Frugal Activities

@jands1 (835)
United States
July 6, 2009 2:00pm CST
Well, summer is here, and the crunch to be frugal with 4 bored kids ranging from ages 5 to 13 is making me tear my hair out. We did a couple of local free historical sites. Museums as well. Plus an art gallery. Kids enjoyed them for the most part. But I'm at a standstill. So, what activities are time consuming, free and fun?
4 responses
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
6 Jul 09
My kids would ride their bikes and play with neighborhood friends. I know that is not an option for everyone depending on where you live. We would go to one of the local playgrounds. Summer programs at the library. Sidewalk chalk. Good luck and stay cool
@jands1 (835)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Some very excellent ideas caver1. Thank you so much! Sounds like you keep the kids busy. LOL
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
6 Jul 09
They keep themselves busy these days. At 17 and 15 they tend to do their own thing. One is babysitting right now and the other is house/dog sitting for the week.
@marguicha (92241)
• Chile
6 Jul 09
If you have a free public park nearby, you could makke races with prizes and other kinds of time consuming play. When I was a kid I loved to just ride on my bike. Other "old" games could be interesting for them if they could win something. Anything, even a popsicle, would do as a prize. You could even talk to their friendĀ“s mothers and make it a party.
@jands1 (835)
• United States
7 Jul 09
I love the idea of prizes marguicha! However, I am not even going to be stuck with a crowd of kids for a party. The four I have are enough. LOL
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
6 Jul 09
we love the library and visit there at least once every two weeks no matter what the season is. they have free dvds, cds and of course books and magazines. we also visit the park, the beach and have friends over that they dont always get to see much.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
6 Jul 09
My kids range from 8-20 and they all love going to the beach. We had done this for years in the summer. I pack lunch and we hit the local beach. I get to soak up the sun and they have a blast swimming, playing football or volleyball.
@jands1 (835)
• United States
6 Jul 09
It is a great idea. And I love it. Maybe if we ever live near some water we could do this. Thank you so much for the great suggestion sunshine4!