WNY Family Magazine July 2018 - Page 9

2) Set up a fitness circuit course. Include bike riding, roll- erblading, hula hoops, milk jug weights, and jump ropes. Creative Thoughts Thursday 1) Build with Legos. When the kids are done with the Lego kits, head over to YouTube to find great how-to videos to cre- ate more designs. 3) Host an outdoor yoga class. Provide mats or blankets and let the kids practice guided yoga from a podcast instructor. 4) Play some old-fash- ioned backyard games like Tag, Dodgeball, Kick the Can, Sharks and Minnows, and any other game that keeps you run- ning. 2) Head to the local chil- dren’s museum for hours of discovery fun. Kids will build, climb, play act, and explore — as kids should! 3) Make art. Support local businesses who offer ceramics, painting on canvas or boards, glass blowing, and so much more. 4) Bake and decorate a cake. Learn how to pipe frosting and work with fon- dant at a JoAnn’s class or with online guidance from YouTube. 5) Check out carpentry and wood- working classes for kids at Home De- pot. Hobby stores and Amazon offer DIY woodcrafts like birdhouses or trea- sure chests with everything you need included. Fun & Fitness Fridays 1) Invite the neighbors over for a pickup game. Think basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, and any other sum- mertime sport. 5) Throw a dance party. This a great way to end the week. Turn on the tunes, clear off a dance floor and teach the kids some fun group dances like the Harlem Shake, the Macarena, and the Twist. Pam Molnar is a summer lover and mother of three. She has learned that the free birds of summer do better with a little routine. Award Winning Academy of Theatre Arts 2018/2019 ATA Theatre Season Performing Arts Center located at 4231 Transit Road Williamsville, New York 14221 Fall registration is now open! Spots fill up quickly, so sign up today! For more information visit our website! www.academyoftheatrearts.com Call 51 05 810 - day! o t 4231 Transit Road • Williamsville, New York 14221 Contact 810-0551 or info@academyoftheatrearts.com • Nationally Award Winning Academy of Theatre Arts and The ATA Performing Arts Center is the only year-round full time the- atre venue in Western New York created and designed solely for the development and training of children and young adults in the genres of acting, vocal performance and mu- sical theatre dance. Dedicated to enriching young lives dramatically, ATA provides an extensive year-long venue, as well as our ex- tremely popular summer camp program, for anyone between the ages of 3 and 18 who has an interest and passion for theatre arts. • Not only does our Award Winning pro- gram excel in theatrical training, but with a generation now losing those communication skills needed to succeed in life, ATA uses theatre as a platform to teach and promote excellence in public speaking, self esteem, confidence and personal skills. July 2018 WNY Family 9