Most of you know that my youngest child is 7, but what you might not realize is that my oldest kids are in college. Having older kids gives me a different perspective. I know that while the days may seem very long; the years fly by! It makes me determined to enjoy this summer to the fullest with my youngest child, as well as carve out some quality time with my oldest kids while they are on summer break.
Many parents focus on saving for big family vacations during the summer, however, I can tell you that in the long run visiting a theme park is not going to be nearly as important or as memorable as all the little moments. My oldest kids speak much more fondly of all the times they spent playing in the mud than they do of any of their visits to amusement parks. (I let them hold a pretty epic mud day every Wednesday throughout the summer!) Don't get me wrong, I think amusement parks are fun, but it is possible to create magic in your own backyard with just a little investment of time. And in the long run, the time you spent with your children will be for more valuable than how much you spent on them!
100 Days of Frugal Summer Fun for Kids
With that in mind, I brainstormed with my kids and my friend (and contributing writer) Jody to come up with 100 fun summer activities for kids that won't break your budget. Each day we will be sharing a different frugal summer activity you can do with your kids. The posts will include outdoor activities, art tutorials, games, crafts, and tips for making the most of your time with your kids this summer.
I hope you join us as we make the most of this precious time with our children!
Frugal Summer Activities, Games, & Crafts
Come back each day to see the new frugal summer activity that has been added to the list above!