Kids tend to dance with joy on the last day of school. In my neighborhood, they even celebrate with a giant water fight! However, a few days later, the boredom starts to set in. If camp hasn't started, but you need to entertain the kids on a budget, keep the below ideas in mind:
Once again, Regal Entertainment is presenting their Free Family Film Festival and it starts this week. DIfferent theatres in our area are showing different G and PG films on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Check this link to see what is playing: http://www.city-data.com/forum/charlotte/344127-regal-cinemas-showing-free-kids-movies.html (Note, you may need to note the state when searching for theaters.) All the movies start at 10 am. Arrive early to grab a seat.
It's also possible for kids to eat free in Charlotte. Days and deals vary so call ahead to the restaurant if you have any questions. Check this link for the full directory.
Finally, don't forget about our libraries. Though some of the smaller branches are closing due to the budget crunch, the regional branches remain open for limited hours. For example, South County Regional Library is closed Fridays and Sundays. The libraries offer a wide range of programming for all age children and its important to keep reading when not in school.
Have a great summer!