We all know it’s coming, but still it seems as if spring break has arrived too suddenly and you have no idea how to keep the kids occupied for the whole week. Here’s an assortment of activities to get you started — some are family-based, while others, depending on the age of your kids, can be done with little to […]
Kids and teens
There’s a local Web site that keeps track of which restaurants offer FREE meals to kids on certain nights of the week, and if you have kids, you should check it out. Go ONLINE to Springs Bargains for a current list. Some restaurants that offer FREE or steeply discounted meals for kids at various times […]
El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center offer a full slate of events and activities for all ages all year round, including lots of,children’s programs . To locate them, get their schedules and fees, visit www.ElPasoCountyNatureCenters.com.
In an effort to maximize learning opportunities and foster a lifelong love and appreciation for the arts with area youth, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) is proud to announce the Passport to the Arts program for fourth grade students and their families. This is one of many new offerings to […]
If your child regularly brings his or her lunch to school, you’ve faced the “what to pack” dilemma. You want to pack something nutritious, but you also need to be sure your kids will eat it. A thrown-out lunch does nothing for your child’s health or your wallet; it’s basically cash in the trash. In […]
It’s school days again, and time for the annual conundrum: hot lunch or sack lunch? The problem with hot lunches is that a lot of kids don’t like them, and they’re heavy on carbs, fats and processed meats (hot dogs and pepperoni pizza). School lunches often don’t cater to special needs, for example, if a child […]
Most parents do not relish back-to-school clothes shopping. The crowds and the cost create a less-than-enjoyable experience. We can’t fix the crowds but we can help with the cost. We have some tips and tricks for getting a back-to-school wardrobe on a budget. Read all about it on our sister site, Living on the Cheap.
It seems as if advertisements for kids’ parties are everywhere I go — restaurants, gymnastics studios, the YMCA, hair salons, on and on. It only makes sense that all of these places want in on the kid party scam; they know they can make a fortune hosting one. While it might be easier to have […]
It’s easy to keep kids entertained with local library programs, and they’re FREE. Between Penrose Library, East Library, Library 21c and all the branches, there are programs almost every day somewhere. The list is way too long to publish here …. so for all the kids’ programs at the library, go ONLINE.
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina has created a new Kids Menu that is fun, interactive and provides parents and children with a selection of healthful menu options when dining out. New menu items include ‘Build Your Own Tacos’, Big Kids Nachos and Enchiladas; and kids will still find their tried & true favorites like […]