April 29, 2009

How Does a Family of Three Have Fun For Free?

Hola, bloggity friends! Given the current state of finances and the economy in general, Jason and I have come up with some creative ways to entertain and be entertained without spending a cent. And I'm going to let you in on our secrets.

Some Ideas for Free Fun:

  • Rent movies and borrow books from the library.
  • Walk or hike in regional, state, or national parks (some parks require you to buy a pass, but the fee is usually nominal; our regional park out here is free).
  • Play visits with children to parks or beaches; bring along a picnic or invite some friends to join you!
  • Play card games or any games at all. Everyone has a few . . .
  • Walk the mall with your child. He doesn't have to spend money to have fun looking at all the colorful items in the stores and riding the escalator up and down.
  • Plan a girls' night out, while daddies stay home with the children. Have some much-needed girl time painting nails and eating popcorn.

These are some of the things we're doing to minimize spending and yet keep our sanity. I'm sure there are more.

What fun things do you do when money is tight?

1 comment:

LeAnna said...

Great ideas! We like to go driving around places we've never been, which isn't exactly free, it costs fuel, but for the most part it is!