Tuesday, June 29, 2010

$1 Movies On Tuesdays At AMC

I heard about this last summer, but it was only Easton that did the showings. Then I heard that Lennox was also doing the showings. So, I decided to go today with a friend at Lennox and it was wonderful! The movie was 'Monsters Vs. Aliens' and admission was $1 a person! Plus, there wasn't very many people there at all, where at Easton it was really crowded! I thought I would pass this along to anyone is is interested! We will be planning to go on most Tuesdays as long as it fits in our schedule!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Schiller Park- still on!

It looks like the rain is going to stay away! So we will go to Schiller Park! See everyone there!! http://www.10tv.com/live/content/weather/weather.html

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Possible Rain Tomorrow???

Well, the weather does not look good for tomorrow- however, I want to stay positive!

However, if it does rain, I am hoping to post by 10 am if we are moving the playground and I will post it on the blog. If there is rain, we will be playing at Firefly Play Cafe in Clintonville. The play cafe isn't open to the public yet- so it will be a fun little sneak peak to what will be offered! I will post details more in the morning if we are playing there for sure.

If we do end up at the playground, tomorrow is Schiller Park in German Village. This isn't a huge playground, but there is a lot of open space. We will bring the soccer ball again and if anyone else wants to bring balls or other outdoor activities, that would be great too! http://germanvillage.com/visitors-center/stroll/schiller-park

Our tie-dye plans were delayed from last week due to no running water, and I don't believe Schiller Park has any either. I do know that Fancyburg (next week's stop) does have running water, so that will be the next time to tie-dye!

Thanks to everyone who is making this successful!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fun at Homestead!

Today was wonderful! Thanks to all who came out! Please post a comment if you did attend so I can remember who you all are! I think we had around 30!!

Next week is the wooden playground at Olde Sawmill Elementary School (Olde Sawmill Park). Directions are here: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?name=Olde+Sawmill+Park&address=2460+Sutter+Pky&city=Dublin&state=OH

We will plan on bringing tie-dye materials again so please bring anything else you would like dyed! I think the tie-dying was a success and a lot of the kids enjoyed it! My hands are still a little stained, but nothing that won't go away soon enough!

Some people asked, and this is the initial kit I bought at JoAnns. I did also bring some Rit Dye and mixed those in as we went along. The kit runs $29.99 but I used a 50% off coupon and this was cheaper then buying the bottles and tablecloth, etc separate. http://www.ilovetocreate.com/ProductDetails.aspx?id=b4eb23ed-38de-409c-8907-30a096d3490f It's called SuperBig One-Step Tie-Dye Kit.

Follow-up instructions with the tie-dye:
*Let dry before you take off the rubber bands.
*Once it's fully dry, was in a mild detergent with cold water (Woolite, free and clear, etc) and dry (dryer or hang to dry) before you wear it.
I found this site to be a great resource: http://www.wildflowerdyes.com/howtotiedye.html
A lot of people I think enjoyed the activity. Any feedback would be appreciated! Also- I would entertain the idea of having an activity at each 'stop' of the tour if this is something you think the kids would enjoy. They would be small craft projects, etc for them to remember each park by. Thoughts?
Thanks again to everyone who came out! It was a lot of fun! Hope to see you all next week too!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Homestead Park- Kick Off Party

This Thursday will be the big kick off party for Columbus Playground Tour 2010!! I am hoping a lot of people are able to make it. If you would like, please bring a shirt or other white clothing item to tie-dye. We will have all of the supplies available to help the kids make their item very colorful.

We will be visiting Homestead Park http://www.wtwp.com/parks/homestead.asp and we will be meeting by the large playground. For those of you who haven't visited Homestead before, it's an amazing park with a lot of different sections. The area will be meeting and playing at is the first large playground on the right when you pull in. (there are two smaller ones on the left when you drive in, but keep going!). There is a large shelter house there as well that has bathrooms and some picnic tables. There is also a large sand box as well.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions- jaylenemarie@yahoo.com

Thursday, June 3, 2010

First Tour Stop!

Although it was raining in the beginning, we still made it to the park! Fryer Park/Discovery Park is a great park with a lot of interesting play equipment. They have a music area with chimes and other percussion instruments the kids all enjoyed. There is also a sandbox- but it was too wet to play in it!
Tomorrow we are visiting the Columbus Arts Festival downtown and going to the Pearl Ally Market. The Arts Festival is free and Pearl Ally Market always has great live music and they both are kid friendly!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

In Case Of Rain....

If there is rain on any of these days after June 21st..... our back up plan is to play at the new Firefly Play Cafe in Clintonville.
I will update the blog when a decision is made that we will be moving locations. We do still plan on playing on the playground if there is clouds and a chance of rain. If there is thunder/lightning, obviously we will change locations. I'm using what I call 'pool rules' as far as weather goes. If anyone has any questions, feel free to email or text me. I check both thru my phone- jaylenemarie@yahoo.com or 614-270-9336

Website: http://www.fireflyplaycafe.com/

$5 for kids over 2
FREE for kids 2 and under and any grown up

Free Wi-Fi

Kids must wear socks. If you forget, you can purchase a pair for $1 at Firefly.

Become their fan on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110458238973966#!/pages/Columbus-OH/Firefly-Play-Cafe/123559237656633?ref=ts&ajaxpipe=1&__a=12

Address: 4822 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43204

Phone: 614-596-0179

They are a modern indoor play space that has custom designed play areas kids can enjoy while drinking coffee, tea, reading a magazine or chatting with friends. They are opening soon! :) If you have any questions, feel free to email me!

Columbus Playground Tour Schedule

We will be planning on meeting at 11:00 each Thursday. Many of us are planning on packing a picnic lunch to eat afterwards!!

June 3rd- Fryer Park (Discovery Park)- http://parks.grovecityohio.gov/cityParks/communityParks/

June 10th- Homestead Park- Big Kick Off Party! Sarah and I will be bringing tye-dye materials. Bring what you would like to dye and we will help you! This will help everyone in the group recognize who is in the group. http://www.wtwp.com/parks/homestead.asp

June 17th- Olde Sawmill Park at Olde Sawmill Elementary School- http://www.mapquest.com/maps?name=Olde+Sawmill+Park&address=2460+Sutter+Pky&city=Dublin&state=OH This playground is wooden.

June 24th- Schiller Park in German Village- http://germanvillage.com/visitors-center/stroll/schiller-park

July 1st- Fancyburg Park, Upper Arlington- http://www.uasupersite.com/ParksUA.htm

July 8th- All Children's Playgroun- Worthington- http://www.worthington.org/services/cityparks.cfm

July 15th- Huber Village Park, Westerville- http://www.westerville.org/Portals/0/Huber%20Village.pdf

July 22nd- Goodale Park, Victorian Village- http://friendsofgoodalepark.org/index.asp

July 29th- Scioto Audubon Park- http://www.metroparks.net/ParksSciotoAudubon.aspx

August 5th- Selby Park- Worthington- http://www.worthington.org/services/parks_recreation.cfm

August 12th- Carriage Place Park- http://parks.columbus.gov/Facility.aspx?id=25594

August 19th- Park Of Roses- http://parks.columbus.gov/Facility.aspx?id=25948&terms=park+of+roses

August 26th- back to Homestead Park to play in the water area! http://www.wtwp.com/parks/homestead.asp