Posted by: Jacquie Fisher   

100 Free Things to do with Your Kids this Summer

Enjoy more than 100 Free things to do with your kids this Summer with this printable list!

I thought we'd try something a little different this summer -- I'm up for a challenge, how about you?

We usually share a 'summer bucket list' on the blog with ideas for things to do during the next three months. 

But when I went back to look at some of our most read summer posts, I learned that the 34 Ways to Be a Cool Parent this Summer was by far one of the most popular.

It's not surprising when I think about it -- the post is a list of simple ways to make memories with your kids.

And isn't that what we really want to do as parents.

When you get right down to it, the goal many of us have for summertime is to create memories.


free things to do with kids this summer

100+  Free Things to Do with Your Kids this Summer


Activities the kids will remember fondly years later.

Special moments they talk about when you least expect it.

Things that will inspire them to do the same with their kids.

Our parents & grandparents did so many of them with us -- catching fireflies, making a blade of grass whistle, making tin can 'phones', taking us on simple family outings.

There's something about simplicity and summertime that just feels right.

Kind of like butter on a warm piece of toast :)

So instead of sharing a bucket list this year, we're sharing ideas for making memories.

And the best part -- none of them will cost you a dime!


My goal is to provide you with enough ideas to last you the entire summer -- from now through Labor Day!

I'll include simple activities you can do at home or around your city.  Things that don't cost any money and the kids will just LOVE!

Each day, we'll share easy ideas around a theme. 

For example,

Backyard Fun

Sidewalk Play

Explore Your Town

Choose the ones that your family will most enjoy (many using items you'll have around the house or places you can find in your town) and BAM! 





fun things to do with the kids this summer

Did you know there are about 100 Days of Summer each year? 

That's the number of days between Memorial Day & Labor Day -- lots of time to make some great memories with the kids ;)

To make it easy for everyone, I've put together a calendar of 105 FREE things that families can do this summer.


105 free things to do with the kids this summer

Use this printable list to hang on your fridge with simple things to do throughout the summer.

Activities like:

• Visit the Farmer's Market

• Have an indoor snowball fight (yep, in the middle of summer!)

• Start a nature collection

• Learn pig latin

Some of the activities are well-known and ones I'm sure you've tried before. 

Others are a little weird & wonderful. 

Most require very little prep or planning (yes!)

All of them are FREE!

• Like going bowling (yes, I can tell you where to go for free!)

• Visiting a National Park (again, FREE!)

• Take the kids fishing (no license required with our tip!)

• or teaching the kids something they'll remember the rest of their lives!

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Plus, you won't miss any of The $0 Summer:  Awesome Ways to Make Memories without Spending a Dime! activities and freebies -- they'll also be sent to you each week throughout the summer.

Time to kick-back and enjoy the simple life :)

Here's to a memorable summer!

~ Jacquie


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Guest - Liz T on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 19:07

Thank you for the list of summer free activities- the check off list to post on the fridge is a fabulous idea!

Thank you for the list of summer free activities- the check off list to post on the fridge is a fabulous idea!
nancy on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 02:20

This would be great for my kids

This would be great for my kids
Guest - helen on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:46

Thank you

Thank you
jackie dziadosz on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:36


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