10 Free Things to Do This Summer
Community Pool or Local Beach
Window Shop Along Main Street
Head downtown and walk along Main Street. Check out the store fronts, and turn it into a game of I Spy or a scavenger hunt. If you're lucky, you might even catch a local band performance or summer music series.
Plan your own baseball bash at home. Don your favorite player's jersey, cook up some baseball classics like hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream, and settle in for a night of baseball and fun!
Another idea is to head to your local baseball diamond to take in a little league game. The warm weather and social scene make it a great summertime activity.
This is a great way to spend a summer afternoon, and the exercise you'll be getting is a fantastic added bonus!
Summer Movie Series
Weather-permitting, most movie series are held outside on specific days of the week and feature family-friendly favorites. Just bring a blanket and some snacks, and settle in for a great night of film under the stars.
Make each gathering special by setting a theme and dressing for the occasion. A few special snacks, some fun outfits, and a festive atmosphere will make this one of the highlights of your child's summer!
Hit the Bike Trail
Most parks now have more than just the classic monkey bars and jungle gyms. Many also have bocce ball, volleyball courts, paddleball--the list goes on.
Head over and check out what your park has to offer, and then challenge your kids to a friendly game. To make it interesting, make it a summer-long tournament, with a prize for the winning team at the end of the summer.