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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.

Mixed family

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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 Nicolle Morales Kern

Nicolle was born in Philadelphia, raised in England and Germany, and lived in Madrid, Spain for a year in college. She has a B.A. in Journalism from Drexel University.

This avid reader and writer seeks to write and create pieces that encourage people to think and question what they already know, but also to show them the lighter side of life.
Her interest in writing and working for Being Latino comes from the desire to explore what being Latino means for her as a German-Panamanian and to explore the depths of the Latino culture.

She has a passion for all things relating to books, food and booze and shares her musings on her personal blog Culture Jaunt, and currently resides in Philadelphia.

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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