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11 Free or Cheap Adventures for Your Kids

Having a fun summer vacation doesn’t require spending lots of money or traveling to far-flung lands. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your neighborhood.

NEA Member Benefits has come up with 11 great pint-sized staycation ideas, with the help of a few experts, that will keep your kids active, engaged, and happy all summer long.

“Just because you can’t make it to the beach this summer doesn’t mean you can’t create beach-inspired activities right at home,” says Dana Browne, director of business development at Kidville, a franchise that provides classes, parties, and programs for children. You can create that relaxing retreat vibe with music, décor, clothing, and food.

Regular, creative activities also keep children busy. “At our day camp, weekly themes are so popular because they keeps the kids excited about what’s coming up next, just like a vacation would,” Browne says.

Here are a few ideas to get you started.
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Summer Beckons

After more than 180 days of teaching, counseling, coaching, mentoring, and inspiring, educators around the state are—or will soon be—closing classroom doors for the last time this school year and taking some much-deserved time to relax and reflect. Teachers use summer break for a wide variety of activities from teaching summer school to professional development to vacation with family and friends—and much more.

In “An Ode to a Teacher’s Summer Vacation,” Texas educator JP Fugler celebrates the chance to recharge his batteries with a list of his own plans for the summer.

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