Fabulous Free and Frugal Summer Fun

I'm in an alliterative mood, as one can likely tell by the post title.

Slowly but surely, I've been building our summer list of things to do. F&B will still take taekwondo 4 nights per week and they are also doing summer swim team through the local parks and rec department. That's 5 mornings per week. And yes, my mission is to exhaust them.

We also have a membership to the smaller local science museum, and are getting one for the Dallas Zoo. A friend sent us a set of passes to the big science museum downtown, including the exhibits, planetarium, and Imax, and we have a free set of passes to Six Flags from the school year reading program

All that said, I'm still compiling my list of free or low-cost items to fill the days. So far, I have:

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse listings ($1 per show or all 10 for $5 in advance)

Studio Movie Grill ($1/kid, $2/grown up for kid movies at 11am on each weekday)

Apparently, Regal Cinemas and AMC have these as well, but the close theaters to us are all Cinemark.

Kids Bowl Free (2 free games, per day, all summer)

Borders Summer Reading Program (free):
Read 10 books, get 1 free

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading (free):
Read 8 books, get 1 free

Half Price Books Summer Reading (free):
Read 15 min/day in June/July, get a $5 gift card

Lowes Build & Grow (free):
Building projects 2nd and 4th Saturdays, not just in the summertime!

Home Depot Kids Workshops (free):
Building projects 1st Saturday, not just in the summertime!

Michael's Stores Make & Take Crafts:
These vary, so look for things labeled "The Knack" on the store calendar.

All these should be available anywhere. Free things to do in Dallas itself is coming soon in another post!