Minnesota Sword Club
Senior Editor and resident bored-children expert Stephanie Ash has advice for frustrated parents: Give your kid a weapon. No, really. The Minnesota Sword Club (mnsword.com) runs fencing classes for kids as young as 8, with all equipment provided. For big kids: archery (mnarchery.org). Get an archery pass for $35 from Three Rivers Park District (threeriversparks.org) and you'll get anytime access to ranges at Carver Park Reserve and Elm Creek Park Reserve. That should keep them busy until September.