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Are your kiddos driving you crazy yet? If you want to keep them busy this Summer, here is a list of FREE & Frugal Summer Activites! I especially love the Reading Programs as it encourages children to have a love of Books!
Kids Bowl Free– Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations. You can check out all the info at: www.kidsbowlfree.com.
Kids Skate Free- Select states are offering a FREE Kids Skate program. This is much like the Kids Bowl Free program but at your local roller skating center. This offer is only valid in select states. You can check out all the info at: www.kidsskatefree.com.
Regal Cinemas $1 Movies– Select Regal Cinemas nationwide will be offering $1 movies every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10am for 9 weeks. You can check out all the info for this at: www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express
Muvico Theaters FREE Summer Film Fest– Muvico Theaters will be offering a FREE Movie every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 10am. You can also get a Kid’s Tray which features a small drink & popcorn for just $3.75. You can check out all the details and locations at: http://www.muvico.com/SummerFilmFest.aspx (be sure to check your location to see what times and movies are showing)
Cobb Movie Theaters– kids can attend FREE movies at 10am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can find Cobb Movie Theater locations HERE. Then, click on the box to the left of the page that says, Free Summer Kids Shows.
Here is the list of movies that will be playing at Cobb Theaters:
TD Banks Summer Reading Program– Kids in grades K-5 who read 10 books will receive $10 in their Young Saver account. You can see all the details at:http://www.tdbank.com/summerreading/
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge– Kids can read and go online to log teir minutes. They will be able to take weekly challenges and earn rewards. See all the details at: http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2015 Program begins May 4, 2015.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program– If your children reads 8 books and tracks them on the Barnes & Noble reading log, they can turn in their reading log for a FREE book. You can find out the full details of this wonderful program at: www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/379003570/ Program begins May 19, 2015.
Chuck E. Cheese– When your child reads 2 weeks in a row they can earn 10 FREE tokens! You can see all the details and print your form at: https://www.chuckecheese.com/_content_assets/files/Calendar%20PDFs/READING_RC_2012.pdf
The Disney Store- Check your local Disney Store to see if they are offering Summer Activities. My hubby snapped this photo at our local Disney Store in Clearwater, FL. last year. As you can see, they offer activities for the kiddos every day during the Summer. Contact your local store to see if they are participating.
Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge– Families can join in on Story Time at your local Pottery Barn Store. Kids will receive a reward for reading all the books on their list. In addition they will be offering healthy snacks from Happy Family, special character appearances and giveaways from PBS Kids. You can check out all the details at: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html
Library Story Time- Why not check out your local library for story time and other fun activities that are available? When Drew was much younger, I would take him every week for story time. He loved it, and it was such a nice time for me to meet other moms as well!
Your local Pool or YMCA– Check your local YMCA to see if they offer inexpensive swimming lessons or activities for children. I will be taking Drew to our local Pool for level 3 swimming lessons. They are reasonably priced around $40 for the entire week.
Craft & Home Improvement Stores offer Hands on Crafts–Places like the LEGO Store, Michael’s Crafts, Lowes, and Home Depot usually offer some type of FREE or very inexpensive workshop each week or month. Your child will be able to make a craft and take it home!
If you know of any other FREE or inexpensive Summer Activities for the kiddos please let me know and I will ad them to the list!