I do not know about you, but when My kids were growing up we were always looking for things to do cheap and still be fun. At that time camping was fairly cheap so in the summer we would wander off with our tent when we could. Believe it or not it was not that many years ago that a tent site was $10 or less at state parks and some private ones as well. Hmm my kids are getting old, maybe it was longer than I think…
Today I am still looking for frugal things to do with my husband and a granddaughter. While camping is still cheaper than motels etc and way more fun, it is not something we can do as much with our schedule. Gas prices as they are the drives to look at scenery and wild flowers are usually on the way to do something we have to do.
I have found some sites that have ideas for families with kids and would like to recommend one of them to you. I is called Family Fun. They have a magazine that is reasonable and many ideas. There is everything from Arts and Crafts, printables, party ideas and all kinds of things as you dig through the pages. I would check it out for some frugal ideas for your family.
I have other sites I go to as well for kids things, or ideas for making things, but finding cheap ideas for a couple are a bit harder. My husband is not one to take a walk, he reads a lot, computers much and finds stuff on TV. We often will spend time on the computer, but there is not much to do otherwise with out driving for 25 – 70 miles.
I was wondering if any of you have ideas that couples can do for fun and frugality? Gas prices being what they are, we are not able to do what we are used to and need to come up with other ideas.
Can anyone tell me what they do? For other frugal family ideas check out Frugal Friday.