Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Best Summer Break Adventures For Kids ~ Journey 2 DVD Give Away

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Best Summer Break Adventures For Kids ~ Journey 2 DVD Give Away

The mood at home is one of excited anticipation, with my children's last day of school tomorrow.   The Teen Diva has been hard at work for weeks, preparing for her all important junior year finals.  Conversely, my 11 yr old son's daily work has been dwindling with each passing day.  Without a doubt, they have both been counting the days, and now, the hours until the last jubilant bell, releasing them into their summer adventures.

While this Mom is happy to let them enjoy a summer that is not filled to the brim with structure and schedule,  to allow them a respite from our hectic school year on the go routine, I do like to help them find fun new things to explore and do, beyond our vacation outings.  A combination educational and purely fun activities makes for the perfect summer adventures for kids mix.

Breaking The Routine
Without a doubt, breaking the bedtime and allowing for safe yet fun night time adventure is always tops on the kids' list of fun.  Whether an evening pool party or a backyard camping adventure, complete with adult supervised bon fire, exploring the other side of school day bed time is a special treat for children and parents alike.

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Expedition Near You
Whether you provide a guided expedition of adventure for your child at a local park, on a hiking trail or at the zoo, a quick study of the outdoor resources in your community will reveal a wide number of new outings to enjoy with your children this summer.  From day trips to your community parks and outdoor recreation areas, to day use of campgrounds or lazy trips down a local waterway, a small amount of imagination and taking clues from your child's interest can turn a a fun day trip into an exciting and educational adventure.

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Let Their Imagination Be Your Guide
Encouraging your child's imagination can open the door to all manner of fun, related activities for your family.  A batch of cookies becomes dinosaur snacks.  A craft project becomes a new mode of transportation.  A family hike becomes an exploration of a land and time long ago.  Create theme weeks and feed your child's curiosity with a trip to the library for books on their favorite subject, art projects and more.

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Include Time To Unwind
Young and old, all imagination adventurers need some time to wind down after their busy days.  A healthy snack, an indoor fort and a fun family movie are the perfect ingredients to do just that.  Warner Bros' Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, just released on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 5th, is a wonderful family adventure movie to share together!  Go beyond the screen with this adventure packed movie by exploring the fun Journey 2 activities below, such as the Decoder Map, Would You Survive quiz or Spin to Download Activities!






***GIVEAWAY***
Warner Bros. is generously offering That's What She Said readers an opportunity to win their own DVD copy of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island!  This giveaway is open to residents of US, 18+ and will end on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 12:01am EST.  

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I may be provided with a copy of Journey 2 as part of my publication of this giveaway.  The opinions above are both honest and of my own experiences.  Images and some information sourced from various Warner Bros. sites and/or representatives.   Sponsor is providing prize for this giveaway and is responsible for shipping.  Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ are not involved in this giveaway nor responsible for it in any fashion.

120 comments :

Grace Hodgin said...

We use to go to state parks and hike and climb hills although as a child I was sure I was climbing mountains.

Grace said...

I'm a trail blazer on the quiz

Barb W. said...

Some of my fondest memories are spending time in FL on the beach with my grandparents.

JC said...

we'll be have camping trips

JC said...

I like decoder map

JC said...

I am a Wilderness Warrior

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

We love camping and hiking
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Trail blazer
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Kimberly said...

As a child I enjoyed going to the beach
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Kimberly said...

I am a Timid Trekker
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Kimberly said...

We like taking the family camping
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Kelly A. Tanner said...

As a child I enjoyed camping and fishing and plan to share my childhood with my two little boys this summer!

Kelly A. Tanner said...

I am a Trail Blazer!

Kelly A. Tanner said...

I think my boys would like "Shrink Tag" because you get to shrink (tag) your friends to win! Sounds like fun!

Kelly A. Tanner said...

We will go fishing and camping this summer!

Stephanie H. said...

My summertime adventure were our summer camping and hiking trips. I loved that my parents took me camping every summer and my dad didn't like camping in campgrounds so I have seen areas which a lot of people do not get to see. Like a sea of green trees without a road in sighte.

Stephanie H. said...

Wilderness Warrior I would survive

Stephanie H. said...

Map decoder

Stephanie H. said...

This summer I will be going to the beach and going swimming in the local pool. I have a very limited income and since I am in the process of restrengthening my body after a spinal cord injury. I hope next summer to be able to go on short hikes again

Jennifer Rogers said...

Going to the lake with my cousins, we always had mischievous adventures!
We drove our parents nuts!But we always made them laugh!
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Jennifer Rogers said...

Im a Trailblazer!
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Jennifer Rogers said...

Shrink Tag! Shrinking our friends!
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Jennifer Rogers said...

We have lots of Bar-b-Qs and swimming planned with campfires!
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Lisa's Free Stuff said...

My favorite summertime memory is spending a week with my cousins.

susan1215 said...

Our cousins had a pool in their backyard so we spent a lot of time there.

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susan1215 said...

I'm a Wilderness Warrior

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sottovoce said...

As a child, I would spend most summers on a mountain near our house..exploring, imagining...it a great adventure. :-) Thank you.
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sottovoce said...

I scored Wilderness Warrior! :-)
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Mike Metzler said...

I am a Timid Trekker

sohamolina said...

i used to camp with family.

sohamolina said...

Timid Trekker

Kathlean Owens said...

It said I was a Wilderness Warrior

Kathlean Owens said...

As a kid, we would ride our bikes around town and explore. The things we saw and did... now that was adventure! I feel sorry for my kids for not having that kind of freedom!

Kathlean Owens said...

Summertime plans: go on a few picnics, explore the mountains and forest, go swimming, and do some reading.

skitsbits2000 said...

We would play a game in the dark that we made up that was a combination of hide and seek and dodge ball.

skitsbits2000 said...

I;m a trail blazer

Anonymous said...

I am a Timid Trekker
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Anonymous said...

This summer we are going to the Amish Country in Pennsylvania

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Anonymous said...

My kids would enjoy the Secret Decoder Map. They always enjoy solving puzzles and myseries.

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momma8385 said...

As children we would have a big treasure hunt every spring/summer in the woods above our home with all the neighborhood children to see whose group could come back with the most items from nature.
:)Jeanne T.

crystletellerday said...

timid trekker crystletellerday@yahoo.com

crystletellerday said...

family adventure night crystletellerday@yahoo.com

crystletellerday said...

fishing hiking picnics beach amusement parks crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Jessica Rose said...

Love to go explore in the woods with my brothers!

jlafount said...

BMX dirt bike riding

carol roberts said...

my adventure as a kid was building a clubhouse

Mysharona said...

Going camping

toughturtles said...

heading to the beach to have fun

nel said...

we love to go fishing

nel said...

I am a Timid Trekker

ferriz said...

we spent summers down by the river with a rope swing. so much fun.

dani marie

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

ferriz said...

wilderness warrior

dani marie

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Diana Stanhope said...

We had sand dune that were deep in a botanical garden that we use to ride to at least once a week. It was quite an adventure for me and my brother.

Joy said...

I've always loved swimming.
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nicolesender said...

I enjoyed fishing & swimming at a lake in Michigan.
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nicolesender said...

I'm a Timid Trekker!
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nicolesender said...

I like the Decoder Map. My grandson loves to read maps.
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nicolesender said...

I plan to go on mini=trips locally and work in the garden.
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Tamar said...

We love going to the beach or exploring in the nearby woods/parks.

Tamar said...

Summer plans: NOTHING. Vegging out. Having a newborn means staying home (for me). :P

I am a timid trekker.

kathy pease said...

we love going to the beach and having barbeques

Daniel M said...

beach and camping! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Daniel M said...

i got timid trekker - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Diana Stanhope said...

I am a timid trekker.

MizVickik said...

I had fun exploring the woods near my house!
Miz Vickik

MizVickik said...

I'm a wilderness warrior!
Miz Vickik

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I liked to go camping and swimming in the lake

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I'm a wilderness warrior

Chris said...

timid trekker here!

Nickolay said...

We loved exploring the Lake Of The Woods in Northern MN

Nickolay said...

I am a Trail Blazer

Candice said...

I loved going camping and fishing and can't wait to take my boys.
Thanks

Candice said...

WILDERNESS WARRIOR---RAWR!!

Carolyn Daley said...

When I was a kid, I enjoyed swimming and fishing

Carolyn Daley said...

Timid Trekker

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I enjoyed wandering around the woods at our home as a kid. Not so sure I'd let my kiddo do that even when she's older, but we take her hiking whenever we can at state parks.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

It thinks I am a Timid Trekker.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I think the Decoder Map is fun.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

If summer ever really appears here in Washington, we'll be heading to the coast and doing some camping.

Anonymous said...

We love to go geocaching!

Jamie R.

amy16323 said...

trail blazer

kat said...

We have an amusement park in our area called Kennywood and I loved taking my kids there.
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kat said...

I am a trailblazer.
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kat said...

Our plans is planning a vacation!
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Anonymous said...

Wilderness warrior I am I am :)

mail4rosey said...

Rosey

We always went to the amusement park close by, and I really loved that.

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mummytotwoboys said...

My best memories were long walks with my family

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mummytotwoboys said...

My result was I am a Wilderness Warrior

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mummytotwoboys said...

Our plans are a trip to Disneyland

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

mummytotwoboys said...

Our plans are a trip to Disneyland

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amyd said...

hikes,waterfalls
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Laura Lane said...

I'm a trail blazer.

buzzd said...

I am a timid trekker and that sounds about right

buzzd said...

we are going to the beach in florida

dario moniz said...

we used to go to a campground in Maine and it was great


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Shelley P said...

My favorite summertime adventures as a child were spending time at the lake and biking in the country.

Shelley P said...

I'm a Timid Trekker.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

timid trekker.
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bbrittbrat1398 said...

We love going to the beach as a family.
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bbrittbrat1398 said...

My favorite summertime adventure was riding our bikes in trails... I now take my kids bike riding often.
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SuperNeena said...

Going on 4-wheeler trips with my brother in the mountains.
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SuperNeena said...

Wilderness Warrior!
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SuperNeena said...

Weekends at the lake, long days at the waterpark and nature walks in the mountains.
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Ms Penny Pincher said...

My favorite adventures were trips to the beach!

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ellen_levickis said...

we continued the same work as during the school year (house and restaurant) but during the summer added more work like harvesting garden and wild foodstuffs making hay canning for the winter. maybe as a treat my parents would let us go out for a day with grandpa and go fishing to catch fish to eat that day and freeze for later. we never went on formal vacations like kids do now, even though we were very well off

ellen_levickis said...

i am a timid trekker i have had enough of the outdoors and now vacations are at only resorts. you cannot pay me enough to do any of those things

KIM CRAWFORD said...

I'M A TRAIL BLAZER.

kimandbutch@gmail.com

ellen_levickis said...

my son would be excited about building a fort but he would not stay all night

KIM CRAWFORD said...

WE ARE GOING TO GO TO NASCAR THIS SUMMER.

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ellen_levickis said...

our fun summer plans are to watch the grass grow (we are recently retired)

KIM CRAWFORD said...

I THINK THE KIDS WOULD LOVE SHRINK TAG. THEY LOVE TO PLAY OUTDOOR GAMES SO IT WOULD BE PERFECT!

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laurasloves said...

My sisters and I built a treehouse with my dad. We would pretend that we were living in a jungle in Africa.

laurasloves said...

I am a Trail Blazer.
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

Atreau said...

I loved going swimming as a kid!

Atreau said...

I'm a wilderness warrior.

Atreau said...

We're going camping later this summer.

daveshir2005 said...

We loved treasure hunting in the woods.

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Heather R said...

Favorite summer time activity was to go camping

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Heather R said...

I am a Trail Blazer

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Heather R said...

we are planning a camping trip with some family friends

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