26 Cheap Summer Activities for Your Kids
School is out, and the summer activities add up after a few weeks. Trips to the pool, amusement park, and ice cream shops drain a parent’s bank account fast. You want summer to be fun for your kids, but you also want to keep the electricity running.
Don’t worry! Keeping your child occupied doesn’t have to be expensive. Here is a list of cheap or free summer activities your kids (and you) will enjoy.
26 Cheap Summer Activities
1. Make a Scavenger Hunt
Check a scavenger hunt for your kids, and they can be different each time. Look for different nature objects, or search for things inside the house on a rainy day.
2. Camp in the Backyard
Instead of paying to camp at a local park, set up the tent in your backyard. Roast marshmallows and hot dogs outside. Best of all, you can come inside if it rains!
3. Hit Up the Library
Local libraries have air conditioning and planned activities for kids. Check out their events page! Most libraries have things for kids of all ages to try.
4. Make Mud Pies
Go to the Dollar Tree and get some cheap kitchen utensils. Let them fill a bucket with mud, sticks, and grass. Playing in the mud is fun for everyone, so play with your kids!
5. Walk the Dog
So long as your child is old enough, let your kids take the dog for a walk. It is a great exercise for your child and the dog.
6. Visit the Park
Try to hit up the park weekly! Plan a park hop with your friends to visit all of the local parks. Park dates are good for kids and get you some mom time!
7. Climb Some Trees
Climbing trees might seem dangerous, but it is a fantastic activity to expand his gross motor skills. So, encourage tree climbing!
8. Watch Educational Movies
On rainy days, try some educational movies or shows. Try shows such as Liberty Kids or Wild Kratts that are available on Amazon Prime or Netflix!
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