101 Ideas for Summer Fun {Plus a FREE Summer Bucket List Printable}

FREE SUmmer Bucket List Printable

Are you looking for fun activities to do with your kids this summer?  Look no further!  I’ve put together a list of 101 Ideas for Summer Fun!  Plus, you can print out my FREE Summer Bucket List Printable to keep track of the activities you’re hoping to accomplish!  Some of these items are things my kids look forward to all year (like using the magic bucket at the beach to make sand pudding and going to a water park) and some of these are boredom busters that we employ around here so I don’t have to hear any whining! :)

  1. Make Sand Pudding
  2. Go to a Water Park
  3. Draw a hopscotch board with sidewalk chalk and then play hopscotch as a family
  4. Play in the ocean
  5. Go to the pool
  6. Go to a splashpad
  7. Run through the sprinkler
  8. Paint a canvas
  9. Bake cookies
  10. Make homemade ice cream
  11. Go to the movies (Check out this great list of free and frugal summer movie programs)
  12. Have fun on a slip and slide
  13. Have a family dance competition {We’ll be using our Xbox Kinect for this}
  14. Do a bubble painting project
  15. Collect seashells
  16. Create art out of seashells
  17. Make pet rocks
  18. Have an outdoor movie night
  19. Make S’mores
  20. Catch fireflies
  21. Play flashlight tag
  22. Watch fireworks
  23. Play with sparklers
  24. Go on a scavenger hunt
  25. Celebrate Christmas in July by making glitter ornaments
  26. Have a water balloon fight
  27. Have a squirt gun war
  28. Have an indoor beach party
  29. Camp in your backyard
  30. Let your kids do an ice excavation
  31. Build a sand castle
  32. Make tie-dye shirts
  33. Make homemade lemonade
  34. Play wiffle ball
  35. Make googly eye shirts
  36. Let your kids plan all your meals for a week {This is a great way to teach them about planning and nutrition}
  37. Let your kids make dinner start to finish {Use this cookbook for kids for ideas}
  38. Make shirts for the 4th of July
  39. Have a “Make Your Own Sundae” bar
  40. Read through a series of books {We like The Boxcar Children and The Chronicles of Narnia}
  41. Blow bubbles {Use these bubble wands for even more fun}
  42. Hula Hoop
  43. Workout with your kids {Need inspiration? Try this!}
  44. Visit a science museum
  45. Visit an art museum
  46. Take a tour of your local fire station {Bonus points if you bring the cookies you baked to the fire station to thank them}
  47. Take a road trip
  48. Make summer journals {I love these Draw and Write journals}
  49. Go fishing
  50. Go on a bike ride
  51. Train for a family fun run
  52. Ride a ferris wheel
  53. Jump in a bouncy house
  54. Roast hot dogs over a fire
  55. Host a potluck at your house
  56. Play at a playground
  57. Volunteer as a family
  58. Have a garage sale
  59. Create vision boards {If you do these yearly, it’s fun to see how what your kids love changes from year to year}
  60. Spend an afternoon coloring
  61. Go on a boat ride
  62. Go ice skating {Most ice rinks aren’t as busy in the summer so you can skate without it being too crowded}
  63. Take a cooking class as a family
  64. Learn the states and their capitals
  65. Learn the Presidents
  66. Visit a farmer’s market
  67. Have a luau in your backyard
  68. Make homemade pizza
  69. Go to an amusement park
  70. Go ziplining
  71. Go to the batting cages
  72. Play miniature golf
  73. Make popsicles
  74. Go to an outdoor concert
  75. Visit a local farm
  76. Go to the zoo
  77. Go roller skating
  78. Visit a national park
  79. Have a fancy tea party
  80. Go to a baseball game
  81. Visit the state fair or a local county fair
  82. Feed the ducks at a local pond {Make sure this is allowed}
  83. Take an international food tour {Try foods from around the world.  You can make them at home or visit a variety of ethnic restaurants.  If you’d like to make this more interesting, you can create passports that you stamp each time you eat food from a different country.}
  84. Make paper bag puppets
  85. Make homemade playdoh
  86. Make your own bugspray {recipe coming soon}
  87. Pick up trash at a local park
  88. Make your own beaded jewelry
  89. Make a bird feeder
  90. Make a printable paper chain reading log
  91. Paint your own canvas sneakers
  92. Make your own popsicles
  93. Make S’mores Pops
  94. Make Fireworks Pretzels
  95. Make clothespin magnets
  96. Create with duct tape
  97. Make an American Flag Fruit Pizza
  98. Visit a nature preserve
  99. Go to an indoor waterpark
  100. Take family pictures
  101. Put together a family photo album

There are so many other fun things you can do this summer, but I wanted to give you some ideas so you can create your Family Summer Bucket List!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram as I will be documenting many of the items we’re checking off our summer bucket list!

Download a FREE Summer Bucket List Printable

If you think of other fun activities I’ve missed, please leave a comment!

 

Free and Cheap Weekend Activities and Events

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Looking for some fun things you can do this weekend that won’t break the budget?  Here’s a great list of events going on across the country!  Some are events that take place on a weekly basis (like Michaels…which we do every weekend) and others are one time only events.

Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.  If you know of a great event going on this weekend or in the upcoming weeks, please leave me a comment!

:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During June, they include Discover Truly Me Event, Adorable Accents: Twists & Braids, Jewel Highlights, Meal & Memories with Dad and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: Barnes & Noble

Saturday, June 27th at 11 AM

Story time featuring Orion and the Dark plus related activities at many B&N locations

Most stores have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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:: Bass Pro Shops

June 27th – July 26th

Free Family Summer Camps include free catch & release pond & photo download, free shooting arcade, free casting challenge, free BB shooting range, free crafts, free workshops on archery, bird watching, fishing, camping, kayaking and more. Check your local store for specific events, times, and details.

 

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:: Guitar Center

Saturday, June 27th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10:15 AM – Recording Made Easy: Presonus Studio One

More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, June 27th from 10 AM – 11:30 AM – Learn Interior Paint & Drywall Repair

You can pre-register online here.

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, June 27th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday.

Kids design and take a Storybook Cottage. Get more information here.

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:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, June 27th at 10:00 AM

Kids make and take a Captain America Motorcyle. Registration begins June 1st at 12 AM (EST) at the website here.

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:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, June 27th 10 AM to 12 Noon

Kids can make and take a Pie Tic Tac Toe game. At just $2 per child, they get 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Ages 3 and up. Sessions start every half hour from 10 AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up. Get more information here.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Kids

Saturday, June 27th at 10 AM *note- This is the first time I have seen a fee for this weekly class.

Join Williams-Sonoma and American Girl® for a hands-on baking class inspired by Grace™—the 2015 Girl of the Year™! Each student will learn Grace’s favorite French Madeleine recipe, then finish the pastries with dark chocolate, white chocolate, and a few other toppings. We’ll also make and decorate sugar cookies from scratch. Each child will take home a special American Girl® goodie bag! $30 per child • Suitable for ages 8–12 • Call your local Williams-Sonoma store to sign up. Class size is limited to 12 students. Get more information by contacting your closest store right here.

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Adults

Sunday, June 28th

Fourth of July menu: A red, white and blue motif pairs perfectly with a menu of all-American foods cooked on the grill and ultra-creative desserts in star-spangled colors. This menu is wonderful for sharing with family and friends—a guaranteed crowd pleaser. To find specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

……… MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……..

:: Free Museum Entrance for Bank of America customers

Saturday, July 4th and Sunday, July 5th

Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card holders along with a photo ID. For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.com.

:: Free National Park Entrance

August 25th – National Park Service Birthday

Find out the list of participating parks (over 405 of them) right here.

:: Home Depot Kids Workshop

Saturdays, July 4th from 9 AM – noon

Kids make and take a Minions Scooter plus get a free orange apron. Get more information and register online here.

:: Lego Stores Free Model Build

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Michael’s Classes for Adults

Find out more information right here about creative classes happening all week long.

:: Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: FREE National Parks Admission for 4th Graders in 2015 – 2016 School Year

Starting in September 2015, every 4th grader will get an Every Kid in the Park pass food for FREE admission to all of America’s National Parks. The pass will be good for one full year and will be good for the 4th graders & their families as most parks charge admission per car. This is part of President Obama’s Every Kid in the Park initiative. Thanks to Thrifty NW Mom for the info!

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.

:: Athleta Stores

Free fitness classes, group runs and special events at your local store. Visit your local store page here for more information.

:: Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: Beauty Events in Stores

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Bowling for Kids all Summer

Kids Bowl for Free all summer at select bowling centers. Get two free games for each child, every day, all summer long. She rental is not included. Check to see what nearby bowling alleys are participating here.

:: Factory Tours

Find factory tours all across the USA, go here, The site has 570 tours and counting! Many are free but some may have an admission fee. (Thanks to the Happy Housewife for sharing this!)

:: Free and Frugal Family Movies During the Summer

There are so many theaters offering Summer Movie Programs.  Prices range from free to $2 per movie. Here’s a great list of Summer Movie Programs!

:: Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Lululemon Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: Playground Finder

If you find yourself in a new location and are looking for a playground, use the free KaBoom Map of Play, playground finder and just type your location into the search bar.

:: REI Running Classes

Learn or get back into running with training and techniques classes. Find our more at REI.com.

:: Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free all Summer: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club ,( free) and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

:: Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: Wine Tasting

Total Wine stores offer free wine tasting classes each weekend. Learn about specific producers, regions and varietals. Where allowed by law, participants receive special discounts on the wine being tasted. View the FREE Wine Tasting Schedule here.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays

Make memories and celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day, Strawberry Parfait Day, Meteor Day and more. See the full schedule here.

 

* For more ideas for family fun, be sure and check Groupon, Amazon Local and LivingSocial in your area. Join each site for free and start having more fun on a budget! These vouchers make great gifts too!

For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan of Goldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading “Comp Train” from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.

Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!

Thanks More with Less Today!

Summer Movie Programs: Free & Frugal Family Fun

 

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I’m so excited that so many theaters are bringing back their Summer Movie Programs!  This is a great way to take your family to the movies without breaking the bank!  Most of these movies are family friendly, but you’ll want to use discretion on what is appropriate for your family and your kids.

CineMark Century Theaters: There are 2 different money saving movie programs at CineMark. Pay $5 per person for 10 shows when you buy them in advanced. Or if you buy your tickets at the show they are $1 each. See participating CineMark locations (note: some Rave Theaters are now owned by CineMark. Call your location for participation)

Cineplex (Canada): Attend Saturday mornings at 11 am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family fave film each week for only $2.99 at participating locations. See movie list here.

Classic Cinemas: Beginning June 1oth, Wednesday Morning Movie Series. Each Wednesday morning at 10 am ticket prices are just $1, all movies are rated PG, see full list here.

Harkins Theater: There are 2 options, you can buy the season pass and it is less then $1 per movie and there are 10 movies in the season. Or buy tickets the day of the movie for $2 per ticket. Showtimes are at 9:45 am.

Marcus Theaters: June 14th – August 21st, 2015 on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10am to view your favorite family flicks for just $2! And score 2 FREE tickets by visiting a participating American Family Insurance agent. See more details and the movie line up here.

NCG Cinemas – NCG will be kicking off their FREE Family Film Festival on July 31st.  Movies will play Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10am. Doors open at 9:30 and seats are first come, first serve.  These movies are also sensory friendly! See the list of movies here.

Regal Cinemas $1 Movies – All summer long long you can see movies for just $1 a ticket for select PG movies! Show times are at 10am and a portion of proceeds goes to Will Rogers Institute. See locations and films.

Studio Movie Grill: Summer Children’s Series is every weekday at 11 am. See great family friendly films for $3 a ticket. See summer line up of movies here.

Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays (select locations): Each Wednesday, kids can bring in a book report (unless you are six and under and then admission will be free) – which will be cost of admission! Program runs every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. See list of shows here.

Not Yet Confirmed for 2015

AMC Theaters: Summer Nights program (adults). 8 select blockbuster hits back for a limited time. Show times are Mon-Wed at 10 pm. Tickets are just $3 and benefit charity. See list of movies here.

How to Help Your College Student Save Money

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Help Your College Student Save Money

It’s that time of year where graduation parties abound.  And while those who have newly graduated think they know everything, the truth is, they could still use your guidance {whether they believe it or not}.

Sending your kids off to college is an exciting time, but it can lead to a lot of anxiety – especially if your net worth is less than a few million dollars.  When my oldest daughter graduated from high school last year, I was really excited, but worried about how she’d survive financially.  If you’re hoping to avoid that same fear and worry, here are some great tips!

Help Your Student Start a Budget

Whether they’re paying their own bills, or you’re helping, a budget is in order. If you’re giving them cash for bills and such, consider loading money onto a prepaid card and helping them set up automatic payments for things like credit cards, electricity, cell phone, etc.

Discuss what you’ll pay (if anything), and what they’ll be responsible for paying. How will they earn their income? Now is the time to figure out a part-time job schedule that will fit well with their classes.

Start a spreadsheet for their budget, and share it on Google so you can both edit it. It can be as simple or as detailed as you’d like it to be, but for their sake, make sure you cover all bases in the most efficient way possible.

Buy Used

Purchasing used text books can save you a huge amount of cash. Text books are outrageous! Buying them used can save you 50% or more on each book. Bonus: Sell your text books when you’re finished with them. Your campus book store will usually buy them back, or you can sell them to another student.

The same goes for clothes — there are thrift stores and second hand shops in pretty much every city. Make a day trip out of clothes shopping — old is in!

Skip the Credit

While it’s super tempting to use credit cards for everything, don’t. Teach your college student responsible spending: what’s a credit card for? What constitutes an “emergency”?

If you do use credit cards, pay the balance off every month if possible. If not, at least make sure you make more than the minimum payment! Minimum payments add years to your credit card balance.

Ask for gift cards for birthdays and Christmas, so you can use those instead of credit cards when you feel the need to make an impulse buy.

Use Student Discounts

So many places give student discounts! Whether your college student wants to see a movie this weekend or buy a new shirt, they’ll usually find a discount no matter where they’re going – they just have to ask!

Try these lists:

95 Student Discounts
50 Places Students Get a Discount

Teach Your College Student How to Grocery Shop on a Budget

If you have the campus meal plan, use it! If you must eat out, make it just once a week – and don’t splurge on steak dinners… go home for those. ;) Skip the daily Starbuck’s, too.

Grocery shopping isn’t something many college students really want to do, but it’s a necessity – especially if you’re on a budget. Talk to them about meal planning, budgeting, and even price matching. If they want to get super frugal, obviously they can start couponing, but that does take more time. Visit Pricematcherz.com to see which groceries can be price matched each week.

Give a Little, Get a Little

Your college student might have to skip the new car (and payment) if they don’t want to have to work full time, so help them figure out other transportation options: car pooling, walking, riding a bike, and public transportation are all great options.

Need more ideas? Try these:

63 Quick Tips to Save Money in College
College 101: 24 Ways to Save Money in College
30 Money Saving Tips for Students
118 Ways to Save Money in College

What tips would you give to a student heading off on their own for the first time?

Restaurant Coupon Roundup {6/12/2015}

Eating out sure can get expensive, so I’m always on the lookout for deals to make it more affordable.  Below I’ve included the top printable restaurant coupons for this week!

BJs – $10 Off $35 Purchase (exp: 6/18/2015)
Black Angus Steakhouse - Free 5 oz. Lobster Tail When You Buy Steak Dinner (exp: 6/15/2015)
Carvel Ice Cream – $1 Off Any Cup or Cone (exp: 6/15/2015)
Chuck E Cheese – $19.99 for 1 Medium 1-Topping Pizza, 2 Drinks & 30 Tokens + More (exp: 7/6/2015)
Corner Bakery – $3 Off Sandwich, Panini, Pasta or Salad Combo (exp: 6/18/2015)
Great American Cookie Company – $3 Off Square Cookie Cake (exp: 6/21/2015)
Jack In The Box – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Black Pepper Cheeseburger (exp: 6/15/2015)
Jacks – $3.33 Hamburger, Fry, Small Drink & Pie + More (exp: 7/5/2015)
Krystal – $3 Off Steamer Pack (exp: 6/18/2015)
Logans Roadhouse – $10.99 for 8 oz. USDA Flat Iron Steak, Side & Salad (exp: 6/14/2015)
Marie Callenders – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Breakfast Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 7/8/2015)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 6/20/2015)
Olive Garden - $6 Off Dinner for Two (exp: 6/14/2015)
Outback Steakhouse – $5 Off 2 Dinner Entrees (exp: 6/14/2015)
Quiznos - $1 Off Regular or Large Sub or Large Salad (exp: 6/17/2015)
Smokey Bones – $5 Off $15 Purchase (exp: 6/14/2015)
Souper Salad – $6.49 Adult Buffet (exp: 6/14/2015)
Steak Escape - $6 Any Regular Sandwich (exp: 6/30/2015)
Sweet Tomatoes – 25% Off Dinner Family Combo + More (exp: 6/24/2015)
Togos – Free 20 oz. Drink with Regular or Larger Sandwich (exp: 6/14/2015)

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsmen

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Father’s Day will be here before you know it.  If your dad is anything like my dad, you may find yourself at a loss for what to get him.   Over the next few days, I thought I’d share some different Father’s Day gift ideas that just might be the perfect thing for your dad.

Here are a bunch of great gift ideas if your dad is an outdoorsman.

Gifts for a Hiker:

Gifts for a Fisherman:

  1. Plano Angled Tackle System — $37.96
  2. Delk Ultimate Fishing Tool — $18.95
  3. Amco Rub Away Bar — $9.20
  4. Life Is Good Tee — $15.95
  5. Rapala Fishing Tool Combo Pack — $26.99
Gifts for a Hunter:

Retail Coupon Roundup {6/12/2015}

If you’re planning on doing a little shopping this weekend, make sure to print off these great retail coupons before you go!

Bealls – 30% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 6/14/2015)
Carsons – $10 Off $25 Regular & Sale Price Purchase (exp: 6/16/2015)
Dress Barn – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 6/16/2015)
Goodys – 25% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 6/18/2015)
Kohls – $10 Off $30 Select Men’s Apparel & Men’s Department Gifts (exp: 6/21/2015)
Lord and Taylor – 25% Off Regular & Sale Price Purchases (exp: 6/15/2015)
Osh Kosh BGosh – 20% Off $40 Purchase or 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 6/17/2015)
Peebles – 25% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 6/18/2015)
Sally Beauty – Free Gift with $15 Purchase (exp: 6/16/2015)
Staples – FREE 5 lb. of Shredding (exp: 6/27/2015)
White House Black Market – $20 Off $80 Purchase (exp: 6/15/2015)

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

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Retail Coupon Roundup {5/22/2015}

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Restaurant Coupon Roundup {4/25/2015}

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