5-Weeks-of-Cool-Summer-Fun-LogoWeek 4

Summer is in full swing! Are your kids yelling “I’m Bored!”? Keep them busy with this list of 6 more COOL SUMMER FUN items. (Don’t worry! If you missed Week 1Week 2 or Week 3 you can still check them out!)

Go For a Spin

Board Games

Creative Craft

Amusing Museum

Jump It Up!

Tasty Treat

Go For A Spin

Have fun indoor go-kart racing at the local state-of-the-art center, MB2 Raceway. Its high speed race simulation with a challenging indoor road course is fun for all skill levels and ages. Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight and Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. MB2 Raceway is located at 1200 Shaw Avenue in Clovis.

Board Games

Nothing is more fun than getting together as a family and playing board games. Monopoly, Clue, Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Backgammon, Chess and Checkers are just a few popular games everyone enjoys playing. One of our all-time favorite was Sorry. Be sure to tell us what yours is. Read on for the top 5 reasons to play board games.

Tissue Paper Stained Glass

This simple technique gives you the beautiful illusion of stained glass and is easy for the kids to make. All you need is a glass votive, mod podge, a candle and colored tissue paper!

  1. Take a few different colored sheets of tissue paper and cut it into small one inch shapes. Squares are very simple for the kids to cut and look great layered.
  2. Take your mod podge and paint it onto the glass votive. You’ll want to work in sections since the mod podge will dry quickly. (Mod podge can be easily found at Michaels or Joann’s)
  3. Randomly arrange the one inch shapes of tissue paper on top of the wet mod podge. After the entire votive is covered, gently layer a thin layer of mod podge on top of the tissue paper to seal. The mod podge will look odd at first, but it will dry clear.
  4. Let the mod podge dry for about 4 hours. Once it’s dry add a candle in the middle. The light from the candle will illuminate the tissue paper to look like stained glass.


ImagineU Interactive Museum

Your kids will love the hands-on learning exhibits at ImagineU Interactive Museum housed in its new colorful 15,000-square-foot building filled with child-friendly interactive, age-appropriate exhibits that encourage teamwork and thinking skills. Kids ages 1-14 can enjoy a paint station, the Magestic Oak treehouse, a U-Fix-It Garage, the toddler area, a music focused Harmony Playground, the Grove Pick and Pack area, and more! Kids play in educational exhibits that support grade level standards learned in school.

ImagineU Interactive Museum is located at 210 N. Tipton Street in Visalia and is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $8/person. 559-733-5975

We gave away two family of four passes to ImagineU Interactive Museum!

Jump It Up

Keep your kids bouncing and jumping this summer at these cool indoor trampoline parks and play places. Don’t forget the socks!

2xtreme Trampoline
Kids of all ages fly through the air at this indoor trampoline park seven days a week, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-midnight, and Sunday 12 noon-9 p.m. Cost is $10/hour, $15/two-hours and $18/three hours. 2xtreme is located at 5940 E. Shields Avenue #104 in Fresno. 559-765-0208

Aerosports Trampoline Park
Jump into the main arena with a 116 foot tumble track and foam pit, while small kids, 4 feet and under, have their own foam pit, arena and inflatables. Open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-midnight, and Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Cost for kids 6 years and older is $12/per hour, additional hours are $6; 3-5 year olds are $6/hour, additional hours are $3; 2 years and younger are free with paying adult. Located at 4155 Ashlan Avenue in Fresno.

We gave away a gift basket including four passes to Aerosports Trampoline park to one lucky family!

Boingo’s Bounce House

This facility has two large inflatable bounce houses, a 28 foot large crawl through play structure, and a toddler arena with a baby ball crawl for the little ones. Open Tuesday-Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Week day price is $7.50 for school-age children; $5.50 for 4 and under. Friday price is $7.50 for all ages. Visit http://boingos.com/stop.php for availability on Saturday and Sunday. Boingo’s is located at 7131 W. Pershing Court in Visalia. 559-553-0391

Pump It Up Fresno/Madera

Play on giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables weekdays from 10 -11:30 a.m. Cost is $8 per child ages 6 and under, parent admission is free with paid child.
 Pump It Up is located at 40405 Brickyard Drive, Suite 101 in Madera. 559-431-7867

Skywalk Trampoline Arena

SkyWalk time just for kids is Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; 10 a.m.-12 noon kids 6 and under only; and Friday night Club Skywalk is 9 p.m.-midnight for 15+ only. Kids ages 6 and under are only $6 and one accompanying adult jumps for free! Skywalk is located at 10432 CA-41 in Madera. 559-326-2022

Green Monster Smoothie

These silly smoothies are a great way to get the kids to eat their vegetables. The delicious combination of peanut butter and banana perfectly masks the taste of the spinach that makes these smoothies mom-approved!

  1. In a blender add in 2 frozen bananas, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 cup of vanilla yogurt, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract and 3/4 cups of water. Blend thoroughly.
  2. Add in 4 cups of washed baby spinach. Push the spinach down towards the bottom of the blender with a spoon. Blend until smooth.
  3. Let the kids draw goofy monster faces on clear plastic cups. When you pour the smoothie into their decorated cups, they’ll have silly green monsters to slurp up!


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