School has been out for more than a month, and many of us moms are already running out of activities to give our kids a fun-filled summer .
If you’re looking for fun, educational and enlightening ideas and escapades to fill your children’s long summer, days – look no further. Best of all, these activities are sure to fit any budget – they’re completely free!
· Home Depot offers FREE Kids Workshops on Saturday mornings at locations nationwide for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels. Upcoming Kids Workshop: Chalkboard Door Hanger hands-on workshop designed for children ages 5-12. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
· Want to get your curly-haired daughter, niece, etc. reading while simultaneously inspiring them to embrace their curly locks and natural beauty? Download and read together this free, digital e-book titled Love Your Curls, which was written by bestselling author Taiye Selasi in partnership with Dove Hair. This beautifully-illustrated book of poems is intended to represent and encourage curly girls of all ages, and was launched as an extension of the Dove “Love Your Curls” campaign. Love Your Curls was inspired by thousands of stories, photos and messages from women with curly hair that poured in as a result of the campaign. Love Your Curls is also customizable, so each download at Dove.com/LoveYourCurls allows users to create a self-written dedication to a curly girl in their life, personalize a poem and even create a watercolor portrait.
· Showing your kids America’s National Parks will be an unforgettable experience, and an even better one when it’s free! August 25th is National Park Service Birthday and grants you free access to any of the country’s 127 national parks that usually charge an entrance fee.
· Get your kids in on the world’s largest, free treasure hunt – Geocaching. Geocaching is an anytime adventure that will take your kids to amazing and beautiful places right in their backyard. There are 2 million geocaches worldwide, and to participate in finding one all you need to do is download the free Geocaching app or Geocaching.com to get started. The “Geocaches” come in different shapes, sizes and levels of difficulty. Once you find the geocache nearest your location, you will log your name in a book and can trade out the knick knacks inside.