To explain what Summerfest is, back when I was in high school our church started Backyard Bible Clubs. For the first two years as follow-ups they did sports camps, but decided that wasn’t what they wanted to do, and ended up with Summerfest. It’s a street carnival held in the church parking lot (or in the case of the church plants in parks or school parking lots). They have bouncy castles, carnival games, music, a small show of some sort, and food. The only thing that is charged for is the food. But, I love a place where my whole family can eat well for under $10, so it’s not a lot for the food.
This year my particular church opted not to do a Summerfest, so we went to Hutto’s (my brother is the youth pastor there). My kids had a blast.
So, here’s what my kids spent time doing there.
Riding the kid train. But, really I could post that picture by itself and then get turned in for child abuse for locking my kids in a cage and letting them drink sodas….
Princess: “That a train! driving”
Oops, made this one smaller than the others. View from the other side of the bean bag toss. That seemed like it could have been such a cool shot.
Princess: “I not know” Hey if she’s going to insist on sitting on my lap she might as well help with the post.
But, seriously, check out the newspaper and local bulletin boards I”ve found lots of great free or cheap activities by looking through things like that. For more great Kid Friendly Activities go to I Blame My Mother.