I have compiled a list of fun activities including movies, skating, bowling, and reading programs. Reading programs are a great way to keep your children reading throughout the summer months and your children can earn Free books, prizes, and even cash.
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- Regal Cinemas: Every Tuesday and Wednesdays at 10am at Regal Cinemas you certain G and PG movies are just $1 for admission! Find a theater near you here and make sure you check here for current Regal Cinemas coupons that you can print to save money on popcorn and snacks. All movies are G & PG rated and perfect for fun with the kids.
- Carmike Cinemas: Summer Kid Series where every Thursday kids can get Popcorn, a drink and admission for only $2! Find a location near you here
- CineMark Century Theaters: There are 2 different money saving movie programs at CineMark, the first is Pay $5 per person for 10 shows when you buy them in advanced or if you buy your tickets at the show they are $1 each. Find a CineMark near you here. You can also sign up for their newsletter and each week they will send you a different money saving coupon for snack and drinks at the snack stand! All movies are G & PG rated and perfect for kids.
- Classic Cinemas: Wednesday Morning Movie Series, Each Wednesday morning at 10 am they will have their $1 movies, all movies are G and PG rated. Find a theater near you here
- Clearview Cinemas: Every Wendseday and Thursday at 10:30 am they have a family movie that admission is only $1, find theaters near you here
- Malco Theaters: Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 am they have their Kids Summer Film fest where tickets are only $2. Find a theater near you here
- Rave Cinemas: FREE Family Film Festival- 2 days a week you can go see a movie for FREE, each week there are different days and different movies, see the movies, dates and locations here. There is also a FREE ICEE Upgrade when you buy a Kids Combo at Rave Cinemas coupon if you are looking to eat snack there too.
- Harkins Theater: There are 2 options, you can buy the season pass and it is less then $1 per movie and there are 10 movies in the season to see or you can buy them the day of the movie for $2 per ticket. Show times are at 9:45 am. Find a theater near you here.
- Sign up for the Kids Bowl Free program and your kiddos will each get 2 free games everyday this summer – May 1 thru Sept 30. Shoe rentals are not included ($4 each for us) and the age requirements and available times vary by location. They are also offering a Family Pass to bowl as well for only $24.95. This will entitle 4 family members to 2 free games everyday this summer as well. I purchased the family pack last year and we used it A LOT. For us, the pass paid for itself the very first month.
- Kids registered in the Summer Unplugged program at AMF can bowl two free games per day, every day all summer long. Shoe rental is not included ($4 per pair here). An AMF Summer Pass is just $29.95 and includes two games per day for you and up to three guests ages 16 and up.
- Select skating centers across the country are participating in the Kids Skate Free program. Just head over to the Kids Skate Free website to find a participating center near you. Each skating center has their dates and times posted on their registration page. Once the program has begun they will send you an email every Sunday night that contains a link to your coupons for the week.
- Book Adventure - Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. Basically your child reads books and then takes a simple comprehension quiz to make sure they understood what they read. The quiz is usually about 10 questions long. They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book. There are hundreds of books to choose from in all reading levels. These are common books that can be found at your local library. Once they have earned enough points they can trade them in for some really neat prizes!
- Half Price Books – They are offering kids ages 14 and under a chance to earn a $5 Gift Card for reading just 15 each day throughout the summer!
- National Amusements Theaters Bookworm Wednesdays - Your child can earn a FREE movie ticket from National Amusements Theaters when they read a book and complete a book report.
- PBS Kids Summer Reading Challenge – This challenge kicks off on June 6th and includes a FREE six week reading program and the chance for your kids to win daily prizes for their participation.
- Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination - This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log.
- Local Public Library – Don’t forget to check out your local libraries to find out which programs they’ll be offering this summer. My kids have participated in several Summer reading Programs through the library and it always includes FREE books & prizes.
- TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Read and keep track of 10 books this summer and your child will get $10 added to their Young Saver Account FREE!
- Chuck E. Cheese – Earn 10 FREE tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row. Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free token.
- Scholastic Summer Challenge - Log in your reading minutes to the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as earn digital prizes!