Summer is coming to a rapid end, but there are still plenty of activities to participate in before your kids head back to school. You might not have the means to pick up and head out on a last-minute trip to visit the in-laws. However, there are plenty of family fun daycations to hit near your own city! We compiled a list of fun summer activities that are easy on your wallet and fun for the entire family! Whether you’re on a budget or just want to spend some time with your family without spending a ton, this list is for you!
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Grab a blanket, a basket of your favorite deli sandwiches, you’re dogs, and a frisbee; you’re all set for a great day in the park or at the beach.
Visit a State Park
Unlike National Parks, State Parks do not charge you to access them. They’re a great place for families to gather for a walk or hike through nature. Bring your firepit with you to roast marshmallows and make s’mores!
Whether it’s a beach cleanup, a shelter, or a soup kitchen, volunteers are needed everywhere. Exposing your kids to volunteering at a young age can help teach them empathy, start a new passion, and give them an opportunity to grow.
Make Your Own Movie Theater
Nowadays, you can order a decently priced projector on Amazon and have it delivered to your door in a single day. Hang a white sheet from the side of your house, pop some popcorn, and suddenly, you have your very own movie theater.
Your kids will get a kick out of creating their own beverage masterpieces. Enjoy your beverages as you turn on the sprinklers and watch your kids run wild.
Plant a Garden
Whether you have an acre or few or you’re living in an apartment, there is always room for a garden. Seeds and infant veggie plants are cheap and a great investment. Pick up some potting mix and a few plants and watch your kids’ faces light up as they watch their plants grow day after day.
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