Summer time is such a fun of year. No more busy school schedules…just time to relax and enjoy our kids. Even if you work outside the home, the stress of making sure homework is done is enough to jump for joy about! Teaching kids how to do things like simple gardening is a fun way to enjoy summer also! To help make your summer even more fun and affordable here are 25 Free Kids Activities to Do During the Summer!
Here’s a list of what are the best things to do in summer!
Summer can quickly become an expensive time of year too as we try to find things for the kids to do and try to entertain those kiddos. Families all over the country are wondering where can I take my kids for cheap? Thankfully many corporations and companies are empathetic toward families in cities across the country. So I wanted to gather up some fantastic free kids activities to do during the summer. Where can I take my kids for cheap?
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25 Free Kids Activities to do during the Summer!
We don’t need to entertain kids every single moment but it’s good to get out of the house and go on an adventure once and a while.
If you are wondering what can you do for free in the summer? Here’s a great list just for you!
We’ve enjoyed many of these fun activities over the years and so I hope you will too.
1. Go on a City Park Discovery in your area…Get a city map and pick 1 park each week. Nature hunt while you there!
2. Kids Bowl for Free all over the country! Yep! 15 and under
3. Go to the Movies for almost Free! Yes!
4. Go on a Scavenger Hunt ~ Some super fun ideas and different creative ways to hunt! Do several over the summer! Can I come? So fun!
5. Make Ice Cream ~ no ice cream maker needed
6. Go Skating …for free! 12 and under
7. Go to a lake and spend the day…or two
8. Build a backyard camp
9. Join a free library program ~ These aren’t just for reading books (although that is tons of fun), many have fantastic programs like Lego building, Science Projects and so much more! Definitely check out what’s at your local library.
10. Send your kids to a free Bible believing Vacation Bible School or two! I have a friend that used to send her kids to 2 or 3 VBS’s every summer! Her kids loved it and most are free or have a pretty small fee.
11. Call your local Bakery, Fire station, Police Station and go on a field trip with another family.
12. Visit your local museums on free day…most all of them have a free day.
14. Make a garden. This can be as simple as putting seeds into a container!
15. Play outdoor games such as Badminton, basketball, croquet, volleyball
16. Go to the beach and collect seashells or Rocks.
17. Paint Rocks ~ if you have super little ones..let them paint with water.
19. Volunteer at a local food bank, shelter, retirement home.
20. Make a birdfeeder
21. Blow and make homemade bubbles ~ Giant Bubbles are the most fun!
22. Learn about bugs! ~ A magnifying glass costs pennies and will create hours upon hours of FUN!
23. Bake cookies and give them away! Oh and eat some too!
24. Swim at a local pool. Most are sooo cheap and have discounted days/times.
25. Have a water balloon fight…only if your charges can be nice to one another in good fun.
26. Go Geocaching! It’s free and so fun, all you need is your phone. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
27. Sign up for Home Depot’s Kids & DIY workshops! These are so fun but super popular, so think ahead and sign up ahead.
28. Star gazing! Get a book about the stars and lay out under the stars at night to see what constellations you see!
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Well I hope that you will find these Free Kids Activities to Do During the Summer help you to save a little money and still have fun, all at the same time!
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