The average household spends $2,482 over a year on entertainment. That number is a little jarring. If you’re looking to save money, free or low-cost entertainment can help you reach your personal finance goals and help you afford that much-needed family vacation.
Have you run out of play ideas for free or affordable things to do with your kids? There’s no need to spend a lot of money to keep your kids entertained or create family memories. Read our list of 50 affordable and free kids activities for each season and every day.
– Find a big hill and go tobogganing – Lace-up your skates and go for a family ice skate. Many cities have free outdoor ice-skating rinks to enjoy – Build a snowman – Make a snow sculpture and use items from nature like twigs, rocks, branches, pinecones, etc. – Build a snow fort
– Make a wreath for your door by cutting a wreath shape out of cardboard and gluing different items like pinecones and green, red and white beads, and other colored items.
Hand your kiddos a basket each and send them on an adventure! Hide small chocolate eggs (you can pick up tasty treats from your local dollar store) in every corner of the house, place clues around the area, and let the kids go hunting.
Get the kids involved in gardening! It’s a great way to teach kids about nature and take care of plants, from planting seeds and bulbs to weeding and watering. The kids can feel pride as they help grow and tend to the vegetables and plants.