Frugal Summer Fun for the Family!!

Wow! Can you believe how fast the summer is flying by? July is almost gone and August is quickly approaching. With that said, I thought it would be fun to let you know of some Free and inexpensive things that you can do with your kids for the rest of the summer. Now I know that there many things that you can do, but these are some of my favorites!

-Take a picnic lunch and head to the beach or the park. If you are blessed like me to have many beaches in your area, this is so much fun! Moms and Dads enjoy it just as much as the kids! I know that I do! 😉

-Register your kids for a building workshop at Lowe’s or Home Depot. This is such a fun and rewarding experience for your kids so that they can learn how to use tools! Boys and girls alike will enjoy this! Check out the info here: and

-Check the prices at your local bowling alleys and skating rinks. This is usually a fun and inexpensive summer idea that kids of any age enjoy! You can also check out your blue Valpak envelope each month for discounts to these kinds of places!

-The reading programs at your local Public library are hours of fun! Even though Drew is only 3, he loves books and I try to encourage his love of books by taking him to the library often. He loves story time as well! This is FREE and a good way for your kids to meet others their own age! It is also nice for mom and dad to connect with other parents!

-Regal Theaters is offering a Free Family Film Festival all summer long! Every Tuesday and Wednesday there are a couple of different movies that families can choose from. Check it our here:

-Check your local zoos to see if they offer any special days (price reduction). Here in our area, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo will be offering $5 admission day this Sunday, July 19th! Check your local zoo to see what specials that they might be offering.

-Baking Day~ Why not have a fun day at home with your kids? Drew is at that age where he loves to help mommy cook. He loves to help me bake brownies, cakes, or even dinner at night. Use some of those stockpiled brownie mixes that you got for FREE and have fun baking with your kids. You can add sprinkles, chocolate chips, icing and other goodies to personalize the brownies for your kids!

-Craft stores like Michaels offer craft classes for kids at very reasonable prices. On Saturday, August 15, from 10am to 1pm, Michaels will be offering a Knack Free Family Event: Back to School-Using stickers and pens kids will be able to create their own metal pen and pencil holder for the new school year! This is free, but while supplies last-get there early! Check it our here: You can also find more free and inexpensive fun for your family on the Michael’s home page by signing up for the Knack program. You should see a link on the lower right hand of the home page. Sign up and you will be able to see all kinds of FREE and cheap crafts to do right in your own home!

What about you? What are your favorite and frugal summertime activities to do with your family? I would love to hear from you! 😉