Island Getaway Less than a Tank of Gas Away!

Island Getaway Less than a Tank of Gas Away!

Every summer, we try to make the most of the warm weather and sunny skies.  In the past, I've compiled a list of free and low cost ideas for families around Erie, PA -- but now that the kids are getting a little older, we thought we'd explore some day trip options. I heard about Put-in-Bay, Ohio and was surprised to find out this lovely little island was less than three hours away.  So, on Memorial Day this year, we packed up the kids, loaded up the Spotify playlists and away we … [Read more...]

Summer Theme Nights (2015)

Summer Theme Nights (2015)

Are you ready for some Summer Fun?  Every year, we jazz up our midweek program with some fun theme nights!  Check out our previous theme nights from: 2013 Summer Theme Nights 2014 Theme Nights  Here's the line up this year! June 3rd: Sports Night 10th: Beach Night  (complete with water games) 17th: Pajama Night 24th: Hat Night July 1st: Stuffed Animal (Service Project Intro) 8th: Super Hero Night 15th: Crazy Colors Night 22: Construction Zone Night 29th: … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Books and Crafts (2015)

Preschool Story Time: Books and Crafts (2015)

We're about to embark on the fourth (wow!) summer of Story Time in the Park (check out our past projects here).  This year, we're shaking things up a bit.  In years passed, we gathered together, read a few stories, sang a few songs, and headed to some nearby picnic tables to do a craft. However, we've noticed that we sometimes have a few older kids who aren't interested in our books and a few younger kids that don't have the attention span for all that sitting still.  So, after a little … [Read more...]

Family Fun in Erie, PA  (Summer 2015)

Family Fun in Erie, PA (Summer 2015)

Welcome to another round of Staycation posts just in time for summer!  If you missed the last few years of Erie, PA fun, let me direct you to those posts first: Eat, Sleep, and Play in Erie, PA  Family Fun in Erie, PA  Summer Bucket List for Erie, Pennsylvania Family Fun Ideas, divided by age Now onto some fun in 2015! To begin, I wanted to highlight some great places to look for fun. Events are always changing and it's hard to catch all the good stuff for a particular week, … [Read more...]

Summer Theme Nights (Kids for Christ Program)

Summer Theme Nights (Kids for Christ Program)

We're gearing up for some fun during our Wednesday night Kids for Christ program at East Lake Road Alliance Church.  Check out the full list of themes below and dress the part! June June 4th: Hat Night June 11th: Bring a Stuffed Animal Night June 18th: Sports Night June 25th: Super Hero Night July July 2nd: Patriotic Night July 9th: Dress Like A Parent July 16th: Crazy Hair Night July 23rd: Christmas in July July 30th: Wet and … [Read more...]

More Family Activities Ideas Across the Country!

More Family Activities Ideas Across the Country!

Hopefully you enjoyed our Summer Fun in Erie ideas from yesterday's post.  If you're looking for some more great staycation ideas from around the country, check out the list below! A - D Phoenix-Metro, Arizona ~ Mom Endeavors Scottsdale, Arizona ~ Saving For Someday Tucson, Arizona ~ Desert Chica Ramblings Bentonville, Arkansas ~ This Sweet Life Fullerton, California ~ More with Less Today San Diego, California ~ Southern Cali Saver.com Denver, Colorado ~ Bargain … [Read more...]