Welcome to the dog days of summer! It can be hard to keep kids entertained, especially on your wallet!
Check out all of these FREE activities for kids:
Start a rock collection – There are tons of online resources to help you identify what you have found.
Visit a state park
Go on a scavenger hunt – Free online printable lists available.
Visit the library – You will be surprised at how many free events your local library holds!
View an online exhibit
Create a play – Let them write & direct it. Make silly costumes! If you don’t have a real audience, let them choose their favorite stuffed animals as the audience!
Build sock puppets
Go bowling – Kids 12 & under get 2 FREE games every day! Bowl-America also offers 2 FREE Games daily! Shoe rentals are NOT included! You can get your own shoes much cheaper than the rental fees! (Usually $4/per/day!)
Create a comic book – Free online printable template available.
Start a bug collection – There are great online tools to help you identify what you have found!
Build your own obstacle course
Have a family picnic – you can do this anywhere! Even your own yard!
Visit a historical site
Visit a Fire Station – Call first, but many stations will offer a free tour for interested families!
Visit a museum – Many museums hold a free day or weekend for kids – just call & ask!
Camp – In your backyard or at a state park
Have a water or water balloon fight
Go on a nature walk
Create a scrapbook or journal
Play a board game
Have a Nerf fight
Make shadow puppets
Make a race track in the dirt or sand.