Keeping your kids active and entertained this summer doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Instead, just turn to some of these budget friendly outdoor activities. Your kids will love engaging their bodies and minds as they spend hours outdoors.
Enjoy budget friendly outdoor activities with the kids
Playing in the yard
Regardless of how small your yard is, your kids can find a fun way to play there. Even if you have a balcony, or a small porch, it’s okay. Set up a sand and water activity table, or invite older kids to play a card game outside. If you have a little more space, get a few outdoor toys. Balls, jump ropes and sidewalk chalk, allow kids to use their imaginations and creativity. Have a large yard, along with money to invest? Consider getting a swing set for hours of fun for the kids.
A pair of sneakers is all your kids need to start regularly running. Have them invite some friends over for a game of tag or set up an obstacle course in the yard with household items and time how long it takes them to run the course. If you don’t have a large yard, set kids loose to run laps around the park. If they start getting serious about running, consider entering them into a race. It will encourage them to work toward a fun accomplishment this summer.
Biking is a great way to get your kids outside and stay active without spending a penny. Bike riding in your driveway, or a quiet street is an option. Alternatively, ride in the park for a little more space. If you don’t have bikes, take a look at garage sales for ones in good condition.
Many families turn to camping as a low-cost vacation option because campsites are much less expensive than hotels. You can make it even less expensive and keep the excursion simple by helping your kids plan a backyard camp outing instead of going to a campsite away from home. Pitch a tent, build a campfire in a fire pit, and roast s’mores! It allows them to explore the great outdoors whilst close to home.
Most kids find they love being outdoors if given some ideas on how to spend their time there. Turn off the TV, fill some water bottles and set them loose to enjoy the summer. You may find that your challenge becomes getting them to come back inside for dinner.