FREE Summer Reading & Activity Program ~ Bug Camp

As a parent of two school aged children, I confess I don't worry too much about "stopping the summer slide".  In Western Colorado, their summers off from school are precious and short.  They need a break. But I have already noticed the antsy boredom.  And the too-much-screen time.  So when I heard of Cricket Media's free summer reading and activity program, I immediately checked out the site.  They've got a great calendar set up, with something new to check each day.  So far I'm seeing downloadable activities that inspire reading and getting outside to explore with a nature bingo hunt.  Very cool! This *just* started, so now's a great time to get started and check it out! Free Summer Reading Program ~ Bug Camp 2017 Cricket Media invites families everywhere to discover a world of adventure and learning with BUG CAMP 2017!  This free summer reading program launches June 5th. Created with engaging content from Cricket Media's award-winning magazines for children and teens, … [Read more...]

Think Earth ~ Free Green Summer Activities for Kids

Looking for some free activity ideas for your kids on summer break, with a bonus of helping become more aware of their environment?  Think Earth is a non-profit organization committed to helping young people develop habits and behaviors to help improve their environment... that is, to THINK EARTH.   In support of that goal, they are offering free green summer activities for kids. Free Green Summer Activities for Kids Think Green offers an award winning kids curriculum for free, which includes engaging worksheets and videos on things like natural resources, pollution and sustainability. The complete Think Earth Curriculum—nine units from preschool to middle-school—has been used since the 1990s to teach students about the importance of a clean, healthy environment and about what they can do to: conserve natural resources reduce waste minimize pollution Units are now available online, where you can also find more details and register your child.  Here's an overview of … [Read more...]

Summertime Fun Discounts With Colorado ActionPass [Giveaway, Ended 6/12]

What would you like to play in Colorado this summer?  The outdoor recreation options are almost limitless in this beautiful state, and the free Colorado ActionPass is your ticket to receiving discounts on over 40 activities throughout Colorado. If you were familiar with the Ski Free promotion during winter time, you have likely heard how easy it was to participate.   This is a similar promotion, designed to help you and your family get out to enjoy everything Colorado has to offer in the summer! Colorado ActionPass ~ What Types of Activities? Colorado ActionPass has over 40 activity partners, providing great discounts on fun things such as: river rafting kayaking ziplining mountain biking hiking rock climbing golf horseback riding cowboy cookouts kart racing air shows adventure parks Just about everyone can find something fun that strikes their fancy on THAT list! Free Colorado ActionPass  ~ Where Do I Get One? All you have to do to get your very own FREE … [Read more...]