So now summer begins for the littlest ones, and I am starting to collect (free) ways to spend the time, especially when it is raining and 40 degrees. Here's what I've found so far.
Barnes and Noble has a summer reading program for kids in first through sixth grade, where you can earn a free book and be entered in a drawing for a Nook. Borders has one, too, for kids twelve and under.
Scholastic has a Summer Reading Challenge.
We'll be doing our local library's summer reading program, too, of course.
PNC's Grow Up Great program has fun Sesame Street activities to download. You can call and request free items, too.
If you have Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in your area, SIGN UP. Kids receive one free book a month from birth to age 5.
And of course we'll be playing Chore Wars.
That's all I've got. Help?
Edit: Misty mentioned crafts. FamilyFun is always good for ideas, and Swistle just posted about craft gifts at Milk and Cookies.