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>#394: Window Shopping

>When you go window shopping, you aren’t really looking to buy windows. Window shopping is when you look in the front windows of stores, but don’t go in, and don’t buy anything. Instead, you admire and enjoy the beautiful window displays and a nice walk around outside or in a mall. Make this a family

>#373: Story Time at a Library or Bookstore

>Does your local library or bookstore have story time for children? Call and ask! Sometimes you need to register, sometimes you don’t. Make this a family activity: Take the whole family to the library or bookstore to enjoy the books! This activity promotes literacy.

>#326: See a Play or Other Dramatic Performance

>’Tis the season for lots of plays and other dramatic performances (like the ballet) to be putting on wonderful shows. Check your local theater or newspaper to see what’s playing. Make this a family activity: Take everyone to see the play, ballet, or show. This activity promotes an appreciation for the arts.

>#298: Indoor Climbing Wall

>It’s time to get out of the house and get active. Do you like to climb things? How about an indoor climbing wall? They are a good place to learn to climb safely and often have lessons available as well as equipment to rent. Plus, it doesn’t matter if it is cold, windy, snowy, or

>#270: Library

>Get out of the house and go to the public library. Take a look around. Libraries often have events for children that are free or cheap. As well, they have magazines, computers, music, stories on tape, movies, and of course, lots of books! If you can’t find what you want or need ask a librarian

>#233: Crash Up Derby

>Go watch a crash up derby. Crash up derbies are when people take special cars out in a special arena and run into each other. On purpose! It’s a strange contest and interesting to watch. Make this a family activity: Try and guess who is going to win. This activity promotes accident awareness.