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Save Smarter Challenge Day 14: Find Free Stuff

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Sometimes it seems like everything costs money -- and lots of it. But you don't have to spend tons of money to have tons of fun! If you search a bit and get creative, you can find lots of low-cost or even free stuff to do with your kids! Here are some ideas (for all seasons):

  • Utilize the school playground when school's not in session
  • Bring some old, stale bread to a local lake or pond and feed the ducks
  • Pack a cooler, hit a local park or the public pool, and plan to spend the day 
  • Look for free library events like storytime or just go sit and read quietly
  • Volunteer for a good cause 
  • Check out Barnes & Noble's in-store storytime events or their online storytime
  • Enjoy low-cost events like concerts or plays at your local high school, church, or playhouse
  • See if there are cheap, kid-friendly events happening at the botanical gardens, zoos, or museums, etc. in your area
  • Check out your town's website and see if there are any free events going on in the area 

What are your favorite free things to do with your kids? How do you find out about free and low-cost events in your area?

slideIf you missed yesterday's activity, you can find it here. To see all the activities from the Save Smarter Challenge, click here.

by on Feb. 26, 2012 at 1:57 AM
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by on Feb. 28, 2012 at 7:40 AM
Go to the beach. Or the park near by
by on Feb. 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I missed this post!  We stay busy with all of the activities my teens are scheduled with.  JROTC, band, colorgaurd, 4-H, Demolay...

by on Mar. 1, 2012 at 9:05 AM

We do many of these ideas. We also go to an area Christian bookstore. They will show new Veggie Tales movies as they are coming out for sale. They usually have coloring pages and activities for the kids too.

by on May. 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM

We go to the dollar theater for movies. The new releases are usually in the dollar theater just a few weeks after it was released.  We take walks to the park where they play on the playground.  We go roller skating, usually costs $5.00 a person.  We have a family membership to the museum which includes several museums so we go often.

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