Splash parks, pools, and playgrounds have been in the rotation for weeks now, and your kids may be growing weary (shocking, we know). Shake things up with a class or camp that lets the littles keep their hands busy crafting, cooking, inventing, and building.


Your local Michael’s store hosts Passport to Imagination, a series of drop-in classes where kids create a new craft under the summery themes of music festivals, flea market fun, and the arts. Paint, clay, beads, tape, and more are used to make treasures on this imaginary road trip. Don’t forget to have your passport stamped for free prizes.

Online: michaels.com


Where do you take your kids to create something out of nothing? Tell us in the comments section below. 

—Emily Coleman Dibella