Free Fishing Days 2014


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Get the kids out and fishing this summer! During National Fishing and Boating Week, most states offer free fishing days. These are days where anglers are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license.

This is a great time to get out with the kids and catch a few fish! Go here and find your state to see when the free fishing days are.



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Junie B Jones Reading Club (Free Book & More)

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Enroll your child in the Junie B. Jones Kids’ Reading Club to receive their very own Free Starter Kit, including a FREE copy of Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus. You will also receive monthly updates about new books, fun printables like holiday cards, Junie B. games and activities, special events, sweepstakes, and more.



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Scholastic Summer Challenge Reading Program 2014

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Here is another fun reading program for summer! Scholastic Summer Challenge Reading Program 2014

Kids can sign up and log their reading minutes to win cool rewards with this FREE online program from Scholastic.

Parents can get reading tips, booklists and track their kids reading either online or on their phone. Go to Scholastic for info and to sign up, just click on the “Get Started” button in the lower right corner and then click on join now in the pop-up box.



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Barnes & Noble Kids Summer Reading Program 2014

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Barnes & Noble Kids Summer Reading Program 2014

Barnes & Noble Kids Summer Reading Program 2014 will be launching soon! I love to encourage my kids to read and this Barnes & Noble Kids Summer Reading Program does just that!

When your kiddo (grade 1 – grade 6) reads any 8 books, and completes this reading log, they can bring it back to Barnes & Noble between May 20 2014, through September 2, 2014, to receive one of the free books listed!



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Regal Summer Movie Express 2014: $1 Kids Movies

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Take advantage of more cheap movies with Regal Summer Movie Express 2014!Wanna take the kids to the movies this summer, but it just seems unaffordable?! Head to Regal Cinemas!

Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard the Summer Movie Express to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 9-week festival, participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00. A portion of proceeds from the Summer Movie Express will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute.


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FREE Campfire Sing-Along with Chip & Dale at Walt Disney World

For my readers in Central Florida you can head to Disney World for a Free Campfire Sing Along with Chip & Dale and Movie at the Fort Wilderness Campground!

It begins at 8PM nightly in the Summer.   It is held near the Meadow Trading Post in the campfire area. The program begins with a sing-along led by a Disney cast member, all kid friendly, and a marshmallow roast around two campfire rings. You may bring your own marshmallows or buy them at the Chuckwagon Snack Bar (roasting sticks and marshmallows are $2, s’mores kit is around $5). You may also buy pizza, hot dogs, candy, nachos, juice, popcorn, sodas, coffee, beer and other refreshments at the Chuckwagon. While this is going on, Chip and Dale make an appearance to visit with guests and sign autographs. The sing-along lasts about 40 minutes.

Next, a Disney movie is shown on a large outdoor screen. Seating is available in bleachers or on benches. There is also plenty of room to lay out a quilt or blanket. The movie schedule is posted at all comfort stations. In the event of rain, the sing-along is still held on the porch of the Meadow Trading Post.

The campground also has a free petting zoo and pony rides (about $3 each) that close earlier in the afternoon.  These are in the “Settlement Trading Post” area.  If you have a free day, you can go early and see the petting zoo, have a nice dinner, and then head over to the Sing-Along.


What if I’m driving?
Take I-4 to Exit 64B. Take the right guest lane to the Magic Kingdom and tell the gate guard that you have dining reservations at Fort Wilderness. Follow the signs to the campground.

Is there a charge or admission fee?

  • The Sing-Along and Movie are free – you can purchase S’mores kits or other refreshments.
  • Wagon Rides are available at Pioneer Hall nightly at 7:00PM and 9:30 PM – $8 Adults, $5 children.
  • Pony Rides are available at the Triple D Ranch area from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for children ages 2 – 8, weighing less than 80 pounds

What an amazing way to experience some Frugal Disney Magic!

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