It is hard to believe, but summer is just around the corner and with the warmer months brings more time with the kiddos. It can get very expensive trying to find ways to entertain children/grandchildren/nieces/newphews without losing your mind or physically exhausting yourself. Below is a list of free activities your kids can participate in and some require minimal outings on your part.
These activities may not be available in all locations.
Free summer reading program for kids grades 1-6
Free summer reading program for kids to 14 years old
Kids to 14 years old can bowl 2 games/day free all summer.
Regal movie theaters are offering $1.00 movie tickets through the summer two days/week. One of the movies is Max and is something that is not a predominately a kids movie so adults may enjoy it too!
Free movie/game rentals in JUNE for each A on a child’s report card at Family Video
Every 4th grade student and their family gets a free National Parks pass to be used as much as wanted by August 31, 2018
Free family summer camps
Free camp at apple store ages 8-12
Free workshops for kids ages 5-12
Free month Lego mini-build ages 6-14
While your at it, sign your kiddos up for a free lego magazine
Free fishing – nationwide schedule
Free classes for kids
Free summer audiobook program for kids 13+
Another book program for kids
Pottery Barn kids book club
Free tokens from Chuck E Cheese for completely logs such as reading
If you live in the Boston area, here is what I found for free
If you live in the Chicago area here is a link to free days at their museums
If you live in the Houston area, here is a link to free dates/time for free museum entry
If you live in the Indianapolis area, here is a link to free and discounted museums
If you live in the NYC area, here is a link to free or pass as you wish museums
If you live in Oregon, below is a link to free admissions
If you are in southern California, below is a link to free museums
In the St. Louis area, here is a link to free admissions
If you are in the Washington DC area, here is a link to free activities and museums
Don’t forget that many libraries nationwide have free summer reading programs! This has always been a favorite of my kids.
Free summer lunches, and in some places breakfasts, are available nationwide for kids through 18 years of age. These are available in select public schools and parks. Below is a link but you may have better information googling your state and free summer lunch program.
Until next time…………………..YOU are a superhero!