How to solve the, "Mom, I'm bored" problem this summer!

School is almost out, and before you know it the, "Mom, I'm bored, can we go somewhere's" will be starting.  And as much as I love going out and having fun with the kids all summer long, it can get pricey. 

I will be posting over the next few weeks about cheap and easy ways to keep the kids entertained this summer.

First up, how to keep them learning with age appropriate activities. 

Lakeshore Learning offers free downloadable calendars with great activities to keep their minds engaged without making it feel like homework all summer long.  Some are just quick brain benders you can solve quickly and some take a little more effort.  My son is a rising 2nd grader, so I plan on downloading this calendar and checking off the activities as we go.

Summer Learning Calendars

Another plus is at every Lakeshore Learning location they offer free crafts every Saturday 11-3.  So be sure to look up your closest location near you.  We don't have one in Charlotte, the closest one is Matthews.