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Keeping the kids entertained this summer

The month of may is almost over and that means only one thing: summer vacation. No longer will children have to go to school for eight hours a day, for the next two or three months.  Now, you will have the chance to be around your children pretty much 24/7, unless you can escape to the office or they’re going to summer camp.

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But, as the novelty of not having to wake up early wears off after the first week or two, you might be faced with the question of how to keep your kids entertained or busy, while at the same time spending some quality time with them and not breaking the bank.

Here are some ideas from Frugal Dad to consider:

  • Set up a lemonade stand
  • Bake a cake or other delicious treat
  • Build a “fort” in the living room
  • Volunteer at some local organizations
  • Attend story time at your local library

Looking at the list, there are some fun activities for the eternal kids as well. Think about it, when is the last time you had some fun by building a fort, having a water balloon fight, baking some nice treats, or having a pajama day?

If you can’t remember, then it has been too long. So, whether you have kids or not have some fun this summer and try some new activities.






About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


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