50+ Free or Nearly Free

50+ Free or Close to Free Summer Activities for Kids! (2)

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  1. Go to the farmers market
  2. Check out books from the library and/or go to storytime
  3. Go to the park
  4. Have a camp out in the backyard
  5. Movie night at home
  6. Drive-In Movie
  7. Catch fireflies or bugs outside
  8. Grow a small garden
  9. Tie dye t-shirts
  10. Visit a local fire station
  11. Visit a farm
  12. Put together a scavenger hunt
  13. Blow bubbles outside
  14. Play in the sprinkler outside
  15. Go out to eat check– mykidseatfree.com to find where kids eat free in your area
  16. Water balloon fight
  17. Go bowling check out http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/ for your area
  18. Visit a lake or river
  19. Have a family board game night
  20. Download a free 30 day trial of ABC Mouse for fun learning (if you do not cancel after the first month it is still only $7.95/mo
  21. Have your child write to a pen pal or send snail mail to a friend or family member
  22. Volunteer together go to www.volunteermatch.org to find opportunities in your area
  23. Go to a craft fair or local festival
  24. Go to the zoo
  25. Make fake snow–instructions here
  26. Make homemade playdough–instructions here
  27. Sign up for kids workshops at Home Depot( First Saturday of every month) you can find locations and register here or Lowes Build and Grow Program
  28. Take a hike or family bike ride
  29. Make forts and camp out in the living room
  30. Take summer swim and safety lessons at local pool
  31. Go fishing
  32. JoinBarnes and Noble Summer Reading Triathlon and earn a free book
  33. Download free ebooks free ebooks— Use epic for 30 days free here then cancel or $4.99/mo unlimited kids books
  34. Color or paint a picture
  35. Vacation Bible School
  36. Cook together or come up with a new recipe
  37. Have a picnic outside
  38. Draw outside with sidewalk chalk and play hopscotch
  39. Have an at home kids spa day
  40. Make homemade ice cream
  41. Look at the clouds outside/look at the stars at night
  42. Pick your own berries or peaches
  43. Make glitter slime–instructions here
  44. Church camp
  45. Shop garage sales
  46. Have a bonfire and make smores
  47. Fly kites
  48. Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp
  49. Have a family board game night
  50. Make homemade lemonade or sun tea
  51. Go for a scenic drive


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  1. June 15, 2016

    […] if you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this Summer be sure to check out my 50+ Free or Close to Free Summer Activities for Kids. I also included a free printable to go along with […]

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