Monday, July 20, 2015

Free Summer Activities for Kids

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

Save Money with These Summer Activities

Uh-oh, it's that time again.  Summer has come and is almost gone.  I'm sure you are already starting to see ads, posts, articles, tips and more for back to school.  Some of you may have students who will be starting college this fall, yikes!  Well, this post is not about back to school but about enjoying these last few weeks of summer break without breaking the bank!  There's still plenty to do to keep kids entertained for these final weeks before heading back to school that are free and fun.  In the summer issue of Ella and Annie Magazine, I wrote about 10 ideas for summer activities that will help you save money.

This summer flew by quickly especially with all that we had on our plate during these past few weeks. I want to enjoy what's left of this break with my kids before school starts but I don't want to spend any more money than I have to considering that back to school shopping can be expensive!  If you feel the same, here are some ideas to do this summer with your kids that will keep your money in your pocket:

  1. Sleep under the stars and camp out in your backyard.  This is a good idea if you have kids who may be too young to go camping to an actual camp site or want the convenience of being able to run into the house when necessary.
  2. Have a scavenger hunt in the park or indoors in your home on a rainy, summer day. 
  3. Visit a museum when they have designated free days.
  4. Visit your local park or playground, have a picnic, play ball or tag.
  5. Create projects at free kids' workshops hosted by Lowe's and Home Depot. (Link to the websites can be found in the issue).

These are just a few of the activities that you can do with your kids this summer without spending any money.  For more ideas, check out the current summer issue of Ella and Annie Magazine.  There are plenty of great summer articles in the issue including party ideas, DIY projects and recipes.

What free activities do your kids enjoy during the summer?  Share them in the comments below!

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

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