Kids are all about playing. Well, they have other activities too (like eating and its opposite), but playing is what they are thinking about even as they do these other things. Some summer activities cost more than others, and on the really good end of things, we even have free fun activities.
If summer is coming up and you’re wondering what free things your kids can engage in, here are seven things you should look out for.
Kids Bowl Free
This is a chance to see if your kid might be a pro-bowler in the making. It’s a great time for kids to learn to coordinate their eyes and hands, and share by taking turns. Dates vary by state and you should also understand the rules at each bowling location.
Free Park Access
On April 16th to 24th and June 21, National parks offer free access. It would be a good idea to pull out the bike, tune and oil it up to explore the spaces. You can take a look at the list of National Parks and where they are located to see which ones are close to home.
Free Museum Days
This is great if you would like your kids to do some sight-seeing for free. A good way to find out which days will be free is by entering ‘free museum days YEAR + (City/State). This will show you which museums, history centres, and zoos are open to the public for free.
Target Stores Arts Events
From time to time, Target sponsors arts and cultural events at a reduced price or even free. These are held nationwide at different locations.
Big Box Build-It Classes
You can secure your kid some classes and other children’s activities by pre-registering for free with Lowe’s and Home Depot. On Saturday, Lowe’s holds Build and Grow classes while Home Depot has several workshops spread throughout the year. Kids are always proud to showcase something they’ve made with their parent at these events.
Library Reading Program
Libraries work with banks and shops to offer incentives to those encouraging reading in children. If they see that you are reading to your kids or encouraging the spirit of reading in them in any way, your kids might get free food and even cash as an incentive.
Other Free Activities
Other fun and free activities for kids include free local movie theatre showings and auctions. For music-loving kids, attending a practice session at the local orchestra can be fun. If you would like to catch all the free fun stuff for kids, keep an eye on the local paper or do a Google search for free events for your local city or town.