Having fun with your kids doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. Occasionally you’ll find yourself at home with your children and need to find something to do that requires spending no money. Take this opportunity to bond with your kids, while embracing your inner child. There are many free activities in your area that you can take advantage of. Coming up with creative ways to entertain your family can be tough, so here are some ideas for you and your family.
Visit the Public Library
Public libraries often offer free programs for children or free entertainment. Check out the calendar at your library to see what’s coming up. You can also just browse the books. Having the opportunity to pick out a new book is exciting! Maybe pick out a how-to book and you can both learn something new together.
Go for a Picnic
Grab a couple of blankets and a few toys and visit the park for a picnic. Enjoying a meal outside is so fun and you’re getting some fresh air while enjoying the outdoors. Leave the electronics at home, read a book and enjoy slowing down for a couple hours. This is a quick, fun and simple activity to share with your family. A change in scenery can do wonders! The best part is that you can be spontaneous, having a picnic doesn’t always require a lot of preparation.
Travel the World
Using YouTube or Wikipedia, research a new country! Learn about the language and food, discover landmarks or new animals. Kids can discover volcanoes, rainforests and natural wonders of the world. There is so much to learn about a country! Maybe prepare a dish for dinner specific to the country with the help of your kids or get artistic and draw the flag.
Play a Board Game
Now is the time to bust open some of the board games you haven’t played in a while. It’s an easy way to spend a couple hours have loads of fun. Playing board games can teach children how to communicate, take turns and share – all while being social!
Head out for a walk with your phone or camera and have your kids take pictures of anything they find interesting. You can turn these photos into greeting cards for grandparents, prints for your wall or use them for craft projects. This is a great way for kids to learn about their surroundings while developing their interests. Photography is a great outlet to express creativity.