Monday, June 23, 2014

Rewarding Hard Work Using 6 Flags Read to Succeed Program

My boys love amusement parks and so we participate in Six Flag's Read to Succeed program.  This was our second year completing the required hours of reading and in doing so the boys (and me as their teacher) all earn free passes for a day to Six Flags!

We use our passes as a fun rewards for a year of hard work.



Today was the first day to redeem and since the weather forecast was looking so favorable we decided to go.  My husband took the day off and we had a wonderful family fun day at the park.

There weren't that many people there and we had little to no lines for any of the rides, we ate tons of junk food, and met a few characters.

We re-rode favorite rides from last year and checked out a few new ones.  They quickly realized that this second trip was not quite as awe inspiring as our first trip and their enthusiasm started petering out after lunch.

We watched a magic show (where my husband got called onto stage), went on two last rides, picked out some souvenirs and headed home to watch Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief (since we finished our book on CD today). 

These two love Catworman's Whip; we rode it
three times in a row. 

Alec does not like flume rides so he wore my sweatshirt
in hopes of staying dry (it didn't work!)

We ALL got soaked! 

Snack time


After 4 snack stands we finally found Cookies
and Cream Dippin' Dots!

Ian met Scooby and Scrappy

The younger boys went driving

They got lots of practice

They thought daddy was a riot on stage

Alec drank his melted snow cone; like a Hummingbird (that's what he kept telling us)!


Evan now has a Robin cape to go with his Batman cape

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4 comments :

  1. It's nice they earned such a fun reward. I haven't been to a Six Flags Park in decades.

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

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    1. Until my boys earned their free tickets the first year, I don't think I had been to a 6 Flags since I had been in high school and went with a school trip. It was a lot of fun and the park had changed SO MUCH!

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