Rainy days bring many moms to their knees when trying to scramble to find fun activities when their children just have to get out the house or mama’s gonna scream! Aside from the obvious rational to-do list like “must complete summer reading list and math packets”, most fams need a quick fix when that thunderstorm rolls in for the day or even worse and what seems to be a normal occurrence these days, a 100-degree Charlotte heat wave. Fear no more, Smarties! I’ve put together a Smarty list of ideas that you can turn to:
–Free Summer Movies: Smarties, this should be in your back pocket at all times. When in doubt, movies are the answer. Cool air, popcorn and a huge screen – nothing fixes a bored little Smarty than a movie and what could be better than a F-R-E-E movie?
-Indoor playgrounds: You have to get past the germ fest – it’s no different than shopping at Target or going to the grocery store. So grab your sanitizer and head over to the closest play center. Think My Gym, Space Kidets, Monkey Joes, Plaza Fiesta and Rolly Pollies to name a few. Most of these venues have an open play time where you pay a fee and play ’til your hearts content.
-Mall play areas: Carolina Place Mall has a Children’s Play Area and Concord Mills seems to be one big play fest. Stop by the Lego Store and your little guys can hang for hours!
-Go to your local library: Or even better, take the Lynx uptown and check out Boogie Woogie Books at Imaginon.
-Schedule an outing to Discovery Place and enjoy their super Smarty renovation. Read all about it in Ashley’s recent blog.
-Try DP’s sister location, the Nature Museum at Freedom Park. Remember, they are closed on Mondays – that seems to get me every time!
-Go old school and take your ‘lil Smarties roller skating at Charlotte Sports Center or Kate’s Skating Center.
Think outside of the box, Smarties and enjoy the indoors. OK, so what did I miss? Do share!
Smarty Summer Giveaway Central
It’s a giving kind of week in Smartyland, so don’t miss out on fun stuff thanks to our Smarty Partners:
Enter to win a Family 4-Pack from our friends at the U.S. National Whitewater Center Family! Deadline to enter is Sunday, 7/25.
Enter to win $410 worth of fun stuff from our friends at Nest Furnishings for their Martinis & Cupcakes event. Deadline to enter is 5p on Monday, 7/26.
Thanks for these tips, Jen! Gosh knows I've needed some new ideas lately with this HEAT! I live by the free movie list at Regal you did earlier this year and pull it up weekly to see what movie we can grab one day a week! I recently took the twins to check out Ikea and they had a BLAST in the children's room area playing with kitchen & various toy displays while I had a chance to look around…all while they are in eye sight of me! They were too young for me to leave in the playroom Ikea offers but we all enjoyed our visit nonetheless! Bowling is another fun indoor activity to try. We started the twins at 2 and they love trying to roll that ball down the lanes!
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