Nine Ways to Stay Cool and Hydrated

Nine Ways to Stay Cool and Hydrated

We all know the importance of drinking water daily, especially in the summer heat, but getting your kids to drink water can sometimes be a chore. Here are a few ways I have found help my kids to choose water. ...

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4 Healthy Ingredient Swaps

4 Healthy Ingredient Swaps

Eating better doesn't mean having to give up all your favorite ingredients. Follow our 4 healthy ingredient swaps to help you cut calories and reduce saturated fat, while still letting you indulge in some of your favorite meals! Vanilla for ...

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Gelatin Watermelon

Gelatin Watermelon

Nothing screams summer to me more than watermelon! My whole family loves it. And my kids also love gelatin treats. The next time you pick up a watermelon, also plan to make this fun and yummy treat! Ingredients:Watermelon (I prefer ...

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Get Your Giggle On – It’s Good for You

Get Your Giggle On – It’s Good for You

It's been said that kids laugh 300 times each day. No question it's one of the most human of behaviors. It's also good for the mind & body. In fact, laughing is known to reduce stress, boost immune and yes ...

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4th Annual Back 2 School Bash

4th Annual Back 2 School Bash

Come out and have a ton of fun at our 4th Annual Back 2 School Bash & Expo at the McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids! We will celebrating going back to school with games, bounce houses, giveaways and more! We ...

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Cool Treats Guide

Cool Treats Guide

Cedar Rapids/ Iowa City & Surrounding Areas Cool Treats Guide Please keep in mind many area food locations also offer cool treats. This guide is just highlighting those businesses whose primary food is a cool treat! Please contact each store ...

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County Fair at Old MacDonald's Farm

County Fair at Old MacDonald's Farm

County Fair at Old MacDonald's FarmJuly 30thOld MacDonald's Farm - Bever Park - Cedar Rapids10am-2pmCome to Old MacDonald's Farm and experience a fair setting with hayrack rides, games, entertainment, for FREE! Concessions will be available from Hy-Vee!Activities include:Hayrack rideFree small ...

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CRAA Now Registering Summer Swimming Lessons!

CRAA Now Registering Summer Swimming Lessons!

Cedar Rapids Aquatic Association Now Registering Summer Swimming Lessons! ALL LESSONS are at Coe College - Eby Fieldhouse Pool Cedar Rapids CRAA offers both Group and Private lessons for 3-12 year old children. All group lessons are 3:1 student to ...

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Registration Information for Titans Youth Summer Football Camps

Registration Information for Titans Youth Summer Football Camps

Still time to register your child for one of the 2016 Titans Youth Summer Football Camps. We have just 5 WEEKS of camps for you to choose from throughout Eastern Iowa. Camps are open to kids 4-14 and ran by ...

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Summer Movie Guide - 2016

Summer Movie Guide - 2016

2016 Summer Movie Guide Collins Road Theatre (1462 Twixt Town Rd. Marion) http://www.collinsroadtheatres.com FREE Movies Monday-Friday 10am for kids ages 18 and under; $1 for adults. Discounts at concession stand June 6-10: Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip June ...

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Summer Reading Program Guide

Summer Reading Program Guide

Looking for ideas to keep your child engaged in learning this summer? Then take advantage of the many area summer reading programs! Each library has their own set of prizes and length of time for it so make sure to ...

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Top Park Picks in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Areas

Top Park Picks in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Areas

Macaroni Kid Subscriber Top Picks for Parks in the Corridor (Cedar Rapids - Iowa City)Parks chosen by our Readers Thomas Park (343 Marion Blvd., Marion): Splash Pad (Memorial Day-Labor Day weekends), giant sandbox, open play areas, walking trails, small fishing ...

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Stay Cool Guide

Stay Cool Guide

Here is your guide to splash pads, pools and beaches in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Corridor areas. SPLASH PADSCedar Rapids (May 21st-Labor Day)Cedar Valley Park; Otis Rd. and Blakely Blvd. SECleveland Park; 1st Ave. and 15th St. SWDaniels ...

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100 Things to Do in the Corridor (Cedar Rapids - Iowa City)

100 Things to Do in the Corridor (Cedar Rapids - Iowa City)

100 Summer Boredom Busters 1.Watch the Five Seasons Water Ski Show in Cedar Rapids 2.Visit Ushers Ferry in Cedar Rapids 3.Go to one of the many outdoor movies (Iowa City Summer of the Arts or Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust ...

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Kids Meal Deals!

Kids Meal Deals!

Here are some great deals in Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Iowa City. Sometimes these times and days can change with out notice~double check by calling the restaurant. If I have missed any, or one has changed~ please let me know ...

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2016 Summer Camps Guide and Featured Camps!

2016 Summer Camps Guide and Featured Camps!

Our Summer Camp Guide is here! Be sure to check back often as camps will be continually added through the summer. We hope that you find our Summer Camp Directory to be a valuable resource as you plan your children's ...

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Have you heard of TIES? - Free Parenting Program

Have you heard of TIES? - Free Parenting Program

Really want to know exactly what TIES is? Watch this short video! Such a great FREE resource for some of our local families!Testimonial: "Our experience with the TIES program has been life changing! We came to TIES seeking help to ...

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Summer Story Times and Play and Learn Times

Summer Story Times and Play and Learn Times

Summer Story Times & Play and Learn Times: Area libraries are CLOSED on Monday, July 4! (Please check with you specific library for exact start and stop dates) Cedar Rapids (Ladd Library) (June 6-July 31): Stories for Scooters (ages 1-36 ...

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