As you can see from the images above and below, it’s a good day to go to the Texas Forestry Museum. They have lot of very unique and interesting relics, history and items for your kids and adults inside the Museum.
A family-friendly outing in your town doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny. Most towns and cities offer tons of free activities — the trick is knowing where to look. Check out this list of springtime activity ideas that will get your kids out of the house, but won’t cost you a dime.
by Lindsay Hutton
A. Visit a Local Animal Farm Baby chicks, lambs and piglets all make adorable additions to most animal farms in the springtime. Take your creature-loving child to your local farm to learn all about the wonders of new life. Petting Zoo.
B. Take a Hike At a state park or local hiking trails and spend the afternoon exploring nature. Your kids will love the fresh air and exercise. Go on a scavenger hunt for leaves, rocks, and other objects found in the wilderness.
C. Free Concerts Keep your eyes open for free concert series offered by area towns. A blanket, some snacks, and jamming to a local band can be a great way to spend a warm spring evening.
D. Get Lost in a Museum Most cities and town have any number of museums and many offer activities and workshops especially for children. Spend the day soaking up the culture at a local museum.
E. Help with a Community Garden Freshly grown produce will get even the pickiest eater to eat his veggies. A community garden is a great way to show your child how fruits and vegetables are grown, and fresh vegetables you reap will make a delicious (and cheap!) reward.
Here are the names of 9 of the 22 KSWP / KAVX Winners. These nine families won Family 4 packs to both the Children’s Museum Houston and Mountasia, Tomball Parkway, Houston. If your name is below, congratulation! We will call you.
- Jamie of Lufkin
- JoAnn of Nacogdoches
- Kristy of Lufkin
- Destini of Alto
- Tracy of Nacogdoches
- Jaime of Zwalla
- Keri of Lufkin
- Lisa of Alto
- Kristi of of Lufkin
The Good Friends Question of the Day: Describe the perfect weekend?
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Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend – Here’s a list to help free you from boredom without emptying your wallet this weekend.
- Go to the Park – You can take your family or go with a friend. Swing on the swings like when you were a kid.
- Watch the Sunset – Find a great spot in your community to catch the sunset. We have a lake by our house that offers some great views!
- Pack a Picnic Lunch – Throw a picnic lunch together and find a shady spot to enjoy the day with your loved ones.
- Play Board Games – Bring out the old favorites like Monopoly or Scrabble, or find new board games to play.
- Throw a B.Y.O.E. Party – This stands of Bring Your Own Everything. Guests are encouraged to bring food and drinks to share.
- Have a Bonfire or Campfire in Your Backyard – Make s’mores and play campfire games.
- Go to the Museum or Zoo – Many times a local museum will have free or discount days. Zoos are fairly inexpensive if you pack your own lunch and avoid the unnecessary extras.
- Go to the Library – There are many benefits your local library has to offer besides just books. You can rent movies, page through magazines, or surf the net.
- Host a Classic Movie Marathon – Invite friends over for a movie marathon featuring all the classics you remember from when you were growing up. Or, host a money movie marathon!
- Put Together a Jigsaw Puzzle – When is the last time you put together a puzzle? Find one you like and get to it.
- Take a Free Online Class – There are plenty of free online classes you could take to improve your skills in a certain area. Try your hand at investment classes if that interests you!
- Help Someone in Need – Lend a helping hand to a neighbor, co-worker, or friend.
- Visit a Local Nursing Home and Engage With the Residents -Many elderly folks have great tales to tell. Listen to their stories and see what you can learn from them.
- Write a Letter to a Family Member You Haven’t Talked to in a While – There’s something magical and nostalgic about the written word on paper.
Weekend Box Office…
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close = 4 out of 5 for family friendliness
Red Tails = 3 out of 5 for family friendliness (lots of language issues mild profanities but lots of them – war violence)
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