I’m one of those mamas who doesn’t believe in the last week of school, so tomorrow’s the last day before summer break for my kids.
And right about now, I’m feeling pretty good about our summer plans.
Which primarily involves the beach, the library, and the sprinkler out back.
You see, all our summer activities hover around one common denominator: that word being FREE.
So every year about this time, I’m thinking – Okay, this is gonna be the year that I am FINALLY organized with our summer calendar. I’m going to make a master spreadsheet of all the going ons in our town and any time I feel like we are on the verge of insanity (which, in our house, normally happens a few times every day) – we can voila – look at the calendar and find something fun and different to do.
But reality looks a bit more like this…
By June 14th, only two weeks into summer break, I’ll be skirting the edges of a mental breakdown from 24 hours a day with my kids and my house will have turned into pure chaos with no hope of finding out what activites are offered that day.
So this year I finally did it!
I created a master schedule of all the free or minimal cost events for kids in Charleston!
This calendar isn’t about camps, events that require pre-registration or cost a lot of money.
Instead, this is the perfect resource for those…
“I just need to find something happening in one hour or the kids are going to drive me to bedlam” moments.
There is now a link on my homepage called Charleston Events, so you can go directly there to find it.
Please keep in mind the library has hundreds of activities all by itself if you count all their locations. So don’t throw away your Charleston County Library Summer Reading Program Calendar! There are also at least 7 places in the lowcountry that offer movies for kids & families in the summer. I’ve tried adding all the June movies for 3 of the locations and will continue to add the remaining June movies in the next week.
I hope ya’ll enjoy this and it helps you out a little this summer when you just don’t know how to entertain the kids one more day!