“Mom, I’m bored!” As moms, we scramble to find things for our kids to do during the summer months. It can be frustrating trying to get everyone off of their electronics and actually spend quality time together. There are so many fun frugal summer activities that the whole family can do together and to help you keep your sanity!
This post was sponsored by Budget Saver Twin Pops as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
You don’t have to go on a fancy vacation to keep the kids entertained. A lot of times it just isn’t in the budget. There are so many things you can do for next to nothing.
$1 Movies: If it is really hot outside, head to the local movie theater. During the summer, Regal movie theaters will show kid movies at 10:00 am for only $1.
These aren’t new releases but it is a great way to get the kids out of the house and keep them entertained. Check their website for the specific movies, they are geared more toward younger kids.
Crafts: There are so many fun crafts you can do together this summer. Pinterest is full of some great ideas! You can also check out stores like Michael’s to see if they are holding any free craft events for kids during the summer months.
Bubbles: If you have younger kids, bubbles are a great frugal summer activity. My daughter could play with them for hours! It gets them outside in the fresh air and there are so many varieties and accessories you can get to really make the fun last.
If you have a Minion fan, check out my post for how to make your own Minion Bubbles!
Local Events: Check out your town’s tourism website to see all of the free events that may be happening this summer. There may be festivals, fairs, concerts, movies in the park, etc.
You can also check out local churches, libraries, and YMCAs for even more options.
Pool/Beach: If you live near a beach, pool, or lake make good use of it! Most kids love to swim and never get tired of it. Plus, it wears them out!
I have a neighborhood pool but it doesn’t open until 11:00 am. It can already be 90 degrees by then so I bought my daughter a small blow up pool that we can use in our backyard if she wants to play before the neighborhood pool opens.
It was worth every penny. We got so much use out of that last year and we are already putting it to good use this summer. She would stay out there all day if I would let her.
It can be hard to get her to come back inside, it can lead to a meltdown. I do have to bribe her to get out of the pool sometimes with a Budget Saver Twin Pop.
Do you remember these from when you were a kid? They were invented during the great depression so that two children could split one for a nickel. I love them because you can easily share them between kids or I can indulge in one myself!
They really help save me from a MOMent or a “Mom-Moment!” when I am trying to get my little one to come back inside. A MoMent is any stressful situation that Moms can quickly resolve with Budget Saver Twin Pop.
I love using these to save my sanity, especially during the summer. She recently started preschool and she was a little nervous about being without me, I’ve stayed home with her for the past three years so it was a big change for both of us.
I told her that when she got home we would celebrate by having a Budget Saver Twin Pop. She got excited about that and had a great first day of preschool!
It’s now become a tradition that we enjoy one together when she gets home from preschool. She tells me what she did while we sit outside enjoying the afternoon.
The other day I was putting her in the car and she asked, ” Are we going home to have a popsicle, Mom?”
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Camping: You don’t have to go to a camp site to go camping with the family. You can have a fun camping night in your backyard or even in your living room if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
The kids will love it and you can make some great memories.
Playground/Park: We are lucky that our neighborhood has a little playground. It’s a great place to let my daughter get all of her energy out.
If you live near a park you can go to play, fly kites, have a picnic, or just explore.
I love the summer months and I can’t wait to spend some time outdoors with my little girl. Let us know how you make special memories with frugal summer activities.
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Thanks for the tips. I’ll definitely check out the $1 movies and Michael’s. Both my 10 year old son and I love crafting.