When summer rolls around, you may be worried about how you will ever be able to keep the kids entertained and do it on a budget. The good news is, there are so many frugal ways to keep kids entertained this summer. With all kinds of businesses and attractions hoping you will stop by, here is a list of free or almost free stuff for kids to do in the summer nationwide.
Free or Cheap Movies and Entertainment for kids this summer
Kids can see movies all summer long at Cinemark Theaters with their Summer Movie Clubhouse. This deal is $5 for 10 movies or you can buy at the box office for $1 each.
Regal Cinemas offers their Summer Movie Express with $1 movies.
Phoenix Theaters offers select free movies for kids and adults all summer long.
Cobb Theaters offers free select movies for kids depending on location. For locations, check out the Cobb Theaters pageand ask at each specific location what they are offering.
Kids can bowl free with the free summer bowling program at select alleys on Kids Bowl Free website. Register your kids and they get 2 free games every day all summer!
If your kids like roller skating, they can also skate free all summer long, too! Check out details at Kids Skate Free.
Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids
Barnes and Noble has their summer reading program again where kids can earn a free book after reading 8 books.
Kids can Earn $10 with TD Banks by reading 10 books this summer. Check out the TD Banks Summer Reading Program
Get a free subscription to LEGO Magazine when you sign up for the Lego club.
Sylvan Learning has a great program called Book Adventure that allows parents to create reading challenges for their kids and kids can earn prizes.
Free or Cheap Workshops for Kids
Apple offers many free programs such as Apple Camp this summer where kids learn about story-boarding and shooting video.
Home Depot offers free Weekly Workshops for kids ages 5-12 where kids get to do a free project and get an apron as well.
Micheal’s offers low cost craft classes for kids (some as low as $2 and some free with the cost of supplies) and teens.
Free Stuff to do Outdoors with Kids This summer
Bass Pro Shops offers free family summer camps, kids activities and giveaways all summer long if you pre-register.
Join the Junior Rangers with the National Parks Service. Kids under 13 can get songs, games, and special activities at specific parks.