Cheap Summer Fun

Iím quickly figuring out that as my kids get older, the more expensive they get! And the expenses donít take a summer vacation. Cub Scout camp, swim lessons, weekend trips to the lake, flag football registration and back to school clothes and supplies can really add up. So I came up with a list of things that are free (or almost free) to do with the kiddos this summer. I hope I get the chance to try all of them and more!

    • Hit up all the splash pads at the local parks. They are free and the kids love them on a hot day!† Pack a picnic lunch and make a whole afternoon of it.

    • Regal Summer Movie Express†offers $1.00 admission to certain kid friendly films Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the summer.

    • Water balloons - my kids love these and they are super cheap entertainment.

  • Hit up the local library. Itís nice and air conditioned and my kids love to pick out a few books or movies to bring home. Most libraries have a schedule of free story times and activities as well.

  • Kids Bowl Free†- I havenít tried this one yet but my boys love to bowl! Sounds like you just sign up and every week this site sends you free bowling passes for your kiddos.

  • Plant a garden together. Okay, this isnít free, but it is something you can do as a family and my kids love to pick the fruit and vegetables we grow in our backyard. (Bonus: they might actually eat something healthy!)

Does your family enjoy other cheap summer fun activities? If so, email me at††and put "Momcents" in the subject line. I'd love to hear your ideas.

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