Free and Cheap: Things to do this Summer

by Shannon on May 14, 2009

Summer is fast approaching. We are now begining to wonder what to do with our children all summer long. I have some great ideas, thanks to the help of the Consumer Queen and MetroFamily Exploring Oklahoma! Here are some of our ideas.

1. Zoo Passes, they are good all year, the OKC zoo costs around $60 for the year. It makes a great gift as well.

2. Build your own sandbox, then place plastic bugs, or other treasures inside the sand. Your child can then search for the treasures!

3. Picnics in your backyard,

4. Your very own Camp out in your backyard! Cookout hotdogs, and more.

5. Do cooking classes with your children, this will help out with some of those reading and math skills, and the best thing about that, is they will not know they are learning, and they will be having fun as well.

6. Nature Hunts, make a list of items that you may find in your backyard. Such as acorns, leaves, pinecones, sticks, rocks, lady bugs, rolly polly’s, and more!

7. Volunteer opportunities, check around your area, you can visit the elderly at the assisted livings, animal shelters, or recycling centers.

8. Make homemade playdough or bubbles.

9. Go to the movies, many theaters have cheap kids movies in the mornings, with discounted snacks and drinks.

10. Dollar Tree, has really inexpensive items, such as chalk, bubbles, water toys, and more. You can even buy a cheap foaming shaving cream, your preschooler can play with, this is great for there sensory skills.

Oklahoma great places to visit, Turner Falls, Great Salt Plains, dig crystals, Glass Mountain, and of course Martin Nature Park, this is actually located off Memorial Rd near Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City!

Also, for you Oklahomans, there is a publication coming out by MetroFamily Magazine, Exploring Oklahoma with Children and the Kids Pass with discounts and coupons. This will have coupons, and more ideas on where to go and what to do in the state!

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April May 15, 2009 at 7:01 am

Thanks for sharing! I love summer because there are so many fun things to do!



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