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I hope you are having an amazing summer full of lots of family fun activities.
Sometimes summer camps, summer vacations, visits to the zoo or the community fair can get expensive. When you are trying to live well on less, save money or live more frugally paying for all the extras can get a bit expensive.
Given this expense we opted out of a few of the regular kids summer camps we have attended. Simply because of the price this year.
So what do you do with the kids to keep them occupied during the long summer days? My son’s answer would be the sprinkler, the swimming pool, BBQ’s and the park. But after a while those can get a bit repetitive. So I came up with a list of our favorite 25 summer fun activities that we enjoy that so happen to be super frugal and super cheap. You have to love super frugal summer fun activities right?
Summer Bucket List 25 Super Frugal Family Fun Things To Do
- Family picnic in the park
- Water balloon toss
- Backyard camping
- Playtime in the park
- Roast marshmallows under the stars
- Scavenger hunt
- Obstacle course
- A day at the lake
- Themed dinner
- Family movie night
- Go fishing
- Go swimming
- Lawn bowling
- Family game night
- Blow bubbles
- Build a fort with blankets
- Dance party
- A good game of hide and seek
- A hike in the park
- Water gun or Nerf gun fun
- Art in the park
- Free playtime
- Bake some cookies
- Take in a free community activity
- Paint, colour, draw or read a good book
If you are looking for other great activities checkout your local community board or church activity list. Is your neighborhood throwing a summer party? Get the neighbors or some friends and family together for some frugal summer fun.
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Have a great summer,
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