Well will you look at the calendar.
August has reared its balmy head and 100 degree days are upon us. The kids are getting restless because they are counting down to the first day of school and thus the end to their summer vacation (stop smiling parents).
With the weeks dwindling down to the end of summer, you may want to squeeze in some fun quality time with the kiddos. If that’s your plan, you’ve got plenty of options in good ole’ Arlington. Our suggestions won’t break the bank and in most cases are free. Take a look at what you can do with the kids we love so much in Arlington this summer.
- Arlington Museum of Art: When kids think about a museum, it doesn’t seem as cool as watching a rerun of Big Time Rush. But the Arlington Museum of Art is a cultural gem that kids can benefit from visiting. Right now is a great time to go with two Harlem Renaissance exhibits in the museum until August 25th. Maybe years from now when he/she is a world-renowned artist, they may say their trip to the Arlington museum ignited a spark in their creative soul. $8 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; Free for children 12 and under
- River Legacy Park: River Legacy Park is an awesome place to bike, hike, picnic and more. Check out the Living Science Center where interactive exhibits, terrariums, nature trails, and special Saturday events like story time and guided nature walks. Just be sure to stay hydrated and pack your SPF 50. Free
- Web Design Lesson at Arlington Library: So yeah, the kids have been spending a lot of time on the internet this summer. And you’re not terribly excited about it. Flip the script and tell them the coolest people know how to make their own websites. Arlington Library’s East Branch is offering a Web Making 101 class on August 20th. Kids will learn how HTML and CSS are used to create web pages. Then, they take what they learn and design their very own web page. Free
- Play Around in the Spraygrounds: Got little tykes that are big on energy and love water? Take advantage of Arlington’s four free spraygrounds (Brantley Hinshaw Park, California Lane Park, Don Misenhimer Park and Founders Plaza at Levitt Pavilion). Part playground, part waterpark, make your rounds to any or all of Arlington’s four free spraygrounds. It will be a blast in the heat while the water keeps the kids nice and cool. Free
- Watch Dallas Cowboys Practice: When you’re a kid, the thought of getting up close and personal with the football players you admire is like a dream. You can be their hero by taking them to the Dallas Cowboys practice on August 22nd at AT&T Stadium. Not only is it a cool thing for your kid to see how they prepare for a game, but it’s a great way to sneak in life lessons like the importance of working hard, teamwork, respecting authority and never giving up. Free
- Studio Movie Grill Summer Children’s Series: What’s better than a cool movie theatre on a hot summer day? Studio Movie Grill’s Summer Children’s Series winds down on August 23. Monday – Friday at 10 am, watch previously released G- and PG-rated kids’ movies that you and the youngsters can enjoy. Here’s the remaining schedule:
- August 5 – 9: Veggie Tales: Pirates That Don’t Do Anything
- August 12 – 16: Charlotte’s Web
- August 19-23: Chicken Run Whether you’ve seen these classics or not, candy, soda, popcorn as a huge screen — what could be better?
$1 for kids, $2 for adults