School’s almost back in session and there are a lot of articles and blogs circulating about back-to-school activities we know you’ve been reading since last month! For parents who choose to stay-at-home, it can sometimes be challenging to find fun activities for children during the day, as well as not spending a ton of money on gas by driving all round town to get there.
For this reason, we wanted to provide a fun activity and travel guide for stay-at-home parents to give some creative ideas to take your children for those who aren’t in school yet, or for those who are homeschooling. Check out all of the fun and educational places you can take your kids for a fraction of the cost by riding DCTA!
Get Creative and Scrappy
SCRAP is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally-sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community. They offer many affordable adults and children programs such as plush making workshops, sewing machine 101 lessons, mixed-media postcard workshops and more!
Live in Denton: Ride Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8 to get to the Denton Square where SCRAP Denton is located at 420 S Bell Avenue, Denton, TX 76201.
Live outside of Denton: Ride the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center and transfer to Denton Connect Routes 7 or 8 to get to the Denton Square where SCRAP Denton is located at 420 S Bell Avenue, Denton, TX 76201.
Host a Potluck Picnic
Get social and invite other family and friends for an afternoon potluck picnic in the many parks in Denton County. Check out our list of local parks in Denton, Lewisville and Highland Village that we can get you to for our next picnic outing: https://www.dcta.net/fare-information/summer-youth-pass-1/summer-parks-recreation
Unleash Your Kids’ Inner Bookworm
Reading is pivotal for growing minds, and we can help get you and your little ones to many libraries throughout Denton County:
Denton Public Libraries
- Denton Public Library South Branch – Ride Denton Connect Route 1 to the library located at 3228 Teasley Ln, Denton, TX 76208.
- Denton County Law Library – Ride Denton Connect Route 3 to the library located at 1450 E McKinney St # 2102, Denton, TX 76209.
- Blagg-Huey Library – Ride Denton Connect Routes 4 or 5 to the library located at 1200 Frame St, Denton, TX 76209.
- Denton Public Library North Branch – Ride Denton Connect Route 5 to the library located at 3020 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76209.
Lewisville Public Library
- Ride Lewisville Connect Route 22 to get to the library located at 1197 W Main St, Lewisville, TX 75067.
Let Your Kids be Mad Scientists
The University of North Texas’s (UNT) Elm Fork Education Center offers home school labs in the fall and spring for elementary, middle school and high-school levels for nature studies, life science, and biology. The costs per class are affordable and has a maximum of 20 students.
Live in Denton: Ride Denton Connect Routes 7 and 8 to get to the UNT Elm Fork Education Center located at 1704 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201.
Live outside of Denton: Ride the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center and transfer to Denton Connect Routes 7 or 8 to get to get to the UNT Elm Fork Education Center located at 1704 W Mulberry St, Denton, TX 76201.
We hope this guide is helpful for you during the school year! Tell us in the comment section below where you plan to take your kiddos using our guide or if you have any suggestions to add to the list for other readers.