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Summer’s coming fast!

For most schools, May is the last full month of class. Summer is right around the corner and it’s a great time to start making plans with friends.

Get outdoors

There are a lot of fun things to do over the break that don’t cost a thing. Talk to a group of friends about joining a sports team. Many cities and towns have baseball, soccer, basketball and other sports teams that you can join for little or no cost. If your town doesn’t offer one, organize your own with a group of friends!

If you check out your community’s calendar on their website, you might find free events. You’d be surprised at how many fun things that are going on close to you. Things like parades, fairs and festivals happen on weekends all the time and are just a bike ride away.

It’s hard to beat just hanging out. Listening to music, going to the park, camping in the backyard or playing board games – summer is the best time to relax with friends.

Earn a little money

Summer is also a great time to earn a little bit of spending cash. Who doesn’t want to check out a movie or get something when the ice-cream truck rolls around? Parents don’t always have extra money for these things, so think about earning some money on your own. Neighbors and family members might need some help washing the dog, pulling weeds out of the garden, cleaning out the car or sweeping out the garage. Be creative! There are tons of things you can do to earn a few extra dollars. Do a good job and they might hire you again or recommend you to someone else in the neighborhood.

Whether you decide to earn a little money this summer, or just hang out with friends, the most important thing is to have fun and be safe!


While you're dreaming about the summer, don't forget that Mother's Day is May 10th.

Check out this month's recipe for an easy snack to make Mom on her special day!

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