Free Activities to do with the Kids This Summer
Check out your town.
So many people don’t realize how many free things there are to do in their very own town. If you have museums, see when they have free admission days. You can get into the museum for free, and all you’ve got to buy is lunch! Your kids will enjoy the experience and it won’t break the bank. If you have local factories that offer tours, many older children enjoy learning about how things are made. There are also many free events that are offered in most towns such as kids events put on by the YMCA, or other local organizations. Some museums also offer projects for children for free on certain days of the week. Do a quick Google search to see what your town has to offer at no cost.
Head to the library.
Just about every town has a library, and it doesn’t cost a dime to get a library card. You can rent books for your children to bring home and read, and then do it again the next week. New books every week, hours of entertainment, and it won’t cost you anything. You should also look into if they have playgroups available any days out of the week to take your little ones to, or a live story time that they can sit in on.
Have a picnic!
It will only cost what it costs to make a few sandwiches and snacks to have a picnic! Grab a big blanket and head to the park to enjoy the day. You could even take along those library books to read while you’re at it. Depending on where you go, bring along some Frisbees and outdoor games to play with while you’re there. Make a day of it!
Camp out in the backyard.
If you own a tent, you can camp out in your backyard! Get a fire going in the fire pit, roast marshmallows, and sleep in the tent. You can do things like stargazing, seeing what constellations you can find, and if you put up a big sheet and shine a light on it, you can investigate what types of bugs are in your backyard. They will be drawn to the light on the sheet.