1. Summer reading programs at your local library.
Keep your kids learning during the summer by registering them for programs to win prizes in return for hours reading.
2. Story-times at your local library.
While you’re registering your kids for the reading program, check out the story-times available for their ages. Many libraries have several offerings on multiple days of the week for all different age groups.
3. Another story-time option is Pottery Barn Story Time.
At their first visit, children receive an Official Book Club card, and after 5 visits, you will receive a $10 off coupon for your next Pottery Barn Kids purchase. Additionally, Barnes & Noble Booksellers locations in some areas offer story-times.
4. Catch a cheap movie.
A lot of theaters offer a Summer Movie Clubhouse program for kids.
5. Dust off the polyester shirt and go bowling.
Depending on the age of the child some kids can Bowl for FREE!
6. Share the family computer.
Nick Jr. Games is a rainy (or really hot) day treat! On Nick Jr.’s website, you’ll find coloring pages, online games, and other fun printables with themes from some of your kids’ favorite shows.
7. Get Creative.
Home Depot Kids Workshops are usually on the first Saturday of every month from 9am to 12pm, kids ages 5-12 can learn how to create a toolbox, build a birdfeeder, or fire trucks. Totally free!
8.Pack up a family Picnic.
Pack up a lunch (or BREAKFAST, given the heat), bring some bubbles, a kite, or anything you kids might have fun playing with outside, and enjoy some gorgeous weather and family fun!
9.Family Game Night
Great for a Rainy day & some good family time!
Usually kids under a certain age will get in free!
11. Tour Local Historical Sites
I know these are usually free! A lot of times they will have a bbq or event going on !
12. Check out local VBS offerings
Often you can volunteer while your kids attend!
13. Make Pet Rocks
Help your child paint their favorite rocks they find also name them! These are always super cute in the flower bed!
14. Visit the Fire Department
Call your local fire department and ask if they have any tours for kiddos!
15. Movie Night
Netflix rentals only $1