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Kids activity ideas for spring, summer breaks

By KSL.com | Posted - Mar. 21, 2011 at 7:40 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY -- As we get closer to spring break and the summer months, many Utahns are looking for things to do with their children.

The editor of Salt Lake Magazine, Jeremy Pugh, has some fun ideas. An article in this month's issue features "75 Things to do with a Bored Kid." Pugh shared a sampling of a few of the more unique activities.

  1. The Children's Theatre acting camps
    June - August
    $170-$225
    tctheatre.orgFor kids who love to act, The Children's Theatre offers one and two-week camps where the children learn to rehearse, memorize and have a recital. Camps vary in themes from Action camp to Shakespeare camp to Musical Theater camp.
  2. Dinosnorzzz Sleepovers at Thanksgiving Point
    April 8-9
    Kids $39, adults $29
    thanksgivingpoint.orgDinosnorzzz gives you the chance to sleep under the belly of your favorite dinosaur, tour exhibits, participate in a series of paleontology classes, enjoy snacks, breakfast, and a Mammoth Screen movie viewing.
  3. Virtual surfing and skydiving in Ogden
    flowriderutah
    iflyutah.comSurf's up indoors at Flowrider's indoor surfing venue in Ogden. And your children can skydive without the huge distances from the plane to the ground at iFly. Both activities are in the same building, though priced separately.
  4. Park City Ghost Tours
    Daily at 6 & 8 p.m.
    parkcityghosttours.comTake the kids on a 70-minute ghost tour of downtown historic Park City. Park City used to be a mining outpost, which lent itself to accidents, mysterious unexplained deaths and even murder. See if you can see any ghosts left behind from the former mining days!
  5. Kids Club Board Game Afternoons
    2nd Saturday every month
    10 am-noon
    gamenightgames.comDo you kids love playing board games? Bring them to Game Night Games the second Saturday of every month to test out the latest board games. Available for kids 5 and up.
  6. Art Workshops at Museum of Fine Arts
    Free
    1 p.m. every 3rd Saturday
    umfa.utah.edu targetThe museum offers free family art workshops every third Saturday. Upcoming activities include making your own journals and designing your own backpacks.
  7. Pawsatch Snow Dogs Sledding Camps
    Camps June-August
    $75-$200
    Ages 4-16
    pawsatch.comThe snow dogs that normally lead tours have to get their exercise in the summer as well, so why not let your kids help them out? Kids learn about the equipment the dogs use, the commands they respond to and they actually race with the sled dogs. By the end of the day, the children lead a team by themselves. One and 3-day sessions are available.

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