Saturday, June 5, 2010

Free or Cheap Summer Activities for Kids

I am getting so excited to have my kids home from school during the summer. I am working on planning out our summer schedule and thought some of you might be interested in some of these free or cheap activities that I found online or heard about from friends.

You can register your children online for the kids bowl free summer fun bowling pass. It is good for 2 free games of bowling a day all summer.

Here is a link to their website:

Regal Cinemas has a free family film festival program during the summer. They will be showing free movies during the day time two days a week.

Click Here to find a theater near you:

Cinemark also has a family summer movie program. You can purchase coupon books to see 10 shows for $5 or just go to the shows you want to for $1 a show. Click HERE to go to Cinemark's website to find a theater near you and see the movie listings.

Barnes and Noble is offering a free summer reading program for kids. Kids can earn a free book when they read 8 books this summer.

Click here to go to Barnes and Noble's site to download a reading form:

Depending on where you live you can sign your kids up for the Simon Kidgits Club for $5 a year. If you sign up at the mall customer service desk then each child will get a free t-shirt. They have several activities throughout the year that are free or super cheap. The location near me is offering the following activities this summer:

A sword fight demonstration at Medieval times (free with membership)
Bass Pro Shop wildlife tour that includes fish feeding (free with membership)
Make-your-own pizza day at Remono's restaurant ($2 a child fee)
Play Day at Dave & Busters ($12-$14 per child for a play card)
Storytime at Books-A-Million

Click here to go to their website:

The library also offers summer programs for kids and we usually spend a lot of time at the swimming pools. If you know of any other summer programs or activities please let me know!


Tonya said...

THANK YOU! Love these ideas. I am setting up our schedule for the summer, too. I love Summers being with my kids.

it's just lisa said...

I am going to have to bookmark this post!! thank you so much for sharing :)

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing! Have a safe and fun summer!

Love, Brenda

Jody said...

Where do you find this information?!?! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Thank you! I'm working on our summer activity list as well. These are great ideas. :-)

Amy said...

You're amazing Jadi! I'm definitely taking little Ava to the movies. Tell your little ones Ava says hello. We miss you guys.

Heather R. said...

I love your site. The pictures are fantastic. Lots of eye-candy!

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