Freebies For Kids In The Summer time

by Mssnow4

Are you tired of the same ole thing with your kids home from school? Mom, I'm bored! So, take them out for free or the price of gas.

So many things to do with kids

And it's all free

Take a walk in the park: Parks always have things for kids to do. Let them play on the playground. You can push them in a swing or teach them to swing. Sliding down the slide is always fun. Or hop on the teeter totter and have fun just going up and down. Then head on over to the merry go round where you can push your child around and around. Just don't let them get sick.

Most parks have a free lunch in the summer for the kids. Just follow the rules and your child can eat for free. Sometimes when there are leftovers they let the parents eat as well.
Some parks even have a free wading pool. Make sure you bring a change of clothes and a towel for drying.


Some parks even show movies and have concerts. You can find the info either online or go to your Parks and recreation center and ask.


Go to the library: Libraries offer all kinds of goodies for children. They have a reading program. To keep their minds busy and not lose what they have learned all through school. They have computers for use, to play games, check emails or learn about an animal you saw at the park. They also offer free classes and story time.


Go where there is water: Do you have a lake or river by you? Take your kids there and have a picnic. Let them wade or swim but make sure they wear a life jacket and you either stay by them or keep your eye on them at all times. Show them different parts of nature. You can check out a field guide at the library and let them help you find a plant or an animal from the guide.


In your own backyard: Even in your backyard you can find many things to do. Do you have a garden? Let the kids plant a few things and take care of them. Carrots or squash are pretty easy to grow. They will delight at how well they are making them grow.


They can plant flowers and tend to them. Watching them grow from a seed to a plant to a flower.
Make a tent or a fort out of cardboard and blankets. Kids love to play in a  fort. They can take a small picnic lunch and eat it in their fort and do some pretending of their own.


Have an outside tea party. A table and chairs and a tea set is all you need for a tea party. Your kids can make invitations and invite their friends for an afternoon tea. They will usually end up finding a way to play together (maybe in the fort) and having fun.

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Updated: 07/13/2011, Mssnow4
 
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sandyspider on 07/14/2011

Great list of freebies.

TerriRexson on 07/14/2011

Give my boys a stick and some dirt and they're happy for ages!

Dianne on 07/13/2011

Library is a really good one. We used to spend a lot of time there when my kids were younger. One of our libraries had a park too so we went to that one a lot.

Mssnow4 on 07/13/2011

Oh Yes, kite can be quite fun and really easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

ohcaroline on 07/13/2011

Help them design a kite and learn to fly it. They'll have endless hours of fun and it is pretty inexpensive if you have the materials at home.

Mssnow4 on 07/13/2011

Yes Imagination does help a lot. Thanks for the reply!

sheilamarie on 07/13/2011

It's always good to use your imagination to find some free things to do. We just have to open our eyes to see the possibilities.

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