10 Free Summer Activities for Kids and Families in Your Community

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Summer will be here before we know it! I’m always on the lookout for fun activities for my kids to do to beat summer boredom. Check out some of these fun and free summer activities!

1. Summer programs at your local library

With COVID restrictions easing up, check in with your local library to see what they have happening this summer! Most libraries offer summer reading programs, along with other games and activities. 

2. Summer activities at the park

Many community parks have free and fun activities happening all summer long! One of our family favorites is attending the outdoor movie nights. Make a quick search on Google to see what your local communities are doing and make a plan to participate.

3. Geocaching

If your kids love nature, exploring, and treasure hunts, go geocaching this summer! Check out this awesome guide on everything you need to know about geocaching with kids!

4. Free Bowling for Kids

In many communities, local bowling alleys offer 2 free games of bowling every day for kids. Check out this website,, to see if your community is participating in free bowling for kids this summer!

5. $2 Regal Family Movies at the Theater

Enjoy a cheap, family friendly movie this summer with your kids. Check out the Regal Summer Movie Program to see what movies will be showing at a participating theater near you!

6. Summer Food Service Program

Occasionally, during the summer, my kids and I like to stop by one of the participating schools in our community to get a free lunch. This is a fun activity for when you want to get out of the house and enjoy something free!

7. Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

If you have a Barnes & Noble near you, then you and your kids (grades 1-6) will want to participate in their summer reading program to get a free book! Click HERE to learn more!

8. Pizza Hut Camp Book It Reading Program

Join the free reading program sponsored by Pizza Hut and your kids can get a free, single-topping personal pizza when they reach their reading goals! Click HERE to check it out!

9. Walk and Talk

Walk and Talk is a free program that gets you active as a family. Walk a mile with your child and talk about a new topic each day. Research shows that children are sometimes more comfortable connecting when they’re engaged in activities with you, like coloring, cooking, or exercising. Check out the Marathon Kids website to learn more and get started! 

10. Volunteer Work with Kids That Do Good

Kids That Do Good is an online resources for kids, and their families, to get involved with existing charities as well as create their own ways to give back. This is a fun and free way for your kids to get outside and get involved

Discover more free and fun activities you can do with your kids at home and in the community

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