It’s a new month and it is time for the second installment of five fun low cost family activities. Each month it is my goal to inspire you to get out there and have some fun with the kids, but in a budget friendly way. Childhood is fleeting, so don’t let the lack of money stop you from making lasting memories!
Try These Five Fun Low Cost Family Activities!
Go Camping. Get in one more camping trip before the weather begins to cool and you wont be able to enjoy an overnight outing again until next year. That is what my family is doing! Even as I write this post, my two little boys are asleep in our tent and I’m writing by the light of our lantern. Take the opportunity these last couple of weeks of warm weather gives you to spend some time out doors!
Go Fishing. Whats camping without swimming and fishing? In my state kids 16 and under can fish for free all year long. While it will around $20.00 per fishing licence each year (your state may have a different fee) that is minimal compared to the value of seeing your child catch their first fish! If you are looking for ways to get your kids involved in fishing I found a great article “Great Ideas About Kids And Fishing” on how to get your kids involved in the process of fishing and keeping them entertained.
Go To A Movie. Many theaters run a free Saturday matinee for families in the fall. Our local theater happens to do it in the spring as well. Families receive free admittance to a kid friendly movie, usually one that is two or three years old. It’s a fun free way to spend a chilly fall morning.
Go To The County Fair. I realize that not everyone’s fair comes in September, but ours does. Going to the fair on family day will reduce the cost of admittance. Once inside eating and drinking food from home will also help the cost of this fun trip remain reasonable. If your children are young enough to be happy not going on rides and instead just seeing the animal barns, then your trip will be very inexpensive. However, if they have reached the age where games and rides are a must then set a budget and stick to it! Better yet, have they earned some money from doing chores around the house let them use their own money and make some financial decisions on their own.
After School Reading Program. Many libraries across the country have an after school reading program. Get involved and help to foster a love of reading in your child. Help them expand their imaginations through a good library book. I can tell you from personal experience that having a child who has a love of books and reading is a wonderful thing.
Enjoy a family fun filled September!