Summer is in full swing and you want to make sure your kids enjoy it. Besides hitting the pools and playing at the park here are a few frugal ideas to keep kids of all ages happy.
Spend an afternoon at the library. You will not only be getting a welcome reprieve from the heat but you can check out free books for the kids. Our local library also offers free videos for rent as well as story hour and other activities.
While at the library be sure to check the bulletin board for other free activities being offered in the area. You may find lots of fun, frugal activities that were not listed in your local newspaper.
Take a trip to the SPCA. You can stop by to visit the animals and volunteer to walk them and play with them. Not only will the dogs and cats get some well deserved TLC but you and your children will feel great doing it.
Do you have a garden? Whether it is a vegetable garden or flower garden this is a great learning experience for your children. Get them involved and they may actually be willing to try some of the produce that they helped tend to. If you are limited on space you could try container gardening. Check online or your local library for more information.
Whether or not you have a garden you should visit your local farmers market. Not only will you find great buys but they often have free entertainment for the family.
Check out any free concerts in your area. Again this is a great activity for you and the kids.
These are just a few frugal ideas for making Summer fun for kids of all ages. And, not only will you be creating great memories with your family but they will be learning new things as well!