Can’t afford a Staycation? Try a DAYcation! - Page 3
• Geocaching. Does your family love geocaching? Make a day of it – and find new corners of your world to explore.
• Outdoor art. From the wave sculptures at Seattle’s Ballard Locks to the Walker Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, we LOVE outdoor art. If your town doesn’t have outdoor art, visit the next town over – and come back with great ideas to make your OWN sculpture park, in your backyard. It will give your family a whole summer of creativity.
• Go international. If you live in an urban area, head to an ethnic food store and buy ingredients for a great meal. Check out an appropriate movie and some related books from your library, and spend the day exploring that country, culture, and cuisine!
• Outdoor theatre. If you scope around, you can usually find a Shakespeare in the Park production. Bring your blankets and picnic items, and head there early to read the play, play in the park, and then watch a glorious production outside.
• Sports. Attend a local game (at any level, from pee-wee to professional). Or, hit the cable box and watch sporting events from all over the world. With the Olympics coming up, this will be even more fun to tie together with an International Day (see above).
Your daycation is in your hands – what ideas do you have to spend the day playing as a family?