Thursday, June 16, 2011

thrifty thursday :: summer entertainment

Need some good, cheap ways to entertain your kids over the summer? Well then I've got a post for you. Here are a few ideas of fun things you can do with the kids that won't break the bank.
  • $1 movies for kids at Carmike Theaters or Regal Cinemas on select mornings each week
  • kids bowl free {but you do have to pay for the shoe rental} at bowling alleys in many states over the summer
  • Go to storytime at your local library {they often have book clubs for older kids too -- our library does}
  • Target supported free days at many museums all over the country {in our area you can go free to the Children's Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Walker Art Center on a specific day each month.}
  • Don't forget about the reciprocal benefit that comes with many memberships {zoos, museums, historical societies} check any memberships that you might have a see if you can get in free at any other places.
  • Many local parks {which are free} have splash pads and wading pools where you can beat the summer heat.
  • Have a friend who belongs to the Y {or other fitness center}? Most places offer guest passes, see if you can tag along on a trip to the outdoor pool.
Have a fun {inexpensive} summer with your family!

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