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10 Things to Do in Phoenix Before School is Out

The last day of the 2013-14 school year for my children is May 22nd.
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When the school bell rings that afternoon it will be an end to classes and the beginning of a long, hot summer vacation in Phoenix. A little preparation can make an average summer awesome. Here is a list of 10 things to do in Phoenix before school is out.

1.Register for summer camps and activities. (See: Fun-Filled Arizona Summer Camps.)

2.Buy tickets forHarkins Summer Movie Fun.

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3.Make keep-in-touch cards for classmates. This can be as simple as writing your child’s name and contact information on a piece of paper. Or, add the info to these “kool” cards. Either way, keeping in touch with your child’s friends means playdates for those long afternoons indoors.

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4.Rotate seasonal wardrobe. Phoenix has already hit T-shirt and shorts weather. Now is a good time to clear out closet and dresser space because, let’s face it, they won’t be wearing the same size jeans next winter.

5.Clean out game room/sort toys. Discard fast food trinkets and any broken toys. Donate the toys they’ve outgrown.

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6.Stock up on craft supplies. Here’s some basic supplies you’ll want to have on hand for summer projects:

Materials: construction paper, googly eyes, pom poms, craft sticks, paint and paintbrushes.

Recycled materials: bottle caps, paper towel rolls, milk/juice cartons, egg cartons, newspapers and magazines.

7.Stock up on summer supplies like these four staples:

  • Water balloons
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuits
  • Beach towels

8.Gather ideas for indoor activities. When the kids say “Mom, I’m bored” and it’s too hot to play outside, you’ll be glad you’re ready with lots of suggestions. Luckily, Pinterest has got you covered.

9.Gather ideas for outdoor activities. For me, this list is always considerably shorter. My kids are usually fine with water toys and sidewalk chalk but, again, Pinterest is your friend if you need inspiration.

10.Make a summer calendar. Add the fun indoor and outdoor activities you brainstormed. Don’t forget to schedule:

  • Holidays
  • Vacations
  • Camp dates

What do you do to get ready for summer in Phoenix with your kids?


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