Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day 2 Of Five Days of Favorite Freebies (Summertime fun)

Thanks for stopping by again! I hope you enjoyed my post yesterday with information on finding free apps. Day 1 Favorite Freebies: Apps (iPad, iPhone/touch)
Today we'll focus on something non-electronic~ Free Summer activities~ 

Things to do at home (OK, some these are more "Frugal" than "Free," but I was inspired  :) )

  • Sidewalk Chalk drawings~ 
  • Some just for fun
  • "sundial" silhouette
  • Peter Rabbit!  

  • More Sidewalk Chalk~
  • This time it's Hopscotch! 
  • "The Story of Ping" inspired
  • Use wet chalk, or "paint" with water over your drawings to make the smooth areas

  • Rock Art~ 
  • Have a collection of pebbles?
  • Beachcombers in the family? 
  • Try making a rock drawing with your finds.

Summer Reading programs
Check with your Local Library~ Almost all libraries run one during the Summer
  • Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program (earn a free book)(grades 1-6) (information for this year's program is not up yet)
  • TD Bank Summer Reading Program (Earn a $10 deposit)
  • MTA/ Red Sox Reading Matters (chance to win tickets!) (K-8) (Do a search for "baseball reading" and your local team to see if you are eligible in your area)
  • Scholastic Reading Challenge (PreK-12th!)

Free Bowling
  • Kids Bowl Free ( 15 and under 2 free games/day all summer. Shoe rentals extra)  
  • AMF Bowling (16 and under 2 games free w/ shoe rental~ check for location) 
  •  (Both of these programs include an option to purchase a pass for the grownups in the family as well, for a very reasonable price)
Free Movies
  • National Amusements Bookworm Wednesdays Free Movies (Check for participating locations: Combo reading and movies)
  • Regal Cinema's Summer Movie Express check back for times and locations
Summer Music Concert Series
Do a search "Free summer concert series 2012" and see if there is anything in your area. You can also add your town or city's name in the search if you don't find anything with the general search terms right away. I always check the surrounding towns to see where the music will be all summer long.

State and National Parks
Get the kids involved in the National Parks near you~ There are many that do not charge admission, so check the specific park to see what their policies are.

Local Libraries often offer free or discounted admission to state parks, museums, and other attractions, so be sure to check that option out as well.

Miscellaneous Activities
I hope this gives you some good ideas to get out and have some free fun this summer! Now, if you have a minute or two, go visit my friends, by clicking on the graphic below~ you might find something you are interested in! (If you have a minute, I know that comments are appreciated by all)

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