It's July, it's hot, and if you live in the 216 area code you are probably preparing for the herds of republicans to come to town for the Republican National Convention.
As far as timing goes, I'm happy to take this week off! I get to spend time with the kids, relax, and unwind. My day job is smack dap in the middle of the RNC and our mission is to avoid it as much as possible.
Whatever will we do? I'm so glad you asked!
19 Mid-Summer Boredom Busters
1. Leave the state
Michigan is a great state and it has the Henry Ford Museum!
2. Visit that place you always meant to
Thanks to Prime Day (free trial) - we are now a Kindle Fire family!
My oldest spawn hates reading on it, but the soon-to-be-first-grader loves it! And, with FreeTime Unlimited she has unlimited access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games.
I actually don't have a Kindle anymore but use the FREE Kindle Reading App on my iPad. Currently reading The Light of Fireflies by Paul Pen.
4. Play Put Put
5. Go to an Art Museum
Second Sundays at Cleveland Art Museum
Become an Art Explorer at CMA!
Art Explorers is a free children’s membership for ages 5–12 with the opportunity to earn points at special museum events and win a Partner Level membership for the whole family!
6. Head to the beach
7. Or, an amusement park with a beach
8. Followed by going to the amusement park
Read about: Cedar Point in the rain, Cedar Point in the sunshine, Breakers Hotel, and Kings Island
9. Go bowling
10. Find a fair
There are 88 counties in Ohio and nearly each has a fair! You can find Northern Ohio fairs here.
11. Hunt for nature
Find a National Park near you and go for a hike. Print maps and mark what you find along the way.
12. Hunt for ice cream
Make your own hunt or follow along with ours! Free printable.
13. Visit a farm
Lake Farm Park is celebrating ice cream month with Ice Cream Weekends. Learn how it's made and taste it!
14. Do a craft!
15. Eat more ice cream
16. Take a boat ride (to an island)
17. Roll down a hill
18. Frolic in a splash pad
19. Or, nothing at all
When all else is done, completed. and checked off the list - just hanging out together is pretty fantastic!