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1. Participate in a Summer Reading Program at local libraries, Barnes and Noble, Half Price Bookstore or Books and Co (you need to go to Books and Co for their info and forms).

2. Head to your local bowling alley and play a few free games, be sure to register at KidsBowlFree.com for your passes.

3. Watch a free summer movie at Rave Cinemas and Danberry South has $1 movies Mon-Fri before noon.

4. Get your Kids Summer Fest fun on at The Greene on July 28.

5. Build something fun at Lowes Build and Grow Workshops or Home Depot Kids Workshops each month just make sure your register in advance for Lowes workshops as spots are limited.

6. Take a walk on the crafty side and make something fun at Michaels in store events (most are free!)

7. Cool off indoors at the Air Force Museum and participate in monthly Family Days events.

8. Visit one of Kettering's newly redesigned parks.

9. Enjoy the outdoors at one of the many local festivals and fairs this summer.

10. Don your summer swimwear and splash around outside at one of the many local splash pads.

11. Become a Junior Ranger and earn a badge for your efforts.

12. Have fun at a free festival at the Fraze Pavilion.

13. Search the wealth of knowledge on Pinterest for ideas for games, crafts and fun activities to do with kids.

14. Particpate in a free Story On-Line Story Time at Barnes and Noble.

15. Discover something new at a local farmers market be sure to check LocalHarvest.org for help discovering new ones.

16. Embrace the arts at the Dayton Art Institute and kids can participate in their Kids Club while there.

17. Try a new restaurant and be sure to check out our list of Kids Eat Free places.

18. Get something free with those final grades from school.

19. Find a VBS to attend at your local church.

 

I hope this helps keep you and your families busy this summer. Do you know of any others? Please feel free to share them with us!


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Where did January go? I can't believe how fast it's went and that it's almost Valentines Day already! So I've been thinking about what I could create for my sweeties. Then it hit me- who doesn't love a homemade coupon book?! I bet even my little boys will love to receive one. I remember making one for my hubby Mark when we were dating... I  think I still have it somewhere in the basement. But I remember how excited he was to get it and how much fun it was too see him smile as he read each coupon.

Valentine's Coupon Book

So to our faithful friend Pinterest I went and wandered around and found a really cute one on Mommy by day..Crafter by night's blog. She has a SUPER cute printable that you can even customize with your own coupons plus you can make one for every sweetheart in your life whether big or small. PLUS it's so tiny it's only 1x2 inches! How fun would be fun to hide it in a lunchbox, jacket pocket or even car cupholder?!

Valentine's Coupon Book

Be sure to head to Mommy by day.. Crafter by night and get her free printable. Or you can even follow my on Pinterest and see what other fun and crafty things I find. Don't have an invite? Let me know and I'll send you one.  Do you have a great inexpensive Valentine's Day gift that you love? Please feel free to share it with us!


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Here's a question we received from a reader.

I'm looking for free or deeply discounted teacher appreciation ideas.  Thoughts??

-Krista

There seem to be several occasions throughout the year that can call for a teachers gift: first day of school, Christmas, Valentines Day, last day of school. So, here are a few of my favorite ideas..

Water Bottles

Water bottle and single serve drink packets (be sure to check out the original post for printables)

Thirst for Knowledge

 

Cup and Starbursts (be sure to check out the original post for printables)

Teacher Appreciation Gift

 

Water bottle and single serve drinks (be sure to check out the original post for printables)

Teacher Appreciation Gift

 

 

Gift Card Ideas

 

Starbucks cup (of their favorite coffee shop) and gift card

Starbucks Gift Card

 

Gift Card Snow Globe

Snow Globe

 

Flower Gifts

Flower Pot Gift

Flower Pot

 

Pencil Flowers

Pencil Flowers

 

Be sure to check out my board on Pinterest for several more ideas.


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Here's what's going on this week. Be sure to check out our calendar!

Saturday, December 17
Barnes & Noble: Storytime
Lowes: Build and Grow Clinic- Train Engine
The Greene: Holiday Events
Michaels Crafts: Make-It Take-It Event

Tuesday, December 20
Books & Co
: Storytime
Barnes & Noble: Storytime
The Greene: Holiday Events

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MichaelsMichaels is having a couple different holiday craft events this Saturday, December 17.

  • Duck Tape Luggage Tag: 10am-12pm
  • Poinsettia Card: 12-2pm

Looking for more events? Be sure to check out our Calendar section where you can find lots of things to do every day!


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Lowes Build and GrowBe sure to sign up early because the clinics are filling up fast! On Saturday, December 17 Lowes is having their bi-monthly Build and Grow Clinic from 10-11am. They are building a "Train Engine" this month for the clinic. This project is one of a three week train project. Online registration is required, and there is a list of stores that are participating. If a store you go to is not listed it is because all the slots have been filled. 

Each participant receives a free apron, a project themed patch, goggles and a certificate upon completion of their project. Although it does specify school age- as long as your child can follow instructions and handle hammering they will allow them to come. (We started going when our son was 4 yr old) This is always a great weekend activity.

Looking for more events? Be sure to check out our Calendar section where you can find lots of things to do every day!


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Here's what's going on this week. Be sure to check out our calendar!

Saturday, December 10
Barnes & Noble: Storytime
Dayton Mall: Paintbrush Pottery Event
Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts: Free Make-It Take-It Event
Air Force Museum: Family Day

Tuesday, December 13
Books & Co
: Storytime
Barnes & Noble: Storytime

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The Air Force Museum is having Family Day this Saturday, December 10 from 10am-3pm. Storytime is from 11:30-1:15pm in the Early Years Gallery. There will also be hands on activities in the Modern Flight Gallery from 1:30-3pm. We love the Air Force Museum and Family Day makes it even more fun! This month they are celebrating the Wright Brothers


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Jo-AnnHead to Jo-Ann's on Saturday December 10 from 11am-1pm where your kids can make a fun craft this weekend. Kids can create a Christmas Ornaments Make It-Take It. It's Fun & Free!

Looking for more events? Be sure to check out our Calendar section where you can find lots of things to do every day!


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The Dayton Mall is having a FREE "Happy Holidays" Braille Ornament event this Saturday on Dec 10 from 12-4pm. You can bring your family and paint a free ornament in the JcPenney Court.

Looking for more events? Be sure to check out our Calendar section where you can find lots of things to do every day!


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