HUGE list of Summer Programs/Freebies

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Mostly FREE Kid's Summer Activities

Can you believe it’s ALMOST summer!? It seems like it sneaks up on us every year – but in a good way! It’s a GREAT time to let kids loose to explore and with these free or mostly free options there are plenty of learning opportunities here! Here’s a list of all sorts of free or inexpensive things to do with your kids this summer!

$1 or LESS Kid’s Summer Movie Schedule (Cinemark & Regal)

American Girl Stores Events – Check your location’s summer events here!

Apple Stores – Youth Camps (sign up here). Youth Programs & Workshops (here)

Barnes & NobleSummer Reading Triathalon Opening Event, ThankoRama Storytime (May 21), Great Big Backyard Storytime (May 28)

Bowling – Sign your kids up for 2 free games/week all summer!

Factory Tours – Lists over 550 factory tours nationally by state here!

Home Depot – hosting various kids and adults workshops (view list at Don’t miss the Father’s Day smartphone holder workshop for kids!

Lakeshore Learning – FREE crafts for kids every Saturday 11am-3pm.

LEGO – Monthly Mini Model Build & other in store activities listed here

Libraries – check your local libraries for puppet shows, movies, storytime and MORE!

Lowe’s – Build & Grow Clinics start June 11! (more info here!)

MLB Youth Clinics – schedule & info here

Michael’s – various online AND in store craft classes adults & kids (view them at

National Park FREE DAYS – August 25-28, Sept. 24, Nov. 11

PetSmart – Finding Dory event (May 21), New Pet Event (May 28), the Secret Life of Pets event (June 25) (view all the details at

Roller Skating – find free kid’s roller skating locations here

Williams Sonoma – kids and adult culinary classes (view the list here)

Young Eagles – a program to give kids ages 8-17 their first free plane experience (more info here)

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  1. Yours Faithfully says:

    Free activities are always great to do with kids – fun doesn't have to be costly. Stopping by from Welcome Wednesday Hop. Have a great week from Michelle @

  2. Your newest follower from thurs blog hop, Hope you get a chance to return the follow, thanks so much

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