The Best Things In Life Are Free! 5 Summer Activities That Won’t Cost A Penny
Memorial Day has come and gone and it’s time to start making some summer plans. During the summer, we get to spend a lot more time with our children, making lots of memories and enjoying every moment before they have to go back to school again. You probably already have plenty of activities and days out planned already, however twelve weeks of fun and days in the sun can take their toll on your finances and if you’re on a budget, it can be difficult to balance everything. Especially when you have to consider buying summer clothes, sunglasses (Check out this website for the latest prices on adult sunglasses.) – outfits for yourself, lots of ice cream treats, etc. – it all adds up.
Plant A Garden
This is our raised garden bed that we started this summer!
Planting a garden is a special activity that teaches your children about nature, cultivation and of course – patience! You might have seeds left over from last year, or you might be able to pick some up for a minimal cost at your local supermarket. If you’re feeling super adventurous then consider planting some veggies or some fruit.
A day at the local swimming pool is great fun, but it can be expensive, especially when the children want to bring their friends, or they want to have something to eat and drink afterwards. So, why not create the fun at home? All you’ll need is a couple of paddling pools, maybe a sprinkler and a slip and slide. Add a few water balloons for some extra fun and your little ones will have hours of fun! You could even create races or an obstacle course – all under your supervision of course.
Visit The Library
Did you know that during the summer months, the library is often bursting with lots of activities? All of which are free! From reading challenges for readers of all ages and abilities, to arts and crafts sessions, creative projects, guest authors, even pop up cinemas and puppet shows. Head to your local library and see what they have coming up, it’s a good opportunity to write down certain dates in your diary too.
Make A Movie
You don’t need fancy film equipment to create your very own home blockbuster. Any smart device with recording capabilities will do! Film your day at home, your trip to the supermarket and then download some free editing software and put it all together with some of your favorite music. You can all gather round and watch it on a rainy day.
Pitch Up The Tent
If there’s room in your backyard, pitch up a tent and let the kids imaginations run wild. They can play all kinds of games, and the tent will also provide a little relief from the intense summer sun. When the evening sets in, you can all gather inside the tent with a hot chocolate and try a spot of star gazing.
What are some of your favorite inexpensive summer activities?