Mom, I'm Bored!  

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We Are THAT Family is hosting a special edition of
It's the "Mom, I'm Bored" edition!!!
Here is my list my "boredom busting" ideas that we plan on doing this summer.
Maybe it will give you some ideas.

  • Every Tuesday we plan to take advantage of the Free Summer Movies. Our local theater plays a FREE kids movie at 10 am. Lots of movie theaters across the country participate. Click HERE to see if there in one in your area.

**NOTE** This year (2009) they DO NOT offer the $1 pop corn or the $1 sodas. They encourage you to sign up for a Regal Crown Card. On Tuesdays you can buy $1 pop corn BUT ONLY WITH A TICKET PURCHASE. It is not valid on the FREE movies. When you go to the snack counter with your card to get $1 popcorn, they will ask you for your ticket stub. You could say "I don't have it" and they may or may not allow you to get the $1 pop corn BUT, in my opinion, that is lying and going against the rules of the card.

  • We also participate in the Summer Reading Program at The Greenville Library. As you read books or long chapters you can earn prizes. So each week we will make a trip to the library to check out more books and get our reading list stamped. Babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers can participate, too. They also have great activities you can attend if you are a Summer Reader. Just click to see JUNE or JULY activities.
  • One of the prizes for the Summer Reading is a free pass to The Pavilion for ice skating. That should be a fun and cool outing.
  • Vacation Bible School. Our church has a FANTASTIC Bible school for all ages every year and this is an activity we never miss!
  • This year I've decided not to put up our above ground pool. Instead, I think we'll be visiting our local pool and let them do all the work and pay the water bill... LOL! They have an indoor pool and the cost is $4 for adults and $3 per child. They also have 10 visit passes at a reduced rate.
  • A "new-to-us" activity this year is the Greenville Zoo. Now, going to the zoo isn't new, but buying a season pass is. Why is that a frugal choice? Click HERE to see how we'll be saving $49.50 +!!
  • We have one of those free splash fountains in our downtown area near the Reedy River Falls. This is a great outing! We get to walk around in a beautiful park, cross over a gorgeous bridge and cool off in the fountain! If we want to splurge, there is a Spill the Beans right across the street where we can have ice cream!
  • Here's an idea for a frugal, fun outing: Table Rock State Park. Diana Watson from Fox 21 just wrote a post about an outing her family had there. For $4 she, her husband and two children were able to go on a 2 mile hike. They took a picnic lunch to enjoy and for just a few dollars more were able to take a swim in the lake. Sounds like a plan to me :-)
  • Roller skating is on the "to do" list this summer. We have a rink just a few miles down the road that my grandmother used to take me and my brother to. I'm gonna give them a call and find out the rates and best times to skate with younger kids.
  • One of the bowling places in our area has a special $1.00 per game on Sundays. The shoe rentals are $1.00, too. Two games is plenty, so for three kids that would be an outing for under $10 (3 year old won't be bowling with us because...well, he's 3 and that's a lot of work for mom LOL!)
  • Oh, and don't forget Chick Fil A Cow Appreciation Day!!! For one day only - the second Friday of July - participating Chick Fil A Restaurants will award a free combo meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who comes to a Chick Fil A Restaurant fully dressed as a cow. Each kid fully dressed like a cow can request a free kids meal. For more information click HERE.
  • We are going to give Letterboxing a try this summer. In fact, on our next trip to the Travelers Rest library, we are going to try and find the letterbox that is hidden there.
  • Another "treasure hunt" we'll be going on is finding the "Mice on Main". There are 7 bronze mice hidden down main street. You find the clues HERE and follow them to find all the mice.
  • One more fun outing is getting FREE Krispy Kreme donuts! How? Well, when you get your child's report card, check it carefully for any "A's". For every "A" your child has earned, they will receive a free donut up to 6 donuts per child! Last year 2 of my children were in grade school and were straight A students. 4 times per year we enjoyed 1 dozen free donuts. I'm already looking forward to those last report cards to come in the mail :-)
I can't wait to see all the great boredom busting ideas out there!
This is going to be a GREAT summer!!!

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Great ideas! We are going to do some letterboxing this summer too. WE've been planning it for a couple of summers but just never got around to it. So this is the year. We even bought the stuff to do it.

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