Want to have fun with your family but still drained from the holidays? It’s still possible to have a memorable time together while on a budget. Think of it this way: you can get more creative this way than sitting on a mountain of cash. Here are some ideas that won’t make your bank account weep in sorrow. There are more than you think!
Tell fun stories
Before television or computers, many people would gather around the fireplace and tell stories back in the day. Whether it be old family tales or ghost stories, they can be super entertaining and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Read a book together
Grab the younger kids along for storytime! Perhaps pick a story you liked when you were their age or try something new!
Have cooking lessons at home
Teach your kids how fun cooking can truly be. It will also surely come in handy when they are out on their own.
Go on a walk with the family dog
Treat your fido to a long walk around the neighborhood! Maybe they’ll meet some new puppy pals along the way!
Go to the beach
“I enjoy long walks on the beach” is a common dating cliche, but let’s be real: it’s super fun! Come in for a splash.
Sing along to favorite songs or have karaoke
This isn’t American Idol, so relax. You don’t have to sing like Whitney Houston to have a great time with everybody!
Go to the library
If you don’t already have many books at home, borrow some for free!
Play a card game
From Go Fish to Uno, there are plenty of fun card games to enjoy with the entire family!
It takes some patience, but growing your fruits and veggies is very rewarding, not to mention a ton of fun!
Volunteer for a local cause
There are many places you can sign up to volunteer at. Shelters for people or animals, libraries, or local charities. Teach your child the value of goodwill by encouraging them to volunteer with you.
Go to a garage sale or flea market
You’ll be surprised what sort of cool things you’ll find at a local garage sale or a flea market that you can’t find at a Walmart or a Target store.
Visit a farmer’s market
Even if you don’t want to buy anything, it’s still super fun to browse and look through all the produce!
Go to a museum with free admission
Don’t forget to pack your snacks and lunch!
Draw a picture together
Again, it’s okay if you are not good at it. It’s having fun that matters!
Have a picnic
Go out to your front or back yard. If you don’t have either of these, take a visit to your local public park.
Go to another relative or family friend’s house
Watch a movie, eat a snack, or chat about life!
All of these fantastic ideas prove that you don’t need to be wealthy to enjoy life with your loved ones! What is your idea of fun that doesn’t have a price tag on it?