The best activities for you and your family are the free ones. Here are five ideas to have fun without spending any extra money. Each city has their own activities available for families. You can find these types of events listed on local websites, or in the newspaper. Or you can try these free activities.
1: If you city does not have a free zoo, take your family to a large park. Parks offer many options for entertaining families. You can play with your children on the playgrounds, have a small friendly game of soccer or football, or even fly a kite. If you have a family dog, bring it along to join the family fun. Picnics in the park are great when the weather is right. There is no need for you to buy anything special for a picnic, just pack up sandwiches and blankets and head to the park. If you live close to a park, ride your bikes there for even more activity that is fun. Kids love to ride their bikes and adults love the exercise involved. Pack your bikes if you are making a trip to a park further away and enjoy the scenery when you get there.
2: Museums are beautiful collections of all types of art. Look into the different museums that your city has to offer. Many cities have a children’s museum with free admission in which there are many different types of activities to keep them entertained for a whole day. Exhibits are often interesting enough to keep the adults in the family entertained as well.
3: Games at home are the perfect activity for families on a budget. Encourage your family to spend time together away from the television. Play games in your yard like Frisbee, or turn your family room into a fort with blankets and couch cushions. Break out your favorite board games or play with your children and their favorite toys. If they like bubbles, you can create big bubbles at home with just a tub, dish soap, water, and a wire hanger. Bend the wire hanger into shapes like stars or hearts to make this family activity even more fun for your kids.
4: Camping is a perfect family activity because you are forced to hang out together without the temptations of television or video games. Unfortunately, camping is technically only free if you already own camping equipment. If you decide that you do like to camp, the investment is smart because it allows for very inexpensive vacations in the future. If your family does not enjoy sleeping under the stars in the great outdoors, you can always camp in your family room at no cost. Use sheets and blankets to create a tent. You can use some extra orange or yellow tissue paper to create a fake campfire in which you can sit around to tell stories. S’mores can easily be made in the microwave to top off your camping experience. Your kids will be excited to sleep somewhere other than their bedrooms.
5: The local libraries offer a wide variety of reading activities for families. Research the details at the closest library and encourage your kids to read. You can make a night dedicated to acting out fiction books your child has read, or take turns reading from a book you loaned from your local library.Most libraries have a summer reading program that asks parents to get involved. By reading together as a family, you will grow closer and help your child grow as a student. Since books are free to rent at the library, this makes these free activities for families perfect for anyone looking for free activates.