6 Budget Friendly Summer Activities

Updated: Oct 19, 2019

It’s the time of year that most parents dread and kids look forward to the most, Summer! As parents, we know  that Summer means higher utility bills, endless grocery list, and enough idle time to drive parents crazy. Summer also means visits from cousins and friends. So, How do you keep yourself and you pockets from running on empty? 



It’s the time of year that most parents dread and kids look forward to the most, Summer! As parents, we know  that Summer means higher utility bills, endless grocery list, and enough idle time to drive parents crazy. Summer also means visits from cousins and friends. So, How do you keep yourself and you pockets from running on empty? 


“ You can find dozens of gardening ideas online for indoors and  outdoors. Consider planting some new flowers or creating a little garden for your child to enjoy. .”


This Summer, we decided to have a "hands on" budget friendly theme for our long Summer. We also aimed to teach our son about enjoying life without going in debt to do so and enjoying the things freely given to us by GOD. Our theme this year was "Fun in the Garden and Sun". We created a list of  activities that will get the kids creatively involved, provide lots of fun, and get more bang for our bucks.

Here is a partial look of our budget friendly Summer.

Enjoy!

Garden Activities

You can find dozens of gardening ideas online for indoors and  outdoors. Consider planting some new flowers or creating a little garden for your child to enjoy. They can help plant the garden and personalize it by picking their own plants.  Swing by you local Nursery for some great low prices and prepare to get dirty.


Build a Birdhouse

What good is a garden without a birdhouse? A quick and budget friendly project is building a birdhouse with Popsicle sticks. we were able to get a pack of 100 painted Popsicle sticks at our local Dollar Tree for $1!


Decorate Garden Pots

Painting ceramic pots allows the kids to get messy and creative. We were able to find some old pots laying around in our shed and decided to have the kids color them with permanent markers. Acrylic paint can also be used and we were able to get a full set of acrylic paints at Michael's for $8.


Go to the Beach

If you are really looking for an inexpensive way to have fun this summer, go to the beach. This is by far my favorite summer activity. The only fee required for a fun day at the beach is a parking meter fee. Both mommy and kiddies can soak up the sun for less than $3! To go a step further, pack a picnic basket to have a fun picnic on the warm summer sand!


Take Them to the Park for FREE!

Did I mention that the park is totally FREE? The summer is a great time to pull out the bicycles, scooters, soccer balls and sneakers and head to your community park. The park is a great way for kids  to burn some energy and mommy can get a workout in as well.


Use your Community Centers 

Municipal summer activities for kids are usually offered at no or low cost.  Check with your community’s department of parks and recreations for a listing of their summer activities.  Youth sports teams/leagues, learning activities, and other civic experiences can provide your kids with fun, exercise, and knowledge at little to no cost to you.


Keep in mind that “creativity blossoms when economy demands”. Let your wise discernment of budgeting and creativity be an example to your children this summer. You may be surprised at all the life lessons you can instill in your child and still have fun doing it.


Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

1 Timothy 6:17  (KJV)

Happy Summer!

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