School has let out for some and will be letting out for most everyone else soon… Since school is out/ending the kids will be home and I’m sure like us, you too, will become accustomed to the famous phrase “I’m bored.” There are tons of ideas but most cost a lot of money, or so you think. We’re here to share some tips to save on summer activities for the kids.
We posted this question on our weekly Penny For Your Thoughts post on our Facebook page. Here are the tips which were shared by our readers.
“Check out Kids Bowl Free where you can get coupons for free bowling sent to your email all summer long! They have a family pass at a discounted price for a chaperoning adult too! It’s amazing!” – Rachel B.
“Our local library has a great summer program. They offer kids award incentives for hours read which = win-win for them.” – Carrie W-H.
“Discounted movie days are great. Often short trips to spots they hadn’t seen to in awhile is different. In Kansas City, have a picnic near one of the fountains. And don’t forget your local library, they offer many free programs for kids.” – Stephanie C.
“Our local boys and girls club is really cheap and has a year membership. She goes all day while I work. Also during the summer they offer a $35 pass which includes trips to the pool mostly as well as other day trips.” – Jennifer W.
“Check your city for free kid entertainment. Denver has days free days for the zoo, museums, music and art shows and not to mention plays with kids in mind. I’m sure other cities have similar things going on.” – Jennifer W.
My personal suggestions go along with what our readers said, check with your town/city and see what they offer during the summer. Sometimes cities will put on different events and they will be free or super cheap, also, some zoos and other places have discounts and/or a free day!
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