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Enriched Family’s August 2019 Austin Family Activities List

Hi friends! We are nearing the end of summer, but still have a couple of weeks left to pack in some fun activities. Hope you enjoy Enriched Family’s August Activities List and use it to plan some exciting family adventures before we shift back into school mode. And don’t worry, I’ll have information and resources coming your way soon for the school transition…keep your eyes on the blog!

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Boredom Busters: Summer Engagement Ideas for Kids - Part II

Last summer I did a blog post on Boredom Busters to give parents some additional summer engagement ideas for their kids. As it was well received, I thought I would do a Part II this summer. Entering the tail end of July, I have definitely started to hear more of a chorus of: “Mom, I’m bored.” And when my kids are bored, they tend to get cranky and more prone to poor choices and behaviors. To help support them and my mental sanity, I made a new list of Boredom Busters. Below is the list of ideas I created for my family; I hope it is helpful to yours as well. As always, take what seems like it will work for your unique family, modify as needed, and forget the rest. While most of these ideas require some degree of parental involvement, many of the steps can be done independently once you set your kids up for the activity.

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Enriched Family’s July 2019 Austin Family Activities List

Hi friends! Hope you have eased into the summer and have enjoyed some lazy days with popsicles, reading, and water fun. As always, I hope you find Enriched Family’s July Activities List helpful and use it to plan some exciting family adventures! First, check out the highlighted resource - Brightly - a great tool to help you find engaging books for all interests/ages and keep your kids reading all summer long! This month, free activities in Austin include the Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park at the Austin Central Library and the Symphony’s free Concerts in the Park; you could learn Bollywood Dance at Rhythm on Stage at the Long Center; take your 5th-8th grader to the Institute of Transportation Engineers STEM Activity Day; enjoy an outdoor musical at the Zilker Theater (Little Mermaid) or check out a movie in the park; explore The Thinkery on Community Night! or participate in UMLAUF Sculpture Family Day. For a small fee, you can check out the Woodland Faerie Trail at Zilker Botanical Gardens. This is a real treat, especially for younger children. There are also some wonderful fee-based film festivals, some family art programs at the Blanton Art Museum (free with museum admission), as well as a number of children’s theater performances. And so much more!

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Enriched Family’s June 2019 Austin Family Activities List

Hi friends! Hope the end of the school year came to a happy close for you and yours. I am so excited about the summer schedule being more chill. I am also looking forward to some fun in the sun and family explorations in Austin. Hope you enjoy Enriched Family’s June 2019 Activities list and use it to plan some exciting family adventures!

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Enriched Family’s May 2019 Austin Family Activities List

Hi, friends! How is it already May?! There are lots of interesting and educational events to look forward to this month. First, check out the highlighted resource below - a free, online Positive Parenting conference! In addition, as we are nearing summer break, I have included a couple of camp open houses. As always, this month’s list includes lots of free activities: Movies in the Park, the Festival For Good, numerous events at the Asian American Resource Center in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a Cinco de Mayo Community Fiesta, a Youth Arts Fest, a Family App Development Workshop, a South Austin Family Fun Day, a Teen Summit, UMLAUF Sculpture Family Day, and the Violet Crown Festival. There are also a variety of fee-based educational, cultural, and artistic opportunities to enjoy with your families. Have fun planning and exploring with Enriched Family’s May 2019 Activities List! Please consider sharing it with your friends.

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Enriched Family Austin Summer Camp Special Feature (2019): Day, Overnight, and Specialty Camps

This is the fourth and final post in a series Enriched Family does annually on summer camps in the Austin area. Previous posts focused on science, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)/STEAM (STEM + art), and coding camps, as well as arts camps, including visual art, creative writing, dance, drama/theater, film, music, and arts combinations for all ages, and sports camps, including baseball, basketball, climbing, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, multi-sport, and soccer camps. Check them out if you missed them! This week's post focuses on day camps, some specialty camps, and overnight camps. When I think of day camps, I think of a "classic" camp experience - all around fun, incorporating different structured activities, as well as lots of outdoor activities, and plenty of unstructured time for fun - the camps included in this post were selected based on their fit with this camp definition. Overnight camps included meet the day camp definition and have the added benefit of being sleep away camps. Specialty camps focus on a particular area or support specific groups of kids (girls’ empowerment, for example, or camps that focus specifically on programming for children with disabilities).

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Enriched Family Austin Summer Camp Special Feature (2019): Sports Camps

This is the third in a series of posts Enriched Family does annually on summer camps in the Austin area. Previous posts focused on science, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)/STEAM (STEM + art), and coding camps, as well as arts camps, including visual art, creative writing, dance, drama/theater, film, music, and arts combinations for all ages. Check them out if you missed them! This week's post focuses on a variety of sports camps, including baseball, basketball, climbing, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, multi-sport, and soccer camps. The next and final installment in this series will focus on all-around day camps and overnight camps. Watch the Enriched Family blog!

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Enriched Family’s April 2019 Austin Activities List

Hi, friends! Spring is finally here in Austin. April is looking like a fun and engaging month — lots of free educational, arts, and cultural activities, as well as several camp open houses, a community health fair, and a children’s business fair. There are also quite a few activities this weekend - the end of March - including the Kite Festival, the Blanton Block Party, the Texas Night Sky Festival, and Honk!TX to name a few! Scan the list quickly to find those so you don’t miss out. Hope you enjoy Enriched Family’s April 2019 Activities List!

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Enriched Family’s March 2019 Austin Activities List

Hi, friends! March is looking like another entertaining and educational month in Austin. This month’s post includes lots of free educational, arts, and cultural activities, as well as a career fair, college fair, and camp fairs/open houses. Look for information on the Austin Rodeo and the Sherwood Forest Faire… as well as a variety of family-friendly dance, theater, and music performances (please note age recommendations). Hope you enjoy!

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Enriched Family Spring Break 2019 - Austin Camp Roundup

Yep. Spring Break 2019 is only five weeks away! In an effort to make your life easier, I have compiled a list of camps offering sessions the week of March 18-22, 2019. While the list is not exhaustive, it provides quite a variety of options. I have focused in particular on including camps in different areas in or near Austin, with a variety of price points, and on full-day camps as much as possible, in addition to providing some options for little ones.

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February 2019 Activities List for Families in Austin

Hi, friends! February is looking like a fun and educational month in Austin. This month’s post includes lots of STEM activities, a camp fair, and a Black History Month Kid’s Day, as well as parenting support groups, cultural activities, and performances. Hope you enjoy Enriched Family’s February 2019 Activities List!

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January 2019 Activities List for Families in Austin

Happy new year! As you transition back into normal life and are filling in your January calendar, be sure to check out Enriched Family’s January 2019 Austin Family Activities List. There are lots of fun activities and events to explore in Austin this month with your families.

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September Kids and Family Activities in Austin

We are swinging into fall, even though it still feels like summer in Austin! Now that we've had a couple of weeks to ease into the new school year, you may be looking for some fun, family activities to do in September... Check out Enriched Family's roundup of kids and family activities happening in the Austin area.

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August Kids and Family Activities in Austin

Summer is flying by! It is hard to believe that the kids will be back in school within a few weeks (this is a welcome idea to some of us work-from-home parents)! To help you get the most out of the remaining weeks of summer, check out Enriched Family's August roundup of kid and family activities happening in the Austin area.

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Boredom Busters: Summer Engagement Ideas for Kids

While I love the idea of a lazy summer, with lots of swimming and reading, playdates, and some camp fun thrown in, I also find that my kids go a little crazy after too many unstructured days. And let's be honest, as a work-from-home small business owner and parent, I too go a little crazy trying to juggle work and kids over the summer. So, for the inevitable days when my kids are bored and I am trying to work on a deadline, I like to have some strategies in my back pocket to keep the girls mentally and creatively engaged. For this week's blog post, I am sharing some of these ideas with you. 

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