It's the middle of January and some people are already experiencing winter doldrums. It's also the middle of the school year, as the second marking period ends for public schools, and that means four days of two-hour early dismissals followed by two full days off. If you're looking for things to do inside with kids around Greater Annapolis, Patch has some suggestions.
- Get crafty. Find a project (you can sort by categories and craft time) on the website for Michaels and then hit the store at Festival at Riva. Make a new scarf by checking out instructions on the website for Jo-Ann Fabric and buying what you need at the local store.
- Bowl a strike. Show the kids how to bowl (with a real ball and not a Wii remote) by taking them to Annapolis Bowl. The website has a coupon for a free game but you may need to still rent bowling shoes if you don't own them. Note that some specials aren't available when school isn't in session.
- Make a splash. The Arundel Swim Center on Riva Road offers a warm environment that makes it easy to forget it's wintertime so dig out those swim suits. Note that children (12 and under) must be accompanied by an adult. For general pool rules, click here.
- Enjoy some pampering. Take the boys to Sports Clips for the "MVP treatment" and then hit Pigtails and Crewcuts, also located in Festival at Riva, with the girls. If little ones aren't ready for a manicure but like having their nails done, Pigtails and Crewcuts will apply polish to fingers or toes.
- Play games and eat pizza. Chuck E. Cheese offers a variety of games and entertainment for toddlers as well as big kids. Chuck E. Cheese also serves pizza, sandwiches and salads. According to the website, kids can bring in a copy of their most recent report card to get free tokens for good grades.