With the rising costs of childcare and cost of living, it’s the perfect time to pinch pennies while still having some fun with the family.
Here are some ways to keep everyone entertained without putting a damper on your budget.
Practice Your Green Thumb
Children love to learn by doing and love to play in the dirt! Teach your children how much fun it can be growing vegetables and fruits and making their own meals. Added bonus: you’ll save money on the next grocery bill and teach your children how to make healthy food choices.
Check Our Your Local Sports Team
Whether it’s the local rec league, a nearby University, or a professional sports team, your children will love to watch a game. Teach them importance of sportsmanship, working as a team, and cheering on their favorite players.
Attend Local Events
Check your town’s website or newspaper for free festivals, shows, or events. These are a great way to open your children’s minds to new cultures and experiences.
Plan a Garage Sale
Teach the kids how to declutter, organize, and earn a dollar with a yard sale. Involving your kids is a great way to teach them some very basic business principles.
Visit the Library
The library is not only a fantastic resource for free books, movies and music, but many libraries hold fun events just for the kiddos.
Set Up Camp in the Backyard
Take a break from the phones and computers and enjoy the great outdoors! Grab your camping tent from the garage or get crafty and make a teepee for the kids. No matter your preference, either will be fun to set up and spend a night in while camping out in the backyard.
Enjoy a Board Game Night
Board games are a great, inexpensive way for families to spend quality time together. Teach the kids your favorite childhood games or try your hand at one of their favorites they learned at school.