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Jul 14

Summer Fun in Kansas City

Summer is here!  There are a lot of fun summer activities for the entire family out there!  Some of them do require you to endure the heat, while others are indoors in the air conditioning.  Some of these activities are also completely free, but others do cost an entry fee.  Here are a mixture of activities that include free ones, ones with costs, indoor events, and outdoor activities.

-Go to the Kansas City Zoo.  Kids love the zoo, and there’s something magical about it for parents, too.  Many zoos upgrade or add new animal exhibits over the years, so the zoo might even have something new and different for you.  The KC zoo has activities like the Science Adventure Club, Zoo Tales, Superhero Weekend (Aug. 3 and 4), and more!  Cost: medium, although food and souvenirs may drive the cost up.

-Head out to a local park or playground.  Besides the swings and other playground equipment, many parks have small ponds that are home to ducks or geese.  You can bring along some old bread crumbs and feed them, which many kids love.  Some playgrounds also have what are called spraygrounds, areas that have fun sprinklers and other water toys.  Parks in KC include Jacob L. Loose Park, Agnes Park, Carl Migliazzo Park, and many more.  Cost: free!

-Start a family garden.  You can teach kids about gardening, vegetables, and flowers by having them help you in your backyard garden.  Kids like digging in the dirt and picking ripe vegetables, and they’ll learn along the way.  Cost: low.  You’ll need to buy seeds and maybe some bug spray.

-Go for a walk or ride your bikes.  If each family member has a bicycle, go for a ride.  If you don’t have bikes, go for a walk around the neighborhood.  This is also a good way of exercising and walking your dogs, if you have any.  Cost: free for walking, low if you need to perform any bike maintenance.

These are just a few great summer activities that are fun for the whole family!

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