The Kidsguide Blog

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Hit the Road, Jack!

Whether you’re headed to grandma’s house or the geysers of Yellowstone, a road trip is one of the joys of summer. Get your kicks on Route 66 with these tips for kid-friendly packing, snacks, games and memory making.

Whatta Melon!

We can’t believe you don’t already have this on your calendar: August 3 is National Watermelon Day! Have your kids help you choose the perfect specimen, and then let the celebration begin. We have recipes, craft ideas and games – watermelon football, anyone?

Try a Triathlon

Watching all those Olympic medalists this month might inspire your own little athletes to go for the gold. Round ’em up for a backyard Triathlon Party, where they can swim, bike and run their way to the finish line. You’ll win the gold for best party!

Fun at the Fair

There’s no doubt a day at the fair can cost a chunk of change, leaving you with nothing but hay in your pockets. But the kind folks at the Orange County Fair have made it easy for families to save with a long list of discounts for insiders (like us!)

Totally Stoked!

Let your skaters try out their tricks on a guided tour of local skateparks this Saturday, courtesy of Skatedogs.


After paparazzi followed its trek down the coast to the Port of Los Angeles this spring, the USS IOWA is now safely parked in Berth 87, ready to open to visitors this Saturday, July 7.

Pedals on Parade

Hand your kids some spangles and scissors — it’s time for The Great American Kids’ Bike Parade in Long Beach! More than 500 kids took part last year, with their bikes, wagons and tricycles festooned with Fourth of July finery. Yours can be one of them!

Happy Campers

Pitch your pup tents, parents, because the Great American Campout is this Saturday! It’s part of the National Wildlife Federation’s campaign to get our kids back outside.

A Summer Full of Books

Textbooks are slamming shut as schools close for the summer. Now it’s time to crack open some fun! Public libraries across Los Angeles and Orange counties are gearing up for their 2012 Summer Reading Programs, rewarding readers of all ages for plowing through their favorite books.

Shield Your Eyes!

Little-known fact: back in the 18th century, the Transit of Venus helped superstar scientists like Isaac Newton nail down the exact distance between the Earth and the sun for the very first time.

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