11 Ideas for Fun Family Activities
Take a Staycation
Treat it like a real vacation—yes, even from chores—and plan ahead, says Matt Wixon, the author of The Great American Staycation ($10, amazon.com). Get day-trip ideas from your local visitors’ bureau or a regional parenting website. Libraries and parks departments often
offer fun activities; some craft stores hold art classes. Try to arrange a behind-the-scenes tour with the pinsetters at a
bowling alley or the projectionists at a movie theater. (Hey, it never hurts to ask. And you may get free popcorn.)
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