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101 Completely FREE Things to Do with your Family


Did you ever notice how much money you spend on the weekends? I don’t know about you, but each weekend, I think to myself..the kids are out of school and my husband is off from we GOTTA go out and do something…and then within two days…48 hours… we manage to spend a LOT of money ‘trying’ to spend time together!

It’s time to stop that bad spending habit. Below is a list of 101 FREE Activities that you can do with your family anytime of the year!

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When you feel like being outside:

  • Hike
  • Tent out in the backyard
  • Play foursquare
  • Go to the Park
  • Hide & go Seek
  • Lay Down Under the Stars
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tree Climbing
  • Skipping Rocks at a pond
  • Build a campfire
  • Create a Scavenger hunt
  • 3 Legged Race
  • Catch lightning bugs
  • Flashlight tag
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Create a backyard obstacle course
  • Pick wildflowers
  • Organize a neighborhood parade
  • Play stickball
  • Play Simon Says
  • Jump in a pile of leaves
  • Have a foot race

When it’s hot outside:

  • Go to the Beach
  • Go swimming in a lake
  • Laying in a hammock
  • Eat a popsicle
  • Collect Sea Shells
  • Go fishing
  • Run through the hose
  • Go on a picnic
  • Build a sand castle
  • Make a lemonade stand

When it’s cold outside:

  • Build a snowman
  • Make snow angels
  • Go snowshoeing
  • Go Sledding
  • Ice Skating on a pond
  • Make Hot Cocoa
  • Build a snow fort
  • Have a snowball fight

When you want to try something new:

  • Geo-caching
  • Try a new Food
  • Yoga
  • Find a frog pond
  • Visit a farmers market
  • Volunteer

When you feel like staying in:

  • Game Night
  • Movie Night
  • Read a Book
  • Rearrange the kids bedroom
  • Play tic tac toe
  • Play charades
  • Have a talent show
  • Play cards
  • Have a dance party

When you are hungry:

  • Bake cupcakes
  • Kids cook dinner
  • Make cookies
  • Bake a pie
  • Pick wild berries
  • Make a Peanut Butter & Jelly or Peanut Butter & Fluff Sandwich
  • Eat 1 food from every color of the rainbow

When you want to learn something new:

  • Library
  • Learn about a different country
  • Storytelling
  • Take pictures
  • Learn the words to your favorite song
  • Visit a lighthouse
  • Go birdwatching
  • Learn how to count to 10 in 3 different languages
  • Have a family Spelling Bee

When you just want to be together:

  • Window Shopping
  • Take a family nap
  • Watch a little league baseball game
  • Spend the day in pajamas
  • Have a pillow fight
  • Visit family
  • Lego Tower competition
  • Have a yard sale
  • Opposite Day (Kids are parents & parents are kids)
  • Call a distant relative
  • Play telephone
  • Family band night using objects from the house
  • Visit a pet store

When you feel like being creative:

  • Write A poem
  • Making a fairy house out of sticks
  • Make a Time Capsule
  • Paint Rocks
  • Wash the Family car
  • Create your own memory game
  • Make a greeting card
  • Make silly masks
  • Make puppets
  • Put on a play
  • Make crowns out of paper and be kings for a day
  • Make paper airplanes
  • Make a collage with book pages and magazines
  • Draw a picture of your family
  • Make leaf art
  • Make a necklace out of cheerios

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