So what person doesn’t like free? Especiallly with many households trying to make ends meet and not having the luxury of spending money, other than paying off bills. It’s always nice to hear about free food, free events, and anything free in general. I am always trying to find activities to do with my little ones that don’t cost an arm and a leg, and can create a lifetime of memories.
Summer months can be fun and difficult. I love spending time with my children but the truth is that they get bored and I get bored, trying to do the same old same old. However, it’s not easy to plan a field trip everyday considering the added costs that come with it. So this is where “free” and “summer” comes in to save our days, weeks, and summer months!
I’ve listed some free activities and free food options to make all of our summer lives easier and more fun with our adorable children:
Coco’s and Carrows Kids Eat Free All Summer Long: Dinner promotion runs nightly from 4pm until close, starting July 8 at all participating restaurants.
Chipotle’s Free Kid’s Meal Deal: I love going to my local Chipotle because they offer healthier options (even Vegan options with the Garden blend) to the normally not so figure friendly Mexican food. Recently, I was excited to get an email from Chipotle with a new kid friendly promotion. From August 1 through August 22, when parents eat a burrito, salad, taco, or burrito bowl, kids eat free. I will definitely take advantage of this offer since I frequent the one near my home.
Free Bowling at 300: From now until September 7, kids 12 and under can join 300’s Summer Kids Club program at no charge, and every Sunday through Friday before 4pm, kids get one free game and free shoe rental.
Target Free Sundays: Every third Sunday, Target sponsors a free day in select museums across the country. To see if there are any in your local area go here. My children and I go to the Free Target Sundays at the Japanese American National Museum and they have fantastic activities for the kids as well. The last Sunday my children got to make backpacks, luggage name-tags, and also did a stick on activity.
Whole Foods: While this may be an odd choice for some of you as a destination spot, my children and I love goin to Whole Foods. They offer Kid’s Club activities, which includes making healthy snack options and even doing a craft project or two. The last time we went to a Kid’s Club event, my daughter made my husband an apron for Father’s Day. Also, being a part of Kid’s Club means that your children get to choose an apple or a cookie from the store as their treat for coming to the store. You can’t lose on this one!
Westfield Malls: They have Kid’s Club events that range from cooking classes to crafty activities and sometimes they will have local musicians come and perform. My children love going to these little events because they get to play and if it’s a cooking class, they get to eat too!
Have a Happy Summer!