When summer began, we made a bucket list of things we wanted to do this summer, as a family. As the summer has gone on, we haven’t even done half the things on that list. I don’t think that is a bad thing, neither do I find it real sad. The list was made under a slightly different set of circumstances. Things have changed, so we have adjusted what we are going to try to do. This doesn’t mean I plan on letting my kids miss out on all the joys of summer.
Instead of visiting many museums, zoos, and vacationing, we are finding frugal fun this summer. Join me as I begin my new series Fun Things To Do Under the Sun: Free, Practically Free, and Worth Saving up for Fun. (Granted, I know that is a little wordy, but I think it will be alright.)
Today, I am covering things that we enjoy doing for free, and some things I plan on doing that I hope the girls enjoy.
1. Going for walks around the neighborhood.
My two oldest girls love to stop and pick up stray leaves, smell flowers , pick ‘flowers’ (otherwise known as weeds,) talk to neighbors, and anything else that strikes their fancy. The mommy in me loves these long walks because by the time we get home it is time for lunch and a nap. That is for everyone except the baby, who believes a walk equals nap time. So that means Momma doesn’t get a nap usually but at least the house is quiet for a bit.
2. Riding bikes
3. Blowing Bubbles
4. Going on a scavenger hunt.
This is one we have yet to do but I think they will enjoy. I plan making my own list and next to item names including a picture. My girls can not yet read so this will help them to understand and remember what it is they are looking for
5. Dancing in the rain.
This summer has seen lots more rainy days than last summer so to combat cabin fever, we have had to get out of the house even on the rainy days.
6. Running through the sprinkler
7. Planting and working in our garden
9. Playing in the Sandbox
10. Rolling/ Kicking/ Throwing a ball
Don’t forget to join me next week when I cover almost free things my family is enjoying this summer.
***What are somethings that you could add to this list?***