Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Free Things To Do This Summer

The summer can get long and boring for the kids so I wanted to pass along some ideas for fun and free things to do.  I will add more as they come up.  

-Kids Bowl Free: Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long. Go here to see if a bowling center in your area is participating and to sign up!

-AMF is offering a free bowling pass for kids 15 and under so they can bowl for FREE all summer long!
-Brunswick Zone is offering your kids 12 and under 1 free game of bowling everyday when you sign up for the Brunswick Bowling Zone! Go here to find a location near you!

-Apple Retail Stores Youth Workshops

-National Parks Free Fee Weekends: June 9th, September 29, November 10th – 12th

-Bank of America Card Holders, Free Museum Weekends: The first weekend every month.

-Target Sponsored Activities in your State: In St. Louis the 3rd Friday each month is Family Free Night at the Magic House. Free admission begins at 5:30 pm.

-REI Passport to Adventure Program for Kids: download your free kids adventure journal Plus More!

-Home Depot Kids Workshops: Free Kids Workshops on the First Saturday of each month between 9am – 12pm.

-Lowes Build and Grow Clinics.

-Michaels In Store Free Events

-Bass Pro Shop Free Events for Kids and Families.

Reading Programs
Barnes & Noble: Summer Reading Program! *They are bringing back the program for 2012 however they have not released the full details yet. I will update you when they do.

Half Price Books: Feed Your Brain kicks off June 3rd.  Read 600 minutes or more and turn in your completed June form by July 3rd and July form by August 5th to get a $5 Back to School Bucks reading reward.

Chuck E Cheese: Reading Rewards. Your child can earn 10 free tokens every time they read everyday for 2 full weeks. Print your Reading Rewards Calendar then bring it with you to Chuck E Cheese for redemption.

Scholastic Summer Challenge Kids create an online account and keep track of their reading minutes to earn prizes. As they complete weekly reading challenges on the site, they can spin the Prize Wheel to win digital prizes like book & audio chapters and virtual badges. There are also sweepstakes that kids can enter after logging minutes.

iVillage PBS KIDS Summer Reading Community Challenge launches June 18. You’ll get daily emails with literacy-building tips and activities from experts at PBS KIDS and Scholastic. You’ll also get book suggestions and discounts, free downloads of PBS KIDS shows and a daily chance to win $1,000 and other great prizes.

Sylvan Book Adventure: offers a free reading incentive program where kids read books, take a comprehension quiz about how much they remember and earn points based on how well they did on the quiz. They can then redeem those points for prizes.

Pottery Barn Kids May 17- August 22
Children receive a prize after completing the recommended reading list featuring award-winning titles. Visit your local store starting May 17th to participate. You’ll get a bookmark to take home with you listing all the required reading titles. Once you’ve got those checked off, return to your local Pottery Barn Kids and they’ll have a basket of books that your child can choose from.

Did I miss any so far?  Please let me know. 

Thanks StL Mommy!

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