avoid the summertime slump

Summer is finally here! Your kids are probably excited to have three months of the traditional, “no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks” like Alice Cooper says. Not that teachers aren’t super nice nowadays, but it is still freeing for your kids to know that they have some much earned time off from tests, homework, and projects. The problem then becomes how are they going to fill all those hours this summer and be entertained at the same time? As an attentive parent you want to avoid the summertime slump by providing activities for your kids throughout the summer that they will enjoy. Here are some fun ideas in and around the San Antonio area. A few you can even do in your own home!

Fun at Home!

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Your local craft store is filled with projects to keep your kids busy all summer long. At the beginning of the summer, make a special trip with your children to pick out a few things for them to do. Play to their strengths — if you know your child likes to paint, spring for a decent set of paints for them to use, and a few canvases. Craft stores make paint safe for even the youngest children so everyone can get in on the artful fun. Or you can use fabric paint to paint your own t-shirts, hats, or tote bags. When the kids are finished, they can wear their creations around town!

Kid Friendly Events This Summer in San Antonio

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There are specific events that only happen in San Antonio in the summer. One of those events the kids will love is the Garden Bros. Circus, June 15th at the San Antonio Rose Palace. This parade of circus acts and animals is more affordable than some of the larger circus companies.

Have some musical fun by taking your kids to The Tobin Center to see the fun and exciting Mariachi Extravaganza where other kids play mariachi music. Check online for details and ticket prices.

Staycation Destinations around San Antonio

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You can also take “staycation” day trips around San Antonio to visit various attractions, If your kids love animals, then you might take a daytrip to the San Antonio Zoo. This facility houses over 3,500 animals of all different species, so there is plenty to see and do.

Summer is the perfect time for water parks, so take your kids to Splashtown San Antonio, which is a terrific water park with loads of rides and slides. With over 20 acres of waterpark excitement, you could even stretch this trip into a two day adventure.

For larger parks there is Sea World San Antonio, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. These parks both make for good places to take a two-day trip, you can stay in a hotel near the parks.

For each of the parks, check around your town for some that offer ticket deals with your room stay. Not to mention, these hotels even come with some great kid friendly perks, such as free breakfast or a pool with a slide. Make this staycation one to remember.

These are just a few options to keep your kids entertained all summer long. Before you know it, you’ll be sending the kids back to school and you know they’ll want to tell their friends all about the great summer they had! And it’s all thanks to you!

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