July 31, 2014

Free Kid’s Activities – Weekend of 7/26

Jul 25, 2014

Check out all the fun activities that you and your children can do for FREE this weekend!

Groupon – Save up to 90% at restaurants and entertainment venues with Groupon!  Recently there was an awesome deal on Laser Tag at Shenanaginz Bowling Center!

Lakeshore LearningCreate a Make & Shake Noisemaker at Lakeshore Learning Store this Saturday (7/26) between 11 am – 3 pm.

Lowe’s – Build a Turbo Taco Truck at the Lowe’s Build & Grow clinic this Saturday (7/26) at 10 am.

Microsoft Stores – Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13. Check out the details and how to sign up here.

Reading – Check out this list of Summer Reading Programs for Kids for fun motivation to read more!

Summer Movies – Many movie theaters are offering great deals on Kids Movies this summer. Lots of free offers available, along with some that charge just a few dollars.

Walmart – Enjoy Free Samples at Walmart this weekend – enter your zip code to see which samples are available at your store.

Have fun!

Free Kid’s Activities – Weekend of 7/19

Jul 18, 2014

Check out all the fun activities that you and your children can do for FREE this weekend!

Groupon – Save up to 90% at restaurants and entertainment venues with Groupon!  Recently there was an awesome deal on Laser Tag at Shenanaginz Bowling Center!

Lakeshore LearningCreate a Wiggly-Eyed Glitter Fish at Lakeshore Learning Store this Saturday (7/19) between 11 am – 3 pm.

Michael’s – Learn how to make a Paracord Bracelet (with purchase of supplies) at Michael’s Arts & Craft stores this Saturday (7/19) between 1 pm – 4 pm.

Microsoft Stores – Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13. Check out the details and how to sign up here.

Reading – Check out this list of Summer Reading Programs for Kids for fun motivation to read more!

Summer Movies – Many movie theaters are offering great deals on Kids Movies this summer. Lots of free offers available, along with some that charge just a few dollars.

Walmart – Enjoy Free Samples at Walmart this weekend – enter your zip code to see which samples are available at your store.

Have fun!

Free Kid’s Activities – Weekend of 7/12

Jul 11, 2014

Check out all the fun activities that you and your children can do for FREE this weekend!

Barnes & Noble – Join Storytime featuring The Numberlys at Barnes & Noble this Saturday (7/12) at 11 am.

Groupon – Save up to 90% at restaurants and entertainment venues with Groupon!  Recently there was an awesome deal on Laser Tag at Shenanaginz Bowling Center!

Lakeshore LearningCreate a Count and Decorate Octopus at Lakeshore Learning Store this Saturday (7/12) between 11 am – 3 pm.

Lowe’s – Build Turbo with a Pullback Motor at the Lowe’s Build & Grow clinic this Saturday (7/12) at 10 am.

Microsoft Stores – Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13. Check out the details and how to sign up here.

Pottery Barn – Meet Super Why! or Woofster at select locations this Saturday (7/12). See more details here.

Reading – Check out this list of Summer Reading Programs for Kids for fun motivation to read more!

Summer Movies – Many movie theaters are offering great deals on Kids Movies this summer. Lots of free offers available, along with some that charge just a few dollars.

Walmart – Enjoy Free Samples at Walmart this weekend – enter your zip code to see which samples are available at your store.

Have fun!

Free Kid’s Activities – Weekend of 7/5

Jul 4, 2014

Check out all the fun activities that you and your children can do for FREE this weekend!

Free Museum Admission from Bank of America – Bank of America card holders get free general admission to participating museums, zoos, science centers, and more on the first full weekend of every month.

Groupon – Save up to 90% at restaurants and entertainment venues with Groupon!  Recently there was an awesome deal on Laser Tag at Shenanaginz Bowling Center!

Home Depot – Build a Bug House at Home Depot’s Kid Workshop this Saturday (7/5) between 9 am – 12 pm.

Lakeshore LearningCreate a Silly Summer Cap at Lakeshore Learning Store this Saturday (7/5) between 11 am – 3 pm.

Microsoft Stores – Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13. Check out the details and how to sign up here.

Reading – Check out this list of Summer Reading Programs for Kids for fun motivation to read more!

Summer Movies – Many movie theaters are offering great deals on Kids Movies this summer. Lots of free offers available, along with some that charge just a few dollars.

Walmart – Enjoy Free Samples at Walmart this weekend – enter your zip code to see which samples are available at your store.

Have fun!

FREE Lego Workshop for Kids Today! (7/1/14)

Jul 1, 2014

Lego Beach Van

Find your local Lego store and take the kids to build a FREE Beach Van TODAY (Tuesday, 7/1) beginning at 5 pm! Lots of fun for kids ages 6 to 14. You’ll want to get there early because supplies are limited.

Don’t forget to sign up for a FREE 2-year subscription to Lego Club Magazine and download this cool Faith Builders Lego Curriculum FREE as well!

Looking for more fun activities to do with the kids? Be sure to check out the Free Weekend Kid’s Activities that are posted each Friday!

Microsoft Store: FREE Summer Camp Workshops for Kids

Jun 28, 2014

Free-Microsoft-Kids-Summer-Camp

Microsoft retail stores are offering FREE YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13 this summer. The camps are 2 hours a day, Monday-Thursday, and offer training in Game Coding, Game Designing, Movie Making or Photo Taking.

Choose the category you’d like your child to attend and then find your state and local store to select the week and time you would like to sign up for. You’ll want to sign up as soon as possible, because these fill up super fast!

Please note that a parent is required to stay with their child during Camp.

Don’t forget about the FREE Apple Camp this summer as well!

Thanks, Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Free Kid’s Activities – Weekend of 6/28

Jun 27, 2014

Check out all the fun activities that you and your children can do for FREE this weekend!

Barnes & Noble – Enjoy the Imagination’s Destination Hands-On Learning Event building your own race car at Barnes & Noble June 20th – 29th. Look here for times and a store near you.

Groupon – Save up to 90% at restaurants and entertainment venues with Groupon!  Recently there was an awesome deal on Laser Tag at Shenanaginz Bowling Center!

Lakeshore LearningCreate a Summertime Memories Frame at Lakeshore Learning Store this Saturday (6/28) between 11 am – 3 pm.

Lowe’s – Build a Sheep Drop Game at the Lowe’s Build & Grow clinic this Saturday (6/28) at 10 am.

Michael’s – Learn how to create a Personalized Scrapbook at Michael’s Arts & Craft stores this Saturday (6/28) between 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Supplies not included.

Pottery Barn – Join the Super Hero Celebration Event this Saturday (6/28) dressed as your favorite Super Hero. Participating kids can create a super hero mask and receive a super hero activity guide, while supplies last. Plus, Spider-Man and Captain America will appear at select stores!

Reading – Check out this list of Summer Reading Programs for Kids for fun motivation to read more!

Summer Movies – Many movie theaters are offering great deals on Kids Movies this summer. Lots of free offers available, along with some that charge just a few dollars.

Toys “R” Us – Visit Toys “R” Us for a Transformers Build & Demo Event this Saturday (6/28) between 12 pm – 2 pm.

Walmart – Enjoy Free Samples at Walmart this weekend – enter your zip code to see which samples are available at your store.

Have fun!

Free Kid’s Activities – Weekend of 6/21

Jun 20, 2014

Check out all the fun activities that you and your children can do for FREE this weekend!

Barnes & Noble – Enjoy the Imagination’s Destination Hands-On Learning Event building your own race car at Barnes & Noble June 20th – 29th. Look here for times and a store near you.

Groupon – Save up to 90% at restaurants and entertainment venues with Groupon!  Recently there was an awesome deal on Laser Tag at Shenanaginz Bowling Center!

Lakeshore LearningCreate a Summer Break Journal at Lakeshore Learning Store this Saturday (6/21) between 11 am – 3 pm.

Reading – Check out this list of Summer Reading Programs for Kids for fun motivation to read more!

Summer Movies – Many movie theaters are offering great deals on Kids Movies this summer. Lots of free offers available, along with some that charge just a few dollars.

Walmart – Enjoy Free Samples at Walmart this weekend – enter your zip code to see which samples are available at your store.

Have fun!

Great Deals on Summer Movies for Kids!

Jun 18, 2014

Movie Ticket

Many movie theaters are offering great deals on Kids Movies this Summer 2014. The list is pretty detailed, so hopefully you’ll find a participating theater near you.

NOTE: All Summer movies for kids should be G or PG rating. Be sure to arrive early since seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please read all the details for the theater near you since each theater runs their summer movie for kids program a little differently.

Bow Tie Cinemas 2014 Kid’s Club Summer Movies for Kids - FREE movies for kids this Summer, starting June 24th.

Cinemark Theaters Summer Movie Clubhouse - 10 weeks of Summer movies for kids with a punch card for only $5 (purchased in advance – otherwise pay $1 per movie at the box office).

Cinemaworld Summer KidFest 2014 – FREE movies for kids all Summer during the months of June and July. Admission is $2 for adults, or FREE with donation of a non-perishable pet food item.

Classic Cinemas Wednesday Morning Movie Series - Summer movies for kids for only $1.

Marquee Cinemas 2014 Kid’s Summer Movie Program - FREE movies for kids each week all Summer long.

Regal Theaters 2014 Summer Movie Express - Admission is only $1 for their Summer movies for kids every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am.

For more frugal family fun, check out 10 ways to save money on movie tickets, as well as FREE activities to do with your kids each weekend!

Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids!

Jun 16, 2014

Summer Reading Programs

Summer is finally here! Are you looking for some fun ways to motivate your children to do a little bit of reading this Summer? Check out all these great FREE Summer Reading Programs! Your children can earn FREE books, prizes, cash, and more with these reading programs!

American Girl Reading Program – American Girl stores will have special reading events throughout the summer where you can listen to a story, create a special bookmark, and more.

Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination – Through this Summer reading program, your children can keep track of their books in a reading log. Your children can earn a FREE book after reading 8 books.

Book Adventure - Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. In this program, your children read books and then take a simple 10-question comprehension quiz to make sure they understood what they read. They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book. The points can be traded in for prizes in their Prize Library.

Chuck E. Cheese – Your children can earn 10 FREE tokens every time the 2-week reading chart is filled out.  Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free tokens.

Half Price Books – During the months of June and July, if a child reads or a young child is read to for 300 total minutes, they could win a $20 gift certificate.

H-E-Buddy – H-E-B Grocery Stores will send your kids a package of cool prizes after they read 10 books. You do not need to live near a H-E-B grocery store to take advantage of this.  Just fill out the form and mail it in. The package arrives in 3-4 weeks.

Junie B. Jones – Sign up for the Junie B. Jones Reading Club for a FREE starter set including the first book in the series and a checklist bookmark.

Local Public Library – Don’t forget to check out your local libraries to find out which programs they’ll be offering this Summer.  They usually have great Summer Reading programs with FREE books & prizes!

Pizza Hut Book-It Program – Kids can earn FREE personal pan pizzas for reading books! Homeschoolers can enroll as well.

Pottery Barn Kids – Receive a FREE gift when your child completes their reading challenge.

Scholastic Summer Challenge – Offers a chance for kids to log their reading times into their system to compete for the World Record!

Showcase Theatre Bookworm Wednesdays – Kids earn free admission to a movie just by reading and completing a short book report.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program – When your children read and keep track of 10 books this Summer, $10 will be added to their Young Saver Account for FREE!

If you’re looking for inexpensive options for books, be sure to check out your Public Library, Paperback Swaphalf.com, or Amazon’s Bargain Books.

Did I miss any great Summer reading programs? If so, please let us know in the comments below!

Thanks to Saving Dollars and Sense for help with part of this roundup!

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