Saving Money – Affordable Kids Activities

Saving Money by Choosing Affordable Children's Activities

Affordable Children's Activities

Raising children can be very costly.  However, raising children and trying to keep them from getting bored can be even more expensive.  So how do you balance your child’s need to participate in fun activities against your need to save money? Continue reading as we cover several affordable children’s activities.  

The first thing that you should know about this topic is that saving money doesn’t automatically mean that your family can’t have fun.  Instead, it just gives you more reasons to be creative so that you can find something that’s fun for your children to do but also inexpensive.

Indoor Children’s Activities

Affordable Indoor Activities for Children

Affordable kids’ activities can be found right at home.  For example, you can have a family game night.  Board games involve every member of the family and the family is together for a few hours.

There are different levels of games that can be played so every member of the family can participate.  These games do not have to be brand new.  They can be games like Pictionary, Monopoly, checkers,  etc.  Often, you can find these types of games for pennies on the dollar at garage sales.

Outdoor Children’s Activities

Affordable Outdoor Activities for Children

There are affordable kids’ activities that can be done outside, as well.  Getting out of the house is great for a few reasons.  The family is outside of the house, everyone can get some exercise and you all get to spend quality time together.

If there is a park nearby, go spend some time at the park.  If there are nature trails nearby, have the family take a walk together.  Bubbles are a great way to spend an afternoon.  Bubbles can either be made at home with dish soap and water or you can find them at your local dollar store.


When times are tough, we often find ourselves looking for ways to save money that don’t take away from our quality of life.  However, as you’ve just seen in this post, it is possible to save money without compromising your family’s fun time together.

We only covered a few fun, affordable children’s activities in this post.  However, even if you were only able to implement one of these ideas you and your children would still benefit from it without spending any more money than you’re probably already spending.

Do you have any ideas that you’d like to share on this topic?  Let us know. And also, don’t forget that if you’d like to keep up with the latest tips on saving money, crafts and fashion that you can check out our bi-weekly blog bulletin –


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2 responses to “Saving Money – Affordable Kids Activities

  1. I absolutely love playing board games. When we get together with our family (all adults) Pictionary, Monopoly and War are really fun to play when the wine gets poured!

    • Hi DC,

      Yes, those are really fun aren’t they! And it’s a different type of fun than playing on your wii because for some reason board games tend to encourage more family bonding than video games do.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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