Family Time on a Dime

This is the time of year when the kids are out of school and you’re sure to hear ‘I’m bored’ at least once. Before you take the whole family to a movie (for $50 or $60), it might help your budget to find something entertaining to do at home. And you might even have a little fun while spending quality time with the family! Here are a few ideas:

  • Craft – Find old photos to put in a scrapbook, make ornaments for the tree, or make handmade gifts for friends.
  • Bake – Get the kids involved and try a new dessert recipe or bake cookies for the neighbors.
  • Read – Find a book that no one in the family has read before and take turns reading aloud.
  • Cook – Kids love to be involved in the cooking process. Give them various tasks depending on their age and let them be the chef for a change.
  • Play – Board games can be fun, but video games have become more family friendly. Most video games offer games for multiple players giving the family something fun to do together.
  • Watch – Movie night is a classic favorite. Let the kids choose a movie and a fun snack to share. It’s an easy way to spend time together without the movie theater prices.

Enjoy some frugal family time this season!

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