The upcoming school holiday used to be called “Deer Hunt.”

And while it’s still held on the opening weekend of the state’s annual general deer hunt, the upcoming four-day weekend is now called the more politically correct “Fall Recess.”

This week, Utah’s children are out of school on Thursday and Friday. Translation? So much time on their hands, so little to do.

Here are 10 ideas for keeping the kids from uttering the dreaded “I’m bored” proclamation during their time off. For more ideas, visit the “Entertainment” section at

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