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Before school started, MP found herself with no childcare and a deadline to meet. A friend recommended taking CP#1 and #2 to Smudge Art Studio in Freeport—a creative space for kids. To MP’s delight and surprise, owner Sarah Jacobs will entertain little ones with art projects for two hours. Parents are free to go!

CP#1 and #2 were wide-eyed when they entered the studio. Smudge is the rare place where a kid can paint on the walls and get their hands sticky without Mom or Dad having a panic attack. The CP kids spent the first few minutes spraying the wall with food coloring and water. MP is certain they didn’t even notice her leave.

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Congratulations to Andrea M. and Catherin Stine! These two lucky moms have won family passes (valued at $20 each) to the Peek-a-Boo Children’s Center in Westbrook.

We bring out our old Halloween costumes and play dress up on rainy days.

And a big thanks to all of you for your wonderful rainy day activity suggestions! Many families are fans of camping out at home, eating s’mores and watching favorite movies. While others are fearless when it comes to a stormy day…. they’re outside, stomping in puddles, making mud pies and searching for treasure.

We also loved Darla Richter’s idea of creating an indoor obstacle course in the play room. Darla and her family place sofa cushions on the floor, a mini trampoline and mats. Then they turn on some music and run wild. Fun! Similarly, Beth Goldman and her sons use cardboard boxes and sheets to create their own city.

Finally, we loved Jen Frost’s suggestion of taking advantage of your local library. So many of our library’s offer their own mini play spaces, as well as many fun (and free) programs. We’ll post some of our favorites soon.

The contest is over, but keep your creative suggestions coming!

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