The long days of summer are almost near, which means trying to find fun and affordable things for the family to do.
A Block Party
Having a block party is a great way to make your own summer entertainment and get to know your neighbors at the same time. A block party can be very frugal, have each neighbor bring something. Try and find local businesses to be sponsors that can donate “door prizes,” food, music and more.
Hike Or Bike
Hiking and biking, whether it is through a neighborhood or along a trail are wonderful summertime activities that the whole family can enjoy. You will get the fresh air and some free exercise, too. Bored with your own trails? A short drive to another town is still very frugal.
Free Summer Music
I am a big fan of summer music. There is nothing like going to a concert in a park or at the beach and enjoying some great music. While some summer music concerts do charge admission, many are absolutely free to the public. To find out more about free summer music and where to find concerts in your area contact a local arts museum or area chamber of commerce.
Take advantage of discount movies this summer. Libraries and movie theaters in your area may feature nights where they offer a family-oriented movie.
Teach Your Child Gardening
Take advantage of your child’s need to explore and try new things. Have your child get involved in the magic of caring for and tending to the needs of nature. What a wonderful opportunity to teach your child to respect Mother Nature
There are many different camps that may suit the tastes of your children. Everything from music to art to sports and beyond, look at your library and keep your eyes and ears peeled for information on summer camps. There are camps that last weeks or there are some that are day camps. Get your child involved in the searching. Camps that cost money may have scholarships or payment plans to accommodate all children.
These are only a few of the endless activities that you can find to help you pass the wonderful summer days and nights.