Cheap or FREE Summer Fun Options

Summer Movie Options

Most of the theaters offer movies on certain mornings for $1 per person.  Click on any of the pictures below to find more information about theaters in your area.

Week Title Rating Start Time
1 The Three Stooges PG 10am
1 Ice Age: Continental Drift PG 10am
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days PG 10am
2 Parental Guidance PG 10am
3 Mr. Poppers' Penguins PG 10am
3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked G 10am
4 Monte Carlo PG 10am
4 Rio G 10am
5 Coraline PG 10am
5 ParaNorman PG 10am
6 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax PG 10am
6 Big Miracle PG 10am
7 Yogi Bear PG 10am
7 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island PG 10am
8 Racing Stripes PG 10am
8 Happy Feet Too PG 10am
9 African Cats G 10am
9 Chimpanzee G 10am

Studio Movie Grill Summer Movie Series

Santikos Summer Movies Are Still FREE!

Miller Outdoor Theatre
All the performance are free.  They have morning programs for children as well as excellent evening productions.  We really enjoy the Houston Shakespeare Festival in August.

While trying to survive a Houston summer, it is always good to find fun places
to go that are free and out of the heat.  Checking out some of the museums is a great way to keep learning and exploring, while enjoying air conditioning.

Summer Reading Programs

Summer reading programs at local libraries or book stores are great ways to encourage and reward your kids as they spend time reading.

Houston Public Library

Harris County Public Library

Half Price Books

Barnes & Noble

Another option for summer fun and a way to work on things like potty training, reading, chores, listening, practicing an instrument over the summer.  Print off one of their reward charts and when they have completed it, they can take it in for 10 free tokens.  *Most of the rewards charts require a food purchase.

I hope these links give you some ideas and options.  There are lots of other options that are cheap or free:

Local parks and splash pads
State parks
Camping (even in your own backyard)
 Board Games
Bike rides
Fast food indoor playlands
 Local festivals
State and County fairs
Day Trip on Megabus

Any other ideas?  Share them in the comments section below!


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