Your Health: Fun and free summer activities

School’s out for the summer, and though you love your kids, hot afternoons and whiny kids can quickly turn into a nightmare. Keep your little ones from shouting, “I’m bored!” with some fun and free summer activities.

Marbles and animals and books, oh my! We’re breaking down the best ways to entertain kids on the cheap. Theme parks and movie dates are fun, but they add up. Sprinkle in some fun that won’t break the bank.

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