- June 28, 2008 at 5:58 pm #259027
100 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids for Free or Cheap
We try to have fun together as a family, often for free or without
spending much money. I thought it would be useful to list some ways
to have fun with your kids without spending a lot of money:
Have a reading marathon.
Write stories together.
Paint or draw together.
Create a fort in your living room out of blankets or cardboard boxes.
Go on a hike.
Have a sunset picnic at a park or beach.
Play board games.
Get up early, pack breakfast, and have a sunrise breakfast.
Go to a museum.
Go to a playground.
Have a pillow fight.
Rent a dvd and make popcorn.
Have a scavenger hunt.
Make mazes or puzzles for each other to solve.
Play card games.
Bake cookies (let the kids help).
Go to the zoo.
Go to the library.
Shop at a thrift shop.
Create a blog together.
Create a scrapbook.
Make a movie using a camcorder and computer.
Learn to play music.
Make play dough from scratch.
Make homemade mini pizzas.
Make hand-painted T-shirts.
Set up a hammock, make lemonade, relax.
Go to a pool.
Go to a public place, people watch, and make up imaginary stories
Write letters to family.
Paint or decorate the kids’ room.
Play freeze tag.
Create a treasure hunt for them (leaving clues around the house or
Decorate a pair of jeans.
Do a science experiment.
Play games online.
Teach them to play chess.
Learn magic tricks.
Create a family book, with information and pictures about each family
Donate stuff to charity.
Compete in a three-legged or other race.
Create an obstacle course.
Pitch a tent and sleep outside with marshmallows.
Play loud music and dance crazy.
Write and produce a play (to perform before other family members).
Paint each other’s faces.
Have a water balloon fight.
Have a gun-fight with those foam dart guns.
Explore your yard and look for insects.
Go for a walk and explore the neighborhood.
Take pictures of nature.
Play a trivia game.
Make up trivia questions about each other.
Make hot cocoa.
Decorate the house with decorations you make.
Do shadow puppets.
Make a comic book.
Play in the rain.
Make mud pies.
Take turns saying tongue twisters.
Tell ghost stories in the dark with a flashlight.
Build stuff with Legos.
Give them a bubble bath.
Play with squirt guns.
Play video games together.
Play nerf football.
Build a rocket from a kit.
Bake a cake and decorate it.
Thumb-wrestle, play mercy, or have a tickle fight.
Make a gingerbread house, or decorate gingerbread men.
Learn and tell each other jokes.
Learn to juggle.
Walk barefoot in the grass and pick flowers.
Build paper airplanes and have a flying contest.
Prank call their grandparents, using disguised, humorous voices.
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