Today I’m here to tell you that you can have a fun time without spending money.
Have you ever been in situation with your kids during summer break when they were telling you that everybody else was going away for the vacation. This can become a real problem over the summer break. Especially, if you don’t have enough money to travel.
So what should you do? Turn on your imagination. If you have a pool at the backyard, just perfect. Turn it into the Caribbean sea! Put different plants and flowers around. Buy black pirate hats for your kids. Hide the “treasure” and let your kids run around pretending they are on a pirate ship as pirates. You can be captain Jack Sparrow:)
If you cannot afford the transformation of your own backyard into the tropical paradise. Then go to the neighborhood park. They are free and open to the public. They might have a playground, field or track. Something to let the kids release the extra energy. You will be happy when they fall asleep earlier in the evening.
You should actively engage the kids with whatever it is you are going to do. Discuss your plans with them, or even let them decide which a low-cost activity to choose. You’ll be surprised how many ideas your kids have.
Choosing low cost activities it is also an important lesson. You are showing your kids that you don’t always have to spend money in order to have a fun time with your family.
If you are desperate to drag your kids away from the game console read this article “Angry Birds Help Parents to Entertain Kids this Summer“.