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What fun activities do you have planned this Summer?
Summer camps, summer vacations and trips to the zoo can all get expensive. Below you will find a frugal summer bucket list with 25+ family fun activities you can do today, next week or all summer long.
How to keep your kids occupied during the summer months without breaking the bank?
In our house anything that involves water is a win-win. Whether it be playing in the pool, water balloons or playing with the garden hose water play is always fun.
Hitting the beach, having a picnic and building sandcastles is frugal fun as well. What does your family love to do?
You don’t have to break the bank to have fun this summer. If you’re spending money on activities set a budget on how much you can afford. Look into cheap and frugal alternatives. Check your local community center to see what fun activities they will be offering over the summer to help save you money.
Below you will find 25 frugal family fun things to do. Some of these ideas are completely free others may cost you a minimal amount but all of these ideas will have your family enjoying the summer without breaking the bank.
Super Frugal Family Fun Summer Bucket List:
- 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, color, 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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Updated April 12, 2020