There are many great free summer activities that are planned for kids. You can keep your children entertained and out of trouble without breaking the bank. If you check with your local library they may have many fun free kids summer activities planned. Many of these activities include snacks and drinks for the kids. Some libraries even have summer clubs that include things such as Lego's and kinetics. Libraries will also host ice cream socials and book readings during the summer. All of these activities make your local library a great place to check out. If you have a community pool or a Y in your area they run great summer activities as well. A lot of times they will host free activities for children.
There are many movie theatres such as Regal Cinemas and some AMC's host children's film festivals in the summer with free admission. They play movies that are orientated towards children usually rated G or PG. Some theatres have once a week showings that are free and some do them every morning. It is a great way to entertain your children. If you have a state or local metro park in your area they usually have free kids summer activities as well. They host everything from lunch with a ranger to nature walks and animal meet and greets. The lunch with a ranger program is very informative and fun for the kids. They get to ask questions and learn a lot about their local environment.
If you are looking for free kids summer activities that do not include leaving home there are many options. You could set up a water park environment in your back yard. You can set out the sprinkler and can even make a slip and slide if you do not have one. If you have a tent you can set up a camp out for your children. There are also a lot of arts and crafts projects you can do with supplies you have at home. Arts and crafts can be a great way to keep your kids imaginations busy all summer. You will be amazed at how few supplies it can take for your kids to make a mini masterpiece. There are so many things that can be accomplished for free during the summer. There is no reason to let money stand in the way of having a great summer with your kids.