What are some fun summer activities?

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Tamyra - posted on 07/12/2011

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It has been so hot here that I have had to find indoor activities. We have a tumble fun place in our mall that serves crawlers up to ten. As far as outside, when it is nice we go to the local park and pool. We also have picnics.

Erica - posted on 07/28/2011

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I resently had all of my nieces (5 of them) over for a big slumber party. we baked, had a fasion show, decorated hats with our names on them, made our own henna tattoos, played twister, went to the movies, made homemade pizza, went to the pool, played in the sprinkler, had slip n slide races, had a water balloon fight, a water gun fight, and the biggest hit of all: a shaving cream fight! They talked about it for weeks! You add a few cans of shaving cream to a slip n slide and kids LOVE it!

Claudia - posted on 07/26/2011

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have u ever tried check'n out ur states website and click on the events o attractions, there u'll find a whole lotta things to pick from. since i liv n Va, thr's alotta stuff go'n on, ie: My August schedual: 8/6: my brthdy. 8/10-8/15: Arlington County Fair. just to name a few. so go and check out ur states website and click n2 the events and attractions icon, hope u pick an event and enjoy. let me knw if this was helpful or not. good luck.

Natasha - posted on 07/14/2011

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I wish there was a beach close enough to me to go just have man made lake beaches :( I like waves!

Dolly - posted on 07/14/2011

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Swimming,,Music lesson,Hiking,A day at the beach lots of fun.Summer concerts.

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Linda - posted on 08/16/2011

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beach or lake, library trips/reading, crafts, a new hobby or sport, movies, cooking/baking.

Carol - posted on 08/16/2011

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Have your own "Cooking School". Last year my 8 and 10 year old helped create the dinner menus and fix them for the entire week! They loved it and keep asking to do it again this year. You just have to have patience and teach them to clean up afterward too!

Lupiemom - posted on 08/12/2011

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Much depends on the age of the child/ren, the weather, and really brainstorming for what is available in your area. Not every day out has to include laying out serious cash. Try jotting a list of things, spendy and not, at home or not, of things you enjoyed as a child. Finally,send a shoutout to groups you visit to arrange a play day. Good icebreaker.

Keri - posted on 08/12/2011

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swimming! playing at the park or in the yard (if you have one). The beach if you can get to one. Water parks, mini golf. Watch Phineas and Ferb on Disney Channel and get some ideas ;-)

Madeline - posted on 08/03/2011

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swimming i like going to soup kitchens and helping out if you have kids the old folks home they always need a hand and they love babies just seeing your child will make someones day if not thers always summer school that you can help out at hope i came up with somethin you'd try later!

Amy - posted on 08/01/2011

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Gabrielle- post as a ? and I think you will get answers, more specifics would be good too, ages and situation they are lashing out at. Just trying to help.

Karen - posted on 08/01/2011

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Kids yoga! It's a great way to keep the little ones active and healthy! Storyland Yoga, especially :)

Barbara - posted on 08/01/2011

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The backyard can be an awesome place to play with a few friends over. A waterhose or sprinkle, some water balloons,
a ball or balloon to throw around, maybe make a card board
game of toss, a large jug of lemonade, some chips and inespensive sandwhiches a couple tmes a week you'll be famous as a wonderful mom all the kids want.

Bonnie - posted on 07/29/2011

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a fun project could be printing the huts at www.travlinbugz.com, lots of fun to make and they look great!!

Karen - posted on 07/28/2011

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We just started a 4-week Yoga Class that includes me in the fun. It has been pretty fun. It's based on the kids yoga DVD, Storyland Yoga, so even if you don't have something near you, you could do yoga with your kids from that.

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One of my favorites with my 15 month old right now is going to the park! We try and name everything we see and still have fun on the swings and slides :) We always go early in the morning or late in the evening when it's not so hot or busy :D Home for homemade popsicles and maybe a dip in the baby pool out back :D

Britt - posted on 07/14/2011

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amusement parks, waverunning and sprinkler parks childrens museum , and zoo!

Teresa - posted on 07/14/2011

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Here the Lake Waccamaw State Park has a program all summer. Every weekend there is are different activities that get you and your child outdoors and learn about the wildlife. For father's day, my son, husband, and I went on a Paddle Your Dad canoe trip up the Big Creek and even a little way out into the lake. We have learned about snakes from a professional snake handler and have searched for evidence of turtles. It is free and alot of fun.

Ashton - posted on 07/14/2011

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i think a fun thing to do is my kids love water baloons and the prinkler. i Hook them up everytime my step kids come over they want to play out side so i let them play in the sprinkler. and water guns. I cant stand for them to stay in the house and watch tv, all day long they have to go outside and play but only in the water so they dont get to hot. My youngest he is mentaly handycaped. so i make sure he has a lot of water so he dont get to sik on me. But kid need to have fun and during the summer they need water fun. So take them outside and spray them down. lol. They will have fun

Teresa - posted on 07/13/2011

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Here's a fun one! Put some fun sm. rubber toys inside of balloons then fill them with water like a regular water balloon and freeze them. When ready Kids pick what ever color balloon they want, peel away and wait for their price to appear. All ages like this one.

Amanda - posted on 07/13/2011

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The zoo, all kids love animals and you can pack a lunch and go spend a day at the zoo they can learn something plus burn off energy.

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just bought the kids a small pool. it isn't much but the 3 of them can fit in it and it keeps them cool. i also like taking them to the museums. we are saving to take a weekend trip to the beach at least once before the boys go back to school in august.

Kristen - posted on 07/13/2011

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I agree with Schyla: Stargazing. We have a spring free trampoline and we've even had a "camp out" on it, with lots of pillows, blankies, and stuffed animals. Watching the stars with the 5 and 3 year old for 20-30 minutes without any talking feels like nothing short of a miracle, even when we don't see a shooting star.

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here is good one all year round. making little things with clay that u bake in the oven. children love these so much and you get to have valuable mommy time with them

Schyla - posted on 07/12/2011

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bubbles, swimming,star gazing,sidewalk chalk,exploring,get outside and do something!

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Putt Putt Golf, Theme Parks, Arcades, Movies, Hanging out by the Lake or Hanging out at the Park playing frisbee and all that fun stuff!!! :) Just some things I do with my kids!

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