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5 Activities To Keep the Kids Busy This Summer

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School is out and the kids are home. If they aren’t enrolled in camp, check out these ideas to keep them busy (rather than parked in front of the TV all summer).

Visit the Delaware Art Museum

Have them take turns finding paintings and have them pose like the figure in the painting. Be sure and head out to the back and walk through the sculpture garden and the Labyrinth. The museum also has kids’ corner creativity hours where they can play in Kaleidoscope Cove, an interactive art installation created by Ben, Eilish, Thor and Milo Volta inspired by Howard Pyle.     

2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, 571-9590
Wednesday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Friday–Sunday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday: Closed
www.delart.org

Visit the Delaware Children’s Museum

Enjoy a day at the Delaware Children’s Museum. Be sure and check out their website before you go and see what exhibits are going on. You and your family can enjoy $5 nights at the Museum on Fridays after 5 p.m.

550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340
Tuesday–Thursday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org

Enjoy a round of mini-golf

Golf 18 mini holes with the whole family at Riverwalk Mini Golf on the Waterfront (550 Justison St., Wilmington, 650-2336) or take your pick of golf courses downstate, like Shell We Golf (19366 Coastal Hwy., Del. 1, Rehoboth Beach, 227-4323) or Ryan’s Rooftop Mini Golf (1 Delaware Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2667).


Spend a day at the park

Delaware has 17 state parks all just waiting to be explored. Take your kids out to the beach to Cape Henlopen State Park to visit the Nature Center, walk the trails and go for a swim.

15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, 645-8983
8 a.m. to sunset, 7 days a week.

Rainy day ideas

Put them to work on an artistic project. If they like to draw, give them a sketchpad and ask them to draw something for when you get home. If they like to write, ask them to write a short story of their adventures. Give them some clay and have them make a sculpture, have them make up a dance routine or a play they can perform.

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