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Things for Kids to do When School's Out

There are two words kids love hearing more than anything: SCHOOL’S OUT! Parents, this means dedicating your time planning things for them to do. When creating this list, the most important task is eliminating as many “I’m bored” moments as possible and scaling back on the usual routine of sleeping in, watching TV or playing with electronics.

 Planning engaging activities for your kids can be a tedious task! That's why we've compiled a list of things they'll love doing during their time off from school.

1. Visit a Local Park

Going outside is a great way to keep the kids active and social! Most parks have swings, slides and monkey bars to help burn some of their high energy. Its also a nice way for them to meet new pals to plan future play dates with. 




2. Trip to a Museum

Museums are filled with interesting exhibits that provide fun learning opportunities for children. They can spend hours exploring all the fascinating elements the facility offers. Plan your day ahead of time by researching the nearest museum, their amenities, cost and hours of operation. 




3. Go to Chuck E. Cheese

Our family fun center is the perfect place for a day of fun! Even when school’s out, our doors are always open for your kiddos to eat, play and rock out with Chuck E. and the gang. The weekday deals we offer makes it super easy and affordable to have a good time without breaking the bank. Share some laughs, make some memories and expect a world of fun during your next visit. 




4. Cooking

Kids love to cook! Whether its baking or helping make dinner, they want to be involved as much as possible. Make their experience even more special by allowing them to select what to cook or choosing one of their favorite dishes. Think kid-friendly meals like mac & cheese, pizza or chicken nuggets. You can even go a step further by setting up the kitchen like a restaurant and incorporating an arts & crafts session for them to create their very own chef hat and apron!




5. Take a Day Trip

Taking a day trip is a nice way to get the kids out of the house, get some fresh air and enjoy new scenery! Your location doesn’t have to be far and can be budget friendly with proper planning. A local lake, nearby town or visit to a relative’s house are all great options for a day trip. Play some music or games for a more entertaining car ride to your destination. Be sure to pack a lunch for a pit stop picnic and a camera to document all the memories!




6. Stop by the Library

There are several benefits of taking your child to the library. One of the most valuable things about public libraries is they provide free resources like books movies, films and access to computers, as well as host kid friendly events. Reading helps children enhance their communication skills, expand their imagination, provide free entertainment and develop a genuine love for the hobby. Allowing your kids to select their own reading material will encourage them to select a book they find interesting and motivate them to finish it. 




There are a million other things you can do to keep your kiddos busy for hours, these are just a few.  No matter what activity you decide, remember, the most important thing is that they enjoy their time off from school!