Kids can be expensive. During the school year, everything from dance shoes to field trips can feel like it costs an arm and a leg. Once school is out, your kids can sometimes be more expensive. If you’re looking to be frugal and still have fun, here are a few ways you can save and keep your kids busy this summer…
Throw backyard movie nights: Have a big TV or a projector? Add some cool yard lights and some blankets or patio furniture, and you’ll be ready to host every kid in the cul-de-sac. Plus, the parents can party inside while the kids are occupied out back.
Check out museums: Growing up, the word “museum” always seemed boring. But the museums they have for kids these days are far from dull. If your town doesn’t currently have one, here are some great options that may be within driving distance.
Cook something up: When the summer is heat is blazing, it’s always great to have things to do indoors. This is the perfect opportunity to teach your kids how to cook. Have them help prepare fun lunches and dinners and one of these days you may be able to take a few shifts off from chef duty. Start with baking and you’ll always have some delicious treats around this summer.
Go to the park: Every town has a public park, and most of them have lots of things to do. There are also National Parks all over the country that can be educational and provide some exercise as well.
Head to the pool: A lot of neighborhoods have pools and if yours doesn’t, I’d bet be willing to bet you have a friend or relative that does. Taking the kids swimming is a great way to wear your kids out and give you the chance to soak up some sun and relax.