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?
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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
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 friend´s mothers and make it a party.