PLAYful Idea of the Day #54

August 10, 2019 Take the kids for a splash in the town pool located at 19 North Main Street, behind the Lamagna Center. It costs $.50 per child, $1.00 per adult, or $2 for the whole family for the day. Swimming is an important life skill that can help keep …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #53

August 9, 2019 Do your kids love a parade? Have them create their own today. It could be a parade of kid-sized bikes or a parade of Matchbox Cars. This is a prime example of child-directed play. You give them a general idea of what to do and they need …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #52

August 8, 2019 Materials are in your PLAYcation Kit Comic book template Super Hero character plan Ask the kids if they remember the comic book character they created back on day 34. It is time to get creative with them! Give the kids the templates from the PLAYcation Kits if …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #51

August 7, 2019 Join us for our 2019 Summer Luau! Come on down to the Town Green from 10:30-noon. We’re gonna hula and limbo while we celebrate summer! An event like this one gives kids a chance to experience cultural experiences outside their normal environment. Of course, there will be …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #50

August 6 2019 Materials are in your PLAYcation Kit Puzzle Template Does your family like to assemble puzzles? How about creating your very own! If you have a PLAYcation Kit, there is a puzzle template in it for you to create your own picture. We included crayons and watercolors for …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #49

August 5, 2019 Materials are in your PLAYcation Kit It’s time for another age-old, Summer rite of passage: Water Balloons! If you have a PLAYcation Kit, there is a baggie of balloons in it. If not, a dollar store is your friend for this material too! In addition to launching …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #48

August 4, 2019 It’s Family Game Night! Dust off an oldie-but-goodie like checkers, or Monopoly, or charades! If you are looking for inexpensive games, check out Allied Attic, Goodwill, Dollar Tree or FiveBelow. Or consider using random supplies around your house and make your own. Playing games encourages unhurried and …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #47

August 3, 2019 Sidewalk Simon Instructions How many of you remember the electronic memory game Simon? Today get outside and play a life size version with the kids! See the link for suggestions. Playing a game like Simon is not only fun but it helps build memorization skills, listening skills, …

PLAYful Idea of the Day #45

August 1, 2019 Materials are in your PLAYcation Kit Today is a great day for a legendary shaving cream battle! If you have a PLAYcation Kit, check to see if there is any shaving cream left. If you don’t or there isn’t, consider picking up a couple of cans at …