Call 574-325-0135 to verify the store is open (no toddler emergencies). You can also find me at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair from July 20th to July 28th 11a.m.-10p.m (building A).
If you can’t get through to me, here are some great ideas from the Simply Fun monthly newsletter [edited]:
There are plenty of fun activities the entire family will love and remember for years to come.
The best part about these activities is they’re educational, too. From learning about nature to getting hands-on with history, kids get to experience education in a way that’s exciting, memorable and full of laughter and fun.
Getting Wild With The Animals
If you’re looking for a great day trip to take with the kids, visit a local zoo or aquarium. These places let your kids see animals up close while learning more about the animals and their habitats. Some areas also have wildlife sanctuaries that allow visitors, but may not have as many varieties of animals.
Visiting The Past
Historical museums feature exhibits that bring the past to life. They also include artifacts so your kids see exactly what things were like during different time periods. More into art or science? Art museums, science centers and even children’s museums are all great options too.
Exploring Mother Nature
It’s fun to explore nature with your kids. Fresh air and no smartphones make for a great day. Go to a local park or find hiking trails around your area. Many trails are designed for beginners, making it easy for younger kids to hike and enjoy their surroundings while learning about local plants and wildlife.
Stepping Into A Fantasy World
There’s something special about taking the time to read to or with your kids. Everyone gets the chance to step into a fantasy world without needing a TV. Reading together helps build your child’s reading and comprehension skills, plus it sparks their imagination. For older kids, pick out books together, set aside reading time and then enjoy talking about what you’ve read.
Playing Fun Games
Finally, don’t underestimate the value of playing games together. Whether it’s board games or something as simple as hide and seek, games are fun for the entire family. Plus, they provide hidden educational opportunities. So, break out your favorite games and have game nights till summer returns.