School is out and summer is here! If you are home with the kids, they are probably itching for things to do with all their free time. Avoid unnecessary personal credit card debt by trying some of these affordable summer activities for kids.
20 Affordable Summer Activities for Children
Now that summer is here, a whole new list of activities is available to entertain the kiddos. Summer is great for supplying a long list of ways to have fun spending little to no money. If the budget allows, you can certainly go to an amusement park or maybe a longer beach trip. However, most of the time you probably need some fun and affordable summer activities while you manage credit card debt.
List of Affordable Summer Activities
Try some of these activities this summer!
- Picnic at the Park
- Community Pool
- Watch a movie outside
- Star gazing
- Visit the local farmers market
- Water table
- Fly kites
- Bird watch
- Wagon rides
- Water gun fight
- Outdoor concerts & festivals
- Go yard saling
- Sports! Volleyball, bad minton, soccer, basketball, field hockey, ultimate frisbee…
- Scavenger hunt
- Start a roadside lemonade or vegetable stand
- Go on a photoshoot
- Camp in the backyard
- Wash the car (it’ll be fun for kids to help and get wet!)
- Go for ice cream frozen ice- look for coupons to save
If you really want to push or maybe torture your kids, there are some more educational activities you can do. Book or movie reviews can keep kids engaged and learning. It won’t feel as tedious if the topic is their choice and the report or review is simple. Nature can also be a great teacher. Help your kids identify plants, trees and other wildlife. All of this can be done for free with a library card and/or the Internet.
Working in some financial literacy during summer is another great idea. This is typically a subject schools rely on parents to cover. If you have older kids, they might be earning a paycheck and need guidance. Teaching them to budget and set financial goals can be instrumental in their ability to do so as an adult. Younger children can play store, house or other games to learn about money in a playful way.