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    Default Free/Almost Free Summer Fun Ideas

    I thought it would be interesting for use to share some ideas for frugal summer fun. Here are a few my family enjoys:


    • Picnic at a park (bring your sketch pad and have some fun)
    • Get a DVD at the library, make homemade pizza and have a movie night
    • Pitch a tent and camp out in the back yard
    • Grab some $ store ballons and have a water ballon fight
    • Play flashlight hide and seek
    • Go for a bike ride on the trails


    Ok...it's your turn. Share some of your low cost summer fun!

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    Default Re: Free/Almost Free Summer Fun Ideas

    This isn't exactly free but...If I have the sprinkler on to water the grass, the boys get to throw on their swim suits and play in the water at the same time

    Bike rides (we have a bike path in our town).
    We also are fortunate enough to have a free fishing pond in our town and the boys love to go there-of course you have to toss your catch back in but still fun.
    Flying kites-we always have a wind here

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    Default Re: Free/Almost Free Summer Fun Ideas

    Kim, I remember playing in the sprinkler when I was young LOL...what fun! Thanks for sharing some more ideas!

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    Default Re: Free/Almost Free Summer Fun Ideas

    Teach the kids how to cook over an open fire; How to hang clothes out on a line; how to make a tent out of a tarp; how to change a tire. I used our summers to teach my kids skills they could use in the future. My youngest son loved knowing how to wash clothes out by hand and wring them and then hang them up. At college he washes every night and has a line strung in his room and never has to pay for the machines. He's getting a room with a balcony this coming year so he's excited that he can grow a little salad stuff and have a line outside.

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    Default Re: Free/Almost Free Summer Fun Ideas

    Summer fun for us includes:

    - Chicken, Goat, & Horse watching/care
    - Growing edibles in the gardens
    - Badmitton/Frisbee/Boffing (The last is a term for "fighting" with pvc pipe covered in foam & duct-tape. Shields can also be made from the same materials)
    - Outdoor movies (they show them for free in the local parks in the evening)
    - Swimming or rubber-duck racing in the nearby river
    - BBQ/open fire cookery (homemade pizza is AMAZING on the grill)
    - Water-gun fights
    - Learning & practicing new medieval crafts
    We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.

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    Default Re: Free/Almost Free Summer Fun Ideas

    go hiking. cooking outdoor... playing fun game at park (three legged, musical game .. I forget what it call

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    Default Re: Free/Almost Free Summer Fun Ideas

    Pyxidragon, I'm glad you defined boffing 'cause it had a very different meaning when I was a teenager.

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    Default Re: Free/Almost Free Summer Fun Ideas

    What great ideas everyone. Summer is a good time to teach some skills to our kids as well as time for them to just have some good old fun (the boffing thing had me laughing)

 

 
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