It’s summertime and that means school’s out! Having the kids home for the summer is a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work for the parent and the expenses can add up fast. Keep reading if you’re in need of some exciting free summer activities that won’t break the bank.
These events are usually geared towards the younger crowds, for kids ranging in age from infancy to preschool. They are often hosted by public libraries or elementary schools, and are a great way for your child to socialize with other kids their age and for you to meet other families in the neighborhood.
Story time typically includes the reading of a few age appropriate books, some songs, and maybe even a craft or fun activity (like bubbles). Give your local library a call to see what kind of programs they offer this summer!
Many museums in major cities will offer free or discounted admission during certain hours on a specific day of the month. A quick online search can help you track down which deals are going on around town. Be aware that there will most likely be bigger crowds on these days, but if you go prepared for it then you can still have a blast!5 Free Summer Activities For The Whole Family That Won’t Cost A Dime Click To Tweet
One commonality among most parents is that they are eager to meet other families in the community. There are most likely playgroups and meet-ups going on all over your city, you just have to find them! Social media is a great way to connect with other families in the neighborhood and find a group to join.
If you can’t find one, start one yourself! Meet up at a nearby park and enjoy the kids entertaining each other while you catch up with the other parents on the sidelines.
When looking for free summer activities, look no further. A splash pad is essentially a very simplified water park, and they are popping up all over cities- and are usually free! Pack a picnic lunch and take the kids to a splash pad near you. The sun and heat are sure to wear them out while they have fun running through the shooting streams of water.
If you just can’t make it out of the house, there are always plenty of fun activities to try at home. Play games together as a family, like board games or hide and seek. Do arts and crafts together with materials you already have at home. Build a fort and have a movie and popcorn day. Create a backyard scavenger hunt. The options are limitless, and you can find even more creative ideas with a quick search on Pinterest!
A picnic is another great free summer activity for the entire family! Here are some great picnic ideas.
Family memories can be made at any price and will be special for years to come. As chaotic as summer can be, enjoy the time together and embrace the magic of childhood!