Go to the aquarium

When I was a kid, the aquarium was one of my favorite places to visit. There is nowhere else in the world like that one spot where you look up and see all the fish suddenly circling above your head. You may be able to catch a similar sight if you go scuba diving, but that's a pretty involved activity and probably isn't easy to do with children. The whole “breathing under water” thing is a concept you might not want to introduce to kids who are still perfecting the process of NOT breathing under water. No point in getting them all confused, now!

If you're looking for a fun day out with your kids, I highly recommend taking a jaunt to your local aquarium. The ocean is teeming with lessons about cause and effect and the food chain. It can also serve as a way to get your children excited about water-related crafts or activities that you want to teach them at home. There's nothing like a hands-on experience to really reinforce an idea.

Banana Slug String Band

For my readers who live in the San Diego area, Plum District is offering a special deal for kids at Birch Aquarium. You can get a ticket to a children's concert by the Banana Slug String Band at Birch Aquarium (normally $20), for just $10. The show is on September 15th and is a great way to get kids excited about learning about the environment. Go check it out!

This post is sponsored by Plum District.