Cheap summer fun for kids

June 27, 2011 2:47:17 PM PDT
If you're looking to keep the kids amused this summer without breaking the bank, there's plenty you can do.

The Kids Bowl Free program allows children to bowl two games free each day all summer at three bowling alleys in the city and several others in the suburbs, New Jersey and Delaware.

And Regal and United Artists Theaters are offering $1 G and PG movies for kids at 10 a.m. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. Click here for the list of theaters and what's playing.

You'll also want to keep the kids reading this summer.

Many local libraries have summer book clubs where kids can win prizes for reading a certain number of books. And bookstores have them too.

Barnes and Noble give kids a free book for every eight they read and record in a journal that you can download off their website. Click here to learn more about the program.

And Borders offers kids a free book for every 10 they read. Click here to learn more about the program.

These programs are for kids age 12 and under.

Finally, check with your local crafts stores for kids' programs.

A-C Moore has craft classes every Wednesday night from 3-5. Click here for the class schedule.

And Michael's is running a Crafts Around the World program, where kids can create themed projects from different countries each Saturday from 11 to 2. Click here to learn more.