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May
18
2009

Free & Cheap things to do with your kids this summer!

 

 

 

Last Thursday Coupon Princess, Shannon Snow and I did a show on Blog Talk about “Free and Cheap things to do with your kids this summer and we told we try and get a post up as well. Well…….. here you go! Enjoy and have some summer fun with your kids!

Summer Movie Programs- Check your local theater for kids summer movie programs in your area. Some offer free movies and some offer very low prices!

 Regal Cinemas

AMC Theaters

Free Summer Bowling-  Lot’s of bowling alleys are 2 free games everyday for the summer. Check your area for free bowling!

 

Water Spraygrounds- Water Spraygrounds are popping up all over. They area filled with water play and they are totally free. Most of them are put in at regular state parks.

 

Summer Reading programs- Lots of sites and companies are offering summer reading programs.

Scholastic 

Barnes & Noble

Check your local library, for all kinds of free activities.

Get a Zoo Pass and enjoy the fun all summer! 

Plant a garden with your kids

Start a summer cooking class with your kids

Scrapbooking is a fun and creative way to spend time with your kids 

Volunteer at a local animal shelter. 

Water sprinklers are a great way to beat the heat!

Go on a nature/treasure/scavenger hunt.

Lets the kids write their own book and decorate it.

Let you kids make their own puppet theater.

Make movies with your kids.

Write skits and act them out. 

If you live in Oklahoma, Metro Family Magazine has a great Kids Summer Guide you can use! 

There are a lot of other ideas but I would love to hear some of yours! What do you guys plan to do? 

 

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  • carmen May 19, 2009, 2:53 PM

    Half-Price Books is also having a Summer Reading program. Here is the link:
    http://halfpricebooks.com/feed_your_brain.html

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  • carmen May 19, 2009, 8:53 AM

    Half-Price Books is also having a Summer Reading program. Here is the link:
    http://halfpricebooks.com/feed_your_brain.html

    Reply
  • Sara May 20, 2009, 2:39 AM

    Thanks for the tip on bowling! We never would have found this deal. Our family is looking forward to a fun filled summer.

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  • Sara May 19, 2009, 8:39 PM

    Thanks for the tip on bowling! We never would have found this deal. Our family is looking forward to a fun filled summer.

    Reply
  • Rhonda Martin May 20, 2009, 12:20 PM

    We go Geocaching with the kids for lots of fun and it’s inexpensive and kids of all ages love it. For more info about what Geocaching is check out my blog post http://exotic1.blogspot.com/2008/08/whats-in-this-one.html
    This is a great hobby we enjoy all summer long and we have found wonderful places right near our own home we never new existed.You can pack a picnic and Geocach all day. Remember your going to want to bring your camera~!

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  • Rhonda Martin May 20, 2009, 6:20 AM

    We go Geocaching with the kids for lots of fun and it’s inexpensive and kids of all ages love it. For more info about what Geocaching is check out my blog post http://exotic1.blogspot.com/2008/08/whats-in-this-one.html
    This is a great hobby we enjoy all summer long and we have found wonderful places right near our own home we never new existed.You can pack a picnic and Geocach all day. Remember your going to want to bring your camera~!

    Reply
  • Marianne May 20, 2009, 1:33 PM

    We use the summer to explore our state of Maryland. We have ocean resorts, prehistoric cliffs, government connections, waterfalls and more! Usually, it only costs us gas :O)
    Look at your state parks and your state visitor’s bureau. They usually have free stuff for “locals”.

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  • Marianne May 20, 2009, 7:33 AM

    We use the summer to explore our state of Maryland. We have ocean resorts, prehistoric cliffs, government connections, waterfalls and more! Usually, it only costs us gas :O)
    Look at your state parks and your state visitor’s bureau. They usually have free stuff for “locals”.

    Reply
  • Angela May 20, 2009, 5:55 PM

    Another idea… Geocaching. Costs a bit to get started. You have to have a GPSr and spend a little in gas, but it’s so fun!

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  • Angela May 20, 2009, 11:55 AM

    Another idea… Geocaching. Costs a bit to get started. You have to have a GPSr and spend a little in gas, but it’s so fun!

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  • Erin Hill June 1, 2009, 2:43 AM

    I love the scavenger hunt idea. I loved doing those as a child and I completely forgot about them.

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  • Erin Hill May 31, 2009, 8:43 PM

    I love the scavenger hunt idea. I loved doing those as a child and I completely forgot about them.

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