Wednesday, February 1, 2012

planning play dates.

I have had this idea swirling for awhile now. I work part time, and have found some days I have a lot of time on my hands. It is just not my personality to sit at home...I go a little ca-ra-zy, and so do my kids! My original thought was that I would try to have a play date once a week, and then I got realistic with myself. 

I would love to start a play group. I am thinking every other week, and maybe some months it may be more, or less.

Since Savannah is in school all day, Devin and I need friends to play with to pass the time away. A few weeks ago we met some friends at the Dino Museum, and it was really fun. We are hoping to do more of that.

This is the list of things I thought would be fun as play dates (some are as the weather warms up)...

We can do all the things at Thanksgiving Point (Dino Museum, farm, gardens, etc).
Treehouse Museum (looks amazing)
Feed the ducks and have picnic at Wheeler Farm (free, except if you want a wagon ride)
We can do the beaches, like we did last year.
Discovery Gateway
We could go the fountain at The Gateway and let the kids run through the water...while we sip lemonade. :)
We could go to West Jordan park, which has a fantastic play ground...or Liberty Park...or all of them!
We could do a arts and crafts with snacks...just at my house.
Heck, we could just do fast food with a great play ground.

Obviously, I am sure everyone has lots of great ideas for free, easy, fun play dates.  Leave those in the comment section.  I am going to buy a big calendar and start planning some of these things. Everyone is welcome, and the more the merrier.

Last year we had a list of things we wanted to accomplish while Savannah was out for the Summer. It was so fun, and I hope this list can be similar. We might even have to repeat play dates if they end up being really fabulous!

Our first play date is kind of short notice.  It is this Friday the 4th. Dino Museum at Thanksgiving Point. Meet at the entrance at 2:00 PM.  I have a pass, so everyone that comes with us will get in for 50% off.

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Vanessa said...

so ready for this dumb kindergarten schedule to be done. i can't do anything!!

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

Kindergarten does have a dumb schedule. I felt like just when I had dropped her off, I was headed back.

Cathy said...

Fun. You're such a good planner. I'm excited for the beach!

Cal said...

I would LOVE to come to them.

Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

I wish I could come. :\ but I'm so glad you updated your sidebar! Sabrina... Very cute!

Living the Scream said...

I can't come this friday but will for sure plan on other times! How fun. I get so bored as well and stir crazy!

Richters Victory said...

If I didn't live 2000 miles away I would totally be there. Have fun!

The Circus said...

Awe, maybe in the summer I'll have to bring my circus to something. They're all in school and I work... but you're so cute and I think it would be so fun!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

I soooo need more play dates in my life! This is a great idea. I'm planning on coming tomorrow. Yeah for 50% off. Haha! :)

Jerilee E. said...

So fun! What great ideas!
I can't do 2 o'clock, bu I am totally in for future dates- especially for the ones while my older kids are in school :). I try to inflict my crazy on as few people as possible.

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

I have never used the reply button on my blog...this is a test. :)

And I am excited for the beach too.