Too Hot Outside? Indoor Things to Do with Kids

things to do with kids in paIt is supposed to go over the 100 degree mark here in PA today, and that’s just a little too hot for me (unless I am on vacation on a tropical island somewhere down by the Equator).  Add to the equation a mid-summer, bored child and moving to a new area and well … need I type more?

So this morning I started to scour the Internet for fun, local things to do with my son, preferably air-conditioned, indoor fun or someplace where I can stay submerged in water.

Here’s what I came up with and I thought I’d share…. some are free, some are not …

Stumbled on this site which features tons of ideas:

Although this is titled “Rainy Day Activities” … it’s still a well composed list of indoor things to do with your kids and a great website to explore when you are looking for something to do with your bored child:   FamilyEducation

bored kidI came across this blog over at CafeMom … 7 Fun Indoor Things …. I especially like the “Build A Fort” suggestion, I can remember doing this as a kid myself, and I’ve done this many times with my son, he loves it.

Here’s something I personally did with my son last summer:  each week my son and I went through all the digital photos we had taken from our summer weekends spent down the shore, from our vacation, or just something special we did together as a family. We ordered our favorite pictures (yes, we had them printed!) and we created a scrapbook to give as a gift to my parents. My parents do not have a computer, so I cannot share photos with them via email (imagine that??) nor do they have a “double line” on their home phone and my Mom just got a cell phone a few years ago, a Jitterbug, it’s hilarious. But that’s getting off topic …

They, more my Dad than my Mom, always complain they never SEE the photos we take except when I run through them on my little camera screen and they need a magnifying glass to get the actual effect.  So .. my son and I spent our down-time/bored-time having fun making a Summer Scrapbook. We added stickers and sayings and made something very special. We gave it to my parents at the end of the summer. It was probably one of the most cherished gifts we’ve given them in a long time and it sits on their coffee table year-round.

If you like this idea and don’t have a lot of time on your hands, or if you don’t have kids and want to make a special gift for someone, an easier, less time-consuming way to do this is to order a printed book of your personal photos

There are also some cool places to visit that will keep your kids entertained and some of them even allow Mom to shop:

Giggleberry Fair at Peddler’s Village (Kids can play, Mom can shop, but not at the same time)!

Sesame Place  (Can get VERY crowded on days like today! So go after 4!)

Adventure Aquarium 

Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor Waterpark  Year Round Fun!

Lazer Tag at Brunswick Zone – Parents vs. Kids!

The Crayola Factory  Worth the Drive!

Philadelphia Museums and Attractions at

Indoor Roller Skating, Bowling, Movies (check your local library, sometimes they have free movies or classes for kids)

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Many fast food places (I know, yuck!) but .. many do have indoor, air-conditioned playground areas. I’ve found my son doesn’t eat much when we go there, he just plays and it’s up to me not to order the Big Mac for myself.

Many Philadelphia Recreation Centers have free pools that you can take advantage of, or outdoor playground with sprinklers.

If you have any ideas you would like to add, please feel free to do so in the comments section!! And stay cool!Melting Witch Cartoon

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Bowling for Autism Awareness this Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Brunswick Zone!

Autism AwarenessJeanne Ciccone-Neal is hosting a bowling event to raise money for autism awareness for her team “Mikey’s Contenders”  in honor of her little nephew , Mikey.   The event is being held this Saturday evening, July 23, 2011 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
This is an open event so please join us and bring as many people as you can!  The cost is $25.00 per person ( $10.00 will go towards the donation) price includes pizza, soda, shoe rental and 2 hours of bowling.  There will also be raffle for your chance to win two tickets to the Phillies game on 8/14/11!!!!  
Date:       7/23/2011
Time:      7-9 PM
Place:     Brunswick Zone
                 100 E Street Rd.                 
                 Feasterville, PA 19053
For More Info Please Contact Jeanne by eMail or by visiting her donation page!  If you can’t make it, please find it in your heart to make a donation to help Jeanne achieve her goal.
To make a donation, please click here:   http://www.walknowforautis​​neal
Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates, NE
The #1 RE/MAX Office in the City of Philadelphia
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149
Main Office: 215.335.6900 x1726

Five Star Real Estate Agent: Thank You to My Clients


I would like to sincerely thank my clients and peers for giving me the honor of being nominated and awarded Philadelphia Magazine’s  Five Star Real Estate Agent Award 7 years in a row (2011-2017)! This is an award achieved by less than 7% of agents in their market and will be featured in a special section of an upcoming issue of Philadelphia Magazine!  It makes me incredibly happy that my clients have benefited from my service and think so highly of me and my work.

This award is given by surveying an agent’s clients and peers in nine categories: customer service, integrity, market knowledge, communication, negotiation, closing preparation, finds the right home, marketing of home, and overall satisfaction. Additionally, respondents are asked whether they would recommend the agent to a friend. Each real estate agent is reviewed for regulatory and/or disciplinary action as reported by state regulatory agencies and given a Regulatory Adjustment Score. In order to be named a FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent, an individual must hold a current real estate license and be in good standing.

I look forward to maintaining your highest standards of excellence!


Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates
Office: 215.992.1726
Cell: 215.510.2149
Main Office: 215.335.6900 x 1726

New Listing in West Mayfair! Philadelphia Homes For Sale

West Mayfair Philadelphia Homes For SaleWest Mayfair, Philadelphia, PA 19149  –  Super nice location, great block, clean/quiet! Exterior features lg front lawn w/patio, big, fenced rear yard w/driveway parking, +garage for storage. Living room has decorative fireplace, plush double padded newer carpeting and is tastefully decorated. Exposed, real hardwood floors in Dining Rm (H/W floors T/O under carpet). AirLite, EatIn kitchen w/dishwasher, gas cooking and updated cabinetry. 3 Bedrooms! Master features FOUR closets! Other 2 Bedrooms are KidFriendly and custom decorated (will be repainted for the new owner if you’d like)! Main bath w/skylight has been updated w/ “Bath-Fitter” tub/surround, newer vanity and “over the tank” storage. Full, finished basement w/another FULL bath!! Basement space is currently being used as playroom, would also make great man-cave, office or family room!! Washer and dryer stay. Newer heater, roof and windows t/o. No homes out back.. This is a great buy for the savvy home-shopper! And yes, this home has Central Air too! Close to Transportation, Shopping and More! Call Today! 215.510.2149

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