No matter how we save money, every family needs fun things to do. Here are some suggestions on no cost/low cost things to do. In these times of rising fuel costs, you need to think about saving on your gasoline costs also. So I have tried to pick things that hopeful won't cost you a bunch of gasoline to get there. Why not explore alternative methods of transportation? Can you walk to do some of these things? Is there a local bus route that will get you there? Why not car pool with another family. With gasoline projections at $3.00 a gallon this summer, many of us will be looking for other things to do other than take the normal vacation.
About The Author: Debra Frick is a mother of 5 and a grandmother to 7 grandsons. She is a published author and poetress. Born in California, she now lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and many pets. Her hobbies include crocheting, reading, arts and crafts and bargain hunting.
Wow! These are some really great ideas! Thank you so much. :)
There were nine of us kids growing up in the 50's-60's and 70's and our Mom and Dad always made it a point to take us on a picnic once a month. We also had our Sunday drives that were never missed. I remember all of us kids would hold up our fingers to the count of nine when the car next to us looked at our car wondering how many of us there were. We had dinner outside on the patio and after dinner us kids would put on a play for Mom, Dad, and the older kids. We also would make a day at one of the small streams nearby and always brought home Crawdads (Crayfish) but not to eat, we kept them as pets.
Children today are missing so much by not having this experience. Without it I wouldn't be who I am today and I have many wonderful memories that will last forever.
in my town they have once or twice in the summer movie in the park. It's a huge inflatable screen and they show family friendly movies in the park. Also churches are also always putting things on for the comunity with games and bounce houses and even a prize drawing all for free. They even served hotdogs, chips, popsicals, and the like all free! We all had a lot of fun
We have Regal Cinemas in this area and they have free kids movies on Tuesdays when school is out for the summer. Last year they had two different movies at two different times. They were usually second run movies that weren't available on DVD yet. As it is all for kids, it is a great option for preschoolers who aren't good about being quiet yet. Check with your local theater, especially if it is a Regal.
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