*Each week, I am taking seven activities off of the 77 Days of Summer with Pensacola with Kids list and sharing daily activities that coordinate with the list.
Day Eight – Have a food tasting (#21 in the second column of the 77 Days list).
My son is not a big taste tester of foods. If it doesn’t fit in the list of the 8 things he likes to eat, he readily avoids it. We are trying to be better at making him try things at least once even though sometimes it feels like the fight isn’t worth it. Head to the grocery store with the kids and pick up some fruits and veggies that they might not be familiar with. Cut everything up into small pieces and have a food tasting. Don’t forget to write an entry in your summer journal!
Day Nine – Take a day trip to Mobile, Alabama (#9 in the second column of the 77 Days list).
Are you ready to get out of town? Take a day trip to Mobile. It is only about an hour away and there are lots of things to keep the kids busy. Visit the Gulf Coast Exploreum, take a walk through the Bellingrath Gardens, tour the USS Alabama and learn more about Fort Conde. One place that I still want to explore is 5 Rivers, Alabama’s Delta Resource Center.
Day Ten – Visit the Pensacola MESS Hall (#12 in the first column of the 77 Days list).
The Pensacola Mess Hall is a Pensacola experiment full of science experiments. This museum opened up a few weeks ago and will only be open through July. They are hoping to reopen as a permanent Pensacola addition but the future is still unknown. I have yet to bring my kids because our schedule hasn’t worked out but I have heard nothing but wonderful things about it.
Day Eleven – Treat yourself to some frozen yogurt (#16 in the first column of the 77 Days list).
Stop at one of the many frozen yogurt shops around town. Most of them are choose your own now…you grab a cup, fill it with yogurt, and then pick as many toppings as you want!
Day Twelve – Go to a Lowes or Home Depot Kid’s Clinic (Last one in second column of the 77 Days list).
This weekend, attend one of the Dreamworks themed Lowes Build and Grow Clinics.
Day Thirteen – Write a letter or draw a picture to mail to someone (#20 in the first column of the 77 Days list).
School has been out for a few weeks so it is time to write someone a letter about your adventures so far. Write the letter and then take a field trip to the post office so your children can see how the post office works.
Day Fourteen – Visit the library, pick out a new book and attend one of the summer reading events (#2 in the first column of the 77 Days list).
It is not too late to sign up for the free reading program at the library. We have made a trip at least once a week (sometimes two or three times!). I love that the game encourages children to step out of their comfort zone and read something they might not have read otherwise. Last week, my son read a great biography and my daughter and I read a book of selected poems.