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Camp is over. Now what?

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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I have 2 boys-- an 11-year old and a 7-year-old. Now that camp is over I'm looking for inexpensive or (better yet) free ideas to keep them occupied for the rest of the summer. My 11-year-old has friends that he sees most days, but I still get the "I'm bored!" complaint. My 7-year-old is on the Autism spectrum, so play dates are harder to come by, and I need to keep him busy. I work from home, but I could do that in the morning and then take the boys somewhere in the afternoon. Any ideas!?

Thanks!

-Donna

by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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rkoloms
by on Jul. 29, 2009 at 7:46 AM

I live in a city with lots to do; this is what I would do...

  • parks
  • zoos
  • museums (many have free days; you may be able to get passes from the library)
  • libraries
  • beach
  • pool
  • farmers markets
  • ethnic and neighborhood festivals
  • See if the Youth Volunteer Core is active in your area "Since 1987 YVC has been engaging 11-18 year olds in structured, supervised service learning projects in and out of school." www.ycva.org.

  • Let you kids cook! Pretend Soup is a great kids cookbook; www.spatulatta.com is a great kids cooking website

Robin in Chicago

jncsmom465
by on Jul. 29, 2009 at 10:16 AM

Great ideas! Thanks, Robin!

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