For many summer is in full force. For others, the days are winding down. As parent, we should have our game plan in place. While many children will be heading off to summer long summer camps or their local recreational center, some will be spending their summer at home or away at their grandparent’s house. How can parents give their kids a great summer without going broke? It doesn’t have to be expensive. There are many local activities that are free to kids and families throughout the summer. Many of the local movie theaters offer free movies in the morning. Although the movies are a year or two old, there is nothing like a free movie. The county and state parks offer free guided tours of the parks as well as animal feeding shows. A family outing at the beach is great way to stay cool for the summer. Whatever activities you choose to take part in this summer with your family, it should not only be fun but cost-effective as well.