Whether you are playing indoors or outdoors, here are some fun things to do in the summer at home that are cheap, frugal, and will help you stay within your budget!
Make a list of categories of items in your house. Examples: Something you can make a fort with, something that starts with an A, something your sister uses to sleep. Have each kid find items that fit the description and bring them to a staging area inside the house (like the living room).
This activity works best on a small kid’s table or plastic table. First, take a bucket, big bowl, or pot and fill it with water and soap. Next, give kids sponges and have them make a soapy mess on the table. Next, pour some soap on their hands and have them create bubbles that way.
Sometimes just a relaxing day of playing board games is a great way to pass the time. If you want to add a little something extra, try making up some new rules and change the same old games up a bit!
Coloring, collages, slime making, painting, etc., are examples of super fun crafts you can do with your family. Art can be therapeutic, making sure this is a positive experience with no bad ideas or critiques.