Contrary to popular belief, organizing a fun-filled family day out doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. If you’re interested in spending quality time with your family, without having to spend an exorbitant amount of money, simply continue reading to discover a variety of free family activities, which will keep your family busy for several months.
6 Free Family Activities to Keep Your Family Busy:
Decorate your home with origami crafts
Origami refers to the Japanese art of paper folding. All you need to create a variety of origami crafts such as paper flowers, paper animals, and paper houses are square pieces of paper. Which you can create by measuring and cutting your printer paper. It’s well worth visiting your local library to take out a kid-friendly origami book, which your family can work their way through.
If your children love the idea of treasure hunting, it’s well worth visiting Geocaching.com where you’ll find GPS coordinates around your city, where your children will find hidden treasure caches. Some caches even include clues, which your family will have to decipher in order to track down your caches.
Better yet, you don’t need to purchase a GPS device to try your hand at Geocaching as free GPS applications are available for both Android and Apple smartphones.
Local community events such as festivals and fairs
It’s well worth checking your town or city’s online event calendar for free community events such as festivals, parades, outdoor movies, outdoor plays, and fairs. As you should be surprised by the sheer amount of free events which are on offer.
As an added bonus, by attending various cultural events such as a Chinese new year celebration and a Diwali light festival, you’ll be able to expose your children to different cultures.
Host a family board game night
It’s well worth hosting a weekly family board game night, where you turn off your tv and smartphones and sit down with your family for a night of fun and laughter. If you don’t own any board games, you may want to borrow board games from your local library or ask your friends if they have any games you could borrow.
Alternatively, you may want to try creating your own board games with your children. Asn an example, you may want to create your own Monopoly board which is based on your neighborhood, town or city!
Teach your kids how to juggle using fruit
Why not teach your kids how to juggle using oranges or apples from your fridge. Once your kids have the hang of juggling 2-3 pieces of fruit, you can host a tournament to see who can juggle 3 pieces of fruit for the longest period of time.
Make a time capsule
Simply fill a waterproof container or box with trinkets and bury your time capsule in your backyard. Examples of trinkets which you may want to include may include toys which your children have outgrown and tickets from events you’ve attended as a family and a current newspaper or magazine. Plan to unearth your time capsule in 10 years or when you shift houses.
So if you thought family fun had to cost a small fortune, think again!