Most of us still have school and work to focus on. What is a parent to do? Gotta keep the kids busy to keep them out of trouble!
Here are some ideas!
Multnomah County Summer Reading Program http://bit.ly/kM7Pc5
~Kids read and fill in spaces on a game board. When the kids reach certain goals they can get a prize. Prizes include books, free activities, and food coupons. Plus, if the kids finish the whole gameboard they will be entered to win a family trip for four to Great Wolfe Lodge!
Oregon Zoo http://bit.ly/mmF8Fu
~$4 admission 2nd Tuesday of the month (July 12th & August 9th). A family membership is only $79. You and the kids get in for a whole year for free. This summer they also have a fun dinosaur exhibit with life-size, animated dinosaurs. My kids loved it last year.
Portland Children's Museum http://bit.ly/lTchDY
~A great place for pre-school kids and toddlers. First Friday of the month is FREE from 4-8. Free Fridays would be July 1st and August 5th. Or regular admission prices are $9/person or $85 for a year membership for the family.
$2 admission on the first Sunday of the month (July 2nd & August 6th). Regular admission $9-12 (Planetarium only $5.75) Membership is $115 for a family.
Portland Art Museum http://bit.ly/izNznP
Free admission 4th Friday of each month from 5-8pm (June 24th, July 22nd, August 26th).
Portland Parks & Rec http://bit.ly/irm5cA
A variety of free programs this summer
Playground Programs-Organized sports, games, & crafts - plus a free healthy lunch. See link for locations
Concerts in the Park-Concerts throughout Portland from a variety of bands and even the Portland Symphony. See Link for locations.
Movies in the Park-Movies thoughtout summer including Despicable Me, The Social Network, The Blind Side, Goonies, Tangled, E.T., Iron Man 2, and more. See link for dates and locations.
Regal Summer Movie Express http://bit.ly/kcOmSR
$1 admission, Select G and PG movies 10am Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Pioneer Square http://bit.ly/lkyEJg
Noon Tunes-Free music from 12-1 every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August.
Sax in the City-7-8pm on Friday July 8th
Flicks on the Bricks-Fridays at dusk starting July 22nd
Farmer's Markets http://bit.ly/kL9Chn
A great place to take the kids. See link for locations and times.