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Frugal Ideas for Kids this Summer

Each summer parents everywhere hear the familiar refrain: “I’m bored!”

While you can send your children to summer camp, or sign them up for various programs, it can start to get expensive over time [3] — especially if you have more than one child. If you are looking for more frugal options, here are some ideas for the summer:

Family Fun

If you want to do something as a family, it’s possible to find some inexpensive — and even free — activities to enjoy together. Some of my favorite low-cost activities to enjoy with my family include:

More Ideas for Kids

There are other frugal activities that you can set your kids to doing during the summer as well. Many of them can also buy you some time to get some work done, or relax with some peace and quiet:

What are your favorite frugal activities for kids during the summer?

(Photo: MMarquit [5])