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Old 06-11-2010, 02:20 AM
 
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It's that time of year again, "Mom, I'm bored!"

Many local businesses provide FREE or reduced admission-
please list them here.

I'll start:

SciWorks in Winston-Salem:
June 11 $1 Family Friday 4-8pm
Reg admission is $10 adults; $8 youth and seniors; $6 children; $0 under 2 years of age
www.sciworks.org
(they may do this once a month but right now their calendar only goes through June)

Emerald Pointe in Greensboro:
June 11 $10 admission for 1st 2000 people beginning at 7am
Reg admission is $32.99 for over 4ft tall; $21.99 under 4ft and seniors
www.emeraldpointe.com

Carmike Cinemas:
Summer Kids Series Tuesdays starting at 10am
$1 movie, $1 popcorn, $1 drink
show listings online under their promotion tab
www.carmike.com
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:25 AM
 
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Old Salem in Winston-Salem:
Community Day June 12 10am-5pm
FREE
www.oldsalem.org

Greensboro Children's Museum:
1/2 price Friday Nights 5-8pm
$3
www.gcmuseum.com

Regal Entertainment Group (Regal Cinemas):
Free Family Film Festival Tuesday/Wednesday start at 10am
http://www.regmovies.com/nowshowing/....aspx?state=NC

Last edited by VegasGrace; 06-11-2010 at 03:23 AM..
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:07 AM
 
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Why, when I was a kid, we didn't need no stinkin' museums and water parks, nor did we need our mommies to find stuff to do. We just went out back and broke off a young sapling at the ground, stripped off the side branches, and sharpened the tip with a pocket knife. Grab the lid from a galvanized metal trash can to use as a shield, and it made for hours of fun. Or sometimes we'd put on our roller skates--you know, the old rusty metal ones that tighten uncomfortably onto your shoes with a key--and spend hours in the street in front of our house. If we made it through the day without falling and skinning a knee on the pavement, it was a good day!


Good thread topic, though.

I would add that there are many places to take a kid fishing in the Triad--Salem Lake, Tanglewood Park, City Lake, Belews Lake, and many others. It's virtually free, and it's a great way to spend some quality time with your kid(s).

Also, the Sawtooth Center has art classes and camps for kids. There's usually a fee, but it's very reasonable. Classes and Workshops (http://www.sawtooth.org/catalog.html - broken link)
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:16 AM
 
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Those were the good ole days!

Anyone have anything else to add?
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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Piedmont Parent is a great resource for this kinda stuff- big old calendar of everything.

Family Activities, Preschools, Day Camps, Kids Eat Free Deals, and Resources for parents in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem and the Piedmont Triad.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:09 AM
 
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I have a very intelligent 13 year old daughter who absolutely needs something to do this summer. Does anyone know of something free or really inexpensive for her? It can even be an internship or volunteer opportunity. Help! 13 is an in between age.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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I have a very intelligent 13 year old daughter who absolutely needs something to do this summer. Does anyone know of something free or really inexpensive for her? It can even be an internship or volunteer opportunity. Help! 13 is an in between age.
Yeah, it's a tough age. Our daughter is 13 as well.

One free thing our daughter might do is to shadow a vet: Animal Ark in Clemmons lets a kid follow the vet for an entire day. She did it once and liked it, but it turned out to be a slow day at the vet so she didn't get to see as much as we had hoped. It's free, but you have to call in advance to schedule. She might do it again in the summer. Other vets may offer this as well.

She's also doing a point-and-shoot photography "camp" at Sawtooth School in Winston. Not free - not even cheap (around $200 for a 5 days, 3 hrs per day). But she's interested in photography (this week lol) so she should enjoy it.

We'll see what else comes up. She'd be happy to just stay at home, but we force her to get out at least a bit.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Saw this today: 33 Activities Under $10 That Will Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer. Most are for younger kids.

1. Put colored tape on the carpet to make roads for your kid’s toy cars.
2. Tape can also be used to create a fun outdoor board game.
3. A couple sponges and a box of chalk are all you need to turn your driveway into a bull’s-eye target game.
4. You can also use chalk and some of your kid’s old clothes for this bit of summer fun.
5. Exploding Paint Bags turn your sidewalk into a work of art.
6. Paint on wet glue with food coloring.
7. Use leftover bubble wrap to make Stomp Paintings.
8. DIY a throwing tarp.
9. Build a tower out of cut-up sponges.
10. Make a river in the backyard out of tinfoil.
11. Tape a paper towel roll to the wall to keep toddlers busy.
12. Some pipe cleaners and a colander will also keep toddlers occupied.
13. Burlap (from a gardening center) can be used to make a preschooler-appropriate sewing station.
14. Preschoolers can also continue to learn how to draw letters with this easy-to-make sugar-writing tray.
15. Have a campout indoors.
16. Experiment with water marbles.
17. Make alien bubbles with this cool science experiment.
18. Another super-cool science experiment lets kids extract DNA from strawberries.
19. Super-fun balloon rockets also teach an important science lesson.
20. Pencil erasers and a marble make a surprisingly addictive at-home bowling game.
21. Well-placed yarn is all you need to let your kids get their Mission Impossible on.
22. Play “Escape the Volcano” to teach kids about color recognition, shape names, counting, and more.
23. Put a bar of soap in the microwave to make soap clouds.
24. Make a bowl of popcorn and challenge your kids to play the Popcorn Olympics.
25. Paper plates, Popsicle sticks, and a balloon are all you need to play Balloon Ping-Pong.
26. Painter’s tape and some balled up newspaper are all you need for this “sticky spiderweb” activity.
27. Turn an old box into an indoor slide.
28. Make a Rainbow Bubble Snake from materials you undoubtedly already have around your home.
29. DIY a giant bubble wand.
30. Fill balloons with Play-Doh to create a brand-new toy experience.
31. Crayons and sandpaper are all your kids need to add their own design to a white T-shirt.
32. Cut a pool noodle in half to make a marble track race.
33. Pool noodles can also be used to make a backyard obstacle course.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:11 PM
 
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Do the hospitals still take kid volunteers? I think they used to be called Candystripers, or something like that. Seems with the recent layoffs they might welcome the extra help.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Baptist Hospital has a summer "volunteen" program, for 14-18 year olds.
Summer Volunteen Program - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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