Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a three-child pass to Jabbers in Nampa (up to a $21 value).
Children enjoy physical and imaginative play at Jabbers, wiggling out kilojoules of energy in a safe, 5,000-square-foot indoor activity center. Day passes ($5.66 for kids 1–3 years old; $7 for kids 4 and over) allow energetic youngsters to bound through padded obstacles in a colorful, 13-foot play structure, or hone artistic talents and beret-wearing abilities in the art studio. A mock farmers' market teaches tykes about the fun of everyday errands as they load up on plastic produce and wheel miniature grocery carts to the checkout lane. Pedal-powered cars and scooters roll laps around the roadway cutting through the pretend construction zone, where kids can protect noggin tops with hard hats and take union-mandated naps. A two-story playhouse shelters domestic games like House or Pin the Check on the Mortgage Payment, and a separate toddler area showcases gentler toys for the extra-young.
The three-child pass can be used for one child across multiple visits, or for a single sojourn for your child, two best friends, and as many magic dragons they can imagine. Presiding parents can squat down to see things from the same angle as their kids or sink into leather seats to surf the Internet on Jabber's complimentary WiFi.