There are times when we wish school was year round but we know it’s as important for kids to have downtime as it is for adults. That’s why we’ve searched local websites to find you 10 summer activities for kids that won’t break the bank and will keep them engaged in new and creative ways.
- Fun with Friends. Whatever happened to a good ol’ summer spent outside with friends or grandparents? It doesn’t have to be expensive. Make cookies with Grandma. Go to the movies with Grandpa. Sleepovers at a friend’s house and then they stay at your house. All you need is popcorn and Netflix and you’re ready to go!
- Crafts. You know the paper and markers that you packed away when the kids went back to school last summer? Take them out again, turn on the music, and create! Have the kids make card for relatives and friends that live far away. Make pieces of art that you can frame and hang on the walls; your friends will be jealous of your originals!
- Discounts. Try not to pay full price especially if you’re taking the whole family out for the day. Groupon and other discount sites offer deals for family activities in the summer. Sign up, add the app to your phone, and start saving.
- Family Fun Guide. Check out the Northeast Ohio Family Fun Guide for deals and ideas for summer activities for kids in this part of the state and beyond.
- Water Activities. Local parks and community centers like the YMCA open their pools for the summer at prices designed with your family in mind. Keep your young athlete moving with swim lessons and water park activities.
- Movies. Stay cool and don’t break the bank when you attend matinee movies. Look for summer movie deals for kids, theatres that show older movies, and deals on concessions.
- Free Museum Days. Bank of America has partnered with museums around the country to offer free museum days on the first weekend of the month to BofA cardholders. Visit the BofA summer website for details.
- The Great Outdoors. Camping, biking, and hiking are cheap, fun, and educational activities for kids of all ages. Bring water and wear sunscreen and hats to stay cool and safe.
- Do nothing. Sounds ridiculous but kids need downtime just as much as adults do. Build a fort in their room. Watch a movie. Take a nap. Let them choose and see what happens! If doing nothing isn’t your style, have the kids create a list of things they can do when/if they get bored over the summer. That way they can’t say they’re bored; they just need to pick from the list.
- Powerhouse Gymnastics. We’re here to keep your kids safe, active, and healthy!
It’s not easy to keep kids busy through the summer but it is possible to do it without breaking the bank. Give us a call at 330-334-3200 or stop by to see what’s happening this summer.