As the initial summer excitement wears off, going to the pool or the park everyday starts to lose its charm, and everyone starts looking for something to do. \u00a0The easy solution would be to turn on the TV, and the expensive solution would be to go to the Zoo. \u00a0Indy's Child, however, has the perfect solution- 51 in fact- to keep kids and parents happy this summer. \u00a0Check out the guide below to make the most out of this summer without breaking the bank or turning on the TV. 51 FREE things to do this Summer:\u00a0 \t\u00a0Make ice cream in a bag. \u00a0Recipe here. \tTry a volunteer program like Parent and Me Days IndyHumane. \tCamp in your own backyard. \tHave a lemonade stand. \tPlant a garden. \tBuild a giant fort out of blankets, chairs, and pillows. \tGet creative with sidewalk chalk- create murals, play giant tic-tac-toe, or try hopscotch. \tTry DIY bowling using two liter bottles and a soccer ball. \tCreate your own circus by making games like ring toss, knock-down-the-cans, and balloon pop. \tCheck out some books at the library. \tFeed the ducks. \tWash the car. \tSearch for constellations. \tPlay freeze dance. \tMake friendship bracelets. \tCreate a DIY slip-n-slide or just run through the hose. \tCreate and bury a time capsule. \tPick up trash from your local park. \u00a0Make sure to wear gloves! \tCreate leaf presses. \tMake a kite. \tWrite and perform a play. \tHave a scavenger hunt. \tTry to set a world record. \tCreate giant bubbles. \u00a0Instructions here. \tMake food to donate to local shelter. \tOr learn to knit and donate scarves to local shelters. \tMaster origami. \tStart a free dog walking service. \tCreate your own science experiments like the infamous baking soda and vinegar volcano. \tPlay "The Floor is Lava" around the entire house. \tCreate a dream catcher. \tHave a Minute to Win It competition with the family. \tMake your own picture book. \tBuild an obstacle course. \tPlay War, Spoons, or Go Fish with a deck of cards. \tCreekstomp. \tWrite letters to family or friends. \u00a0Or try a message in a bottle. \tLearn sign language. \tCreate a sundial. \tHave a bonfire and make s'mores or hobo dinners. \tCatch fireflies. \tWatch the sunset. \tBike, skate, or scooter. \tGo through old clothes and take them to Goodwill. \tChoreograph and perform a cheer routine. \tGrab some produce from the farmers market and make a meal out of it. \tPlay Egg Olympics. \tHave a shaving cream or silly spray war. \tCloud watch. \u00a0Let everyone say what they think the cloud looks like. \tStart a band. \tMake lava lamps out of an empty water bottle. Instructions here.