Summer time still remains my favorite time of the year. I love beaching it all day (Sunburn and all), fourth of july and fireworks, and bbqs. With kids out of school and parents trying to keep them busy, plus throw vacations and expensive summer camps in the mix; summer time can be quite expensive for the average family. With money being tight right now, below you will find 5 Frugal Tips for Family Fun this summer!
Frugal Tip #1 Make your own summer camp!
Do you know other parents in your neighborhood who would love to join in on the FRUGAL family fun? Summer Camps can get expensive, even day camps can be pricey, so why not create your own? Get together with some other parents and agree on each parent taking the kids each day for inexpensive activities and fun. Swimming, fishing, to the park, etc are some ideas to get you started.
Frugal Tip #2 Family Game Night
Dust off those old board games and pop some popcorn! Family game nights are fun for the whole family and it's a great way to spend time together. Get other families in on the fun and host at each others homes each week. Some family favorites are monopoly, twister, sorry!, life, charades, and kids games like chutes & ladders!
Frugal Tip #3 Go Camping!
Camping really doesn't have to be expensive, you can even camp in your own back yard! Around here some local parks and areas offer camping areas with bathrooms and showers for as little as $20 a night. You can find used gear like tents and fishing poles at Garage Sales, Good Will, or ebay! Start a fire, bring out the marshmallows and enjoy your time together.
Frugal Tip #4 Picnic together
You don't have to go far to have a picnic with your family. Head out to your front yard or to a local or state park with a basket, a blanket and toys: Water guns, balloons, kites (weather permitting). Let the kids help make sandwiches and bring lots of water!
Frugal Tip #5 Sprinklers
If all else fails, turn on the sprinklers and let the kids run crazy through them. On hot days this is especially nice. Mom, pitch a lawn chair and soak up the sun while the kids do their thing
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