Thursday, June 12, 2008

20 Fun Things To Do With Your Kids

Spending quality time with your kids doesn't have to cost a bundle. Here are 20 inexpensive ideas for a fun summer.

Have a picnic. Find a cool shady spot, spread out a blanket and have a picnic.

Play games outdoors, Frisbee, catch, hide and seek, or make up games.

Lie in the grass and watch the clouds make shapes.

Pick up litter. “Adopt” an area in your neighborhood and keep it litter free.

Start a collection. Look for “cool” rocks, bugs, leaves, sea shells, (depending on your area), these are all free and fun to look for and collect. Coins or stamps are also fun to collect.

Dance. Turn on some music and “rock & roll”. This is not only fun, but good exercise too!

Read and write poetry. Encourage your children to be creative! Have a poetry reading.

Explore thrift shops.

Dress up in costumes, have fun applying make up and crazy hair styles. Let your kids “do” your hair/make up.

Attend the county fair. Enter a hand made item at the fair.

Go camping. If you don’t have time/finances to take a “vacation” type camping trip, camp in your yard or living room. Bring out the sleeping bags and spend the night.

Learn magic tricks. Who doesn’t love a good “trick”!!

Fly a kite.

Go to the library. Teach your child how the Dewey Decimal System works!

Make a video and post it on You Tube.

Visit the airport.

Visit a farmers market.

Have a tea party.

Cook/bake together.

Be sure to laugh with your child.


Cameras-n-Gifts said...

I also like to take my kids to the humain society to look at all the new puppys and kittens.However be prepard to say No a lot. As they will want to adopt all of them.

George said...

Lie in the grass and watch cloud making shape, I really like this one

Mesa Lee said...

I love the suggestion to pick up litter. Most parents wouldn't think of it being a FUN activity, but when we were kids, Dad would take us along roadsides to hunt for discarded aluminum cans. We got to spend the money we earned recycling on candy. It was Disneyland to us!