Who says summertime fun has to be expensive? Here are 4 free things to do this week with your family and friends.
If any of these events are not available in your area, do a Google search and see what is close by. An insider tip: ask your homeschool mom friends. Let me tell you, we homeschool moms usually have the 411 on free and low-cost activities and field trips. For many of us we homeschool year-round and we’re always on the lookout for educational opportunities no matter the season.
Keep an eye out for Thursday’s post. I will be sharing a mega-list of free summer reading programs with links. I’ll tell you how to get everything from free pizza, sports and theme park tickets simply by reading.
National Donut Day
Krispy Kreme Donuts is offering customers one free donut each on Friday, June 5th in honor of National Donut Day. No purchase necessary.
Dunkin Donuts is offering a free donut on Friday too. However, they require a beverage purchase.
Museums on Us
If you are a Bank of America customer, you have access to free museums throughout your state with Museums on Us. Each credit card, debit card account holder in your family is eligible for one free pass on the first weekend of every month to select museums. In the Atlanta area, it includes the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta History Center and the new Civil and Human Rights Museum and in Rome, GA the Tellus Science Museum. Visit the Museums on Us directory to find out what is available in your area.
Junior and Adult Cooking Classes
Williams-Sonoma offers free weekly cooking classes for both children and adults on everything from technique to desserts. My daughter and I have attended before and enjoyed a class on making side dishes. You can check their website for your store’s events, however I’ve found it best to call the store directly. The one in my area takes reservations for a limited number of attendees and often the classes fill quickly.
Books & Balls Book Club
Last year my younger boys wanted to set up some football and basketball plays dates. I wanted to encourage a love for reading. We came to a compromise and started Books & Balls with their friends. Once-a-month in June, July and August friends came over and shared a book they had read. I set the genre: mystery in June, Sci-Fi in July, and Graphic Novel in August. Everyone shared a short synopsis of the book they read and whether they liked it or not. I took a couple of minutes to point out characteristics of the genre they read. After a quick snack it was game-on! In August we held a pool party to celebrate. Boys ranged in age from 7 to 13. It wasn’t about reading ability, it was about loving to read and being introduced to a friend’s favorite book. This can easily be adapted for girls (maybe they would like Books & Crafts) or even co-ed clubs.