Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kids Summer Programs

The last day of school is fast approaching...and if you are like me I am actively looking for things to keep my kids busy!!!!
I hope to be spending lots of time at the pool..but we will definately finding other activites to keep us moving!
Here is a short list of activities (mostly free and low cost) to help keep the kids busy!

Michaels Passport Program
This is a great program at Michaels for kids who love arts and crafts. Some of the classes require you purchase the materials, but most are free!

Kids Bowl Free
This is a great program...and Bowl-O-Rama has just been added as a location! The only thing you have to pay for is to rent the shoes.

Blue Star Family (for military families)
As a military family I wanted to add this for any other military families. This program allows the families to gain free access to many local museums (including the Please Touch Museum).

Weavers Orchard Storytime and Cooking Classes
This is great for all age groups. The storytime talks about local produce and then after their is a cooking class using the local produce. There is a $5 fee per child.

Berks Heritage Center Kids Summer Program
This is new to me this year...but after looking at the schedule I am excited all there is to offer!! There are plays, movies in the park, science programs and much more!

Kids Movie Program
My girls loved seeing all the movies, and for $1 it is great way to start the day!!

Exeter Community Library
Once again, the library is offering some exciting and educational programs for kids and their families! Be sure to stop by the library to sign up for some of the programs!

If you and your family have any other ideas for the summer, please be sure to comment!! I will also add more as I come across them!

Now off to enjoy my last few days before school lets out!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

The weekend is almost here!!

This should have felt like a quick week, and yet it felt like it went on forever! The best thing about this weekend is going to be the weather! I plan on sending the girls out to ride their new bikes and scooters.
If you are looking for somewhere to take the kids for free check out these two ideas:
Home Depot will be holding their monthly workshop this Saturday. The kids will be making a Savings Shed!
The Harrisburg Farm show also starts tomorrow! There will be plenty for the kids to do and the best part is admission is FREE! Parking is $10...check out the website for more info 
Enjoy your weekend...and if anyone has any other ideas please let me know!
P.S.  For those couponers out there...I heard there are 6 coupon inserts in the paper! Anyone interested in learning to coupon and how to organize your coupons...let me know!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Long winter days!!!!

It has been way too long since I have posted, but here goes!  As we settle into winter I have found that I have to be more and more creative to keep the kids busy! Recently we took them to the Movie Tavern in Collegeville! What a fun time...and the prices are even a little cheaper than a traditional movie theatre. Check out this site
I will post some ideas for this weekend...since the weather promises to be warmer! Hope everyone had a great holiday! If you have any ideas...please let me know!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Too Hot Outside!!!

These have been a few long hot days with the kids...and there is only more heat on the way!!! We have been keeping busy with crafts and movie nights...but I think tomorrow we may go to the library and bowling! Dont forget to sign up for your free bowling coupons at!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

I have been trying to find as many activites as I could for the 4th...if I have missed any please let me know!

Borough of West Reading Fireworks & Music CelebrationMonday, July 4, 2011
Join us at the West Reading Pool at 12:00PM for games, music and fun throughout the day. Good Foot, a West Chester based dance rock party band, will take center stage in the West Reading Playground at 6:30PM. Fireworks begin at 9:30PM! For more information call 610.374.8273 option 5.

Philadelphia is having their annual Welcome America Celebration this weekend. Today there is a Block Party in China Town from 12 - 4, Super Scouper AYCE Ice Cream Party from 12-4 and from 6-9 ($7 donation) and Fireworks over the Delaware River.

The Kutztown Folk Festival begins today at 9am and is open until 6pm! We have never been before but I plan on taking the girls next week! For a list of activites please visit

Waltz's Golf Farm in Limerick is having their annual fireworks on Monday at 9:30 pm. They will also have live music from Second Hand Cherry!

Wyomissing is hosting their annual Fourth of July activities. They begin with a parade at 10am and is followed by activites (including a pie eating contest) at 11am. Please check the Wyomissing Borough website under Parks and Recreation for more info.

The Reading Phillies is having a weekend full of fireworks and food!! Tonite the game is at 6:35pm and fireworks will follow.
Tomorrow all R Phillies Kids Members will recieve a free ticket to the game! There will be a SuperHero Meet and Greet and Autograph Session starting at 4;30. They also will have $1 hot dogs and fireworks after the game.
If your kids are not signed up for it, I would suggest all of your kids become members!! We have been able to do a lot of amazing things...including sleeping over on the outfield! Best of all it is free to sign up!! for more info!
Happy 4th everyone..and as for us we are off to Game Day at Crestwood Pool!!!  Hope to see everyone out and about this weekend!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chick fil a Night at Exeter

Tonight is Pajama night at Chick Fil A in Exeter!  They are having breakfast for dinner there tonite!! My girls love the crafts and actvities at Chick Fil A and it is a great for dinner too!
Hope to see some of you there tonite!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm Back!!!

I know it has been a long time since I have posted anything, but now that summer is here there are some amazing activites for kids!!!
The first I love is the playground program in Alsace and Exeter Townships!! The program runs Monday through Friday from 9am until 2pm. The cost is $8 a week or $45 for the summer!! I love the weekly option to pay $8 and choose the weeks you would like to go.  On Fridays, they usually have field trips for the kids to go on and are an additional charge. and click on Parks and Recreation.
I signed my girls up for every library program that Exeter Library has to offer! The girls are having a wonderful time (and learning as well). Tomorrow night we have a multicultural potluck dinner and the girls are looking forward to trying some new foods. On Friday they have a great make and take for all ages and we spent nearly an hour there on Friday!! Be sure to call the library and make sure there is no registration required!
We also love the free movie program running at the IMAX in Reading! They run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am. This week they are playing Shrek Forever After and next week is Barnyard : The Original Party Animals. and scroll to the bottom and click on The Family Theatre.
My final tip for the night is to sign up all the kids for free bowling!!! You will recieve weekly coupons to print out and the only thing you have to pay for are shoes. My girls and I loved using this on really hot days and rainy days!
Check back daily for more summer tips to help keep the kids busy!!
Coupon tip for the day:
Giant Food Stores has a great GM cereal deal this week! Buy 4 GM cereals and use your coupons for each box. You will automatically get $6 off at check out and a coupon for a free gallon of milk!!! This is the time to stock up on cereal!! Let me know if you have any questions!!
Thank you for keeping with me and I cant wait to hear all of your ideas for keeping your kids busy this summer!!!