10 June, 2010
Apple Youth Programs: They have three different programs (for families, teachers, and kids) all summer long. The Apple Camp looks like fun. Kids ages 8 to 12 get to make a movie, compose a song, create a photo book, and then bring home a DVD of the projects they made.
Bowling: Designed to provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. The Kids Bowl Free program is back and allows kids under 12 to bowl two free games every day. Shoe rental not included. Family pass available–details on right side of page.
Lifestyles Family Fitness: Kids ages 12-17 can work out for free for two months this summer.
National Parks: They’re bringing back their free National Parks admission days on Aug. 14 & 15 as well as Sept. 25.
REI Kids’ Adventure Journal: Containing games and activities, this journal encourages getting outdoors and going hiking.
Free or Almost Free Movie Programs:
AMC Entertainment: Tickets for Tuesday movies at 10am are only $1.
Carmike Cinemas: Tickets for Tuesday movies at 10am are only $1. It runs through August 10 and popcorn & drinks are also $1.
Cinemark Theatres: For $5, you can buy 10 movie tickets that can be used once per week on weekday mornings.
National Amusements: From July 7 to Aug. 11, kids and their parents can see a free movie every Wednesday at 10am. However, you have to bring a “book report” with you.
Regal Cinemas: Free movies will be shown at 10am every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Rave Theaters: There will be free admission to G or PG rated movies every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am.
Free Reading Programs:
Barnes & Noble: Children in grades 1-6 can read eight books through Sept. 7 and then get one free. They have a Summer Reading Journal to help keep track of your child’s books and select which one they’ll get for free.
Borders: Children 12 and under get a free book when they read at least 10 books by Aug. 26.
Half Price Books: They want to Feed Your Brain between now and July 31. Kids ages 14 and under can earn a $3 Half Price Books shopping card for each week they read at least 15 minutes per day. They have a reading log to help keep track.
H-E-Buddy.com: A site I’ve never heard about is offering a “cool prize” for reading 10 books by Oct. 1. They have a form you can fill out that also has a slot for a t-shirt size, so I’m guessing that might be the prize.
Pizza Hut: Any child in grades K-6 who reads five books between June 15 and Aug. 15 can enter to win the Summer Break Reading Challenge. Prizes include swim gear, gift cards, and more.
Pottery Barn: They hold a Book Club every Tuesday from 11-11:30am. If your child attends five events, they get a “special gift.”
TD Bank: If any child under 18 reads 10 books between May 3 and Sept. 30, they get $10 for free!
***Remember to check for local participation.***
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