
- Geocaching! This has quickly become one of our favorite things to do. Even a boring trip to the grocery store can be made interesting when you call up your location on the app and find hidden treasure all around.
- Free Museum Visits – Did you know if you have a credit or debit card from Bank of America, Merrill Lynch or U.S. Trust you can get free admission at participating museums?
- Factory Tours! – There are so many factories in our area that offer a peek inside how some of your kids’ favorite stuff is made. Here are some in PA and NJ