Trip to my parents house for 3 days
See HOP at the theater
Cost: Gas + $18 for 4 tickets (check Livingsocial.com for great deals)
We can't wait until Cars 2 comes out!
I went on Freecycle and asked if anyone had buy one, get one free coupons to Legoland. A woman responded and was kind enough to mail the tickets to my parents house! On the day we went, it was pouring rain. We took a huge risk in going, but the rain stopped about 10 minutes after getting in the park. The rest of the day was cool but nice, and the crowds were low. The boys loved every minute of it. We packed lunches and brought our own snacks to save money.
(Tip: If you want to save money going to Legoland, go to www.legolandtravel.com and type in the code 295-teacher. This will save you $15 per ticket!)
The Temecula Children's Museum (Pennypickle's Workshop)
Cost: $4.50 per person
This is a great little museum that has a ton of fun things for the kids to do. You enter the museum at specific times and are allowed about 2 hours to roam around, which is more than enough time.
My mom (Mimi) & Micah
Get together with friends
We had lunch together at the house, then headed over to the baseball field for some t-ball practice. Both boys are on the Angels (in different cities), and had so much fun playing together.
After having dinner together we went and saw the sunset - amazing!
Sleep all day & recover from all the excitement!
Even if you don't have any money to work with, there are still free activities in most cities that you can take advantage of. Here are some additional ideas:
-Check the mall near you to see if they offer any free kids' programs (most do on weekdays).
-See if any local movie theaters offer discount prices for kids on weekdays, or discount $2 movies
-Go to the library and check out some new books and movies
-Go to a new park and bring a picnic blanket and lunches
-Plan a scavenger hunt through a wooded area or a park
-Invite some of your kids friends over, or plan a playdate at one of your houses
-Go to McDonalds for lunch and let them play in the playplace (I know, I know, but if you are desperate)... :)
-Get some craft kits from your local dollar store; most have ceramic painting kits that kids will love.
-Take a drive somewhere new. In our area, we can drive up the hill and look for peacocks. We did this last week and saw 10 peacocks in one tree! Ask around to see if there are any farms or wildlife near you.