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Summer Summer Summertime

Updated: May 30, 2019


Schools out for the Summer




Some of my favorite pictures from our family trip last year


School is officially out! Some of us are wondering what the heck our we going to do with these kids all summer long? I'm usually working so my boys are normally at summer camp but since I am home patently waiting for Journee to come, they are home with me this summer. One thing I do not want is for my boys to be home playing video games all day and eating up all the food in the house in one day! So, I want to share with you some ideas I have that can help you out during summer break. Hopefully it helps so the summer will not be so stressful and your kids will not run you crazy if their at home for the summer.


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Atlanta Ice Cream Festival – (July 27) This fun event at Piedmont Park includes a variety of health and wellness agencies, fitness routines, and much for the entire family. Of course, the feature is ICE CREAM!


Movies in the Park – There are free outdoor movie locations all over the city. Bring a blanket and some snacks, and enjoy the evening!


- The City of McDonough hosts movies on the Square at sundown each month. Movies begin May 4, 2019 and include Incredible 2, Mary Poppins, and Lego Movie 2.


- My family LOVES Atlantic Station and we are ecstatic to learn that there are movies at sundown on various dates beginning May 9, 2019. The film begins promptly at dusk, but get there a little early to get a good seat. Blankets and chairs and Fido are allowed.

Notice the NEW location this year on District Avenue. Park near stairwell 11 (green) for closest access to the event. As always, the first two hours of parking in the deck are free. See link above for all showings.


- Celebrate Friday with a movie on Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens. Admission is included with paid gate admission and overnight stays. If you don’t want to come for the day, after 5 pm, admission is $10 per adult; $5 per child (ages 6 to 12); children five and younger are admitted for free. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the show.


- See a movie while lounging on an inner tube at White Water’s 750,000 gallon wave pool – The Atlanta Ocean. Movies are every Thursday night in June and July. Movies start just after 7 pm. The movies are free with your White Water admission.


Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary. 712 LG Griffin Road, Locust Grove. – Take a self-guided tour from noon-3 p.m. on Tuesdays-Saturdays, and you'll see everything from bears to primates. Donations are appreciated


High Museum of Art. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4400. – You can enjoy the museum – along with special family-friendly programming - for free on the second Sunday of each month.


Home Depot Kids Workshops – Kids can make and take their own projects at workshops that are usually held on the first Saturday of each month.


Kids Bowl Free - Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games each day of the KBF program, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.


Summer Reading Program Clayton State University

Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education, a non-profit organization, is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program as a community service to families throughout Conyers, Fayetteville, and Morrow. Since 2002, this program has helped students in our community build strong reading skills and develop a deep love of books and reading. The program is designed and taught by the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction.


A Universe of Stories (Summer Reading Program 2019!)

May 19 - August 10, 2019

Register for the Summer Reading Program and earn prizes all summer long! Read books, eBooks, magazines, online media, websites or listen to audio books! Every opportunity to read counts!




Now these are just some thing that you can do during summer break. There are so many more things, take a trip, which I'm kind of down about that we couldn't take the boys on our yearly vacation because of the baby but we will do something in September. There is always Six Flags and White waters and the yearly passes is a lifesaver! I pay $50 a month for my family of 6 that saves us so much money. You can get in both parks free, park free, and also can add a food package to your plan https://feedback.sixflags.com/membersupport/ . You can also check out my blogs from last year Summer Trip on a Budget to help you plan a cheap fun summer trip for you and your family https://www.momminit.org/blog/summertirp-on-a-budget and also my camping trip blog https://www.momminit.org/blog/highfalls-camping-trip.


I also wanted to share my weekly schedule with the boys this to will help out and keep some structure and peace in your house during the summer. I have seen many moms do these so you can make yours however you want and whatever works for you and your family. I have to keep my boys busy busy busy busy please share with me your summer schedules. Iron sharpens iron! We learn from each other.




There's so much fun and free things to do over the summer and you do not have to spend a lot of money. I pray that this will help you mothers out and I also pray you guys survive the summer!!! :)

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