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

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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.


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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