Free Summer Fun In Kansas
Summertime – the going barefoot, run through the sprinkler, catch fireflies and eat popsicle days that kids absolutely love! The challenge for us parents – keeping them happy and busy without breaking the bank! So here’s more than 100 ideas for free & low-cost summer activities.
Free Local Attractions – From Kidscape and Kaleidoscope to museums and nature centers, there are 15 Free Kansas City attractions that you can visit this summer with the kids!
Fun Summer Workshops – There are a number of great free & fun kids workshops available throughout the summer – kids can explore nature, learn about technology, create a craft and earn some great patches and pins when they participate!
Easy Everyday Fun – If you’re looking for some easy ways to create memories, check this list of 34 Ways to be a Cool Parent this Summer!
Free Reading Programs – Make sure to keep kids reading this summer by registering them in one or more of the fun summer reading programs where they can earn free books and other great prizes!
Catch a Movie – A number of local theaters and parks offer free and low-cost summer movies so if you missed one during the year (or jut want to see it again)
Enjoy Some Outdoor Music – Kansas City boasts more than 100 free outdoor concerts all around the area so grab a blanket and enjoy some great music this summer!
Create a Summer Bucket List – Spend some time with the kids brainstorming all the fun things they’d like to do this summer. They will come up with great ideas that are usually free – playing in the sprinkler, going on a picnic, staying up late, visit a new playground, or make a tent in the backyard. You can visit our Summer Bucket Lists board on Pinterest for 40+ lists with 100’s of ideas if you’re looking for inspiration!
Kansas City Staycation Ideas – While entirely free, this list of attractions around Kansas City can help you plan a fun and memorable Kansas City Staycation.
This post is by my friend Jacquie Fisher who is the author and curator of KCEdventures. KC Edventures is an online resource that provides parents & grandparents with ideas to keep kids creative, curious and connected to the world around them. (In my speak, they give you ideas that combine hands-on, with books, and places to go in Kansas City.)