*I wanted to repost this again, since Summer is now here!*
If you are looking for some fun, FREE, and family-friendly activities for those H-O-T Summer months ahead of us, I have put together a list for you! I hope that you will find this list useful, and if you have another activity to add please let me know!
**Bass Pro Shop Free Kids Activities and Classes
If you are near a Bass Pro Shop, get ready for a summer of FREE fun! Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday through July 11, they will be offering a list of activities and all for FREE! Some of the activities include: Free Craft, Free S’mores, Free Shooting Gallery, and Casting Pond, + much more! GO HERE to see the details and participating times in your area.
**Barnes and Noble Kids Summer Reading Program
Kids in grades 1-6 who read 8 books and track them in their passport (found here) will be able turn in their passport for a FREE book by 9/7/10. (select titles available for Free book)
**Borders “Double Dog Dare” Summer Kids Reading Program
Kids ages 12 and under who read 10 books and add them to the form here will be able to turn in their completed form for a FREE book by 8/26/10. (select titles available for Free book)
**Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards Program
Kids who read every day for 2 weeks can bring in a completed calendar and redeem it for 10 FREE tokens! Go here to download your calendar and get your kids start reading today!
**Events @ Pottery Barn Kids
Every Tuesday from 11-11:30 am, you can take your kiddos of all ages to your local Pottery Barn Kids for Story Time. Each child will receive his own Book Club Membership Card at the first story time; then, after attending 5 story times, they will receive a special gift! Go here to see the full details of this fun activity!
– Sing-A-Long Time
If your kiddos love to sing, then they will love this special time! Go here to see locations and times in your area.
** Free Bowling all Summer long from Kids Bowl Free!
Your child can have 2 FREE games of bowling every day this Summer when you sign them up at Kids Bowl Free This sounds like such a fun way to spend a Hot Summer day! I love to bowl, and if Drew is as good bowling for real as he does on the Wii, I have problems! 🙂 Go here to sign up today!
** Free Family Film Festival at Regal Cinemas
Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10 am, you can take your child to a participating Regal Cinema to enjoy a FREE movie! You cannot get tickets ahead of time, but rather it is a first-come first-serve basis. Go here to see more details and to find a participating theater near you!
Some of the movies that they will be showing include:
- Night at the Museum II
- Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
- Kit Kittredge: American Girl
- Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakquel
**Library Story Time
Why not check out your local library for story time and other fun activities that are available? When Drew was much younger, I would take him every week for story time. He loved it, and it was such a nice time for me to meet other moms as well!
**Your local Pool or YMCA
Many cities offer FREE or very inexpensive admission to the city pool. Or, if you are like us, we have a pool that we can go to for FREE in our Condo Association. We have already enjoyed this several times and plan on going a lot this Summer! Florida Summers are just brutal to say the least!
**Free Kids Crafts.Com
Are you like my Drew and I when it comes to just some days we just love to stay in and lounge around in our jammies? We love to do that at least once a week if possible. For days like this, we check out FreeKidsCrafts.com and do some fun-filled craft activities right in our own home! Drew calls this Mommy and Drew time! I treasure every moment, as he is growing up so quickly! 🙂
**Craft & Home Improvement Stores offer Hands on Crafts
Places like Michael’s Crafts, Lowes, and Home Depot usually offer some type of FREE workshop every weekend. Your child will be able to make a craft and take it home!
Go check out all the sweet details:
If there are any other FREE or Frugal Summer Activities that you know of, please let me know and I will add them to the list!