Kids are out of school for a week....you need to find something to do with them that doesn't cost a lot of money...
Here are some ideas from our friends at TBO.com
Art class: at the Childs Park YMCA in St. Petersburg. (Details: http://tbo.ly/yCVEl5)
Spring Frenzy: The program is free in Polk county but registration is required. (Details: http://tbo.ly/wJiZeO)
Crafts at Ikea: You can choose from several time slots. Includes a free meal and T-shirt. (Details: http://tbo.ly/AjVnC7)
Dino world: Every day in March teachers with valid ID are admitted free to Dinosaur World. (Details: http://tbo.ly/yDqsfc)
River O'Green Fest: Tampa's mayor will be transforming the Hillsborough River to a vibrant green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17 in downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and is free. (Details: http://tbo.ly/yIM5uS)
Irish Music Fest and Lucky Dog Parade: Bring your dog along to enjoy some traditional Celtic tunes. Saturday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Details: ttp://tbo.ly/xnO1PR )
How about some time at Bay area parks, which are free and a great way to enjoy this nice weather.
Vinoy Park: (Details: http://tbo.ly/zPGAiR )
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park: A Located on the banks of the Hillsborough River, it offers a playground (kids line up for a turn on the interactive NEOS 360 Ring), dog run and water play area, so don't forget bathing suits. (Details:http://tbo.ly/AtMDZF )
Al Lopez Park: Dogs are welcome, too and have their own shaded park. (Details: http://tbo.ly/wjBwFX)
Lettuce Lake Park: There is a nominal fee per car to enter the park. (Details: http://tbo.ly/zBWdqB)