By Whitney Blakeslee
Denver parents mark your calendar for Sunday, June 3rd!
If you are like me and panicking about the last day of school looming large – followed by complaints of boredom during those long summer days – fear not, brave parents.
The key to keeping everyone happy while you’re spending more time together is to maintain a (loose) schedule. Prepare a ready-to-go list of activities and places to visit for those inevitable moments when the kids are fighting and bored. Getting out of the house to try something new is always fun! Hands-on activities, different faces, and a new environment to explore will keep everyone happy. On our calendar: The IKEA First Sunday series.
This summer, IKEA in Centennial is hosting a FREE family event the first Sunday of each month from 12pm to 4pm. Head to IKEA’s restaurant and grab a kids meal on The Mother List (*just show them your Facebook RSVP for a coupon for a free meal!). Then settle in for a free, guided activity.
On June 3, our family will be celebrating and learning about IKEA’s Swedish heritage on Swedish Day by making the national flag using paper and markers. The kids will also get to make a flower headband to celebrate the tradition of children gathering wildflowers to create a crown of flowers to dance around the maypole. And don’t tell the kids, but my favorite part is that I won’t have to cook or clean. Plus they will learn something new while being entertained. Take advantage of this awesome FREE event and keep your eyes open for more details on upcoming First Sunday events!
When: June 3, from 12-4pm
Where: IKEA Centennial, 9800 E Ikea Way, Centennial, CO 80112
What: Craft activities for the whole family!
RSVP: Free IKEA First Sunday Event on Facebook
*Free kid’s meal valid for children under 12
Whitney runs a women’s strength training gym and is a strong body positivity advocate. She lives in sunny Denver with her partner, snaggle-toothed pup, and dinosaur-loving toddler.
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