Summer Freebies for Kids
[Updated May 2, 2018] Want to have fun on a budget this summer? Check out these free (and cheap) summer activities to do with your kids (click each link for details).
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Apple Camp: For ages 8-12 Kids expand their digital creativity through hands-on projects with experts at Apple. Campers choose one of three tracks, then spend 90 minutes a day for three days at a local Apple Store immersed in the subject of their choice. Sign up to be notified when registration opens.
Today at Apple: Look up learning events at your local Apple store, on Saturdays Kids Hour is designed to spark imagination and creativity through fun, hands-on projects. Ages 6-12 welcome.
Field Trips for Teachers and Students: Grades K through 12 students can bring stories to life visually, express themselves musically, get started with coding, teachers can learn to integrate apple products into the classroom.
Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp: FREE camps include crafts, shooting gallery, casting pond, family workshops, campfire s’mores, photo, and merit badge workshops–all FREE! Please note that not all activities are available at all Bass Pro Shops. They have not yet opened registration as of May 1st 2018 so keep checking back/sign up for email to get information on this event.
Home Depot: Hosts Free Kid’s Workshops one Saturday of the month- check the schedule for your local store HERE. Also they have Free Weekly Do-It-Yourself Workshops for older kids or parents including subjects like: Organic Gardening, Interior paint and drywall repair and more.
Chuck E. Cheese Reading Calendar: Keep track of your child’s reading progress or other summer goals, then take the calendar in to receive 10 FREE tokens. Check with your local store to make sure they participate.
Half Price Books Summer Reading Program: The Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program encourages children to read for at least 15 minutes a day throughout June and July. Once a child has read for 300 minutes, they can turn in their completed reading log to earn a free $5 Half Price Books Bookworm Bucks reading reward for the month.
Pottery Barn Kids: Every Tuesday at 11am there is a Pottery Barn Kids Story Time where members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first story time, plus a special FREE gift after attending five story times.
Sync Audiobooks: Teens age 13+ get two free Audiobooks per week from April 26th – July 25th, 2018. Please vet these books yourself before handing them off to your teens.
Check your local library for their reading program as well.
Megaplex Theaters Kids Summer Movies: At participating Megaplex theaters buy a pass online or at the box office and watch 10 Weeks of movies for only $10. Movies start at 10am and Sensory Friendly showings start at 10:30am Click here for more information.
AMC Summer Movie Camp: For $4 your child can get admission to a kids movie and a KidsPack (includes popcorn drink and fruit snack) every Wednesday at 10am, see your local AMC’s schedule for details HERE.
Paragon Theaters: Free Kids Movies Tuesday through Thursdays at 10am these are first come first serve, as always check with your local theater to be sure they are participating. Scroll down through promotions to find the free kids days flyer.
Kids Skate Free Program: Register and search for participating locations in your area.
Trail Link: Use Trail Link to find local trails where you can go hiking, biking, and more.
Free Fishing: Go fishing! Takemefishing.org has a list by state of free fishing days and you don’t need a license to participate.
Museums on Us with Bank of America: Cardholders can get free visits on weekends to over 200 cultural and art institutions monthly. See website for details and participating locations.
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