Summer is here and the kids are home! But keeping your kids busy over the summer does not need to break the bank! Here are some great ways to have lots of fun and create wonderful memories with your kids without having to empty your wallet....
- Research activities going on in your community through your local Parks and Recreation Department. Many communities have activities for kids throughout the summer that are free or inexpensive. Below is a list of the local Park & Rec Departments in the surrounding communities:
- Local libraries also provide activities, reading programs, and story times that can keep your child's mind engaged through the summer as well as earning prizes and rewards through reading programs.
- Marcus Theatres in your communities are offering a Kid's Dream series over the summer with $2.00 movies and a discounted concessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
- Want to get away for a day? Take a day trip to Madison, which has lots of possibilities for free/inexpensive children's activities. Most of the places listed below also offer kid's classes or activities throughout the summer.
- Henry Vila Zoo - Free Admission
- Olbrich Botanical Gardens - Free Admission
- Madison Children's Museum - Between 5 - 8 on the first Wednesday of every month admission is free
- L.R. Ingersoll Physics Museum - Free Admission
- "Our exhibits give you a 'hands-on' experience of physical concepts in a demonstrational kid-friendly environment."
- Wisconsin Capital Building - Free Tours offered daily. You can also take a break and have a picnic on the beautiful lawn.
- For more information on Madison has to offer for a kid-friendly visit
Have fun! Check back in two weeks for Summer Activities on a Dime - Part Two!