K.A. asks from Cypress, TX on June 04, 2009
Mom Seeking Summer Activities!
I am in need of summer suggestions I am raising my niece and nephew 10 and 13 its my first summer with kids in awile, any suggestions? I live in the cypress area!
K.B. answers from Houston on June 04, 2009
You're niece and nephew may be too old for this but Cinemark has a summer movie club. Each week it's a different movie that is just $1. Here's a link if you're interested http://www.cinemark.com/summermovieclubhouse/index.htm
If they are industrious and looking to earn a little money this summer they could always work together to launch a business. My next door neighbor is 12 and has been pet sitting in our neighborhood for 3 years now.
You could look into volunteer opportunities in your area as well.
N.S. answers from Houston on June 05, 2009
Here are some things you can look into - however, you may face some roadblocks because some many programs are filled.
- Join your local YMCA - swimming abounds
- Several movie theatres have summer movie packages for cheap, cheap, cheap with first run releases
- Museums are always an option and you might be able to pick up passes that include several trips for a lower price vs single entry tickets
- Kidventure is open for this age group and they have locations all over town (www.kidventure.com)
- Roller skating rinks have lower summer prices
- Laser tag
- Schlitterbahn in Galveston is open; 2 day passes are cheaper than 1 day pass; you can take a picnic lunch and set up and plan to spend all day
- Check with an area church - they usually have summer youth programs involving field trips
K.P. answers from Houston on June 05, 2009
Check surrounding churches for vacation bible school.
Local libraries usually have a reading program.
Downtown park - it is free -- the kids can play in the water.
Mall -- 13 year old
ice skating in the Galleria
Park hopping -- look up all the parks in Houston and visit a new one each week. It is free and you get to tour Houston.
Hope this helps.
T.B. answers from Houston on June 05, 2009
Some of the things we are doing this summer...
Art Car Museum-I think it's open wed-sun and it's free
Museum of Fine Arts--I believe is free on Thursdays
Health Museum free on Thursdays after 2:00
The Oil Ranch
Blue Bell Creamery
Of course, the children's museum, the zoo and the local pool. Double check my info on the free days at the museum, I checked it out a couple of weeks ago, but you never know when it will change.
S.W. answers from Houston on June 05, 2009
In the past:
Discovery college at Lone Star college on Barker Cypress. (My son loved the Robotics)
Carolina Creek Christian Camp near Huntsville was fantastic (all the Christian camps are expensive)
Vacation Bible school
Ropes camp at CFISD
My kids adored going to the Children's museum & Natural History Museum.
My son (& several from church) took Communications Applications for summer school. Much easier thean during the regular school year & they had fun; all made high A's
Ours have ben in Boy & Girl Scouts so camp. Middle School & up Mission trips.
There is a rock climbing place called Stone Moves www.stonemoves.com