The Backyard family camp-out
Charades will have all the family laughing in no time. Even pre-schoolers can get in on the fun as they try to guess what is being depicted if you keep it simple. One of my funniest memories is my three year old trying to act out a fireman. It was hilarious as he pretended to climb a ladder and put out a fire. My 5 Year old was the only one who was able to figure out what
Taking the family out to fly kites is another frugal fun idea. You can purchase kites for about $1.99 if you stay with the simple ones, or better yet you can each make your own which is a lot of fun also. It is really simple to make a kite. Do you have some old Newspaper or plastic bags lying craft shop. You will need a strip of cloth for the tail and glue or tape along with rolls of kite string or any other type of string that won't easily break. You now have the ingredients necessary for everyone to make their own kites. Once the kites are finished it is time to head out to a park or field and try them out. Even the toddlers will be delighted when the kites head up into the sky.
These ideas can help get you started and just maybe you will find that having family fun with frugal ideas is more then just fun on a budget, it can also be an incredible time of building the ties that hold a family together over the years.
Guest Post by Jamie Myles
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