Between school, Girl Scouts, and family activities, we just don’t have time during the school year for extra lessons and activities.
I don’t want the girls to be too scheduled, so we keep their extra-curriculars limited to two things at once. That’s Girl Scouts and one sport’s season at a time.
So, there goes dance, music, art, and plenty of other activities they would love to do.
Enter summer. Scouts are on a break, school is out, and we’re looking at 3 months with nothing but free time to try new things — for way less than it would cost throughout the year.
Instead of a monthly fee all year, we can try a daycamp here, a summer workshop there. Our library even offers pottery, acting, and more. The fees are very reasonable, if not completely free, and the girls will love trying a variety of things in just a few months.
I’m still kicking myself for missing the deadline on the gymnastics voucher — one month of summer classes (which the tween has been begging to try) for just $40. I’ve been checking the daily deal sites obsessively ever since, hoping to find a similar offer.
Until then, we’ll use our open gym voucher for a day of family fun instead. At least they’ll have the chance to try out the equipment.
What will your kids try this summer?
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