Is the family home getting a little cramped? You might have considered moving to a bigger home. That, however, can be pricey especially when you have a family. You want to save money for a down payment, but at the same time still have fun with your kids.
Here are some creative ways to still have fun with your kids without breaking the bank.
A staycation is like a vacation, but instead of going somewhere exotic, you enjoy your vacation right from home.
Just because you aren’t going somewhere warm and sunny, doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. There are still plenty of fun things you can do if you live in a big city. For example, you could go to the museum or science center.
If you’re looking to save even more money, you might even decide to have a picnic in the park (weather permitting). Get creative and most of all have fun!
Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card! Have you visited the local library recently? The public library is a great way to keep your kids entertained. Best of all it’s completely free (as long as you return your borrowed materials on time).
If you haven’t been to the library in recent years, you won’t believe what you’re missing out on. The library is a lot more than just books these days. The library has everything from books to movies and in between. There’s really no reason to spend money at the movies when there are plenty of movies you can watch for free at the library.
Arts and Crafts
Are you someone who’s creative? If you’re looking to tap into the right side of your brain and get your kid’s creative juices flowing, you might try something artsy.
Arts and crafts are the perfect activity whether it’s a nice warm and sunny day outside or it’s raining cats and dogs. There are plenty of books in the library that can help you with arts and crafts. Likewise, there are videos on YouTube you can watch as you play along with your kids.
Fun with Food
Another fun activity to do with your kids is baking. Again, there are plenty of recipes available online and in the library. Choose a recipe that’s both nutritious and delicious to get the most out of it. Instead of buying cookies from the supermarket, why not make your own? If you’re not much into baking, you might consider buying cookies that are already made where all you have to do is put them on the baking sheet.
Something else fun to do is make fruit faces. Fruit faces are faces made of fruit. The smile can be a banana, the eyes can be strawberries, and so on. You get the picture.
Save money, have fun, and buy your dream home sooner.
Brought to you by Sean Cooper
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