10 Fun and Free Activities To Do as a Family This Summer
Summer is here! Instead of staying inside all-day or stressing about an expensive family get-a-way this summer, try one (or all) of these fun and exciting family-friendly activities with your kids! This list shows you how much fun you can have together as a family for cheap (or even free) right at home or in your community!
10 Free (or cheap) Family-Friendly Activities To Do This Summer!
1. Scavenger Hunt
Last summer our family did a scavenger hunt around the neighborhood, we had so much fun! Plan a scavenger hunt of things to find and things to do with your kids and their friends for hours of summer fun! (We had to take selfies at all of the locations. Here are my two oldest with some of the other kids in the background)
2. Microsoft Kids Camp
Hop online and join a free online summer camp for kids. Join one of the many free online activities for a variety of ages.
3. Free LEGO Life Magazine
Help your kids engage in hours of Lego fun with a free subscription to the LEGO Life Magazine. Your kids, ages 5-9, will enjoy the stories, activities, and news updates found in this magazine!
4. Backyard Camping
Set up the tent, pull out the s’mores, and enjoy a night outside in your backyard. Make this a memorable evening for you and the kids by playing campfire games together or even watching an outdoor movie with a projector.
5. Family Cooking Project
Create a list of everyone’s favorite dinner recipes. Then plan to shop and make the food together as a family. This is a great way to bond in the kitchen and make fun memories!
6. Paint Rocks
This is one of our favorite activities in our home. While quarantined, our kids spent hours painting and decorating rocks! We still have them on display today!
7. Go on a bike ride
Enjoy hours of family fun on a bike ride in your neighborhood or at a nearby park.
8. Kids Skate Free and Kids Bowl Free
If your kids love skating or want to start trying, summer is the best time to start! Check out this website to see if there’s a skating rink near you that is participating in Kids Skate Free this summer! Also check out this website to see if a bowling alley near you is participating in Kids Bowl Free!
9. Camp Creatology with Michaels
If you have kids who love creating, join a free online class! Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through July 15th, Michaels is hosting an online class to help kids get creative! The good news? It’s free to join! (But you do need to pay for your supplies). Check it out: https://www.michaels.com/campcreatology
10. Free Museum or Zoo Admissions
Many museums offer free museum admissions days. Check with your local museum to see when they are doing this and take the kids to enjoy something new. Check with other public buildings such as a local art gallery or the zoo. For example, the world renowned St. Louis Zoo has FREE admission!
Check out 10 more ideas for family fun and kid friendly activities that you can do this summer!
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