So, school is out, and summer is officially here. If you are anything like me, summer tends to really ignite your sense of wanderlust. Parents not used to having their kids at home all the time also start to get a little desperate looking for ways to keep the kids occupied. Don’t let these things break the bank. There are some really inexpensive ways to get out and have fun this summer.
- Check out your local library. Pick up some fun, free summer reading and see what activities they have planned for your kids.
- Visit your local park.
- Pack a picnic lunch and take the family on a day hike.
- Try geocaching around your town.
- Make popsicles in your favorite flavors.
- Rather than going out for ice cream, make your own ice cream or frozen yogurt bar at home.
- Help your kids create their own version of the Olympic Games (and get ready for the Olympic festivities in August while you do it).
- Practice your photography skills.
- Try something new. Have you been wanting to learn a new language, how to use some software, or how to cook a particular dish? Start learning this summer.
- Take a free online class.
- Plan a movie marathon with your friends or family.
- Instead of going out to a bar, create a new summer signature drink and invite your friends over to try it.
- Volunteer your time. Find some way to give back to your church, homeless shelter, food pantry, school, or pet shelter.
Do you have a fun, free (or nearly free) plan for the summer? For more ideas, click on over to my Summer Savings Roundup Pinterest board!