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Subject:  Kids on 2-week break. What to do? Date:  9/27/2012  11:25 PM
Author:  stevenjklein Number:  41941 of 42475

This is the Jewish holiday season, and our kids are off school until October 11th.

I'm looking for ideas about things to keep the kids busy. (And by "things" I mean "free or very cheap things.")

Any suggestions?

We have three girls (age 5) and a son (9).

On days when the weather is nice, they can ride their bikes, or I can take them to the zoo (where we have a membership).

But they won't want to do that all day, every day.

Today I took the girls to Somerset, an upscale shopping mall where they like to ride the escalators, glass elevators, and the "skywalk," a moving sidewalk that connects to parts of the mall on opposite sides of the street. We brought lunches and ate in the food court. I also let them spend about an hour playing at the kids section in the Apple store. Aside from the gasoline I used to drive there, my out of pocket expenses were zero.
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