Top Ten Things To-Do This Summer

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Last week we helped you start a Summer “To-Do” List for you and the kids. We have 10 more ideas to help you and the kids have a fun summer!

  1. Sign up for a Summer Camp! We have some great options that are highly recommended by 719 moms. Check out our list here.
  2. Visit a local park for a nature walk, picnic, bird watching or many other fun things. Click here to find an El Paso County Park near you.
  3. Play in the water! Widefield Community Center has a fun splash park. There’s a FREE splash pad at Deerfield Hills Community Center. Uncle Wilber Fountain is always a fun afternoon activity.
  4. Enroll in a summer reading program at your local library. One mom said her goal is to visit all of the libraries in Colorado Springs. Click here to learn more about the Pikes Peak Libraries.
  5. Create your own stamp and go Letterboxing! “treasure hunt” style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks) and post clues to finding the box online on one of several Web sites. However, clues to finding some of the most highly-sought boxes are passed around by word of mouth. There are about 20,000 letterboxes hidden in North America alone. Individual letterboxes usually contain a log book, an often hand-carved rubber stamp and may contain an ink pad. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox’s stamp on their personal log book, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp on the letterbox’s logbook .
  6. Cheer on the Sky Sox, Colorado Springs’ minor league baseball team. They have some great deals like Kids eat FREE on Mondays and $2 Tuesdays. Click here for more information.
  7. Visit a Museum. Keep the kids’ brains turning with a fun trip to a local museum. The Pioneer Museum is free and they have a fun scavenger hunt for the kids. The US Olympic Training Center is one way to spark the fire in your budding Olympian. They have free tours year round. Learn all about money at the Money Museum here in Colorado Springs, kids under 12 are free.
  8. Visit a local farm! Rock Ledge Ranch is a living history farm and ranch that shows us what life was like here in our area throughout four different time periods. Venetucci Farm is an active working farm. They sell their produce and eggs on Saturdays.
  9. Visit a Farmer’s Market. This is a great way to support local farms and buy locally grown food. There are usually lots of homemade and homegrown items to buy. Click here to find out more about local Farmer’s Markets.
  10. Take in a movie under the stars with Pictures on the Promenade. The Shops at Briargate offer an outdoor summer movie series. They invite you to bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a family-friendly movie for free.

What are some other ideas for fun summer activities?

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