Some free activities for kids include free days at museums, free summer movies and outdoor visits to local parks, notes Kiplinger. Parents can also check local community websites for listings of free public activities to which to take their kids.
Another set of options for no-cost activities include visiting a local fire station for a pre-arranged lesson on fire safety. Many stations are glad to give kids a tour and even allow them to check out the firetrucks. Parents may be able to set up a visit at a construction site or a trip to the pet store or shelter to learn about animal care.
At-home activities are also entertaining to kids. Parents can set up a balloon fight or have an egg toss. A scavenger hunt is a good way to keep the children entertained for hours.