In search of summer fun on the cheap
It is the start of the second full week of summer. The newness of having no school is starting to wear off. I haven't heard it yet, but I know it is coming, "I'm bored."
It is easy to spend a lot of money during the summer-too easy. It is tempting to go out to lunch, see a matinee, or do a little shopping. This year, I have made it a goal to be more frugal. I have started a list of inexpensive -or better yet- free activities around Clear Lake.
First of all, look no further than your local library. Helen Hall (League City), Freeman (Clear Lake) and Friendswood public libraries host a varitey of story times, craft activities, and special presentations. Plus the summer reading programs offer incentives for kids to continue reading throughout the summer.
Summer movie clubhouses are another option. I remember as a child going to see movies at the Baybrook Mall Cinema for only a dollar. This tradtion continues as Cinemark offers one dollar movies every Tuesday at 10:00. It is often a movie that we have on DVD or BluRay, but there is something kind of cool about watching a movie on the big screen.
Baybrook Mall is another option. Often times they will hold special events like Child Safety Day on July 10. But on an average day, my kids enjoy the window shopping, going to the Apple Store to play the games on the computers, and sometimes the Lego store will have a table set up for the kids to explore.
I am going to keep thinking about this, and if I find any more fun, free or frugal activities, I will blog about them. In the meantime, log in and comment on the ones you have found.
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